Spirit of Harmony Award

The Spirit of Harmony Award is given to one Region 3 member who is not part of the RMT, but who has performed outstanding service at the regional level, is a great ambassador of SAI, and is a volunteer. The winner will be chosen annually by the RMT and recognized each fall at Musical Mayhem.

2019 Award Winner: Brenda Bowman, Melodeers Chorus, Competition Coordinator

Brenda & her husband Jack love to travel, often driving to International competitions and seeing parts of the country along the way. They live in Ft. Wayne, IN, so Brenda “travels” 4 hours one way to rehearse with Melodeers. She loves craft projects and is an excellent seamstress.  She also loves Disney - especially Disney World.  Her favorite character is Minnie Mouse. Brenda and Jack don’t have any kids. They do have fur babies. Currently they have several cats from among the many they have rescued. Along with Shelly Hughes, their ultimate dream is to establish a rescue ranch for animals of all kinds.  One of them just needs to win one of those reeeeeeally big lotteries first!

1991-1995: Greater Dallas Chorus

 The Dallas Company Chorus

2007- 2011: Pride of Toledo Chorus

2011- current: Melodeers

Chorus positions:

• Costume Chair

• Costume Team 

• Visual Team

• Membership Chair

• Show Chair


Convention Team

Official Panel Liaison Team Member 2014

Official Panel Liaison 2015, 2016 & 2017

Competition Coordinator 2018, 2019 & current

Regional positions other than Convention Team: • faculty host at music schools

2018 Award Winner: Lisa Pitney, Chapter-at-Large

2017 Award Winner: Stacey Straughan, Melodeers Chorus


2016 Spirit of Harmony Award Winner: Shelly Hughes, Melodeers Chorus, Chair of the Regional Convention

2015 Spirit of Harmony Award Winner: Debi Batchelor, Midwest Crossroad & Melodeers Choruses 

2014 Spirit of Harmony Award Winner: Jane Toftey Choral-Aires Chorus



Featured Regional Events

Sep 15 2019 - 11:00pm to Sep 20 2019 - 11:00pm
Click to watch the International Webcast Please donate to help keep it FREE!         Vermillion... more
Sep 18 2019 - 11:15am to 12:15pm
Doors open at 11:15 Performances of all 4 chorus and PRISM Bring your Region 3 spirit!
Apr 2 2020 - 12:00am to Apr 5 2020 - 12:00am

News Around the Region

June 12, 2019 - 4:07pm
  EXCITING NEWS FROM MCC!!!! We have accepted the invitation as a wildcard going to International Competition... more
June 25, 2018 - 12:02pm
Click to watch the International Webcast Please donate to help keep it FREE!           Vermillion Valley and... more
April 26, 2018 - 10:24pm
For news around the region, click this link for the March 2018 Harmony Happenings!

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Mission Statement

Midwest Harmony Region 3 of Sweet Adelines International is dedicated to the advancement of four-part harmony, barbershop-style, for women of all ages, through education and performance.