You can join the Quartet of Nations Region 31 and/or Sweet Adelines International through one of these different options.
Join a chartered chorus
Joining a chorus is the most popular way to become members of Sweet Adelines International.
When you join a chartered chorus within the UK and the Netherlands, you automatically receive full membership to the Quartet of Nations Region 31 and Sweet Adelines International. This will entitle you to all educational, performance and competition privileges provided. You will receive a membership card, subscription to The Pitch Pipe and Harmony Rag, member rates for convention registrations (regional and international) and education events, and discounts on purchases on the Sweet Adelines International Sales shop.
The youth membership option is open to females 25 years or younger. You receive full membership privileges at usually half the costs. The minimum age for joining are determined by each chorus and some additional rules may apply.
Associate membership is available for those who join a chartered chorus but do not wish to perform nor compete. As an associate member, you hold all other privileges of active membership, except performance and competition with the chorus. You may, however, belong to, perform with, and compete with quartets. Full membership can be gained at any time following membership and audition procedures established by the chartered chorus.
Dual membership allows full members to join more than one chartered chorus. You may compete with all choruses of which you are a member and can be a part of any chorus whether it is in the same region or a different region. This allows you the flexibility to continue year-round Sweet Adelines activities, even if you move seasonally to a different location. Dual members are counted in all choruses of which you are paying members for chartering and re-chartering purposes.
Transfer of membership
A transferring member is one who transfers from one chartered chorus to another. The transferring member retains continuous affiliation with Sweet Adelines International and the Quartet of Nations Region 31. You have the option of a 60-day transition period when transferring from one chorus to another. The transition period begins upon receipt of the “Request for Transition Membership Status” form at International Headquarters. Either the chorus or the member may submit this form. A member in transition relinquishes all chorus privileges, but may compete in a quartet, serve on the Regional Management Team or the International Board of Directors, hold regional or international office, or serve in a committee position. The chorus accepting a transferring member must submit a “New and/or Transfer of Membership” form to International Headquarters along with the membership card of the transferring member. Current members transferring to another chorus need not pay additional international and regional fees.
Join a chorus
Find the nearest chartered chorus to you in the UK and the Netherlands
If you do not wish to join a chartered chorus or be part of a region, there are many ways in which you could still become a member of Sweet Adelines International.
Chapter-at-Large (CAL) membership
CAL membership category is available if you would like to perform and compete in a quartet at competitions, participate in all educational opportunities, and enjoy all regional and international membership privileges. As CAL member, you will receive a membership card, subscription to The Pitch Pipe and Harmony Rag, member rates for convention registrations (regional and international) and education events, and discounts on purchases on the Sweet Adelines International Sales shop.
If you are interested in joining as a quartet member only, Chapter-at-Large is the option for you. If you choose this option, you do not need to locate a chartered chorus prior to joining.
If you find that you wish to join a chorus at a later stage, you are eligible to transfer your membership without paying an additional fee in the same fiscal year. Upon transfer, your CAL membership automatically terminates.
Member-at-Large (MAL) membership
MAL members are affiliated with Sweet Adelines International but are not affiliated with a chapter (chorus or quartet) or region and are not required to pay regional dues. In addition, you may not compete or perform with either a chorus or quartet. As MAL member, you will receive a membership card, subscription to The Pitch Pipe, member rates for convention registrations (international only) and education events, and discounts on purchases on the Sweet Adelines International Sales shop.
Patron members can be anyone (male or female) who wants to support Sweet Adelines International. As patron member, you are not affiliated with a chapter (chorus or quartet) or region and you may not compete or perform. Patron members receive a membership card and subscription to The Pitch Pipe.