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Third tier will get you access to any private videos, rehearsals and tags, after three months of patronage, an A Cappella Texas T-shirt and VIP Tickets available for you for our upcoming shows!




The Austin Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) was chartered over 55 years ago in October of 1961 with 26 members. The Society was known then as Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA). Known from the beginning as the Austin Chord Rangers, the chorus won the Southwest District Championship in 1967 under the direction of Mike McCord. They represented the district in Cincinnati in 1968. They have been Division II, Class AA champions and Southwest District AA runner-up. In 2010 we reorganized and re-branded ourselves creating A Cappella Texas, our new premier performance chorus.

Our members range in age from 12 to 92 plus or minus. We have members from Buda to Georgetown and beyond...even College Station. Notable VIP’s who have graced our chapter’s doorstep include Mo Rector, Franklin Spears and Mike McCord, all of who have been elected to Southwestern District’s Hall Of Fame. Justice Franklin Spears was also a member of the Supreme Court of Texas while a member and director of the Chorus. Alvin DeVane, former Austin police officer and one of our past chapter presidents, has a City of Austin street named for him. Former member, director and current supporter Dwayne Cooper serves on the Barbershop Harmony Society Board of Directors as Society Treasurer. Current member, John Schneider presently serves as the Southwest District President.

Part of our mission as a chorus is to encourage the performance and education of young singers in a cappella music through outreach to Middle & High School students. One of our annual events is to award a scholarship to a promising vocalist that is planning to continue singing in college. Details of this application can be found on page 11. It has been a memorable 55 years, and the Austin Chapter is still going strong.
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With this many supporters, we'll be able to add more scholarship awards for students in the Austin area, and still have some space for new merch rewards for you! 
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