Start a chorus

If you live in an area where there is no chartered chorus within a reasonable distance, then we can help you start your own through our chapter-chartering program. It is designed to assist and inspire you throughout the chartering process.

A wealth of assistance is available to you from the Sweet Adelines International headquarters office and experienced members from the Quartet of Nations Region 31. Several resources are also provided to you along the way containing helpful information, for example:

  • Finding a Director
  • Holding an introductory meeting
  • Planning the first and second rehearsals
  • Planning for guests
  • Basic criteria for public performance
  • Barbershop techniques
  • Teaching barbershop harmony
  • Auditioning procedures
  • Copyright and music licenses
  • Developing chapter standing rules
  • Determining membership eligibility
  • Establishing dues and fees
  • Forming chapter government
  • Setting goals
  • Regional visits
  • Preparing to charter

To find out more, send a message to our Regional Membership Coordinator via the contact page.