Southwestern District

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District Geography

The Southwestern District encompasses all of Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana, and portions of Kansas, Arkansas and New Mexico.


Chapter Name Chorus Meets Where
Central Cities Music Central Oklahoma City, OK
Dallas Metro The Vocal Majority Dallas, TX
Greater Fort Smith The Riverblenders Chorus Fort Smith, AR
Greater Little Rock The Diamond State Chorus Little Rock, AR
Hot Springs Fun City Barbershop Chorus Hot Springs, AR
Northwest Arkansas The Natural StatesMen Springdale, AR
Sherman The Texoma Chordringers Sherman, TX
Tulsa #1 "The Grand Old Chapter" Founders Chorus Tulsa, OK
Chapter Name Chorus Meets Where
Abilene The Memory Men Abilene, TX
Amarillo Golden Spread Chorus Amarillo, TX
Arlington The Goodtimes Chorus Arlington, TX
Big “D” Big “D” Chorus Dallas, TX
Fort Worth Texas Millionaires Fort Worth, TX
Lawton Southwest Pride Lawton, OK
Liberal Wizards of Harmony Liberal, KS
Lubbock The Singing Plainsmen Lubbock, TX
Oklahoma City OK Chorale Bethany, OK
Tarrant County Metro Panther City Troubadours Ft Worth, TX
Town North Plano Men of Note Chorus Plano, TX
Wichita Falls Wichita Falls, TX
Chapter Name Chorus Meets Where
Acadiana Acadiana Chorus Jennings, LA
Alvin Crossroads Chorus Alvin, TX
Bryan/College Station The Brazos Barbershoppers College Stn, TX
East Texas Men In Harmony Tyler, TX
Fort Bend County The Singsations Stafford, TX
Greater Baton Rouge Louisiana Showboat Chorus Baton Rouge, LA
Greater New Orleans Mardi Gras Chorus Kenner, LA
Houston Tidelanders Bellaire, TX
Greater Houston Space City Sound Houston (Memorial City area), TX
Lake Jackson The Gulf Coasters Lake Jackson, TX
The Greater Monroe Chapter The Cotton Country Chorus Monroe, LA
Nacogdoches The Timbretones Nacogdoches, TX
Northwest Louisiana River Cities Jubilee Chorus Shreveport, LA
Southeast Texas Harmony Exporters Nederland, TX
Spring The Statesmen Chorus Houston, TX
Chapter Name Chorus Meets Where
Alamogordo Sounds of Enchantment Alamogordo, NM
Austin Acappella Texas Austin, TX
Bay City The Coastalaires Bay City, TX
Carlsbad Cavernaires Carlsbad, NM
Central Texas Corridor Heart of Texas Chorus San Marcos, TX
Centroplex Texas Country Gentlemen Temple, TX
Coleman Heartland Harmonizers Brownwood, TX
Corpus Christi The Commodores Corpus Christi, TX
El Paso The Border Chorders El Paso, TX
Kerrville Country Gentlemen Kerrville, TX
Marble Falls Hill Country Blenders Marble Falls, TX
Mills County The Mills Tones Goldthwaite, TX
New Braunfels The Hill Country Chorus New Braunfels, TX
Permian Basin Sun Country Gentlemen Midland, TX
San Angelo Twin Mountain Tonesmen San Angelo, TX
San Antonio The Chordsmen San Antonio, TX
San Marcos The Marcsmen San Antonio, TX
Victoria Toast of the Coast Victoria, TX


The Southwestern District consists of four Divisions, Northwest, Northeast, Southwest and Southeast. The district is generally divided by US Interstates 35 (east/west) and 20 (north/south).


International Champions from the SWD


Year Quartet Chapter(s) Tenor, Lead, Bari, Bass
2007 Max Q Dallas Metro, TX, Tampa, FL & Frank Thorne Greg Clancy, Tony DeRosa, Gary Lewis, Jeff Oxley
1990 Acoustix Dallas Metro & Town North Plano, TX Todd Wilson, Rick Middaugh, Jason January, Jeff Oxley
1983 Side Street Ramblers Dallas Metro, TX Keith Houts, Brian Beck, Dennis Malone, Earl Hagn
1976 Innsiders Houston, TX Mike Cox, John Devine, Guy McShan, Tom Pearson
1973 Dealer's Choice Dallas Metro, TX Al Kvanli, Bill Thornton, Brian Beck, Gary Parker
1969 Mark IV San Antonio, TX Franklin Spears, Alan Koberstein, Dale Deiser, Mo Rector
1958 Gaynotes Tulsa, OK Harold Jones, Howard Rinkle, John Loots, Mo Rector
1957 Lads of Enchantment Albuquerque, NM Don Pitts, Dan Aycock, Carlton Wright, Gil Wallace
1955 Four Hearsemen Amarillo, TX Wendell Heiny, Deane Watson, Dwight Elliott, Dick Gifford
1941 Chord Busters Tulsa, OK Doc Enmeier, Bob Holbrook, Bob Greer, Tom Masengale
1940 Flat Foot Four Oklahoma City, OK Johnny Whalen, Britt Stegall, Red Elliott, Sam Barnes
1939 Bartlesville Barflies Bartlesville, OK George McCaslin, Harry Hall, Bob Durand, Herman Kaiser

Seniors Quartet

Year Quartet Chapter(s) Tenor, Lead, Bari, Bass
2008 Eureka! Town North Plano & Dallas Metro, TX, Frank Thorne Frank Friedemann, Art Swanson, Rick Haines, Brian Beck
2005 Texoma Sound Town North Plano & Houston, TX, Frank Thorne Frank Friedemann, Jim Casey, Bill Thompson, Tom Pearson
1989 Bayou City Music Committee Houston, TX Marlon Griffith, John Hammond, Dave Ewing, Ken Pacetti


  • The Vocal Majority - Dallas Metro, TX - 2018, 2014, 2006, 2003, 2000, 1997, 94, 91, 85, 82, 79, 75, 64, 60
  • 1964 - The Border Chorders - El Paso, TX
  • 1960 - The Chordsmen - San Antonio, TX

Youth Chorus

  • 2008 - The Marcsmen - Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

District Champions


Category Current Champ Year Full List
Open Dexter's Alibi 2011 SWD Quartet Champions
Senior Elder Bari Whine 2011 SWD Seniors Champions
Novice 30 North 2011 SWD Novice Champions
Collegiate Phantom Fifth 2011 SWD Collegiate Champions


Category Current Champ Chapter Year Full List
Overall Tidelanders Houston, TX 2011 SWD Chorus Champions

See Also

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