ACH belongs to Region 10 Great Gulf Coast Region 10 which is a member of Sweet Adelines International, encompassing chapters in portions of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Sweet Adelines International is a highly respected worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education, performance and competition. This independent, nonprofit music education association is one of the world’s largest singing organizations for women, boasting nearly 22,000 members!
Mission Statement Elevating women singers worldwide through education, performance, and competition in barbershop harmony and a cappella music.
Vision Statement Inspiring and empowering voices to joyfully harmonize the world.
Musical Excellence: We honor and embrace artistry, education and innovation in the performance of women’s a cappella music while championing the barbershop style.
Culture of Belonging: We create harmony where every voice matters. We foster a culture that provides a joyful place to share our uniqueness within a global community united in song.
Diversity & Inclusion: We celebrate our differences as essential to the rich harmony that unites us. As we recognize barbershop’s African American origins and learn from our exclusionary past toward women of color, we reject discrimination and unwaveringly strive toward greater awareness, openness and understanding of each other.
Personal Empowerment & Leadership: We encourage and empower everyone to lead from where they stand. We foster individual skills, nurture personal growth, and provide education and mentoring to develop strong, effective leaders on and off the stage.
Outreach: We build strong connections by sharing our love of barbershop harmony throughout our communities, countries and the world.