About Us

Chisholm Trail Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is a women's a cappella chorus that presents jazz vocals, choreographed pop tunes and award-winning harmony to the community through weekly education classes and frequent performances throughout Central Texas.


The chorus, directed by Carol Scherer, is comprised of Central Texas women from Temple, Belton, Troy, Copperas Cove, Killeen, Harker Heights, Lometa, Kempner, Rogers, Little River and Georgetown.


We share our talents by performing in many places, such as:

· Santa Fe Railroad Depot & Museum, Temple

· Assisted living centers and churches

· Bell County Museum

· Daughters of the Republic of Texas State Convention

· Temple Mall

· Baylor Scott & White Showcase

· HEB "Feast of Sharing" community banquet

· City of Temple’s Senior Citizens holiday banquet


High School and University music programs

Periodically, we invite musical groups from area schools to perform during our annual shows. Financial contributions are made to their programs to promote music education among our community's youth.


We support the arts and business through memberships with:

· Cultural Activities Center in Temple

· Temple Chamber of Commerce


Award-winning music

The chorus was founded in 1982 and competed regionally for the first time in 1983 in Dallas and won the Best Small Chorus award. Since then, we have placed 2nd overall (in 1992); 3rd (in 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2006 and 2016); 4th (in 1986, 1988, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2010, 2012 and 2013); and 5th overall (in 1989, 2003, 2005, 2011 and 2015). We also won first place, Small Chorus, in 2016.


Chorus Trivia

Chisholm Trail Chorus' charter was issued on Feb. 16, 1982.

Over the years, some chorus members have traveled to Russia, Denmark, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Wales, Italy, Germany, England, Ireland and Scotland as representatives of Chisholm Trail Chorus and the region's Ambassador Chorus.


The chorus has had three directors in its 34-year history: Nancy Carter (1981 - 1996); Janie Macchiaroli (1996 - 1997); and Carol Scherer (1997 - present).



Learn more about membership in our chorus here.



View these YouTube videos to learn more about our organization:

“There’s No ‘I’ In Glee”

“I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing”

“Guinness World Record for the Largest Singing Lesson”

Contact us for more info:

Phone: 254-541-4666

E-mail: chisholmtrailers@aol.com

Our Mission

Chisholm Trail Chorus is committed to providing members with continuing education in the craft of singing in four-part barbershop harmony style, in addition to competition and performance, while creating lasting friendships.