History of Sweet Adelines International
After World War II, barbershop singing was growing increasingly popular for men. In 1945, a small group of women wanted to participate in the chord-ringing, fun-filled harmony that the men were singing. So these women organized "Sweet Adelines in America." From its humble beginnings in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sweet Adelines International, as it is now called, has grown to a membership of almost 30,000 women in countries all across the globe.
Golden Sand Chorus was chartered in 1952 as the Long Beach Chapter of Sweet Adelines.
In 1977, the chapter's name was officially changed to "The Golden Sands Chorus of Long Beach".