Chicagoland Association of Barbershop Chapters

Chicagoland Association of
Barbershop Chapters

- CABC -

After 39 years of notable shows and other Chicago-area barbershop events, CABC disbanded as of April 6, 2000. However, the chapters that comprised CABC are alive and well: they invite guests to their regular meetings, and they present highly entertaining shows and public performances over the course of the year. Some choruses and quartets have even produced and sold recordings that reflect their mastery of the barbershop style.

For information about regional and local barbershop events in greater Chicagoland, we suggest you visit the Barbershop Harmony Chicagoland Web site--or consult the list of chapters below. For information about area quartets, contact one or more of the barbershop organizations listed at the bottom of this page.

The following is a listing of all Chicago-area men's and women's barbershop chapters (including both CABC members and non-member chapters) showing meeting locations, meeting times, contact names and phone numbers, and, where available, chapter contact e-mail addresses and Web site addresses. Thank you for your interest in barbershop harmony in Chicagoland!

Former CABC Chapters Affiliated with SPEBSQSA

CHICAGO Chicago Metro--7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Sokol Community Center, 4855 Elston Ave.--Walt Bohdan: 847/675-3259 [e-mail:]

CHICAGO Chicago #1--Call for information about meeting place and time.--Frank Goode: 773/882-2589

DeKALB Kishwaukee Valley--7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St.--Howard Peterson: 815/895-4694 [e-mail:]

ELGIN Elgin--8 p.m. Mondays, First Methodist Church, Highland & Center Sts.--Jim Pedersen: 815/459-6751 [e-mail:; Web site:]

EVANSTON Chicagoland North--7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Elliott Hall, Presbyterian Home, 3131 Simpson St. (Golf Rd.)--Joseph Schlesinger: 847/328-0921 [e-mail:; Web site:]

KENOSHA, WI Kenosha--8 p.m. Tuesdays, First Christian Church, 13022 Wilmot Rd. (Hwy. C)--John Olson: 262/551-8925 [e-mail:]

MERRILLVILLE, IN Lake County, IN--7 p.m. Tuesdays, Pierce Junior H.S., 199 E. 70th Pl.--Lou Czyzewski: 219/838-7886 [e-mail:]

MICHIGAN CITY, IN Porter-LaPorte Counties--7 p.m. Tuesdays, Queen of All Saints Church, Woodlawn & Barker--Joe Greenwood: 616/469-2249 [e-mail:]

MONTGOMERY Aurora--7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Neighborhood Church of the Brethren, 155 Boulder Hill Pass--Jim Fourmont: 630/978-0553 [e-mail:; Web site:]

NAPERVILLE DuPage Valley--7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, 815 S. Washington St.--Jerry Broz: 630/964-3139 [e-mail:; Web site:]

NORTHFIELD Northbrook--7:30 p.m. Mondays, Christian Heritage Academy, 315 Waukegan Rd.--Barry Cain: 847/729-8771; chapter Hotline: 800/746-9246 [e-mail:; Web site:]

PROSPECT HEIGHTS Arlington Heights--7:30 p.m. Mondays, Prospect Heights Community Church, 400 N. Elmhurst Rd. (Rt. 83 at Willow Rd.)--Jules Kastens: 847/259-7353 [e-mail:; Web site:]

ROCKFORD Rockford--7:30 p.m. Mondays, Westminster Church, 3000 Rural St.--Lloyd Falconer: 815/964-7618 [e-mail:]

TINLEY PARK South Cook--7 p.m. Tuesdays, Park View Christian Church, 16250 84th Ave.--Glenn Kersten: 708/720-0239 [e-mail:; Web site:]

VALPARAISO, IN Valparaiso--7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Banta Senior Center, 605 Beach St.--Pat Haley: 708/799-3940 [e-mail:; Web site]

VILLA PARK Chicagoland West Suburban--7:30 p.m. Mondays, VFW Post, 39 E. St. Charles Rd.--Craig Lancaster: 847/296-5197 [e-mail:; Web site:]

Non-CABC SPEBSQSA Men's Chapters

LAKE GENEVA, WI Lake Geneva--7 p.m. Mondays, Horticultural Hall, 330 Broad St.--Dick Leighton: 262/245-5581 [e-mail:; Web site:]

LOCKPORT Joliet--7:30 p.m. Thursdays, First Congregation Church, 700 E. Ninth St.--Dan Murphy: 815/478-4981 [e-mail:]

ROCKFORD Rockford Metro--7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St.--Greg Martin: 815/639-9692 [e-mail:; Web site:]

SCHAUMBURG Lake County, IL--7:30 p.m. Thursdays, St. Peter Lutheran Church, 208 E. Schaumburg Rd.--Adam Woods: 630/421-0203 [e-mail:; Web site:]

Women's Chapters

BRISTOL, WI Riverport--7 p.m. Mondays, Bristol Elementary School, Wis. Hwy. 45 just south of Wis. Hwy. 50.--Greta Martin: 262/857-7263 [e-mail:; Web site:]

CHICAGO Edge O' Town--7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park Rd.--Jean Chapman: 773/205-2820 [e-mail:]

DeKALB Prairie Echoes--7 p.m. Tuesdays, Hillcrest Covenant Church, 1515 First St.--Kim Jackson: 877/300-SING [e-mail:; Web site:]

ELGIN Riverside--7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Zion Lutheran Church, 330 Griswold St.--Penny Mensik: 847/428-1988 [e-mail:; Web site:]

HINSDALE Western Lights--7 p.m. Thursdays, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 201 N. Oak St.--Bonnie Mucha: 630/897-5303 [e-mail:; Web site:]

JOLIET Midwest Crossroad--7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave.--Cindy Slowik: 815/838-7240 [e-mail:; Web site:]

LAKE GENEVA, WI Spirit of the Lakes--7 p.m. Tuesdays, Horticultural Hall, 330 Broad St.--Joyce Schmidt: 262/248-6350 [e-mail:; Web site:]

MUNSTER, IN Calumet Corner--7 p.m. Thursdays, Fair Meadow Community Church of the Nazarene, 1601 Fran Lin Pkwy.--Sue Higgins: 219/763-4330 [e-mail:; Web site:]

NORTHBROOK Melodeers--7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 2700 Willow Rd.--Diane Landry: 847/577-2751 [e-mail:; Web site:]

OAK BROOK Choral-Aires--7:30 p.m. Mondays, Christ Church, 31st St. & York Rd.--Kathy VanMaren: 888/316-5939, x1055 [e-mail:; Web site:]

PADDOCK LAKE, WI Westosha Lakes--7 p.m. Thursdays, Christ Lutheran Church, 24929 75th St.--Nancy Stevens: 847/482-1339 [e-mail:; Web site:]

ROCKFORD River City Sound--6:45 p.m. Mondays, Harmony Singing Hall, 1536 7th Street.--Laurie Carter: 815/967-3952 [e-mail:; Web site:]

SCHAUMBURG Spring Valley (Prospective)--7:30 p.m. Mondays at Our Redeemer United Methodist Church, 1600 W. Schaumburg Rd.--Sandy Hansen: 847/382-7188 [e-mail:; Web site:]

VALPARAISO, IN Great Lake Sound--7 p.m. Tuesdays, First Presbyterian Church, 3401 N. Valparaiso St.--Ruth Parks: 219/762-3984 [Web site:]

WHEATON Windy City West--7 p.m. Mondays, Franciscan Sisters Marianjoy, Roosevelt Rd. & Community Dr.--Barbara Crain: 630/904-5535

HARMONY, INC. Women's Chapters

GENEVA Misty River Music Makers--7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fox Valley Presbyterian Church, 227 East Side Dr.--Linda Berg: 630/232-0965 [e-mail:]

LaGRANGE Village Vocal Chords--7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, St. John's Lutheran Church, Brainard Ave. & 47th St.--Jacquie Jensen: 630/969-3530 [e-mail:; Web site:]


WILMETTE North Shore Harmonizers--7:30 p.m. Thursdays, St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, 1140 Wilmette Ave.--Honey Nixon: 847/864-4436 [e-mail:; Web site:]

Whom to call for general information
about barbershop societies:

BARBERSHOP HARMONY SOCIETY (formerly SPEBSQSA) Harmony Hall (Society Headquarters)--800/876-SING
Web site: (international) (Illinois District) (Cardinal District) (Land O' Lakes District)

Web site: (international) (Lake Michigan Region #3) (Mid-America Region #22)

HARMONY, INC. Jacquie Jensen--630/969-3530
Web site: (international) (Area 4)

(Updated August 2, 2005)

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