About the Chapter

Chapter Name

  • Palo Alto-Mountain View Chapter, SPEBSQSA
  • Founded November 9, 1948 as the San Carlos Chapter
  • Known as the Peninsula Chapter from the mid-1950's through 2000

Chorus Name

The Peninsulaires Chorus

Chapter Mailing Address and Phone Number

Palo Alto-Mountain View Chapter, SPEBSQSA
Post Office Box 255
Mountain View, CA 94042-0255
Information: (650) 618-8600
Booking: Al Ward at State Farm (650) 917-2100

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The chapter is a member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. (SPEBSQSA), dba Barbershop Harmony Society. It is affiliated with the Society's Far Western District, which has over 2,500 members in 82 chapters in the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Southwest Utah.


The Palo Alto-Mountain View Chapter has 49 members as of January 2016. The Barbershop Harmony Society has approximately 25,000 members in more than 800 chapters in the United States and Canada.

Charitable Status

A charitable tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Chapter Motto and Slogan

Our Chapter motto is "Share the Joy." The slogan of the Chapter is "Sharing the Joy of A Cappella Barbershop Harmony Since 1948."

Chapter Lichen

The official lichen of the Palo Alto-Mountain view chapter is Letharia Vulpina ("wolf lichen").

Musical Genre

The chorus specializes in American Barbershop Harmony.

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