In 1944, forty-five men gathered in the Claypool Hotel, at the corner of Washington and Illinois Streets in downtown Indianapolis, to organize the first barbershop harmony chapter in Indianapolis. Another chapter was formed in Broad Ripple in 1948, and the two chapters merged in 1955 to form the Greater Indianapolis Chapter. In 1958, the chapter adopted Speed Capital Chorus as the chorus name, changing it to Pride of Indy in 1978, and to Circle City Sound in 2003.
We are part of an international organization known as the Barbershop Harmony Society. The Barbershop Harmony Society was founded in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1938, as the Society for the Preservation of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA), and currently boasts nearly 20,000 members.
From the beginning, our goal has been to preserve the unique American art form known as Barbershop singing, and to bring that art form to our audiences in the Central Indiana area. Our chapter’s mission is to enhance lives by performing with excellence and encouraging singing within our community.