As early as 1852, German settlers in the Austin area had formed a singing group. On February 8, 1879, they officially organized as a singing society bearing the name "Saengerrunde". It is the oldest ethnic organization in Austin.
Saengerrundes structure is made up of the Maennerchor
(Mens Choir), with the following auxiliaries: the Damenchor
(Ladies Choir), Saengerrunde Bowlers, and the Damen Kegel Verein
(Ladies Bowling Association)
Austin, TX, USA