Best Elementary School Elective

Barton Hills Choir

Instead of being stuck singing kiddie-choir standards like “Over the Rainbow,” this collection of third through sixth graders gets to harmonize on Judas Priest, David Bowie, Foo Fighters, and Belle & Sebastian. Led by Gavin Tabone and backed by local pros, the group of Barton Hills Elementary School students has performed at ACL Fest and South by Southwest and sung with Charlie Sexton, Jason McMaster, and Nakia. Their YouTube channel gets more views than most Austin bands, especially their recent series of Grateful Dead covers – which were beautiful despite lacking the 15-minute solos.

Barton Hills Elementary
2108 Barton Hills Dr.

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