On February 7, 1946,
George Bragg, a Freshman at North Texas State College, founded the Denton Civic Boy Choir
which was moved to Fort Worth in 1957 and renamed the Texas Boys Choir. Under Mr. Bragg's
Direction, the choir grew in prominence and became a world class musical organization.
During his tenure, the choir gave over 3,000 choral performances which included 13
domestic and 5 European concert tours, choral performances for radio and television, with
opera companies and symphony orchestras, 26 recordings and participation in three films.
Mr. Bragg was presented with Grammy Awards by the National Academy of Recording Arts and
Sciences in 1966 and again in 1969 for "Best Choral Performance," recordings
made by the Texas Boys Choir.
1975, after 29 successful years as Founder-Director of the Texas Boys Choir and having
become the preeminent authority on Boyschoir, Mr. Bragg left the choir to develop and
apply his Boychoir concepts to other boy choirs around the United States. The theme,
"In Pursuit of Excellence," was a message that he consistently brought to the
choir members over the years. George Bragg is fondly remembered by all of those who were
his students for his vision, hard work, vast knowledge, special understanding of people
and contagious personal warmth.