On Saturday, April 13th, exciting things are on the agenda: not only do we have some excellent speakers lined up, but we also have a night of some fantastic a cappella. Aca-awesome! A tradition started in 2012, the day of panels and speakers is followed by a benefit concert featuring several different a cappella groups of Syracuse University. Last year, the concert took place in Hendricks Chapel, but this year, the groups will be performing in Newhouse’s Herg Auditorium. The “A Cappella for Trevor” concert last year benefited the Trevor Project, and 100% of ticket sales went directly to the cause. This year, we will be doing the same, and the event is featuring six fabulous groups. After a day of insightful and incredible panels, join us to end the night on a musical note at the collaborative concert.
In the meantime, we are now introducing a weekly aca-blog. Every Monday, we will feature one of the six groups that will be performing. Get to know the groups, and get excited!
This week, we are kicking off the aca-blog with the introduction of Groovestand. According to their website, the co-ed group was founded in 2000 and is made up of 16 members from all different majors. They have won multiple awards, for specialties ranging from choreography to best performance. According to co-music director Janine McElhone:
“Groovestand is Syracuse University’s premiere co-ed a cappella group, promoting unity and equality through original arrangements of music using fresh beats, juicy melodies and delicious harmonies. They hope to continue quenching your thirst by releasing their very first album at the end of this year as well as reminding you – ‘If it ain’t Groovestand- it ain’t fresh.’”
Be sure to check out Groovestand at their next event on February 16 at 8:00 in Schine Underground. The Valentine’s Day themed concert will also include groups from outside SU.
Join us next Monday for the aca-blog feature of The Mandarins. Until then, have a great week!