With the a cappella era still in effect, Springfield College’s a cappella groups have been moving forward as well. On May 5 the two different groups on campus will star, and will receive guest appearances from a high school nearby.
This concert is being performed as an end of the year concert to showcase what the two different groups on campus have done. Maroon XIII, the co-ed group here at SC, and the iTones, the all-female group, will be performing along with the Minnechaug High School a capella group, Vocal Point.
“They reached out to us a little while back and wanted to do a collaboration with the high school and our a cappella groups,” said Eddie Grace, the music director of the A Cappella Society here at Springfield College. “We can help them out and they can help us out.”
This will be the last a capella performance of the school year, and the group has come a long way since the beginning. The program will stay together in years to come, in hopes to grow as a program and show this athletic school what a cappella is all about.
“I think the progression has been wonderful…to have a group that is performing at this level with a school that doesn’t have a music major blows my mind,” Grace stated about the talented singers.
The group started out as an idea to just have fun, Grace explained in an interview.
“The students do have fun, but they are also hard working and talented,” he said.
Unlike many other shows that take place here on campus, there is no theme for the May 5th performance.
Although the co-ed group and all female groups are different, they come together and work hard to get the show on the stage. They all show separate but equal talents, and the groups and Grace are excited to show them off.
The groups are expected to start up again in the fall, with new talent, as well as several returning a cappella stars. It will be a fresh start, and Maroon XIII and the iTones will come out stronger than ever.
The doors will open one last time in the Appleton Auditorium, in the Fuller Arts Center, Sunday, May 5 at 6:30 pm.
You don’t want to miss the collaboration of music from different groups and the night where the Springfield College A Capella Society shows off what they have been working on all year long.
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