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Onomatopoeia’s Final Concert


Coming your way from Alex Fireman ’16:

oh emm gee izz that time of the year again. As finalz approach (ew) and break is just around the corner (weee!), what better way to celebrate the end of the semester than with SINGING?!

That’s right ladayz and gentz, Ono’s final concert of the semester will be THIS Monday December 9th at 7PM at World Music Hall and we’d love for you to join us!

Bring yo’ fraandz, yo’ boyfz and gurlfz, yo’ long lost cousinz, people that yuh don’t even know, and all those in between. Hope to see yuh there!

Date: Monday, December 9th, 2013
Time: 7 PM
Place: World Music Hall
Cost: Free

Fast-A-Thon 2012

From Talia Baurer ’15:

Help fight food insecurity in our local community, and demonstrate solidarity against poverty across all boundaries. Don’t wait! Donate points/meals to Amazing Grace Food Pantry now – click here for the form! It’s super easy!

Donate 15 or more points and enter a raffle for a $100 Best Buy Gift Card. With guest performances by Onomatopoeia and Vocal Debauchery, free Haveli food, and t-shirts! Email Hira Jafri at hjafri(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with any questions.


Date: Tuesday, November 13
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: Donate points PLZZZ

Onomatopoeia Auditions (they start soon!)

From Cara Tratner ’12:

We are looking for a lot of new members, so if you enjoy singing come on out to our auditions today and tomorrow (Tues & Wed) from 8-10pm in the Music Studios (in the CFA). Bring a song and a smile. Hope to see you there!

Date: TODAY Wed/tomorrow
Time: 8-10pm
Place: Music Studios (in the building with the stone archway, down the stairs*)

*I got lost in the CFA approximately 5 times as a freshperson. Hope this helps.

What would you do if I sang out of tune? [updated]

Wow, how are there any Wes students who are NOT in a capella? There’s like 30,000 groups! Here’s one more:

Quasi Celebrates the First Day After Classes End…

Y’know. We’ll sing some songs.

Members of Quasimodal:
Christian Skorik ’09
Syd Berkman ’10
Abby Blake ’10
Scott James ’10
Tim Dodds ’11
Reuben Johnson ’11
Timur Khanachet ’11
Charlie Krem ’12
Julia Michaels ’12
Carolyn Mortell ’12
Emily Hunt ’13
Audrey Kiely ’13

Date: Dec. 15
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: World Music Hall

[Updated 12/14/09 @ 1:50 AM]

Ok, the theme song was the best part of the Wonder Years. Also, it’s asking a very important question of all listeners. What would you do?? You don’t have to stand for terrible singing. But you might have to stand for great singing at the a capella events this week!! (Wow, that was pretty bad, just roll with it. While you’re at it, you can lean wit it rock wit it, too.)

First up:

Onomatopoeia Winter Concert


It’s ONO! Come see what we’ve been up to this semester and celebrate the end of
classes with us!

The lovely members of oNomatopoeia:
Elise Kaye ’10
Sena Ito ’11
Elissa Martel ’10
Mollie McFee ’10
Becca Snelling ’12
Bridget Kaufman ’10
Meggie Twible ’12
Cara Tratner ’12
Rebecca Lange ’13
Gemma Smith ’13
Claire Hunter ’11
Amelia Tatarian ’13
Emily Hunt ’13

Date: Dec. 13
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: World Music Hall

Don’t get out of your seats!:

New Group’s Fantastic Winter Concert!

new group

Come join The New Group, Wesleyan’s sexiest co-ed a cappella group, this Sunday for
our last concert before winter break! Starring Leah Lucid ’10, Julien Burns ’10,
Steve Cooper ’10, Josh Smith ’11, Ben Carman ’11, Nate Mondschein ’12, Howe Pearson
, Bridget Read ’12, Katie Silver ’12, Claire Randall ’12, Michaela Swee ’12, Liza
Goodstein ’13
and Shinekwa Kershaw ’13.

Date: Dec. 13
Time: 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: World Music Hall

I love when songs start with “Remix!”:

Vocal Debauchery: THE REMIX

Vocal Debauchery is have its winter concert!!! We have many new members to
introduce, new songs to sing, and a shockingly offensive script about the horrors
(and pregnancies) of high school. Come! You won’t be sorry…

This Year VD is:
Sam Friedman ’13
Chelsea Goldsmith ’13
Jack Coyne ’13
Ben Tweed ’13
Eli Timm ’13
Kenny Feder ’12
Jake Hunt ’12
Brenna Galvin ’11
Rose Agger ’10
Gina Yeomans ’10

Date: Dec. 15
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Exley Lobby-Church Street side

Onomatopoeia Fall A Capella Concert


Come out for a short and ever-so-sweet concert from Ono this Friday night. We have some new music up our sleeves. And lullabies to put your parents to bed before Friday night begins.

Date: Nov. 6
Time: 9:45 PM – 10:30 PM
Place: Exley Lobby
Cost: Free

RSVP to the Facebook event here.

Auditions, Auditions, Auditions! New Group, Mixolydians, Cardinal Sinners, Desperate Measures, Gag Reflex, Onomatopoeia, Second Stage, Vocal Debauchery

vocal-debauchery1The Wesleying in-box has been inundated with audition submissions. So get your comedic skills, singing voice and other talents ready and go audition!


New Group Co-ed A Cappella is holding auditions Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 in Usdan 108. All are welcome. Come with a song ready to sing and a smile on your face!


The Mixolydians are looking for singers! They sing an eclectic selection of music: classic and contemporary choral work, madrigals, pieces from all over the world… anything we can lay our hands on! Auditions will be held Wednesday (9/9) and Thursday (9/10) from 4:30-6:00 in the basement of Memorial Chapel. Come with a 1-2 minute short piece/ excerpt! All voice parts welcome :) Also check them out at http://themixolydians.blogspot.com!

desperate-measures-facts-of-lifeDesperate Measures, Wesleyan’s only short form improv comedy troupe, wants you! Auditions will be held in the Fayerweather Rehearsal Studio on Wednesday 9/9 and Thursday 9/10, 8 pm – 10 pm. Come for the whole two hours. No experience necessary.

Want to join the Cardinal Sinners? Auditions will be held on Wednesday (9/9) and Thursday (9/10) from 8-10pm in the game room in the basement of Usdan. Prepare a verse and a chorus of one of your favorite songs.

Second Stage is seeking an upright bassist/bass guitar and a drummer for its production of, “Being Joel,” a one-man cabaret show conceived by Ross Shenker ’11. They already have a pianist, Dan Kieval ’11, and are looking for two more musicians to round out the band. People who read music but also have a good ear for chords, beats, and bass lines are encouraged to reply. The show performs September 24, 25, and 26 in The ’92 Theater, and will rehearse for the two weeks prior to opening night. E-mail rshenker@wesleyan.edu, etrammell@wesleyan.edu, rcorby@wesleyan.edu, or dkieval@wesleyan.edu for more information.

gag-reflexMary Lauran Hall ’10 says:

Gag Reflex, Wesleyan’s oldest improv comedy group, is holding auditions! Maybe you saw us joke about Julia Child and asparagus on Saturday night, or maybe you just like making stuff up. Maybe you’re just ready to be awesome. Either way, stop by and try out! No preparation necessary, because it’s improvisation and stuff. Stop by any time during the auditions time slots, it’ll only take 15 minutes.

Gag Reflex auditions are: Friday (9/11) from 4:30-6:30, and Saturday (9/12) from 1:00-3:00 in the Fayerweather rehearsal rooms, downstairs in that building next to Usdan.

Come try out for Onomatopoiea, the all female A Cappella group! Wednesday (9/9) and Thursday (9/10) from 8-10 pm  in Usdan 104.


Vocal Debauchery auditions are Thursday (9/10) from 6-8 pm in the Music Studios. From Sarah Wolfe ’12:

Do you like acapella? Do you like comedy? Come experience the power of BOTH. COMBINED. IN AN EPIC MANNER.

This is… Vocal Debauchery (also known as VD). Follow the signs and Andy Bernard’s face.