The PULSE A Cappella group will present their first concert in the Williams Performing Arts Center Recital Hall at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Students created the PULSE A Cappella group in the fall to give students with a singing background a chance to share their talents with the student body. The group is made up of sixteen members, with four officers: Nick Tatum, president; Chris Randall, vice president; Carrie Baker, music director; and Megan Teel, creative director. The group sings many different genres of music, including secular, Christian and pop.
Nick Tatum, junior family studies major from Plano, said he had wanted to start a performance ensemble since his freshman year, but his plan never fell into place until the fall.
In anticipation for the concert, the group expects a good turnout because of word of mouth, ads on the myACU login website, and the Facebook group.
“I really think this is just for getting our name out there, and getting people interested because we’re so new no one has really ever heard us perform,” Tatum said. “I think it’s going to be a great opportunity for us to establish some credibility with the student body, and especially spark interest for more people to audition in the fall.”
Abbie Boyd, sophomore elementary education major from Austin, auditioned for the group last fall.
“Singing and performing is what I love to do. I sang all through high school, and when I got here I didn’t have that anymore,” Boyd said. “When I heard about this opportunity I went for it because I just had to. It’s what I love to do.”
Boyd said the group is very passionate about singing they all have a singing background, whether in high school or in Sing Song. The members practice twice a week for about an hour and a half in preparation for the concert, and hope for a good turnout, said Boyd.
“We started from scratch and asked the question, ‘Is this going to be a real deal?’ I feel like this concert will be the first steps in making the student body know that we are real,” Boyd said.
Boyd said the group’s style inspired its unique name.
“Someone listened to our practice one time and said we had a certain up-beat, catchy rhythm, and that pulse is a great word for it. When she said that we all lit up and knew that PULSE was the name we were going to stick with,” Boyd said.
For more information about auditions for PULSE A Cappella in the fall, contact Nick Tatum at email@example.com.