A cappella music is the foundation for community at ACU. From winter performances to Sing Song, I have seen a cappella groups take root and flourish throughout ACU.
While performing with Foundation, the freshmen a cappella group, there hasn’t been a single time that I have regretted my decision to join. Both the family environment and strong relationships we have with one another couple together to make an amazing experience.
Especially considering that Foundation is only a year old, Nick Tatum has done an outstanding job of giving our group opportunities to perform and impress the student body.
Without Foundation, Gracenote and Hilltop, events like Vespers and Sing Song wouldn’t be the same. In both situations, we get to sing in harmony and melt hearts all throughout the crowd.
A cappella music is at the heart of Church of Christ and it’s only fitting that our three developing a cappella groups stand firmly as cornerstones of our university.
Performing at Sing Song gave us the opportunity to incorporate faith and community into an environment of competition and humor; which makes an amazing night for anyone watching.
After Sing Song, there was no shortage of parents, alumni and students raving about how well the c cappella groups performed.
The impact that a cappella choirs has is broad – from getting a song stuck in your head to having a moment in worship. That was proved by the dynamic range of songs we covered during Sing Song.
Though it might seem like you have to be passionate about music and have a great voice to sing, I’m a prime example that you only need a hard-work ethic to succeed.
Starting off this school year, I was only comfortable singing the bass parts, but because of a cappella, and singing background vocals, I’ve found parts of my range I didn’t know were there, and have grown alongside other singers that are now my best friends.
As cliche as it may sound, when you spend time harmonizing with other people, it won’t be long until you begin living in harmony as well.
I met my girlfriend Rachel through a cappella, and one of the best groups of guys I could know. Now, we’re scheming to start a male a cappella group.
Whether or not you enjoy or have interest in singing alongside community, a cappella is undoubtedly the perfect opportunity.
Trying out might be uncomfortable, but it gives you the opportunity to change the community on campus for the better and make a mark on ACU history.
There is no reason as to why we haven’t had multiple A Cappella Choirs up until this point, but now that they are here they are most definitely here to stay, so maybe it’s time to reach out and join one.