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Drastic Measures

The Drastic Measures are one of six (or is it 8 now?) a- capella groups on campus; 1 of 2 co- ed; and the only a- capella group that performs solely for the benefit of a local organization, Saratoga Bridges, which serves individuals with disabilities and their families.  At every performance, Drastic Measures collects donations from the audience; all the money goes straight to Saratoga Bridges. http://www.saratogabridges.org/

I attended their Spring Concert / End of the Year Show. Fantastic, of course. Here is a bit from that.





Gospel Choir

Two years ago a student by the name of Deandra Wint ’11 had the idea to start a Gospel Choir on campus. I mean, by then we had about 5 a- capella groups but no gospel choir. So I thought it was a pretty sweet idea. Deandra followed through with this idea and was able to actually start the gospel choir on campus; within their first year the choir had a significant number of members. I would guess around 15 members.

Open to absolutely everyone and anyone on campus, the gospel choir sings a variety of songs that are considered inspirational. The “inspirational” bit is open for interpretation. My housemate, Kadeem Brown’ 12 is the current creative director for the gospel choir and expressed the diversity amongst the group members regarding religious and inspirational views. Some students use the gospel choir as an outlet to express spirituality, some lacking in religiosity just use it as an outlet to sing really good music. There really is an energy about the gospel choir that is hard to ignore. Their spring concert was this passed wekend and audience members could not help but get up and sing or clap along. It is always such a pleasure watching them perform. Check them out for yourself !






Tower, Banderboys, and Pizza.

Standing 11 stories high, Johnson Tower is a dormitory on campus with its roof being the highest point in Saratoga Springs. The penthouse of tower, located on its top floor is a common room for the building and one of my favorite places on campus. The penthouse over looks the entire campus and Saratoga, also offering a sweet view of the Adirondack Mountains in the distance.

Last night Johnson Tower invited the Bandersnatchers to sing during their all hall.All resident assistants (there are 1 on every floor) on campus are required to organize at least 8 all halls per semester. These may include food, helpful information, a performance, a movie, or even fun games all of which are expected to serve as a study break and to build community within the dormitory. Last night pizza was served with a side of some sweet voices.

The Bandersnatchers are an all male ac-cappella* group on campus. A handsome bunch I must add, who sing tunes that can make you do nothing more than smile, fall in love, or laugh out loud.

*Below the pictures you will find a video of the lovely men singing. Enjoy 🙂

Many came to watch at the Tower Penthouse

I so want that red cardigan


*If I am not mistaken there are about 8 ac-capella groups in total on campus. One of which is all male, two all female, one a charity group, and one open to all without auditions. Students are more than welcome to join/ audition regardless if they have any experience in music.