AcaVids- College A Cappella Returns (again and again)

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For those of us who left the college ranks, this time of year is bittersweet, particularly if we spend any time on social media learning about all of the college groups holding auditions. We reminisce, we miss the experiences and relationships, but we are excited to see what kinds of new and exciting things our former groups can achieve this year.

Last week, this led me to think about the feelings we, as alumni, get when we are able to hop onstage with our former group to sing a song or two.

Now, one of my college groups celebrated its 20th anniversary this past spring, and I was unable to attend because I was participating on the RARB panel at the Boston Sings festival. Watching the following video brings me both sadness (I wasn’t there) and joy (so many friends, so much history). I’m sure all of the alumni who participated in each of the following videos felt the joy and nostalgia, so if you know of a video of your former group calling up alumni, feel free to share it in the comments.

These videos aren’t here because of the quality of the audio or video, but rather the sentiment they represent. Enjoy, and best of luck to all newbies in college groups across the country!

Potsdam Pointercounts, the college group of 3 members of this blog (myself, Pat, Matt).

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Next up, the very first a cappella group I saw perform live- the U of Ill Xtension Chords came to my high school, I bought both of their CD’s, and I was hooked.

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Back to upstate New York, I would have attended this concert back in January (I have a friend who is an alum) if not for a sick child- the Binghamton Crosbys.

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Finally, a web gem- UCLA Awaken inviting up alumni who happen to include Chris Harrison (Arora) and Paul Peglar (Dakaboom and formerly of Sonos).

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Enjoy, and like I said- feel free to share more alumni videos here.

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2 Comments

  1. Valentine #11   •  

    POINTERCOUNT PRIDE FOREVER!

    You should have been there, every group of ‘Counts that performed, past & present, was incredible. I think tears were shed when the original group sang “How High the Moon.” It was like they never stopped rehearsing…for real…

    • Dave Bernstein   •     Author

      Yeah, I really wish I could have made it. I’ll be there for 25, for sure.

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