A Capella groups add a beat of new, talented recruits

Jacob Hege

Staff Writer

 

Every year the a cappella groups on campus recruit and audition fresh talent. This year, a total of 21 new singers will be gracing the stage. Here are your new a cappella singers in all their glory. THE NUANCES

Ken Lee ‘19

Major: Undeclared
Voice Part: Beat boxer
From: Tokyo, Japan
Favorite Song: “Run To You” – Pentatonix
If you could be any food item, what would you be and why? Pancakes
What’s the weirdest or most embarrassing thing that has happened to you at Davidson so far? The Nuances almost broke down my door, but it was great. I love them.
What’s the last thing you Googled? ‘How to wobble with Ice Climbers’.
Biggest pet peeve: People spitting on the ground. Disgusting…
Most used emoji: (^.^)

Kate Block ‘19

Major: Political Science
Voice Part: Alto 2
From: Vienna, VA
Favorite Song: “You Can Close Your Eyes” – James Taylor
What’s the weirdest or most embarrassing thing that has happened to you at Davidson so far? I got stuck upside down in between my bed and the wall.
Fun fact: I’m unusually interested in trivia about United States Presidents…so if you ever hear something interesting about Lyndon B. Johnson’s personal life, you know who to call.
What’s the last thing you Googled? “Is unabashedly a word?”
Most used emoji: The smirk – always the smirk.
Weirdest thing you brought to college? A guitar (which is only weird because I cannot play.)

Michael Peruggia ‘19

Major: Undeclared
Voice Part: Tenor
From: Staten Island, NY
Favorite Song: “Uptown Girl” – Billy Joel
If you could be any food item, what would you be and why? The Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in the Union, because I am too good for the meal plan.
What’s the weirdest/most embarrassing thing that has happened to you at Davidson so far? An assembly line of about 15 girls passed down a blown-up picture of my friend Brandon and I eating a hot dog together (a la Lady and the Tramp spaghetti scene) on move-in night.
Is there anything else you want our readers to know about you? Please direct all fan mail to mailbox 6645.
What’s the last thing you Googled? “At what point does Yik Yak fame become dangerous?” A more accurate search might have been ‘how can one become famous from an anonymous app?’
Weirdest thing you brought to college? 4 tubs of marinara sauce.

Amelia Willingham ‘19

Major: Undeclared
Voice Part: Alto
From: Charlotte, NC
Favorite Song: “The Only Living Boy in New York” – Simon & Garfunkel
If you could be any food item, what would you be and why? I would be an avocado, because then I could be used for so many delicious things, like guac. Especially guac.
Fun fact: I play the mandolin. Not super well, and not for very long, but I have one on campus and I love it.
What’s the last thing you Googled? Probably a vocab word.
Biggest pet peeve: Loud chewing
Weirdest thing you brought to college? Homemade Wayne’s World hat

Caylyn Harvey ‘16

Major: Biology/English
Voice Part: Alto or mezzo-soprano
From: Nashville, TN
Favorite Song: “Say Something” – Pentatonix
Why did you decide to audition for an a cappella group? I have been auditioning for a cappella groups since freshman year, because one of the few goals I had for myself for college was to be in an a cappella group–and finally, here I am! I freaking love singing and am obsessed with Pentatonix (the best a cappella group ever. For real. Check them out. And then come on over and obsess about them with me).
If you could be any food item, what would you be and why? A Bagel Bite–because you are what you eat.
What’s the weirdest or most embarrassing thing that has happened to you at Davidson so far? I don’t know if I would classify this as weird or embarrassing, but sophomore year Halloween I went around campus dressed as Waldo with a giant cardboard door and went door-to-door reverse trick-or-treating (giving out candy). I’ll be doing it again this year, so BOLO for that.
If you were arrested today, what is the crime you would have committed? I was probably helping my roommate hide a body.
Weirdest thing you brought to college? A Harry Potter cutout.

Jon Kurosu ‘19

Major: Psychology
Voice Part: Bass/Baritone/Tenor
From: Wilmington, NC
Favorite Song: “Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Elvis Presley
If you could be any food item, what would you be and why? Brussel sprouts, so I wouldn’t be eaten.
What’s the weirdest or most embarrassing thing that has happened to you at Davidson so far? Having to be carried from F.
Biggest pet peeve: Surveys
If you were arrested today, what is the crime you would have committed? Public indecency
Weirdest thing you brought to college? A life-size Curious George.

New Nuances not listed: Sarah Ethridge ‘19, Zach Balcomb ‘19, and Savannah Deal ‘18

THE DELILAHS

Elena Jones ‘18

Major: Psychology
Voice Part: Alto 2
From: Charlottesville, VA
Favorite Song: “Drops of Jupiter” – Train
If you could be any food item, what would you be and why? Resorted to a Buzzfeed quiz for this answer which said I should be cheese because I’m “nerdy, wise, and make a lot of people happy.”
What’s the weirdest or most embarrassing thing that has happened to you at Davidson so far? Falling through two platform tables at a court party last fall (shout out to Katherine Maultsby for pulling me down and to some kind, random soul for lifting me out of the tables).
Fun fact: I really like writing TripAdvisor articles.
What’s the last thing you Googled? Moodle
Weirdest thing you brought to college? Cartons of goldfish.

Laura Searles ‘19
Major: Undeclared
Voice Part: Alto
From: Philadelphia, PA
Favorite Song: Every song Drake has ever released.
Is there anything else you want our readers to know about you? Kanye West and Jaden Smith are always right. Also, if anyone tells you the prayer hands emoji is a high-fiving emoji, they’re the feds.
If you won the lottery today, what would you spend your money on? A ticket to the next Drake concert.
What’s the last thing you Googled? “Smooth by Santana featuring Rob Thomas of matchbox 20”
Biggest pet peeve: True Religion jeans and Childish Gambino
If you were arrested today, what is the crime you would have committed? “Smooth” by Santana featuring Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20.

Tess Schaberg ‘19

Major: Undeclared
Voice Part: Alto
From: Washington, D.C.
Favorite Song: “Gimme Shelter” – The Rolling Stones
If you could be any food item, what would you be and why? Nutella. It goes really well with lots of different things.
What’s the weirdest or most embarrassing thing that has happened to you at Davidson so far? I have gone into a boy’s room thinking it was mine multiple times, because I was on the wrong hall.
Is there anything else you want our readers to know about you? I will only eat mint chocolate chip ice cream if it’s green.
Biggest pet peeve: Teacher’s pets
Weirdest thing you brought to college? A giant bag of smart food.

Ashley Behnke ‘19

Major: Undeclared
Voice Part: Soprano 2
From: Bethesda, MD
Favorite Song: “Brown Eyed Girl” – Van Morrison
If you could be any food item, what would you be and why? Lucky Charms, because I’m magically delicious.
What’s the weirdest or most embarrassing thing that has happened to you at Davidson so far? Having to duck and avoid an impromptu makeout session with a stranger.
Is there anything else you want our readers to know about you? Follow me @ashleybehnke97 on Instagram.
What’s the last thing you Googled? Sparknotes.
If you were arrested today, what is the crime you would have committed? Public indecency

THE GENERALS

Parker Smith ‘19

Major: Undeclared
Voice Part: Tenor
From: Washington, D.C.
Favorite Song: “Stole the Show” – Kygo
If you could be any food item, what would you be and why? I’d be a mozzarella stick so I could swim in marinara sauce all the time.
What’s the weirdest or most embarrassing thing that has happened to you at Davidson so far? When I was abducted by the Generals and taken to Denny’s at 1 in the morning.
Fun fact: Will Ferrell is my role model in life.
If you won the lottery today, what would you spend your money on? I’d tear down commons and build a Chick-Fil-A.
Chocolate or Cheese? Chocolate.
Weirdest thing you brought to college? My seersucker suit. It’s fire.

Isaac Mervis ‘19

Major: Undeclared
Voice Part: Tenor/Baritone
From: Indianapolis, IN
Favorite Song: “Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen
If you could be any food item, what would you be and why? Pepper, because I would spice up every meal.
What’s the weirdest or most embarrassing thing that has happened to you at Davidson so far? I had to ask somebody where the library was in the middle of the first week.
If you won the lottery today, what would you spend your money on? Gummy bears and a college education.
What’s the last thing you Googled? Kanye West 2020
If you were arrested today, what is the crime you would have committed? Streaking

Nick Johnson ‘19

Major: Undeclared
Voice Part: Baritone/Bass
From: Baltimore, MD
Favorite Song: “You are the One I Love” – Jon McLaughlin
If you could be any food item, what would you be and why? Green tea, because it’s zen and low-carb.
Is there anything else you want our readers to know about you? I’m friendly. Say hi to me.
If you won the lottery today, what would you spend your money on? I would go on a world exploration and try to visit as many places as possible.
What’s the last thing you Googled? Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden
Biggest pet peeve: Don’t ask me what you should do; chart your own course through life.
Most used emoji: 😉

New Generals not listed: Kebron Sawhny ‘18

ANDROGYNY

Anna Rupp ‘19

Major: Biology?
Voice Part: Soprano
From: Minnetonka, MN
Favorite Song: “Mexico” – The Staves
If you could be any food item, what would you be and why? Peanut Butter. It’s delicious and spreadable.
If you won the lottery today, what would you spend your money on? All the clothes. All of them. Oh, and shoes.
Most used emoji: Penguin
If you were arrested today, what is the crime you would have committed? Speeding
Chocolate or Cheese? Chocolate.

Bristow Richards ‘19

Major: Undeclared
Voice Part: Tenor
From: Columbia, SC
Favorite Song: “The Divided Sky” – Phish
If you could be any food item, what would you be and why? Crunchy peanut butter, because crunchy is better than creamy, always.
Is there anything else you want our readers to know about you? I am very serious about crunchy peanut butter being better than creamy.
If you won the lottery today, what would you spend your money on? Concert tickets for days, and enough funding to bring back Lula Bell.
What’s the last thing you Googled? Duck Army
If you were arrested today, what is the crime you would have committed? Downloading music. Lots and lots of music.

Matt Hunter ‘19

Major: Theatre
Voice Part: Bass/Baritone
From: Columbus, GA
Favorite Song: “Dreams” – The Allman Brothers Band
Why did you decide to audition for an a cappella group? I wanted the opportunity to sing alongside a cappella greats like Nathan Brown, Elijah Moffe, and all of Androgyny.

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