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Below are the 20 most recent journal entries recorded in Resonance a cappella members and alums' LiveJournal:

Saturday, August 11th, 2007
12:10 am
[westwasp]
Howdy Resonators! With my pending west coast relocation, I'll have to be more vicarious in following the exploits of our favorite all-singing operation, and join in with dame_ratcliffe in advocating a So-Cal tour.

Good luck with auditions this fall! Someone post how it goes!
Friday, April 27th, 2007
2:13 pm
[mrgoodluckbear]
Check this out, Resonators.




Current Mood: bouncy
Tuesday, April 25th, 2006
6:25 pm
[skweeky_kleen]
RARB review posted!
Hey Folks,

Just wanted to let you know that the RARB review for Left on Red is up.
http://rarb.org/reviews/620.html#

What do you think?

-Stephanie
Wednesday, January 18th, 2006
2:08 pm
[skweeky_kleen]
and....we're going on tour!
After a fantastic tour of the northeast last spring break, Resonance is at it again!

but we need your help!

We're going on a tour in Florida, and are still looking for locations, organizations, etc. that we can go to for gigs.

please email res-tour@mit.edu if you have any leads/suggestions/encouragement, etc.

-S
1:59 pm
[skweeky_kleen]
News updates!
I'm not sure how many of you are on the alum email list (and if you're not on it, ie you havent received emails recently, email resonance-request@mit.edu about it) but there's tons of great news!

(as sent out in an email from Solomon Bisker)
The members of the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America (CASA)
have voted and awarded Resonance two 2006 A Cappella Community Awards, in our
only two categories of eligibility!

Favorite Scholastic A cappella Album:
Winner (Tie): Left on Red (MIT Resonance), Shadowplay (Stanford Harmonics)
Runner Up: None

(The vaguely-titled "Favorite Scholastic A cappella Album" category includes any
a cappella albums released by any high school or college group, including mixed,
male and female groups, in the past year)

Favorite Mixed Collegiate Group:
Winner: Stanford Harmonics
Runner Up (Tie): MIT Resonance, Northwestern Purple Haze, UPenn Off the Beat

A full list of winners in all categories is available here:
http://www.casa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=346&Itemid=149

Note that these awards are NOT the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards
(CARAs), though both programs are run by CASA (and, we suspect, include many of
the same voters....) Rather, the ACAs are a new program, started in 2004, and
are voted on by the CASA community at large, with hundreds of members voting.
The 2006 CARA nominations will be announced within the next month.
Friday, December 9th, 2005
1:16 pm
[naiaha]
concert today!
Resonance concert TODAY!

9PM, 10-250

be dare.

Current Mood: excited
Saturday, November 19th, 2005
1:50 pm
[skweeky_kleen]
WE MADE BOCA 2006!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, it's true.
We've made BOCA.
Seriously!

The song is Mystify, arranged by Sara Tenenbein and David Vincent. Solos by Maxine Lee and Julia Felice.

our CD will be coming out December 9th (day of our concert)

If you haven't preordered yet, please let us know (email resonance-request@mit.edu)

To listen to clips of all the songs, go to http://web.mit.edu/resonance/www/secondcd.html

To listen to streamed full versions of a few of our songs (including the BOCA-tastic song Mystify), hop over to our MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/mitresonance


So happy right now. Thanks to everyone who was a part of this, especially David Vincent for working so hard on our CD.

See you hopefully December 9th!!

-Stephanie

Current Mood: ecstatic
Tuesday, November 1st, 2005
12:03 am
[westwasp]
Five Year Reunion
The idea has been floated, and I'm all for it... would be end of Jan/beg. of Feb.? No specific idea, just a fan of gathering (in Boston, I presume)
Friday, October 21st, 2005
7:22 am
[skweeky_kleen]
Fall Concert Date
Hey folks,

Not sure how many of you guys know this, but the Fall Concert is going to be:

Friday, December 9th, at 9 pm.

I already know that some of you might be coming (since you live in the area), but maybe comment letting us know who's coming! I've been told a certain asian boy who sings steal my kisses has just paid $300 to come back to Boston for the weekend. . .

(not saying if you are a bazillion miles away that you should pay a bazillion dollars or so to fly out here. .. but anyway)


okay, awesome. I can't wait to see all you guys!

-Stephanie

Current Mood: tired
Tuesday, October 18th, 2005
11:18 am
[skweeky_kleen]
GBIS videos!
So, this past weekend was parents weekend, and you know what that means: GBIS!!!

And we blew them all away. . . if I do say so myself.

Take a look for yourself, the videos are on our archives page:

http://web.mit.edu/resonance/www/archives/

or individually at:


http://web.mit.edu/resonance/www/archives/video/shutup.mov

http://web.mit.edu/resonance/www/archives/video/harder.mov

http://web.mit.edu/resonance/www/archives/video/brightside.mov


Anyway, that's all for now!

-Stephanie
Thursday, October 6th, 2005
11:06 pm
[caspr]
fund-raising idea
Hey all.. I'd like to reiterate an idea I suggested to some resonators several months ago. I know that the current group has been really busy with CD-recording and tour- um, touring, so you haven't really any time for big social events. I suggest that you guys organize some sort of dinner or party to invite all your alums to, as a fund-raising event. If you work it right, it would cost you guys very little effort or money, but hopefully remind us alums how much fun Resonance is/was. And, of course, therefore loosen our pocketbook strings some.

So yeah, toss that idea around and let me know if it's a plan. (I'll be holding off on my donations until then.) ;)
Wednesday, September 7th, 2005
5:21 pm
[skweeky_kleen]
New Shotts!
Hey everyone!

I'm not sure how many people were around when we came up with the idea to call our newbies "shotts". Explanation behind it: Our symbol is the wine glass, they're a smaller version, shot glass, or pledge class, or shot class. . .etc. The extra "t" is there because shotts are hott, and the more t's in "hot", the hotter you are, so, yeah. . ..

ANYWAY, this past weekend was the Activities Midway, and Auditions, Callbacks, etc. And. . .we came out of that with. . .SEVEN SHOTTS!!! Yes, that's right. We're up to a healthy 17.

Stay tuned.

oh, and we also got the domain MITresonance.com, so you can always visit there instead of web.mit.edu/resonance/www. you can access it either way.

I may forget to post more to this, but if you have any questions about people we took or what happened, let me know!

-Stephanie

Current Mood: happy
Saturday, June 18th, 2005
2:55 pm
[skweeky_kleen]
another request for (female) singers
in case you were looking for something to do:

To: A cappella Groups

From: Mary d'Entremont (617) 735-9254

Date: June 18, 2005

Re: Chorus recruitment




l Comments:

Please post this as informational material for members and former members of your a cappella group.

If you know of any former members living in the greater Boston area who may be interested in joining the chorus, we would appreciate you letting them know about us. We are a registered non-profit organization. We thank you very much for your attention to this announcement. Yours in harmony !!



AUDITIONS / OPEN REHEARSALS



The Liberty Belle Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, a competitive award winning women’s chorus rehearsing in Arlington, MA is seeking female singers of all ages. Add a little *sparkle* to your life!! Catch on to one of the hottest hobbies for women. Experience the *joyful noise* of singing with a group of women dedicated to the art of 4-part harmony and ensemble singing. The chorus is conducting a search for talented ambitious female vocalists. Come visit a rehearsal and see what we’re all about. Learn about our past and present accomplishments and our future goals. Directed by Master Director Barbara Braxten, the chorus entertains with ballads, Broadway show tunes, rhythm & blues, and exciting choreography. Weekly rehearsals every Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. in St. Camillus Church hall, 1175 Concord Turnpike, Arlington, MA (directly off Rte 2, Exit 57) For additional information call:

(617) 735-9254 or 978-287-4445

web: http://libertybellechorus.org

e-mail: info@libertybellechorus.org

--k, cool, figured if anyone was interested, then that's there.

--Stephanie
Tuesday, May 31st, 2005
5:20 pm
[skweeky_kleen]
Song Ideas, anyone?
Hey Alumni and current members. . .just wondering if anyone had ideas for songs the group should do. I dont know if you want to post to here, or email someone. you can email me (srs@mit.edu), or i guess email resonance-request@mit.edu.


I just figure that we need to expand our rep, bring back so more eccentric pieces. or if anyone can think of cool sounding pop songs, thats cool too.

Thanks!

-Steph
Monday, May 9th, 2005
11:57 pm
[skweeky_kleen]
if you're looking for resonance sound files. . .
let me know.

I have some of the gbis and sgbis recordings from some of the concerts, and I also could get some other files off of our server if you're interested. I suppose you could just email resonance-request@mit.edu if you want certain mp3s. I just remember hearing some of the alumni saying they dont have recordings of songs. . .so I can see if I can get them to you, or maybe I can post them to my public (or if you know how to post it to livejournal, let me know)

Steph
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005
9:37 am
[dame_ratcliffe]
Concert this Weekend
Just a reminder to those who watch this community that the Resonance concert is Saturday night at 9PM in 10-250.

Corey and I get to campus around 1:30 or so Friday and leave way too early on Sunday (by the time we figured out when Corey's mom could watch our puppy, tix for the afternoon flights had gotten very expensive!!!). Anyway, I'm not organizing a big group dinner for the first time this trip because we won't be there Sunday and the current members will be performing both Friday and Saturday night. I hope everyone will be going to the afterparty though!!!!!!

More people should post here. I'd love to hear how everyone's doing!

Current Mood: busy
Tuesday, April 19th, 2005
11:39 am
[dame_ratcliffe]
I'm very happy to see that we have 10 members now!!! 7 old members (5 of those are originals) and 3 current members. Please encourage other Resonators to join!!!

I figured I'd put a quick post up here about recent things that made me think of Resonance. First, concert is 2 weeks from Saturday,May 7. I know westwasp, piratemnkyrobot and I will all be traveling up and I assume caspr and her boy will be there...Are the rest of you oldies going to be around?

Next thing I wanted to mention was that we went to see The Bobs on Thursday night, the group we opened for in Kresge when we were less than a year old and just starting to make our mark at MIT. They were very cool and afterwards I got to tell them that we opened for them once upon a time...which was spiffy.

And I guess last is that I had a dream last night that piratemnkyrobot and I were still in the group, and we'd been sung out when we actually were, but then stuck around Boston and ended up still being in the group. But this term would be our last officially, so in my dream I was trying to figure out if we going to be sung out again or what. It was very strange...I guess I just miss everyone.

Well, hope to see lots of you in 2 and a 1/2 weeks, and the rest of you soon!!!
Thursday, April 7th, 2005
5:38 pm
[skweeky_kleen]
auditions opportunity (for men)
Hey there everyone,
I figured I'd post this in case anyone is interested


Vocal talent sought for successful, high profile, professional a cappella group based in Ithaca, NY. They’ve toured and shared the stage with Barenaked Ladies, Hootie and the Blowfish, Rascal Flatts, Diamond Rio, the Four Tops, and the Temptations. The attached ad is being sent to all college a cappella groups. Please forward it to all of your alumni. It is also being posted with professional music organizations. Please forward to your entire mailing list. This is a national search for interested male candidates in their 20’s who wish to pursue a serious performance career. This is an incredible opportunity and therefore highly competitive. They’re booked extensively well into 2006, so be advised that YOU WILL BE TRAVELING EXTENSIVELY. Serious applicants only. Contact Sons Of Pitches management at pat@sonsofpitches.com and see us at www.sonsofpitches.com . Do you want a job after college, or do you want to get paid to do what you love? This is what you’ve been waiting for.


I don't know how to attach the image they had.

They've at least got a cute name. . .sons of pitches!

-Steph

Current Mood: bouncy
Monday, March 7th, 2005
10:08 am
[dame_ratcliffe]
Another a cappella group...
I'm mainly posting this for the benefit of alums who are not on campus to hear about this, but it seems another new a cappella group is forming. I just got this email. More competition for the Logs than Resonance, but I just thought it was interesting, and you all might want to know.

"Want to join MIT's newest, smallest, and most awesome all-male a cappella group...?

>>>IMPULSE AUDITIONS<<<

This Friday, from 7 to 10 PM, on the 3rd floor of the student center!

We are a different type of a cappella group.
With only 5 guys, there is no way you will be lost in the crowd.

Want to check us out, ask a question, or get a time to audition?
Email Impulse-Auditions@mit.edu."
Sunday, February 27th, 2005
9:06 am
[dame_ratcliffe]
Yay, our community is starting...
Welcome current LJ users to the Resonance of MIT community. I've been meaning to send an email out to the resonance and res-alums lists to encourage other folks to sign up for LJ and join the community so we can all keep in touch better. I think I'll go do that now...hope to talk to you all soon!!!
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