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The Blue & Gray Press | November 20, 2017

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One Note Stand Sings Out: UMW’s Newest Crooners to Perform

BY LANDON JAMES

This Friday is the only chance you will have to see the first ever individual concert by the University’s newsest a cappella group on its climactic rise to the top of campus charts.
One Note Stand, formed between January and February of 2008, is a co-ed club consisting of a dynamic group of singers ranging from new freshmen, RAs, members of the Judicial Review Board, and many more backgrounds.
“Something that is really good about our group is how different our members are,” said junior Emilie Begin, assistant music director of the group.
Begin is a English major whom members of the group aptly refer to as a “sopralto.”
Sopralto is merely a small taste of the underlying comical aspect purveying the core of this truly unique and entertaining group.
The title of the group was heavily debated over and One Note Stand just narrowly beat out names such as “Chordgasm” and “Grand Staff Infection.”
According to Begin, humor was always first on the list for choosing the group’s name.
“We wanted something funny that was also a play on words,” Begin said.
The concert will be held at 8 p.m. Tickets are $1, and the proceeds from the concert will benefit VH1’s Save The Music Foundation.
“We want to make a difference and have a positive impact on the campus and community,” One Note Stand’s treasurer and alto Diana Scott said.
Some songs one can expect to see at their show are “Samson” by Regina Spektor, “Valerie” the Amy Winehouse cover, and the Jeff Buckley version of “Hallelujah”.
Since One Note Stand started, it has grown from four girls and five guys to nine girls and six guys.
Auditions for the group will be held again during the spring of 2009, but until then come out Friday and see Mary Washington’s newest a cappella group.