One Note Stand’s ‘Mission’ a Success
By AMANDA MCCULLOUGH
Taking the stage with a series of James Bond montages, dressed in sunglasses, heels and suits, accapella group One Note Stand began their “secret mission,” code named “ONS1212011,” to entertain a crowd of students, parents and faculty in Dodd Auditorium last Thursday, Dec. 1.
With three members dropping out throughout the semester, One Note had a tough start, but their final performance showed that this group could handle anything and still produce a top-notch performance.
With an energy that I haven’t seen at an accapella show before One Note kept the pace and energy up through the night while also showing their sweet dance movies.
To start the night off, senior Bobby Tillet sang “Chicago” by Sufjan Stevens.
As president of One Note, Tillet has often been a soloist and has many fans with his smooth and talented voice, along with great stage presence. Moving through a series of songs including “Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith, sophomore Keegan Cooke got the crowd energized and singing along to this classic hit, while senior Hillary Lyons’ beautiful soprano voice could be heard harmonizing throughout the night.
A key component of the night’s success for almost any acappella group is the vocal percussionists, and Inga Maleombho and Mitchell Bass did not let down the crowd as they beat boxed from start to finish.
Maleombho showed another talent later in the night rapping during “ Lost in the World” by Kanye West during the group’s final number, which was by far the best performance of the night.
“Lost in The World” showed One Note’s gift of musical arrangement done by senior Tommy Campbell, who as musical director for the group is responsible for all the musical arrangements that One Note uses.
Creating the arrangements himself allows One Note to showcase their skills and talents that fit their musical stylings, which “Lost in The World” did.
For those who are not musically inclined, accappella is truly a musical sport and takes talent to do.
Luckily, One Note isn’t short on talent and you won’t want to miss them when they perform again next semester at their annual Spring Concert.
Image courtesy of Marie Sicola/Bullet