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The Blue & Gray Press | August 16, 2018

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Symphonics’ seniors sing goodbye

NicoleContrino

By NICOLE CONTRINO

Singing and tears filled Dodd auditorium as Symfonics made the audience “fall in love” with each and every one of them, some for the last time.

Sunday night began with “Tighten Up,” by the Black Keys, before Symfonics introduced each of the members and began their sad spring concert, ending in goodbyes to all the seniors.

“Singing in my last concert with Symfonics was definitely a mixture of emotions,” said senior anthropology major Melissa Getz.
“Although incredibly sad that my time with this wonderful group of people is coming to an end, I could not help but be simultaneously overcome with joy to be performing beautiful music with my dearest friends, music that we worked so hard on all semester,” Getz said.

Symfonics is one of three acapella groups on the University of Mary Washington’s campus. While the groups have performed together in the Underground, Symfonics holds two concerts every year, fall and spring, denoted just to them and the harmony of the group members.

The co-ed acapella group practices various songs three times a week. However, when they have a concert just around the corner, they can be found practicing every day during the weeks leading up to a big performance.

“Their hard work definitely paid off,” said freshman political science major Caitlin Turner-Lafving. “I thought that it was entertaining to watch and full of true talent.”

While the second half of the concert highlighted the seniors, the entire show truly displayed the talent each performer brings to the table.

“The night shouldn’t be entirely about the seniors, all the other members worked equally as hard to be where they are and worked hard to put on a great show,” said Joe Martin, a senior in the education program.

“They should not be overlooked!”

With over 10 soloist performances, it was very easy to see how much Symfonics encouraged each one of their members to shine and take the spotlight.