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The One Note Stand uses murder theme in latest concert

The One Note Stand uses murder theme in latest concert

By ISABEL FAUST

Who was the murderer? This terrifying question was answered at The One Note Stand’s mystery themed fall concert, which took place Saturday, Nov. 12. The a Cappella group, The One Note Stand, blew the audience away singing songs such as Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman,” “Send My Love” by Adele, “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake and many more.

Every year, The One Note Stand incorporates a theme into their concert. Basing the concert’s theme off of the play “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” members of The One Note Stand opened up the concert with a video, examining the various suspects for the murder, and closed the show with a fun upbeat encore number, “What Do You Mean” by Justin Bieber.

Even as just an audience member the concert was a blast, when asked about her favorite part of the concert, Karen Smith, junior environmental science major, said “My favorite part was getting to sing “Send My Love” because Lucy [the soloist] rocked it, and it was the most comfortable I’ve felt on stage.”

The fun was contagious and members of The One Note Stand kept the mood of the concert humorous and fun by having the emcee tell mystery and a Cappella related jokes.

When asked about the theme idea, Madison McCoy, junior marketing major and a member of BellACappella said, “The theme was a great idea. It made me laugh and everyone looked like they were having a good time, which I appreciated.”

Junior economics major and member of The One Note Stand Alli Jakubek, who played the part of the murderer added that, “the group members strive to embrace the tight-knit and fun nature of the group.”

The One Note Stand worked hard individually and collectively during rehearsals to nail the various arrangements, and for good reason too. The concert had a great turnout and everyone was more comfortable on stage. Members from the two other a Capella groups, Symphonics and BellACappella, came to show their support for One Note.

Jamie Carey, junior psychology major, said “I love supporting One Note and I’ve attended most of their concerts and in past years, [One Note] has had some trouble with the volume but this year there was a perfect balance between background singers and the soloist.”

The One Note Stand has overcome losses and challenges in order to become a more competitive and cohesive group. The concert was a joy to watch, including a variety of songs, even some duets and mash-ups.

The One Note Stand also made the concert upbeat and interactive with the audience telling a story between songs and asking the audience to vote via their cell phones for the murderer, during intermission.

If you missed their fall concert, The One Note Stand will be holding their next concert in the spring semester.

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