It has been a great 2012 - 2013 for Hawkapella! We have a core group of soon-to-be seniors that have been in the group since they were freshman which gives us an incredible foundation for my final year as Music Director. Unfortunately, we did have to say goodbye to 4 members of Hawkapella: Ian Baxter, Jacob Silver, TJ Wieczorek and Matt Reddick due to their graduation and these gents will be sorely missed. However, I am excited to welcome some new members in the fall as well as decide upon the next Music Director of the group!
In the fall, we kicked off the year with our invitational concert and took in Hansdey and Matt Reddick (who took a leave of absence from the group until his senior year). We then spent October prepping the group for the year and at the end of the month, we hosted the Smiffenpoofs from Smith College. We then traveled to Smith and Wheaton Colleges (Noteables and Wheatones) and ended the semester with a killer fall show (holiday themed).
In the spring, we started with our valentines day fundraiser which was our biggest success to date. After that, we geared up for an awesome acappellooza and then spent the rest of the semester prepping for a great spring show. We had to re-group since we last 2 members in the fall. We were also lucky enough to give a masterclass to some kids from Sedgwick Middle School and perform at a private party at the Simsbury Inn.
Along with our success and many additions to our repetoire, we welcomed a new manager/mom to our group: Lucy D'Angelo. Lucy is a management major at Hartt with minors in everything else and is going to be an asset to Hawkapella. I am excited to see the progress we can make with her at the helm.
Anyways, we are really looking forward to our best year yet next year and keep an eye out for audition notices and concert flyers. If you are interested in joining or just want to be a fanboy/girl, don't hesitate to talk to one of us about the group - we love it more than anything.
See y'all in the fall!
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