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AirCappella: All-Whistling Music Group

“I had always assumed that most people could whistle, but I'd say that around half of the people who I tell about AirCappella mention to me that they can't whistle themselves,” says AirCappella member Ben Creed ’09. AirCappella, Vassar’s co-ed whistling troupe, is known on campus and beyond for their unique ability to transform pop songs into whistled harmonies, sometimes to very unusual crowds. “We were hired to perform for a pharmaceuticals company in Atlanta this past January,” says Creed. “They flew us down, paid us, and gave us each a room with a king-size bed, all to whistle "Eye of the Tiger" once at their sales/marketing meeting.”

Creed says that to the best of their knowledge, there are few other whistling a cappella groups out there besides AirCapella. “We’ve heard there is a whistling group at Brown called Lip Service, and one person said she might once have heard of a group somewhere in England. That's all we know of besides us,” he says.

AirCappella's end-of-semester concert is December 9 at 8:00 p.m. in Rockefeller Hall, Room 200. The group will be doing their annual holiday caroling outside ACDC and around campus in the days leading up to it.

Other of Vassar’s a cappella groups are gearing up for an exciting holiday season: Measure 4 Measure’s final concert is December 13 at 9:00 p.m. in Rockefeller Hall, Room 300. The Vassar Devilswill perform their annual winter concert on Friday, December 12 at 8:00 p.m. in Taylor Hall, Room 102. “We'll be introducing our six freshmen, and debuting some brand-new songs in addition to many old Devils favorites,” reports Mary Beth Alexander ’09. And The Vastards will host their end-of-semester concert December 10 at 7:15 p.m. in Taylor Hall, Room 102.

December 2008

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