Feb

22

Non Sequitur: Nonsequitur Wins Prizes; Now Destined for Awesome Places

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A capella groups are to college as semi-nude, older gentlemen are to Dodge on the weekends; they’re unavoidable, ostentatious, and often unwelcome.

Among the multitudinous a capella groups on campus, many are better known for their provocative recruitment posters than their performances.  Every once in a while, however, a group makes us proud.

Nonsequitur‘s website lists them as being known for, among other things, “looking generally attractive.”  Their hard work and natural charm paid off this weekend at Wellesley, where they took first place in the Northeast division quarterfinal in the International Championships of Collegiate A Capella (ICCA, and yes, that’s a real organization).  Not only that, but they earned the highest score of all twenty-four groups in the quarterfinals.

Benjamin Velez, CC ’10, won something extra special for his “outstanding arrangement” of a song for the group.  In a month’s time, they’ll be visiting Boston again, but to meet our technically-enabled, differently-abled friends at MIT for the Northeast Semifinal, Capitalized for Importance.

A tip of the hat to you, and good luck!

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21 Comments

  1. Nonseq Groupie  

    YEAH!!! Go Nonseq!! You truly deserve it for being an amazing amazing group of people. And so fricken talented too!

  2. wow.  

    I can't imagine what the other groups were like if Nonseq did that well...

    • Reality check.  

      HAH. Probably some bitter Nonseq reject that had to settle for another group.

      All pettiness aside though, congrats to you all (you guys are BY FAR the most talented group at Columbia), and I hope to see you more on campus! Make us proud at Semifinals!

    • Anonymous  

      To whom it may concern:
      Musicianship - you should look into it.

      Nonseq rocks.

      And don't you remember.
      We built this city on rock and roll

  3. Really?

    Because the website says they got the second-highest score in the country...

  4. score  

    they did actually get the highest score in the northeast quarterfinals, but second-highest score in the country

  5. benjamin velez  

    is my hero

  6. I love  

    NONSEQ!!

    soooooo proud of you guys. you deserved it.

  7. Benjamin

    is boss. THE BOSS OF ALL OF YOU.

  8. nonseq  

    even though i loathe your kind, i wish you success, and hope you see the inside of alice tully hall.

  9. i mean...

    Ben Velez, dreamboat as he may be, is nothing compared to the firecracker that is Freddie Tunnard.

  10. sequie  

    I love benjamin velez and nonseq more than anything. and I really hate acappella. like, really. nonseq is just the best, hands down.

  11. anonymous groupie...

    1. ben velez is to music what tina fey is to comedy.

    2. freddie tunnard is too good looking for her own good, truth.

    3. i am so glad you didn't let any other group PASS YOU BY! you guys are the greatest and i am completely obsessed with you.

  12. holy sh*t

    you guys rock. I love the videos. and the sexiness that is nonseq.

    stomp it OUT!

    so much love.

  13. may we call you...  

    ....Champions????

  14. Anonymous  

    Hey Bwog! Videos of the performances are now on YouTube.

    Fallin': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yba17-t0Zpc

    I'm Yours: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrvUL3IbZBU

    Livin' on a Prayer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGtrUi1Ur20

    Sweet Child o' Mine (encore): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yqrh-ABZIGk

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