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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!