Pitching perfect: TCU A cappella


The mixed gender a cappella group, License to Trill performing at the concert (Makenzie Stallo/TCU 360).

By Kristen Clarke

The mixed gender a cappella group, License to Trill performing at the concert (Makenzie Stallo/TCU 360).
The mixed gender a cappella group, License to Trill, performing at the concert (Makenzie Stallo/TCU 360).

Three TCU A cappella groups are hitting all the right notes. 

More than 200 students filled the ballroom of the Brown-Lupton University Union to see the groups perform on Monday evening.

This marked the first time the three groups of the A cappella society performed together. All are preparing for the the International Collegiate Competition of A Cappella.

“The concert helped connect the groups and will lead to more concerts where we perform together,”  said junior Will Benish of the Horned Tones.

The performance was streamed on Facebook Live. It can be viewed on the TCU A Cappella Society Facebook page.

Here Comes Treble.
Here Comes Treble performing at the concert (courtesy of Here Comes Treble).

Here Comes Treble, the all women’s group, performed covers of “Dear Future Husband” by Meghan Trainor, “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King, “Beautiful Girl” by Sean Kingston, “Apologize” by One Republic and“Rather Be” by Clean Bandit.

The Horned Tones, the all men’s group, sang a song about Coca-Cola and then about their love for Chick-fil-A. The men also sang “The Sky is the Limit” by Jason Derulo and “Brother” by NeedtoBreathe.

An on-stage selfie by The Horned Tones. Courtesy of the Horned Tones facebook page.
An on-stage selfie by the Horned Tones (Photo courtesy of the Horned Tones Facebook page).

The mixed gender group, License to Trill, concluded the performance with “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake, “Sing” by My Chemical Romance and “Never Forget You” by Zara Larson.

“The audience gave us a lot of energy and we played off of that,” said Sophie Bougeois, a first-year member of License to Trill. “Performances are really a conversation between the performers and the audience.”

The event drew such a large crowd that some audience members were seated on the floor.

“Hopefully, as we continue to perform on campus, we will bring in even larger crowds. Tonight was a definite success to the beginning of an awesome year,” Benish said.