Downbeats Spring Auditions!

Spring Auditions Jan. 13th!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calling ALL Singers!!
The Downbeats are holding Spring Auditions on Saturday January 13th, 2018 for BOTH male and female voice parts! If you like to sing (and/or get down, get groovy, etc.), then come out to audition! Looking forward to seeing you all there!

When: Saturday January 13th, 2018
What time: Auditions 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Callbacks 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Where: Ryder Hall (follow the signs and you’ll be a-ok)
What you should prepare: Two solos, each 30 seconds to 1 minute long of verse and chorus (try and choose songs that showcase different parts of your voice!)

Any questions? Email Ryo Tsuda at tsuda.r@husky.neu.edu


The Downbeats Album: We Need Your Help!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nudownbeats/the-downbeats-album

This year we’re hoping to extend our outreach beyond the Northeastern community by creating our own album consisting of eight to ten songs from our repertoire. We are more than excited to create a product that shows others who we are as a group: humorous, nostalgic, sometimes emotional, but most importantly, aggressively fun. Every one of our songs is arranged by our own members; an album would be the primary medium to showcase the journey of our hard work of creating and learning our music. We need your help to do it!

We are hoping to raise $4,500 by January of 2018 to make our album a reality. Any donation is more than appreciated; we have fun awards depending on your pledge amount. Be it a signed Downbeats poster, a cover of any song by the Downbeat of your choice, or an original song covered by the Downbeats as a whole, we are ready to thank you for your contribution!

Please feel free to check out our YouTube channel for some of our past performances, as well as our Spotify page where we showcase our previously recorded EP. We hope you enjoy what you hear and choose to contribute to our cause!

With love, The Downbeats

 

 


Downbeats Spring Auditions!

CALLING ALL FEMALE SINGERS!
The Downbeats are holding Spring Auditions on Saturday January 13th, 2018 for female voice parts! If you like to sing (and/or get down, get groovy, etc.), then come out to audition! Looking forward to seeing you all there!

When: Saturday January 13th, 2018
What time: Auditions 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Callbacks 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Where: Ryder Hall (follow the signs and you’ll be a-ok)

What you should prepare: Two solos, each 30 seconds to 1 minute long of verse and chorus (try and choose songs that showcase different parts of your voice!)

Any questions? Email Ryo Tsuda at tsuda.r@husky.neu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Our First Performance of the Year!

This school year has been off to a great start with our five new Babybeats, Julia Kempner, Julie Dobkins, Ryo Tsuda, Emily Christensen, and Tana Domingos! On Wednesday, October 4th, we performed at our very FIRST event of the year! Check out Northeastern University’s Kissing Away Cancer and sign up for Relay for Life if you go to NEU to support a great cause.

We performed two mash-ups. We hope you enjoy what you hear!

Song: Touch (opb. Little Mix)/Slide (opb. Calvin Harris ft. Frank Ocean)
Soloists: Josephine Pettigrew, Leo Poggie
Arrangement: Charles Zheng

Song: For Your Love (opb. Yardbirds)/Are You Gonna Be My Girl (opb. Jet)
Soloists: Ryo Tsuda, Nate Harms
Arrangement: Nate Harms


ICCA 2017

Wow. We cannot believe the ICCA is over.

This year we competed in Varsity Vocal’s International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA).  We were extremely happy, excited, shocked, and proud to place 2nd and receive awards for Outstanding Arrangement and Outstanding Choreography at our Northeast Quarterfinal. With that, we were given the opportunity to perform at Boston Symphony Hall (wowZas) for our Semifinal amongst many other talented groups, including our neighbor’s, NU Distilled Harmony and NU Nor’easters.  It was a surreal experience – one filled with  hours and hours of hard work, intense rehearsals, laughter, cute outfits, suspenders, white, gold, and glittery nail polish,  jaw-dropping surprises, and dance parties. Ultimately, it was an experience that brought us all closer as a family. From December 2016 to March 2017, we pulled together our talents and commitment and created a set we were so proud to perform.

We want to give a special shout-out to our arrangers, Charles Zheng and Nate Harms. These arrangements are masterpieces that took many many hours to create and perfect, and we would not be able to be where we are without  your guidance. We also want to thank our Choreography team, whom consists basically half the group – you know who you are. Thank you for putting imagery to the story our songs tell. You guys rock. Finally, we’d like to thank our fans, friends, and family! Your support and cheers keep us strong.

We hope you enjoy watching our Semifinal performance, and ignore the shakiness!!