The Wesleyan Spirits Want You…
…But only if you’re male and enjoy singing… and college a cappella. The Wesleyan Spirits, Wesleyan’s oldest and all-male a cappella group, are holding auditions for any dudes, homies, sk8er boiz, ballas, hustlas, pimps, playas, bros, or all around good-guys with angelic voices.
Bring something to sing, a funny joke or haiku, a pen, and anything else that makes you feel special.
What: Wesleyan Spirits Auditions
When: This Wednesday & Thursday 6:30-8:30 PM
Where: Alpha Delta Phi Greene Room (Corner of Church & High)
save the date for
The Wesleyan Spirits
30th Reunion Celebration
during Reunion & Commencement Weekend
May 20-22, 2011
subject to change
Friday, May 20
6 p.m. Dinner and Program
8 p.m. Closed Rehearsal
9 p.m. Open Rehearsal
Saturday, May 21
12 p.m. Wesleyan Assembly
1 p.m. Lunch and Festival on Foss Hill
6 p.m. Informal Dinner Gathering
9 p.m. All-College Sing
10 p.m. Reunion Concert
Sunday, May 22
9 a.m. Brunch
11 a.m. 179th Commencement
Fairfield Inn, Wallingford
$99/night plus tax
Call (203) 284-0001 by April 19 and ask for the “Wesleyan Reunion” block.
On-campus Residence Halls
$120/twin bed for up to three nights (Thursday-Saturday)
Reserve your room when you register at www.wesleyan.edu/rc (registration opens in mid-March). Rooms are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so please register early if you’d like to stay on campus.
Registration fees will vary on a sliding scale by class year and will range from $30-110 per person for the entire weekend. When you complete the online registration form, please indicate that you will attend the Friday Spirits Dinner, the Saturday Festival on Foss Hill Lunch, and the Sunday Brunch. If you are in a Reunion Class (classes ending in 1 or 6), you can also sign up for your Saturday Class Dinner (at an additional charge for members of the Classes of 1981-1996). All Spirits and their guests who do not attend a Reunion Dinner on Saturday will gather for an informal dinner at 6 p.m.
Is Thanksgiving really only a couple weeks away? The semester has flown by and Fall Jam is creeping up on us. We've had a bunch of great concerts this semester, new awesome freshmen, and a new CD on the way. All in all, it's a very exciting semester for The Spirits!
The freshmen this year are seriously House. Troll Rob, Snooki, Jamin J, and Ethel are not only musically awesome, they are also extremely talented Ninja players.
We enjoyed a wonderful trip to Whitingham, VT for fall break. We sang a lot, played ninja, ate good food, and learned about engrams and scientology. What more could you ask for during a fall break? Thanks to Katherine Eyster and her family for offering their beautiful house for us to stay in.
Our new studio recorded CD, Shannon Bond, will be out December 2nd! You can either get a hard copy at the Fall Jam Concert, or look for us on iTunes within the next couple weeks.
Fall Jam Concert
Fall Jam this year is Thursday, December 2nd. We look forward to seeing you all there!
What a semester! The Spirits had an extremely productive and exciting last few months and we want to share with you what we have been up to.
Please note that our concert in DC has changed locations. We will now be singing at the Westmoreland Congregational Church at 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda MD 20816. See below for the rest of the concert details.
Just 2 weeks until our epic spring break tour! We'll be having a concert in Washington, DC and would love for you to come. Bring your friends or family for a guaranteed hour of fine entertainment and debauchery.
The Spirits are going to be singing at two concerts in the next two weeks. How exciting!
ONE NIGHT ONLY: Come see the Wesleyan Spirits AND the Cardinal Sinners perform together at last, along with our special guests, the Higher Keys from Brown University.
Be sure not to miss this ONCE IN A LIFE TIME EVENT. Think FIREWORKS, EXTREME ELATION, and A CAPPELLA TUNES YOU CANNOT DENY.
Time: 8 PM
Place: Olin Lobby
Wesleyan Spirits Fall Jam? More like, Wesleyan Spirits Full Jam! Come join us, The Wesleyan Spirits; The oldest all-male a cappella group of all time, for a night of magic, pyrotechnics, and puppies from around the world! The Spirits will present the finest of their repertoire in a bi-anual celebration of branity reigning supremely!!
When: 9:00 PM, Tuesday Dec. 15th
Where: Wesleyan Memorial Chapel
Come one, come all, come raise the song for Wesleyan.
Update: The concert will be webcast LIVE at (http://condor.wesleyan.edu/openmedia/webcast/cast1.qtl)
The link will be active 5 minutes before the concert begins.
My new album, Underhill Downs, is now available to the world, and there is no enormous publicity machine here in my apartment.
This album is my masterpiece. The budget spun out of control, I got 21 other brilliant people to contribute, and I went whole hog on the arrangements, adding strings, drum machines, keyboards, trumpet, vibraphone, hand percussion, piano, zither, melodica, and on one song, farm implements.
I wanted the music to be eclectic, with an indie rock influence but without really belonging in a specific genre. I wanted the songs to avoid cliche and have the immediacy of personal material. This album is a sonic and emotional adventure.
"Overabundantly gifted with pop songcrafting gifts...
a young Todd Rundgren, Badfinger, John Vanderslice, Elliott Smith, and
Sage Francis all come to mind, though Patton actually sounds quite original and fresh."
- Dream Magazine
Come visit my revamped website and download a track, so I can show the cynical people out there that there are still enthusiasts hungry for the kind of music made by devoted independents. The free song up this month is called Rockets. (Right-Click Save As) The whole album will be posted one song at a time, so you can get it without paying for it if you are so inclined!
We downloaded it, we loved it, we hope you do too!