Founded in 2005, Rhythm & Roos is a mixed honors a cappella singing group of 22 students. They sing at many types of special UA events, including Honors College events, sports events, and other student and alumni gatherings.
In February, 2007, they were chosen to be one of nine groups from four states to compete in the Intercollegiate a cappella regional competition held at the University of Michigan.
In April, 2009, they held their first annual spring concert in Simmons Hall’s Auditorium. They used this as an opportunity to take donations for the Fuller Center for Housing. Shortly afterwards, they hosted Tiffin University’s a cappella group: Up in the Air.
In February, 2010, they held a benefit concert for Imagine Missions in the Student Union, and, they sang The National Anthem for Colin Powell at EJ Thomas Hall. Then, in April, they raised over $500 for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk for the Cure at their spring concert.
In the 2010-2011 school year, Rhythm & Roos raised more than $2,500, benefitting The Haven of Rest, The Red Cross, The American Cancer Society, and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Officers for Spring 2011 include:
Student Director: Stephen Tripp
Assistant Director: Abbie Apsel
Treasurer: Sarah Highman
Public Relations Chair: Greg Sauline
Webmaster: Tim Nixdorf
Music Librarian: Mackenzie Cunningham
Historian: Miranda Burbridge
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Mugler
Rhythm & 'Roos loves to perform for campus events and to raise money for good causes. If you would like R&R to perform for your event or to raise money for your cause, please contact Greg Sauline at email@example.com. Please do so at least 1 month in advance so the R&R's members can check their availability and make the necessary preparations for the event.
Students interested in participating in this mixed SATB a cappella singing group are invited to complete the interest form below.
If you are interested in auditioning, please contact Abbie Apsel at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.