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Obertones Alumni Newsletter: Spring Tour Issue
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Obertones Alumni Newsletter:
The Spring Tour Issue

March 2014

Greetings, Obertones brethren, and welcome to the special SPRING TOUR issue of our newsletter. If you want to see the 'Tones performing live, of if you can help with contacts, gigs, or publicity, read on. Let us know what you are up to and what you think of the newsletter on our alumni Facebook page or by replying to this message.

In this issue:


Obertones Spring Tour 2014

March 21
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Performing with the Rochester Yellowjackets
 
March 22
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
Informal performance with Ithacapella
 
March 23
Grace Church, Newton, MA
It’s a show, a concert, at a church.
 
March 24
To be confirmed, likely a gig at a hospital where Sammy Mellman’s uncle works…
 
March 25
Concord Academy, Concord, MA
Mid-day show. At Edmund’s alma mater.
 
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Evening show Harvard Veritones and Harvard Callbacks
 
March 26
Glen Urquhart School, Beverly Farms, MA
Concert and Workshop, 11:10 am.  Yes, eleven-ten. A.M.
 
March 27
Boston, MA
Possible busking at Quincy Market and other places.

Lilypad Inman (live music club), 6:30 pm
1353 Cambridge St,, Cambridge
 
TBD – Lexington High School
TBD – Alumni Association at a coffee house in Boston, MA
 
March 28
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Performing with Yale Pitches and Tones
Time TBD
 
March 29
New York, NY
Busking at High Line, Washington Square Park, Union Square
1 – 5 pm (ish)
 
Evening Gig TBD
(‘Tones need your help – find them a gig!)
 
March 30
Drive back to Oberlin
 
Contact the 'Tones for more details or to suggest gigs/contacts.

New Obertones URL and Web Site

The 'Tones put a ton of work into their new site, and it looks great:   Obertones.com

Video: 'Tones Do Backstreet Boys

Newly uploded Backstreet Boys medley from the Parents Weekend concert in November:

Upcoming Events

  • March 19 – Mudd Study Break, Oberlin College
  • April 13 – Wittenberg A Cappella, Springfield, OH
  • April 26 – Spring Concert in Finney Chapel
  • May 2 – North Royalton High School Acappelloooza, North Royalton, OH
  • May 26 – Commencement, Oberlin, OH

Alumni Spotlight: News from Our Network

Want to promote yourself, a performance, business venture, vacation plans, and/or opportunities to connect with other ‘Tones? Post to our Obertones Alumni Facebook page, and we’ll pick it up.
Tim Smith '92 is making people smile and jump up and down in and around Durham, North Carolina. Check him out at Dindi, Tim Smith Band, and Archbishops of Blount Street.
Matt Hubbard '94 is a professional musician based in Austin, Texas, but he travels and gigs constantly (we really can’t keep up), playing with the likes of 7 Walkers and a long list of legendary names in the music biz.  This photo is some indication of the jamming that is Matt’s day job.
 

From the Alumni Advisory Board


This newsletter is brought to you by the Obertones Alumni Advisory Board: Arnold Lee, David Ehrenstein, Chad Putka, Peter Seiler, and Charles McGuire. Our mission is to mentor and collaborate with the current Obertones, facilitate networking and community-building within our alumni network, and develop long-term strategies for maintaining the institution that is The Oberlin Obertones for years to come. We have been meeting monthly by phone. Please contact us if you have ideas or would like to help out.
 
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