Singing Start to Family Weekend
Last Friday, Sept. 28 was the opening night of Family Weekend activities. Duhawkappella enthusiastically opened for Six Appeal with three songs they have been working on so far this year. President of Duhawkappella, Logan Schroeder, remarked, “We all loved having the opportunity to sing for Six Appeal! It was our first time in front of an audience this semester, and I am so proud of everyone in the group. It is really nice to see our hard work pay off, and Six Appeal is such an amazing group. I think they’ve really inspired us to work even harder to make our next concert the best it can be.” This is Schroeder’s third year, as he joined the group as a sophomore. “I had a few good friends from choir that were involved, and I loved listening to them perform during my first year at Loras. I knew I wanted to be a part of the group, so I auditioned as soon as I could during the beginning of my sophomore year.” Duhawkappella practices twice a week. “We started learning some new songs as soon as we got to school this fall, and we were very happy to debut one of them at the show!” Schroeder stated. The other two songs performed on Friday were two of the group’s favorites from last year. Schroeder loves being a part of the group, “It is such a diverse, energetic group of people – it makes my job so easy when everyone wants to come to rehearsal and put in the effort to sound our best.” If you are interested in joining Duhawkappella, there will be auditions again for the Spring Semester. Be looking for an email towards the end of January or beginning of February with more specific details of dates and times. Don’t miss the next Duhawkappella performance. Schroeder would love to see you there. “Our Christmas concert is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the ballrooms! Put it on your calendar!” Six Appeal Vocal Band performed following Duhawkapella. Six Appeal Vocal Band is an a capella group which began in Moorhead, MN, as a collegiate hobby. They began in 2006 at Concordia College. They went on to win multiple championships and receive national media attention including; 2012 National Harmony Sweepstakes Championship, Moscow Spring A Capella International Grand Prize Championship, and a performance at 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. The members of Six Appeal are Jordan Roll from Bismark, ND, high-tenor; Michael Brookens from Marion, KS, mid-tenor; Trenard Allen Jones born in San Bernadino and raised in Orlando, FL, baritone, Evan Taylor Jones from Orlando, FL, low-tenor, Reuben Hushagen from Bismark, ND, bass, and Andrew “Berko” Berkowitz from Bloomington, MN, Vocal Percussionist.