Treblemakers perform annual midsemester a cappella concert

IMG_7029.jpgBy Ashley Peccerelli

The Treblemakers, the oldest all-female a cappella group of highly elite vocalists on campus, performed their first fall concert Oct. 21 at the Memorial Chapel.

The 14-member group opened with “Never Be Like You,” by Flume.

Their synchronization on stage can be attributed to the harmonious friendships they have built outside of performing, sophomore dance major and Treblemakers music director Brianna Nelson said.

“We call each other sisters,” Nelson said. “We have a really strong connection, and that’s the most important thing. It’s basically like a sisterhood for us.”

IMG_7036.jpgThe Treblemakers are the university’s oldest all-female a cappella group on campus, and since debuting 1989, they have performed genres from pop, to country, to hip-hop, to indie rock. They arrange all of their music and have made several albums.

The entertaining and seemingly performance the Trebs put on, may seem closer to a high energy social club with a group of vocalists, but the intensity of the audition process begs to differ. To audition,

Nelson said the Treblemakers typically add five to six members to the group each year, and the audition process is intense and thorough.

IMG_7043.jpgFreshman neurology physics major Shannon Turco said she looks forward to being a new member this fall.

“I love it and I am so excited,” Turco said.

The Treblemakers have built their success on a combination of hard work, talent and strong friendships, and according to an audience member and sophomore biology major Daniela Cediel, it showed during their Saturday night performance.

“This is the first a cappella concert I’ve seen at Maryland, and it was amazing,” Cediel said. “It seems like they put a lot of skill and effort to come up with such a great performance.”



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