A capella group entertains audience at spring concert

By Shenandoah Briere | May 06, 2018
Photo by: Shenandoah Briere Evan Turick (center) sings the Friends theme song with his fellow Mental Note members.

It was a night full of musical medleys for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth a cappella group Mental Note.

At its spring concert on May 5 the group performed along with special guest stars from the University of Rhode Island’s Rhody Rhapsodies a capella group.

The two hour event saw Mental Note take the stage with renditions of everything from the Friends theme song by Evan Turick belting out the main lyrics, to Justin Timberlake’s Pusher Love Girl, with Michael Spearman taking center stage.

A highlight reel of the semester was also included in the show.

The Rhody Rhapsodies performed three songs: Sweet Child of Mine, a mashup between Steady as She Goes by the Raconteurs and Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes, which the group titled Steady Nation Army, and beatboxed and sang their way through a Daft Punk medley, commonly recognized as being performed by a cappella group Pentatonix.

Mental Note re-emerged after intermission for other well-known musical hits and new songs, which is something the group jumped on this semester and plans to continue next year, according to the group’s vice president Rachel Serrante.

“It’s amazing,” Serrante said. “We have so many friends and family who come out and support us for every show and we’re so thankful for it.”

For Rhody Rhapsodies member Chris Crosby being invited to perform at Mental Note’s show was amazing because they get to see other a cappella groups perform.

“It’s always nice getting invited places with the group and sort of just reaching out and showing people what we’re about and seeing what other a cappella groups are about,” Crosby said.

Pusher Love Girl
The UMass Dartmouth a cappella group Mental Note performed Justin Timberlake’s song Pusher Love Girl at its spring concert. (Video by: Shenandoah Briere)
Sweet Child of mine
The URI a cappella group Rhody Rhapsodies were the special guests at UMass Dartmouth’s a cappella group’s spring concert where they sang three songs. (Video by: Shenandoah Briere)
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