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at Dartmouth College
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A cappella singing groups
The Dartmouth Aires
Dartmouth College's oldest a cappella singing group, the Aires were originally formed as the Injunaires
in 1946 as an offshoot of the college Glee Club; the broke with the Glee Club in the late 1970s.
Although the Aires usually have about sixteen members, group numbers vary on a term-to-term basis. Auditions are held at the beginning of every fall term. Members of the Aires pick what songs to arrange based on the group's tastes. Because the Aires are such a diverse group of people, they end up singing a lot of different styles. Currently, much of their consists of popular songs from the 1980s, 90s, and 00s, but it also includes many traditional Dartmouth songs, a few 1950s and 1960s tunes, selected hip hop
tracks, and the occasional musical theater
Most of the arrangements consist of a soloist, a dozen or so people singing background, and a vocal percussionist
. The background of arrangements consists of a series of complex "instrument-like" syllables that, when sung together, resemble the background of the original song.
The Aires perform an average of two or three times a term at Dartmouth. They frequently take weekend road-trips, singing and... Read More