“Oh sugar pie, honey bunch, you know Supertonic loves you!” SCU’s oldest a cappella group, "Supertonic!," delivered singing grams to people across campus on Feb. 13 and 14, wishing all of SCU have a very happy Valentine’s Day. The group’s rounds included Campus Ministry, on-campus dorms, and even faculty offices.
“There may be a lot of blushing,” warned junior Sam McCarthy, Supertonic member.
Supertonic hopes the singing grams raise money for the SCU a cappella club, as well as generate publicity by providing some mood music around campus.
With TV shows like Glee and movies like Pitch Perfect gaining popularity, it is no wonder a cappella has taken SCU by storm. Supertonic was started in 2006, followed by three more a cappella groups, Vocalicious, Audio Sync, and Measure Up.
The SCU A Cappella student organization manages all four groups. Seniors Chloe Wilson and Elysia Chu are co-presidents of SCU A Cappella as well as members of Supertonic.
Students of all majors are involved in campus a cappella clubs. In fact, though Supertonic originally consisted entirely of music majors, today only two singers are music majors. Past Supertonic members have become musical theatre professionals and started their own post-collegiate a cappella groups.
“You become so close when you sing with someone,” said sophomore Anna Prestbo, Supertonic soloist. “You lose your boundaries and can make instant connections with a group of people.”
Supertonic is the only SCU a cappella group delivering Valentine’s Day singing grams this year. They are excited to start a new tradition at SCU.
“I hope people enjoy it and recognize that we are taking the time to make sure everyone has a Happy Valentine’s Day,” said McCarthy.
Having fun and spreading the love is Supertonic’s hope with this project. Support Supertonic and keep your eyes and ears open Feb. 13 and 14 for love-filled serenades around campus.