The Tone Deafs are the newest co-ed a capella group on campus. They will be holding auditions this Monday at 1 p.m. in the ELC Student Space.
“We have many talented students at this school, there’s no doubt about it. But the Tone Deafs are looking for a certain sound quality that is what really makes our group unique from the other a capella groups on campus,” Tone Deafs President and Co-founder Holly Bucket said.
“We have a very intense selection process. You first cover yourself in black garments, and once you step into the room you’re not allowed to open your mouth for the three hours allotted for your audition. The room will be dark, and there will be candles placed about to add to the ambiance. You will then be tested on your ability to stand still in front of an audience, smile, and not blink or move for an extended period of time. One of our favorite parts of the audition process is when all the current members stand around you in a circle, and smiling without blinking, slowly shuffle around the circle 20 times, all the while staring at you. Then we softly chant the lyrics to ‘I Will Always Love You’ by Whitney Houston. The audition process is more fun for us than anything,” Bucket said.
Being founded just last year, the group prides itself on its undeniable talent for bringing the house down. During last year’s Christy’s A Capella Concert, the Tone Deafs managed to crack and shatter all of the glass and windows in Rooke Chapel after singing their slow rendition of “Mo Money Mo Problems” by the Notorious B.I.G.
“Ten seconds into the song, the glass shards started raining onto the audience. It was definitely a shattering performance,” Jenny Rigatoni ’18 said.