The Ivy Coach Daily

November 22, 2011

Dartmouth College A Cappella

The Aires, the most famous Dartmouth College a cappella group, are on the verge of winning “The Sing Off.” Frankly, their competition doesn’t compare.

If you’re a regular reader of our blog – or even an occasional reader – you’ve probably noticed that we have a slight affinity for Dartmouth College. Dartmouth, after all, offers one of the finest – if not the finest – liberal arts education in the country and its students embody the work hard, play hard attitude. Situated in the stunning white mountains of New Hampshire, Dartmouth students come away from their alma maters with something no other Ivy League school and we’d even venture to say no other school in the country gives to its students across the board: lifelong friendships. With nothing much else to do in Hanover, New Hampshire and with the weather being, well, nothing short of frigid, students forge tight-knit friendships that endure throughout a lifetime.

And no Dartmouth student graduates without a healthy dose of Dartmouth Aires performances throughout their college careers. One of the oldest college a cappella groups in the nation, the Dartmouth Aires are now on the verge of a Sony recording contract, having been named tonight one of three finalists on the NBC show “The Sing Off.” If you haven’t yet had a chance to see this Dartmouth College a cappella group, you should take a look at this video on the Dartmouth Aires or this one, among so many other brilliant performances from the group this fall.

No collegiate a cappella group has ever won NBC’s “The Sing Off.” We have a feeling that’s about to change. And no matter what, Michael Odokara-Okigbo ’12 is going to be a star singer for years to come. He already is a star. Be sure to tune in next Monday for a chance to see the Dartmouth Aires claim the title on “The Sing Off” as well as the Sony recording contract in a live television performance!

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