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30th Nov, 2016

Thank you to everyone who came out to our winter concert last night! We hope it brought some holiday cheer going into this finals season! Huge shoutout to UCLA Naya Zamaana: The New Era and Signature A Cappella for opening!



28th Nov, 2016

We hope your Thanksgiving break was full of some much needed R and R and that your 10th week is off to a great start! If you need another de-stresser leading up to finals week, then come out to our holiday concert tomorrow evening from 7-9pm at Club 714! Huge shoutout to our openers: UCLA Naya Zamaana: The New Era and Signature A Cappella



23rd Nov, 2016

When: Tuesday of 10th week from 7-9pm Where: Club 714 What: Music, Friends, and Refreshments - need we say more?



21st Nov, 2016

Leaving for the holiday and need to empty out your pantry? Then bring a can of food to Kerckhoff Grand Salon tomorrow night at 7:30pm and let Medleys A Cappella and YOUTHphonics A Cappella welcome you into the holiday season with some additional Signature A Cappella flavor! Now is a time to give thanks and give back, so come join our night of music and service presented by UCLA's two community service based a cappella groups!



9th Nov, 2016

Medleys A Cappella: Always with love for people and love for music!



6th Nov, 2016

We had a great time performing yesterday for all of the volunteers at the Community Service Commission's Day of Service! Thanks for letting us share our music with all of you!



29th Oct, 2016

We had a great time singing the national anthem at yesterday's UCLA vs Colorado women's volleyball match. Congratulations to the UCLA Women's Volleyball team on their 3-2 victory over the buffalo!



2nd Oct, 2016

We could not be more excited to introduce the newest members of the Medleys A Cappella family!! Without further ado, please give a warm welcome to Julia Simons, James Barton, Zack Zeoli, Yakout Mez, and Michaela Protenic! Bring on another exciting year of acamazing music! #medleys #UCLA #acappella



18th Sep, 2016

Another successful planning retreat in the bag as we prepare for the coming year of auditions and performances! Come check us out at Arts in the Union this Tuesday at 5:20 in the Ackerman Bruin View Room!



15th Sep, 2016

Come audition for Medleys A Cappella and get some free cookies!! Sign up at www.acaspot.com/audition WEBSITE: medleysacappella.com YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0vT8btgxHZ2LJuhMA686g



8th Sep, 2016

Thank you for the wonderful shoutout College A Cappella about our cover of Drop the Game by Chet Faker and Flume! This is a brand new arrangement written and soloed by our very own Rohan! https://www.collegeaca.com/content/the-ucla-medleys-drop-a-soulful--stylish-cover-of-drop-the-game



5th Jun, 2016

Susie took this video at our concert and sent it over for us! Enjoy! Love you all!



30th May, 2016

Happy Memorial Day, everyone! Medleys would like to honor all of the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives to protect our country. 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 We hope you had a wonderful weekend! For our last Medleys Mondays, we have our very own alto/unicorn lover/senior Desiree featured ☺️ Make sure to catch her and Medleys this FRIDAY @ 7pm for their ~final concert~! ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ Nickname: Dez, Desi, Big D, Carla, Ezerz, Ezez ♫ Spirit Food: Spam masubi (yesssssss 😍) ♫ Three things I can't live without: my family (blood and non-blood), cats, and Ralph's 1. Which song do you have to listen to when walking to class? ♫ Literally, "Not Butter," by Dillon Francis is THE song. It's got the right tempo to storm up Bruin Walk. Plus, #dad. 2. Describe a fond Medleys memory. ♫ During my first Medleys retreat, our music directors suggested we sing outside even though the elevation was insanely high. Even though Big Bear was super cold and we weren't used to breathing at that elevation, we huddled together and powered through "If I Go." The singing exercise was a struggle but I think the joint struggle made it that much more meaningful. YAY FOR STAGGERED BREATHING. 3. 11/10 would recommend...? ♫ Going to Medleys Final Concert THIS FRIDAY! ❤️😉 4. What song do you wish you sang with Medleys? ♫ "Just Ask," by Lake Street Dive. So many feels-- it's heart wrenching and I am 174% sure we have the ability to perform that song super well. Call me a sap, but yeah, that song FOR SURE. 5. As a senior, what do you hope Medleys experiences in the upcoming years? ♫ First of all, I'm in denial of leaving LOL. But what I wish more than anything for Medleys is for them to continue growing in their sound and to step out of their comfort zone. I see so much potential and I believe Medleys can only get better from here. I have mad love for these musicians and I know they will accomplish great things in the near future. I love you, Medleys! *cue the alumna tears*



23rd May, 2016

Medleys wishes you a happy Monday! ^_^ After coming back from St. John's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House yesterday, our gigs and appearances have come to an end for this school year. But not to worry-- we still have our final concert AND Medleys Mondays! Today, we have our very own Sam Duffy featured! ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ Nickname: Mom, Sam ♫ Spirit Food: Sundubu (It's spicy, yet comforting) ♫ Three things I can't live without: My passion planner, pencil pouch, and Google Calendar 1. As this year’s co-music director, what has been the greatest part of leading Medleys A Cappella? ♫ The best part of co-directing Medleys has been seeing the progress we have made as a group throughout the year. I love coming to rehearsal, working on something with the group, and getting a big improvement in our sound the next time we meet. 2. What do you think is the best aspect of the a cappella community? ♫ The a cappella community, especially at UCLA, is a uniquely inclusive and supportive environment. I love having other groups encourage and inspire us to be better and to able to support them when they inevitably rock it at every event! Shoutout to everyone who performed at Spring Sing this year! 3. Give us two truths and a lie. ♫ I met James Earl Jones, the voice of Darth Vader, at a performance of The Wiz at UCSD. I'm studying to become an EMT Lie: I'm 6 feet tall. 4. If you could describe your final year at UCLA with one song, what would it be? ♫ Whatever the theme song for the Flash is, because this year went by SO quickly! 5. What advice would you give to incoming students who want to audition for a cappella next year? ♫ Keep an open mind. All of the groups on campus are great and you'll end up where you belong-- it's aca-destiny!



9th May, 2016

Hello there! Medleys just got back from an a-cappella-filled weekend and want to share what we've been up to! ♫ May 6, 2016 ♫ On Friday, we were invited by the Mobile Clinic Project at UCLA to perform for the Fight Homelessness Benefit Concert. We enjoyed learning more about the services provided by the organization and loved listening to fellow a cappella groups and performers, hearing touching testimonials, and learning more from the Mobile Clinic Project at UCLA. ♫ May 7, 2016 ♫ Emerson Community Charter School's A Cappella Jam 2016 was AWESOME! Medleys had such a fun time collaborating with Treble Tones, ScatterTones, Bruin Harmony, Resonance A Cappella, Signature A Cappella, and Random Voices for "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." Special thanks to Nina Kasuya, Jeremy Bollinger, and David Christopher-Harris for putting on the second annual A Cappella Jam! ♫ May 8, 2016 ♫ Last, but certainly not least, Medleys ended our weekend singing at the Downtown Women's Center. Every Mother's Day, Medleys visits Downtown Los Angeles to sing to the women of the center. Words cannot describe how much joy and fun we had giving our music our all yesterday to such lovely and powerful women. We will be sure to keep this tradition alive and visit in future Mother's Days!



2nd May, 2016

Hello, May! Medleys is stoked for this month! To start this month off, we have the wonderful Kera Kwan this week for our Medleys Mondays series! ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ Nickname: kee kee, queera ♫ Spirit food: I'm really bad at these but I took an online quiz today and got "wholesome pasta." ♫ Three things you can't live without: a planner, cute animals, and dessert 1. Besides singing, what do you do in your free time? ♫ I like to run, do yoga, explore new restaurants in LA, cook, shop, browse Reddit, and spend time with my friends and boyfriend. 2. What artist/performer do you revere most? ♫ Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes. She taught herself to play several instruments, and when you watch her perform you can really tell she just LOVES what she does and is doing music for all the right reasons. Seriously! Go watch some of Alabama Shakes' live performances on YouTube. 3. What is one thing you have not done at UCLA that you would like to do before you graduate? ♫ I have a few! Go tunneling, attend the Word on Wednesdays, and see a gymnastics meet, to name some. 4. Would you give up your voice to the sea witch or give up your legs for a tail to the sea witch? ♫ I love talking and singing, but I also love running/being active. I guess if I would have to choose I'd rather give up my legs because I feel like modern technology is more geared to mobilize me physically rather than vocally? I guess Stephen Hawking's speaking technology is a thing, but it's probably really expensive. 5. What or who cheers you up? ♫ Music, chocolate, family, my dog Simon, nail polish, Trader Joe's samples, Medleys, flowers, yoga, coffee, holidays, carbs, getting packages in the mail, wine, shopping, and lastly, a great bowel movement.



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