1st Feb, 2016

HAPPY FEBRUARY, FACEBOOK! <3 Medleys particularly loves this month since we get to do LoveNotes! Don't know what LoveNotes are? Look out for more information soon! This Monday, we have the lovely soprano/alto Priyanka to kick off this wonderful month! ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ Nickname: Pri, PriPri, Yanka, Priyank (only Mack), Yankers, Prius, PP, Priyonce Spirit Food: An M&M cookie because it's colorful and sweet Three things: phone,planner, Chapstick 1. It’s February, which means LOVENOTES! What are you most stoked about for LoveNotes? ♫ I love seeing the reactions of the people receiving the LoveNotes! Last year during LoveNotes, I saw our music bring tears, laughs, and love to the people we sang to. Music is one of the greatest gifts one can receive, which is why LoveNotes are so special. Not to mention all proceeds go to a great cause! 2. What makes you confident? ♫ My family and friends make me the most confident! When I'm surrounded by people I care about and who care about me, I instantly feel better about myself. 3. Which song would you select to be your entrance song? ♫ Definitely "Crazy in Love," by Beyonce! I would love strutting to that beat at the beginning! 4. If you could only eat one item for the rest of your life, which item would you pick? ♫ I would probably choose mangoes because no matter how many I eat I never get tired of them! 5. What advice would you give your younger self? ♫ I would tell my younger self to live in the moment and enjoy all of the awesome moments that come with growing up. Worrying about the future accomplishes nothing, and life is too fun for that!

25th Jan, 2016

HAPPY MEDLEYS MONDAYS! We hope you had an amazing weekend! After coming back from the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival (LAAF), we're ready to take on this week and the rest of the quarter. We're kicking off this week with our boy, Brendon! ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ Nickname: Don! (Thanks Maya) Spirit food: Animal Crackers Three things you can't live without: PB&J , Headphones, and Flip Flops 1. What was your favorite thing about LAAF? ♫ LAAF was absolutely awesome, and I learned a lot, but my favorite part was the rap battle Medleys got to have against the Lounge Lizards! 2. Which UCLA tradition has been your favorite so far? ♫ The Undie Run was a little weird, but also really fun. It was cool to do it with other members of Medleys too! Shout out to Cole and Michael! 3. Have you seen yourself grow as a musician in Medleys? ♫ Absolutely. Learning all of the different music we've gotten these first two quarters has totally improved my music literacy! 4. If you could only sing one song for the rest of your life, what would it be? ♫ "I'm a Believer," by the Monkees, but actually the one from Shrek, because that movie is awesome. 5. What is one of your bucket list items in life? ♫ I would love to learn Japanese. I don't really know why I want to learn Japanese, or when I plan on finding the time to learn Japanese, but it definitely takes a spot on my bucket list!

11th Jan, 2016

Hey, there! We hope you had an amazing holiday season! :) This past weekend, we just had our retreat and are ready more than ever to kick off this quarter with new music! But without further ado, Medleys is BACK with Medleys Mondays!!! To kick off 2016, we would like to feature our other lovely music manager, Lydia! ♫♫♫♫♫ Nickname: Lyd/Lyds Spirit Food: “A grape because they are purple and provide a burst of flavor” -Priyanka Three Things I Can’t Live Without: Friends/Family, the piano, and anything purple. 1. Major key or minor key? ♫ Definitely minor key. When a song is minor I typically have an easier time finding a passion for the song. Since I was young, when I played piano both classical and for church, I enjoyed the slower, minor songs more. Plus my music taste in general is an example of my love for minor keys. 2. As music manager, what are you most excited about for Medleys? ♫ I absolutely love seeing the group grow in every direction. My goal as a manager is to provide the group with new ways to share our passion for people and music. My favorite thing about being a music manager is when we have a new gig or we step outside of our comfort zone and afterwards we can truly say we grew from that experience. This year in particular I am excited about the vibes our group has, with everyone being super loving and passionate towards one another, the music, and the cause of Medleys. 3. What do you absolutely need to have in rehearsal besides the usual stuff (music, water, etc.)? ♫ Probably something purple because let’s be honest, even if I don’t purposefully try to bring something purple it's bound to happen anyway. 4. If you could only describe your personality in one color, which color would you choose? ♫ My first instinct is of course to say purple just because I love it so much, but I think a more accurate representation of me would be a bright yellow since yellow is often associated with the sun, bringing joy and warmth to people. I am usually very outgoing and loud which can be seen through my explosive laughter but at the same time I hope to have a gentle spirit with a genuine compassion for people and the ability to bring happiness to others. 5. Who or what is your inspiration? ♫ It’s hard to choose a particular inspiration because so many people and moments have been vital to shaping who I am, but what stands out to me most is definitely both my parents. They have each molded me not only by being examples but also by explicitly teaching me what kind of person to be in this world. My dad inspires me to always strive to be better and utilize my abilities to their maximum potential, while my mom shows me how to be gentle, loving, and selfless. Both of my parents have sacrificed so much for me and I am most satisfied when I know they are proud of me.

30th Nov, 2015

RISE N SHINE! Time for a special feature of this week's Medleys Mondays! In honor of Thanksgiving Break **and** our holiday concert tonight, we're featuring not one-- TWO members of Medleys! We are proud to present: The Lee's. Catch these dudes solo tonight at 512 Midvale, 7PM. You won't want to miss the coziest night of the year! Event details can be found in the link below. See you tonight!

24th Nov, 2015

In honor of #BeatSC Week, we give you our lovely bonfire board! Watch it burn tonight at the Beat 'SC Bonfire Rally! :) #colesecrettalents #medleysart

19th Nov, 2015

After a month of learning and rehearsing, Medleys has finally started performing again! Yesterday, we had the distinction of co-hosting an a cappella concert/canned food drive with YOUTHphonics A Cappella. We always have a blast performing with our sister community-service a cappella group here at UCLA, and we managed to fill four whole boxes with cans! All the proceeds will go to the LA Regional Food Bank, just in time for the holidays! Also, a huge shoutout to Cadenza A Cappella, Resonance A Cappella, and Signature A Cappella for their wonderful performances and to everyone who came out and donated! Then, earlier today, we performed for the first time at the Veteran's Home of California in West LA. It was an honor performing for the brave men and women who have fought for our country, and definitely a great experience we'd love to repeat! And finally, we ended today with a few songs at the UCLA Farmer's Market. We always have a great time singing at the Farmer's Market, and today was no exception! It's been a hectic two days, but we're so glad to be back out in the community spreading the music we love! :D

17th Nov, 2015

It's the season of giving! Donate a can or non-perishable good and enjoy the harmonies of some awesome a cappella. Tonight @ 7:30 Kerckhoff grand salon!

16th Nov, 2015

*** drumroll please! *** IT'S MEDLEYS MONDAYS! This time, we have the soulful Rohan Luhar ^_^ Aside from singing Chet Faker and being an overall suave dude, Rohan is a talented dancer and has the best laugh EVER. Get to know more about Rohan! ♫♫♫♫♫ Nickname: Ro, Rohu, Brohan Spirit Food: Extra Spicy Red Curry Three things you can’t live without: Family, Friends, and Optimism (Sorry I ruined the alliteration) 1. What music chord describes you the best? ♫ I think crunchy chords, but I think I’m mainly choosing that because I like crunchy foods. However crunchy chords do bring a lot of depth and variety to our arrangements, and I may or may not be implying I bring the same qualities to my life and everyone around me. 2. Which warm-up during rehearsals is your favorite? ♫ I really like Motors, if that’s what they’re called! (Basically six random people are chosen and they each successively add either a bass line, beat, or harmony, and then the last person thinks of a song that fits in with the spontaneous “arrangement”). It’s really fun because it makes you think on your feet, and allows you to think of music in a more dynamic sense, which I think is really crucial to any kind of music in general. 3. If you had to choose between accordions for feet or a kazoo for a voice, which would you pick? ♫ I would definitely have accordions for feet. I wouldn’t want to stop singing normally, and I could always get a wheelchair to deal with the accordions. And if I learned how to play the accordion, I’d always have my instrument by my side…or on my leg, which would be very convenient. 4. Best place to study at UCLA? ♫ I can never study in one spot for too long because I always need a change in environment. However my favorite places I have gone to are Powell, and the second floor of Kerckhoff (with those heavenly reclining seats). 5. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? ♫ I’m not one to try and predict where I’ll be in 10 years, but I do hope that I’ll be done with med school, have a wife (and children), be living somewhere exciting, and most importantly of all be happy!

9th Nov, 2015

It's that time of the week: Medleys Mondays! This time, we got Cole Tsang in the spotlight. ^_^ Cole is in his first year at UCLA and in Medleys. Get to know more about Cole! ♫♫♫♫♫ ♫ Nickname: Cole since Nicholas is my real name. Apart from boring nicknames though, Asian (Con)fusion since I'm half Asian and often ask questions ♫ Spirit food: Slow cooked short ribs ♫ Three things I can't live without: Running shoes, music, freedom to explore 1. If you could switch voice parts temporarily, which part would you like to sing? ♫ Sopranos because the melody and other things that baritones/basses never get 2. Which song is your favorite go-to workout song? ♫ "Burial," by YOGI 3. What do you look forward to during rehearsals? ♫ Nothing beats the shivers you get when singing with other amazing singers and all the harmonies line up. 4. Which Bruin tradition are you looking forward to the most this year? ♫ Dance Marathon at UCLA!!! 5. What makes you smile? ♫ Random acts of kindness or humor by strangers

2nd Nov, 2015

WELCOME TO MEDLEYS MONDAYS! ^_^ Every Monday through February, Medleys will feature one group member as a way for everyone to get to know who we are in a fun way :D Our first highlighted member is none other than the lovely Ellen Lawrence! For her third year in the group and at UCLA, this Soprano is now a Music Manager for Medleys. Catch her soloing on "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" or getting some ice cream around Westwood. ♫♫♫♫♫ ♫ Nickname: Melon ♫ Spirit Food: Any of the pumpkin spice flavored things from Trader Joe's ♫ Three things I can't live without: My bed, my phone, and my headphones 1. During rehearsals, which song do you look forward to singing the most? ♫ "Lovely Day", because the amount of positive energy that song releases from all of us when we sing it is incredibly uplifting :) 2. What are your favorite midterm munchies? ♫ The $9 large pizza after 9pm deal at Lamonica's. My roommates and I get that all the time and shove our faces while we study/cry. 3. Best #tbt song? ♫ Anything Destiny's Child, their music makes me feel invincible! 4. If you could only sing one song for the rest of your life, what would it be? ♫ "Love on Top" by Beyonce because I feel like that much practice with that song would make me the most amazing belter everrr 5. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? ♫ Don't waste energy stressing about the little things in life that aren't going to matter 10 years down the line.

1st Nov, 2015

Hey YOU. Yes, you ;) Check out our page TOMORROW for our first feature of Medleys Mondays! ^_^

14th Oct, 2015

This past Sunday, we had the honor of performing at AIDS Walk Los Angeles. Despite the heat, the energy of the event and the overall support from the walkers made this performance a memorable one! We wanted to congratulate the many walkers and supporters for all of their hard work-- cheers to raising $2.37 million! #aidswalkla

5th Oct, 2015

We are honored to officially announce the NEW MEMBERS of Medleys A Cappella! Get ready, UCLA—we have Brendon Daugherty, Mack Dimler, Austin Lee, Michael Sekerak, and Cole Tsang joining the family! Ready for another amazing year of a cappella with this new talent! #MedleysACappella

27th Sep, 2015

COOKIES FOR ALL... that audition! ^_^ Baking the 1st of 3 rounds of cookies for Medleys Auditions! See you at Schoenberg! :D

27th Sep, 2015

COOKIES FOR ALL... that audition! ^_^ Baking the 1st of 3 rounds of cookies for Medleys Auditions! See you at Schoenberg! :D

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