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Spring ’17 Auditions!

‘Tis the season! Come show us what you’ve got this coming Friday the 27th from 6pm-8pm! We’ll be hearing auditions in room 219 of the Barrington Student Union.

Please bring two thirty- second song segments of choice, and be prepared to do a little bit of sight singing.

All voice types are welcome, but we are looking for those with lower voices.

We hope to see lots of faces!

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Winter Tour Update

Our Winter Tour ends in two days, and the last couple of days have been interesting to say the least. Yesterday, we were scheduled to do workshops and a performance at Lackawanna High School alongside various LHS groups, and guest barbershop quartet Cold Snap.

This, unfortunately, was cancelled due to a good old dousing of Buffalo snow. We hastily met and started off by trying to reschedule, and concluded that we would try and come in the following day (today). The question then stood, “What do we do for the rest of the day?”

After a couple phone calls for permissions sake, we started by pushing our way through the snow to Ridge View Manor home for the elderly. It was an absolute joy to sing for them. After they asked for two encores, we sadly ran out of performance ready music, and had to sneak away to our next destination.

We made our way to Mercy Hospital, and had what was probably the best time that many of our members have had on this tour. After singing a couple tunes in the lobby to get warmed up, the gang took the elevator to the top floor. We sang in every lobby and hall that we could, and took as many requests as possible to sing in patients rooms. We ended the day by walking through the hall of newborns (very) quietly singing Happy Birthday on repeat. It was then back to base and to bed.

After a 5am wake up this morning, we drove to Rochester where we performed and did a workshop with two of the a cappella groups at Webster Schroeder High School. The initial plan was to then hop back in the cars and drive back to Buffalo where we’d perform at Lackawanna, but as our social media says, the rescheduled performance was also cancelled.

All though it was a bummer, the group used the free time to take a nap and relax. We’ll be walking around Rochester in a few hours, and tomorrow, we’ll be having a day of intense rehearsals in preparation for the ICCA competition at Hosmer Hall at the Crane School of Music on February 25th. Click here to look into buying tickets to the show, or feel free to browse the website to learn more about the competition and Varsity Vocals.

Thanks to everyone that has listened to us over the past week, and we hope you enjoyed it!

-Chris “CD-R”

Winter Tour!

The Pointercounts will be coming to the Buffalo and Rochester areas this coming week for our annual Winter Tour! Below is a list of our workshops and performances that will be happening over the week.

Jan 3rd: Singing for Lockport High School Choirs [PRIVATE]
Jan 4th: Singing at Chestnut Ridge Park… See if you can run into us! We’ll be there from 4pm to 5:15pm.

Address for the park: 6121 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Orchard Park, NY 14127

Jan 5th: Concert at Lackawanna High School with Cold Snap Barbershop Quartet, the Way-Off Broadway Players, LHS Band, LHS Choir, and LHS Stage Crew Club at 6:30pm

Address for Lackawanna High School: 550 Martin Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218

Jan 6th: Workshop with Webster High School A Cappella groups [PRIVATE]
Jan 7th: Exploring and singing casually around the city of Rochester! From 2:30pm to 6pm

 

[SERIOUS SUGGESTIONS ONLY] is Going Digital!

Our newest album [SERIOUS SUGGESTIONS ONLY] has been making its way to the World Wide Web! Below are links to some of the more widely used digital distribution platforms, but you may stumble across it on other outlets as well. Happy listening, and make sure to share it with family, friends, and strangers!

Click here for Spotify

Click here for Itunes

Click here for CD Baby

Click here for Google Play Music

Click here for Amazon Music

No Shave November update

The ‘Counts are starting to look rather scruffy. You may have seen at the beginning of the month the announcement that we wouldn’t be shaving. This was partially because it would be fun, but it was also revealed at our CD release show that it’s to raise awareness for the Liam foundation.

The Liam Foundation  raises money for autistic and other special needs children to go to summer camps. Continuing their education year round is crucial to a healthy and happy development.

If our facial hair has entertained you, then think about donating! http://www.liam-foundation.org/

If you think you’ve grown AWESOME facial hair this November, then send us a picture at the end of the month for a chance to win a free copy of [SERIOUS SUGGESTIONS ONLY]!