Ever since he was just a young(er) man, Andy has aspired to be a professional singer. Building his roots in school theatre shows, he gained the abilities to one day "audition for the greatest a cappella group in the galaxy" (-Andy Morrison). In the Fall of 2015, Andy was accepted by the Pointercounts as one of their own and began his rigorous training to acquire the aca-bility he so truly desired. Andy has been on the executive board almost his entire tenure in the group first as the Treasurer, Tour Director, and finally as the dictator humble and good looking President.
Andy tends to make sarcastic jokes as a response to people’s comments. Often times, they are wise cracks, hence, he goes by Wise Guy.
"I got a 3400 on the SAT." -Andy
Eric "Bubba"Volaski, #21
Bass/Vocal Percussionist - Music Director - Treasurer Elect
Eric is a Music Education major with a concentration in saxophone. He has a background in marching band and orchestral percussion, as well as in ballet and tap dance. He is from Lagrangeville New York and loves to teach and spread the love of music. Eric has been a Pointercount since the Fall of 2015.
Eric doesn't quite know how he got the nickname Bubba, but his love of Bubba Gump Shrimp may have something to do with it.
"Ohhhh, right. The poison. The poison for Kuzco, the poison chosen especially to kill Kuzco, Kuzco's poison. That poison?" -Kronk, The Emperor's New Groove
Drew "Merlin"Peryer, #4
Lead - Tour Director - President Elect
Drew has been a Pointercount since Fall 2013. During his time as a ‘Count he has sung both baritone and lead for the group and has been a featured soloist at the ICCA on three separate occasions. He has served on the E-Board of the group as both Treasurer and Tour Director. Drew hopes the ‘Counts will continue to spread an appreciation for music education and brotherhood for many years to come.
Drew is nicknamed Merlin not just for his wiseness and senior status within the group, but also for his love of the card game Avalon, where he seems to coincidentally be assigned the game character Merlin every time.
"I'm the old guy." -Drew
Christian "Splenda"Castro, #3
Baritone - Treasurer
Christian is a Music Education major with a concentration in voice and trombone. He hopes to spread the love of the arts through music. In addition to pursing his degree in education, he wants to develop his passion for performance. Christian has been a Pointercount since the Fall of 2016.
Christian was nicknamed Splenda because of his addiction to copious amounts of sugar in his coffee.
"When life hands you lemons, throw them out because they're sour." -Christian
Lead - Public Relations Director - Tour Director Elect
Sekayi is 20 years old and from Brooklyn New York. He is a Communications major with a minor in Music Business. He wouldn't exist in the natural world without the existence of Beyoncé. Sekayi has been a Pointercount since the Fall of 2015.
Sekayi was dubbed ESPN as a blatant mockery to his lacking knack for sports.
“Can’t nobody stop a survivor.” -Beyoncé
Chris "CD-R"Danilich, #15
Bass - Secretary - Website Developer
Chris is a Music Education major with a concentration in voice, and is also pursuing a minor in Computer Science. He has had a background in a cappella music since his early high school days, where he and two others co-founded an all-male group, The Bad Bananas. Chris enjoys computers, five day walks through the woods, and maple syrup from his home state of Vermont. Chris has been a Pointercount since the Spring of 2016.
While Chris received his nickname as a reference to his heavy usage of computers, CD-R also serves as the acronym "Chris Danilich Repairs", created when Chris repaired three toilets and an X-Box during a Spring Tour.
"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t." -Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Tony "Boyardee"Perraglia, #20
Tony "Boyardee" Perraglia is a Senior Music Education from Long Island, New York. When he's not busy educating the youth of America, Tony enjoys the finer things in life; such as coffee, Netflix and video games. Tony takes great pride in being a Pointercount. The one thing he loves most about being part of the group (besides his Pointercount brothers) is seeing the joy on the faces of those we perform for. Tony has been a Pointercount since the Spring of 2016.
Tony's nickname is Boyardee because he can down a can of Chef Boyardee ravioli in under 30 seconds.
"I'm very Italian, Bibbidy Bop." -Tony
Peter "Woodstock"Curtis, #23
Peter Curtis is a North Country native with a flair for the dramatic. He loves cats, his family, music, make up, and smoked salmon, and he's not afraid to tell you about it. He's good at doing dishes, but it's not his favorite thing to do. He knows the best buffalo wing recipe north of Albany and he'll take that secret to his grave. His first YouTube video has more than 50 views, so you better watch out. He would like to dedicate this next song to his two cats, Piper and Fivel, AKA team rocket. Peter has been a Pointercount since the Spring of 2017.
Peter received the name Woodstock as he claims to have been raised in the woods by the trees and leaves.
"My mom has nine cats." -Peter
Dom "Boulder"Perraglia, #25
Dom is a Music Education major with a concentration in voice. He likes to spend his free time working out at the gym, arranging new music, and finding new shows to binge watch on Netflix. Dom has been a Pointercount since the Fall of 2017.
Dom got his nickname because he’s the cheap version of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
“Can you smell what the boulder is baking?” -Dom
Mike "Waterboy"Woods, #13
Tenor - Music Director Elect
Mike Woods is a Music Education Major from Albany, NY. He joined the Pointercounts in Fall 2017 and he’s loved every minute of it. He is known for being the least funny Pointercount and for having an unhealthy obsession with barbershop music.
Mike received the moniker Waterboy as he's not as cool as ice, but he's also not a man.
"If mommy's purse didn't belong in the microwave, why did it fit?" -Ralph Wiggum, The Simpsons
Matt Bahr is a Music Education major from Whitney Point, NY (AKA nowhere). His free time is spent composing, eating, and hanging out with his amigos while screaming "YUUUUYYYY" uncontrollably. He hopes to use music teaching as a tool to relieve stress and promote love in students. Annoying his girlfriend gives him purpose in life. He has been a Pointercount since halfway through the Spring semester of 2018.
"The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda, Star Wars