The Carleton Singing Knights

"... making a capella cool (almost)." - Blender Magazine

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Welcome

Thanks for coming to the Carleton Singing Knights web page. In short, we're the only a cappella group on campus un-original enough to steal our name from the school's mascot. More to the point, we're a group of between 8 and 12 guys who sing songs from genres ranging from traditional to pop rock. For a better idea of what we sing, head over to the repertoire page. If you'd like to get a hold of the group because you'd like to have us sing for you, this is the page for you. To find out more about the individuals in the group, try the members page. Finally, if you'd like to drop in on a practice and meet us in person, we can be found Sundays and Thursdays around 7:00-8:30PM, and Tuesdays sometime around 8:30-10:00PM at Dacie Moses' house. More on her and other parts of the Knights heritage in the history page.

November 14, 2010

Please Excuse Our (Lack of) Mess

Hey all!

It's been a busy year for the Knights already - be it our two new members, our new album "Better Than it Could Be", our performances at Acappallooza and our concerts here around Carleton, or organizing an upcoming alumni event! We've been fortunate enough to be pegged for several articles out there, and are only encouraged by all of the support we continue to get from our fans and listeners!

We're working on updating this space as well, so stay tuned! For those that want quick access to the album, you can find it at the Carleton Bookstore or by contacting us at knights AT carleton.edu.

February 19, 2010

A Mid-Winter Update!

Already the middle of Winter term! Time flies quickly. We've been putting the polish on a whole host of new songs for our end of term concert, but we've also been busy around campus at various hall dinners and events. We're excited for our upcoming concert Wednesday of 10th week at 8:30PM. Join us!

In addition, we're really close to shipping out our new album, Better Than It Could Be! Look for more news relating to that in the coming weeks.

October 29, 2009

A Bit of Laziness

So we must admit: we've been lazy. It's been more than a year since our last post, and we're all very ashamed of ourselves (as you can see from our picture, which is also really old).

Despite our obvious update problems, we have indeed been busy. We have four new members in the Knights: Chris Densmore, Andrew Schneider-Adams, Paul Hoffer, freshmen, and Owen Demke, a sophomore. So far, they've all been a bit of trouble, but we're confident that will work out in time!

In other news, we have lost four fine gentlemen who graduated last year: Jacob Hilty, Kirke Elsaas, Tom Fry, and Tom Weishan. We miss them dearly. Two other Knights, Nathan Lysne and Eddie Bearnot, are also off-campus this term, so we lack a junior presence.

In terms of recent activity, we had our first performance at Parent's Weekend at Carleton last week, and we just performed at Macalaster College's "Acappellooza" on October 24. Finally, we're really excited to announce that our new CD. Look for more news on this site over the next few months, particularly in the members and repertoire sections.

September 21, 2008

New Members

Hello everyone out there in "the tubes". We started off this year with a bang as always. We had auditions and had an extremely talented pool of guys this year. Out of this group we have four new members all freshmen, Ebuka Amaefuna, Alek Sharma, Leo Hummel, and Tom Singell. Senior Tom Fry and Junior Andrew Snyder are also currently off campus studying the world so we wish them a great fall term.

I also have one sad duty and that is to say bid a fond farewell to our only graduating senior from last year, Jonah Ostroff, you will be missed it will be hard to imagine this group without you.

Look for updates to the profiles, section as well as new music coming out. Also we are planning to release a cd this year details forthcoming. Lastly, in terms of media coverage please check out our article in the most recent Paste magazine, it makes us really excited so please do check it out, page 16.

September 18, 2007

New Members

As most school years do, this one began quite busily. We have just completed tryouts and I am happy to say we saw a lot of talented singers come out this year. These tryouts resulted in the addition of two new members Eddie Bearnot and Nathan Lysne to the group (profiles coming soon), Congratulations to both of them. Also, one of our Junior Members Kirke is currently abroad in Italy, so we wish him the best.

In further news, we have started selling single MP3s including some previously unreleased tracks on our myspace page so please go and check that out.

July 11, 2007

Summer Excitement

First of all, to all our Seniors thanks for a great year.

Now onto updates, a few small updates have been made to the website that should concern all of you out there in the tubes. You can now purchase all our available albums directly from us, just visit our Repertoire page and soon your order will be in the mail. Sadly, this service is currently only available to PayPal members. This is still a new system so if you have any questions please do not hesitate to email us.

Coming soon, the ability to buy individual mp3s of some of our music from the website.

May 2, 2007

Album Release Date: Wednesday, May 9th

Our album release date is now official, Max and Francesco Two Brothers will be available to the public in one week. We will be selling the album as well as Mother's Day Singing-Grams in Sayles-Hill Wednesday, Thurday, and Friday from 11:00am-4:00pm. A preview of some of the new tracks will be performed live on Friday. For those who are not lucky enough to be in Northfield, the album will be available online shortly thereafter.

In a private endeavor, Kirke (Bass '09) has taken it upon himself to make a Facebook event, so if you want to let everyone know where you will be Wed, Thurs, and Fri next the link is here.

April 16, 2007

A (sorta) New Face, and a New Album

First and foremost, a big welcome to our new member from last term Ben Mirin. Sorry for taking so long to get this on the site, and too all you Ben fans out there: his profile will be updated soon.

The other big news of the term is we are (finally) putting out the album recorded last summer. So if you want to relive the glory days of such hits as "District Sleeps Alone Tonight", "Soul Meets Body", and "Harder Better Faster Stronger" keep your eyes open for the release at Carleton's own Bookstore. The album should be release around mid-May and when we have a more firm date it will be posted immediately. Full Press Release

One more small tidbit, apprently people have posted some youtube videos of Carleton's favorite all male a cappella group so if you want to check that out here are some hits from the past couple of years.

January 7, 2007

Farewells, Welcome Backs, and Auditions

Welcome to the new year everyone.

First of all, one of our members has decided to transfer, and we just wanted to bid a fond farewell and wish him luck in future endeavors.

Secondly, Jonah Ostroff just got back from learning lots of math in Budapest and we are glad to have him back. Tom Weishan, in the meantime, has decided to go to the nation's capital for a term so we will see him again come spring.

Thirdly, we wanted to let the masses know that we are holding auditions one week from today, on Sunday, January 14th. If you are interested please come to the first floor of the old music hall at 1:00 pm sharp, if for any reason you have to be late please contact us.

November 15, 2006

Fall Concert

Our fall concert just happened and was , to quote Adam Fetcher, a HUGE success. Thanks again to Intertwining Melodies for singing with us. We also sang at Macalester for their a cappella fest: a special thanks to the Trads and The Sirens for inviting us. Updates to the website are coming and should be up before the end of Winter Break

Now for shameless promotion: Our new album should be coming out this winter term. If you are interested in purchasing it please contact us at Knights-at-carleton-dot-edu, or just come to one of our shows.

 

Have a great break everybody!

September 20, 2006

New Year

Before we start the new year we would like to bid a fond farewell to our graduating seniors:

Tommy Adams, Darius De La Cruz, Adam Fetcher, Fran Glover, and Greg Sullo.

You will all be missed.

The Knights' webpage is up and running again, with updated members (pictures and bios). Speaking of our members this term the Knights are at 10 people with Jonah off campus. Our new members are: Joe Barone, Jamaal Magee, Andrew Snyder, Peter Uwalaka, and Tom Weishan.