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Philadelphia, PA

8 to the Bar

8 to the Bar was formed in 1997 as Drexel University's first A Cappella Group. Their members' majors range from engineering to pre-med to music industry to computer science etc...but it's the love of music that has brought them all together.Eight to the Bar had first been known as the Drexel Dragontones. Originally, the primary objective of the group was to explore the sounds and styles of contemporary a cappella music. In compliance with the Student Organization Policies, Eight to the Bar chose Dr. Steven Powell as its Faculty Advisor and drafted its Constitution in the spring of 1997. Eight to the Bar received its University recognition in the summer of 1997. Eight to the Bar's first public appearance was as part of Drexel's 1997 International Festival Day celebration, where five members performed two songs in a frigid April 5th morning. Our first concert, "The Walk of Shame Jam," was held on Friday, February 27, 1998, in the Main Building Auditorium. Penn's Quaker Notes and Bryn Mawr's Night Owls joined us as our special guest groups. The Jam was incredibly well received and well attended.


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