School or Affiliation: Vassar
Poughkeepsie, NY


The Devils were started in the fall of 1987, and are now one of four co-ed a cappella groups at Vassar. The group was originally formed by ex-members of other a cappella groups as well as aspiring newcomers to the a cappella world, and ultimately took its name from the universally-loved dessert (of ice cream, brownies and marshmallow cream), the "Vassar Devil".

About the Group

The Devils are known for their tight harmonies, polished sound, deep arrangments, and infectious sense of fun. Their diverse, constantly growing repertoire includes classic jazz standards, folk favorites, rock ballads, funk jams, and pop gems from the 40's all the way to present day. In addition to performing a number of informal concerts for the Vassar community, every year the Devils hold an annual winter concert and an annual spring concert, with a guest group whenever possible.

Branching Out

Outside of the Vassar scene, every year the Devils travel to new places, bringing their music and group energy to colleges, churches, high schools, art museums, and street corners up and down the East Coast. On the recent Florida trip, they even serenaded the Coast Guard from the deck of a boat in Ft. Lauderdale harbor. The best part of Devils road trips is definitely the opportunity to bring new people, be they fans or fellow groups, into their constantly growing a cappella family.


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