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Thursday 10/30/08 Time TBA but probably 10:00pm

USC VKC Arches

Come in costume!


USC Spectacular: Trojan Men, Troy Tones, Sirens concert

Monday 11/03/08, 8:00pm

At the VKC Arches


Friday 11/07/08, 7:30pm

SCAMfest (Southern California A cappella Music Festival)

Claremont Bridges auditorium (450 N College Way, Claremont, CA 91711)


Final Participant list to be announced



THURSDAY 11/13/06 THE BOBS @ Lestats, 3343 Adams Ave. (Normal Heights), San Diego, 8:45pm

FRIDAY 11/14/08 THE BOBS @ McCabes, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 8pm

This show will sell out – get your tickets soon.


IF YOU CAN TRAVEL TO CAL: 8th Annual West Coast A Cappella Showcase

A weekend of fantastic collegiate a cappella.

Saturday November 15, 8 pm --- Sunday, November 16, 8 pm

Hosted by UC Berkeley’s Golden Overtones and Men’s Octet

Wheeler Auditorium, UC Berkeley campus

UCB students: $7, Non-UCB students: $9, General: $10

Buy tickets online:


UC Men's Octet

California Golden Overtones

Cal Jazz Choir

Cal Noteworthy

Cal DeCadence

Cal Artists in Resonance

University of Oregon On the Rocks

University of Oregon Divisi

UCLA Awaken A Cappella

USC SoCal VoCals

UCSC Acquire

UCSC Cloud 9

Stanford Fleet Street Singers

Stanford Harmonics

Stanford Mendicants

UC Davis Spokes

For more information, please contact or



November 16

The Old Town Music Hall - El Segundo, CA

140 El Segundo Street, El Segundo, CA 90245

Show Time: 7:00pm - Tickets: $20

For tickets call: (310) 322-2592


The Alley Cats are always looking for new singers. If interested contact us at (866) 770-CATS(2287)

The Alley Cats "Beyond the Sea" Cruise

February 6 through 9th, 3 day cruise to Baja Mexico on the Carnival Cruise ship "Paradise". Reserve your cabin now for best rates. Deposits are refundable. Note: at this time, you don't need to apply for a passport; you can still use your birth certificate & photo I.D. for cruise ships. Along with the regular ship amenities, non stop food, casino, spa, & entertainment, the Cats' guests will participate in exclusive activities and concerts! For more information, to register, and to find out about a special offer for your vocal group, call Gabriella (714)996-1960, or email




Ben Folds has just launched a contest. In his words: "I'm making an album of a cappella versions of my music to be performed by the best university groups we can find. This idea was motivated by a number of amazing university a cappella versions of my songs I came across on YouTube. Some of these brought to light unique nuances and perspective that is necessarily absent from the original recordings as the songwriter and singer happen to be the same guy. I was moved and inspired. Some of these versions were an improvement in my humble opinion and it would be a great opportunity to capture some of this." Ben Folds wants 12 or so tracks from collegiate groups, submitted via YouTube. And if you make the cut, he's going to send one of his producers to help you record a Ben Folds tune. WOW!

Note: The deadline is November 14th. More info:


PLAN AHEAD for 2009 Workshops and Concerts:

The East Coast Collegiate A Cappella Invasion is on its way!

WHIM n’ RHYTHM (Yale’s best all-women’s group) will be in California from January 3rd to January 11th. To arrange a concert at your work, school, or other venue, contact Winter Tour Manager Jenny Baik, Whim n' Rhythm, PO 202804, New Haven, Ct 06520 714-757-1507

Whim will do a public concert with the Yale Alleycats on Saturday, January 3rd: details here soon.

MIXED COMPANY of Yale will be touring California from January 3rd to 10th, 2009, with plans to be in the Southern California area from the 3rd to the 7th. For most schools and venues, we ask for $650 for a 40 minute set.

Contact tour director Sabrina Karim (519) 668-2761

MIXED COMPANY will do a public concert at Windward School in West Los Angeles on Tuesday January 6, 2009. Ticket information (310) 391-7127 ext 228, ask for Betsy


UCLA’s Bruin Harmony will host an all-day a cappella festival on January 31.

Details at the festival website:



Save your pennies! The following groups' websites list their next (or in some cases, first) albums as being available soon (in 2008):

CSUN Acasola

USC Reverse Osmosis

USC SoCal VoCals

USC Troy Tones




April 4, 2009 (Saturday night)

Hermosa Playhouse

Pier Avenue at Pacific Coast Highway

170 Pier Avenue

Hermosa Beach, California 90254

More info to come: Mark your calendars... and start vocalizing!!!




Vocal percussionists and singers sought for a Contemporary A cappella League (CAL) group; we'll do arrangements from old-school funk to modern alt-rock, anything with a big sound, as we grow up to 20 members. Arrangements offer a variety of voice parts as well as multiple vocal percussion parts. More info:

Auditions by arranged meeting time prior to rehearsals, questions: Email

Also, looking for an assistant to help in recruiting and development.


The next newsletter will go out on Wednesday, November 12, 2008.

Please send your news, updates, gigs, rants, and raves to

Your Southern California CASA ambassadors

Dane Hutchins:

April Lacaba:

Betsy Hanger:

SoCalCASA website:

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