We’re a co-ed group from Elon University that was founded in 1999. We currently have 15 Barefoot and Beautiful members.
The Notochords are VCU’s oldest a cappella group. We were formed on the medical campus in 1993, which is where our name originates (in addition to sounding musical, the Notochord is also an anatomy term!). In 1998 the group expanded to include the Monroe Park Campus, and has been growing ever since! To this day, the group continues to arrange all of our own music and exist entirely under student leadership. We are so grateful for all of our fans and their support, as well as to the RAMfications for this opportunity to perform! To find out more about the Notochords, find us on Facebook or check out our website at www.vcunotochords.wordpress.
Founded in 2002, Naturally Sharp is Virginia Tech’s premiere all male a cappella group. Currently, we have 16 members. Last summer, we recorded the group’s first ever CD, A Decade Under the Influence.
GMUnit, founded in 2006, is the only all-male a capella group at George Mason University. Made up of 13 stone cold, suave crooners, who are never hesitant about laying down some of their oral magic for whoever is lucky enough to listen. Mayhaps you like what you hear? If so feel free to like us on facebook. Also thank you to the RAMifications for hosting this event, we are very excited and grateful to be here!
BellACappella is the only female a cappella group at the University of Mary Washington. Founded in 2001, these ladies infuse everything they sing with a whole lot of soul. Dripping with class and more than a little sass, BellACappella will have you on the edge of your seat, transfixed by their musical fusion.
Since 2008, One Note Stand has grown as a family of 20 enthusiastic, hard-working students who love to make music together. As a student-run a cappella group, One Note Stand comes together for two annual concerts and performs at many other school and club sponsored events on campus during the academic year. This family is proud to perform for their fans and show everyone that the walk of shame never sounded so good!
Take Note, one of CNU’s all-female a cappella groups, was founded in the Spring of 2010. The group prides itself on a fun-loving and open-minded approach to creating and performing music! The women of Take Note are not only dynamic on stage together, but they are also fierce friends. Thank you for having us again this year and we hope you are as excited about our performance as we are!
Symfonics, founded in 1991, is UMW’s longest running co-ed acappella group. We have performed with groups all over the east coast. We sing songs from many different genres and artists; we have sung everything from Mumford and Sons to Justin Timberlake. We are a group of people that love music, making music, and having a great time together.
Richmond Rhythm is in its fourth year. Although the event began as an invitational, the RAMifications of VCU always intended for the event to grow to Virginia’s Premiere Collegiate A Cappella Competition.
While the original Richmond Rhythm was held in stunning St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Oregon Hill (Richmond), the event is now held at the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts (VCU). VCU’s commitment to the arts, and dedication to supporting RAMifications makes this event possible each year, and allows the RAMificaitons to continually grow Richmond Rhythm, year-after-year.
A Cappella in Virginia is a thriving culture. Each year new groups are formed while established groups continue to bring entertainment to every part of the state. Richmond Rhythm is these groups’ dedicated time to increase their following while supporting other groups in the process.
- JMU (Low Key, Exit 245, Note-oriety, Overtones)
- UMW (Symfonics, One Note Stand, Bellacappella)
- GMU (GMUnit, Noteworthy)
- UofR (Choeur du Roi, Off the Cuff)
- W&M (Stairwells, Cleftomaniacs)
- VCU (Notochords)
- CNU (Take Note)
The RAMifications take a little bit of VCU wherever we go. We are part hipster, part show-stopper, part starving artist and entirely RVA. Our family is extremely dedicated to what we do, and to the relationships we build with each other and those who surround us.
RAMifications held first auditions in January of 2010. The group started with 16 members, growing as large as 22 over the years. In our first semester, we had the pleasure to sing for the VCU STRUT Fashion Show, drawing in a large crowd and introducing ourselves to Richmond. In the following years, the group performed formally and informally at locations including:
- The Historic Greenbrier Hotel’s Easter Celebration
- The Jefferson Hotel
- Richmond’s First Friday Artwalk
- Main Street Visual Arts Center
- SoJam A Cappella Competition and Workshop weekend, Durham (NC)
- Sing Strong A Cappella Competition and Workshop weekend, Reston (VA)