The Colgate Dischords and Resolutions Perform


There were many soloists during the Resolutions’ performance. 

The Colgate Resolutions and the Colgate Dischords held a joint concert for Parents weekend Saturday, October 29 in the chapel. The Dischords started off the night and they did not disappoint their expectant audience. One of the highlights of the night was sophomore Shoshi Stern-Robbins’ lead on a beautiful rendition of The Killers’ “When You Were Young”. First-year Nick Holmes also added some pazazz to junior George Aldrich’s introduction to “tubthumping” by Chumbawamba. Juniors George Aldrich, Celine Marlin Andrews and Lesther Flores finished off the Dischords portion of the concert with a heart-warming version of the Head and the Heart’s, “Rivers and Roads.”

The audience clearly responded well to the performance. Members of the Dischords also  expressed their appreciation for the family weekeend show.

“We love this concert in particular because it’s a wonderful opportunity for all the new members of the a cappella groups to be showcased in front of their families,” senior Natalie Krause said. 

Junior Carlie McCumber agreed with Krause. 

“It’s good to show how hard we’ve been working and the adrenaline rush afterwards is also really great,” McCumber said.

One of the fun segments of the Dischords performance was the “baby song,” in which the new members created somewhat of an ode to the current members of the a cappella group. The newest members chose to put their take on “Down on the Corner” by Creedence Clearwater Revival. This part of the show provided an interesting and fun aspect to the performance allowing the audience to really experience the group dynamic of the Dischords. 

The Colgate Resolutions celebrated their 25th anniversary with this concert. Their portion of the show began on a strong note with “Happy Together” by The Turtles. The group then transitioned to “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes for which senior Hannah DeGamo sung lead. The group then sang “When She Loved Me” by Sarah McLachlan and “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding. 

The Resolutions also had a similar initiation process to the Dischords where their new members performed a skit together. The Bachelor themed skit ended in a chipwich proposal. The group continued with “Better Together” by Jack Johnson, “Too Close” by Alex Clare and “Tattooed Heart,” by Ariana Grande. The Resolutions finished with “Madness” by Lucius for which the audience gave them a standing ovation.

Resolutions senior and musical director Ben Fetnzer was proud of their performance.

“I really liked seeing the Resos alumni faces light up when they heard us sing,” Fetzner said. 

Overall, the concert was an amazing opportunity for parents, nonmusical students and members past and present to appreciate all of the efforts the Resos and Dischords have put in this year.