The Ransom Notes Have Taken Their First Hostage (It’s Me!)

Original Art By Michael Audet ’20, but props to Stock Photo Chair Guy too

Well folks, I hope you missed hearing about Kenyon acapella, because they are back and louder than ever. Coming at you like the unholy child of a broken record and a faulty radio that only plays unintelligible word fragments, college acapella has never been more missed on the Kenyon College Campus. Also, the Kenyon College Ransom Notes are standing over me as I write! For every star I give them, I get to keep one of my fingernails.

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Do it tonight: The Ransom Notes Concert

The Ransom Notes, one of Kenyon’s newest a capella groups, will be performing tonight at 7:00 p.m. in Peirce Pub.

Forget some of that finals nonsense and relax with the melodious tunes of these striking men. An added bonus? Only two more days until finals are over! Another added bonus: One of the Notes tells us there will be Christmas music!

  • What? The Ransom Notes
  • Where? 7:00 p.m. in Peirce Pub
Here’s a taste of them from their last concert, earlier this semester.

Ransom Notes Make A Cappella Competition, Prove the Haters Wrong

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Let’s be honest:  a cappella kids can be harsh, especially to new groups trying to carve out a niche in an already competitive market. So when the Ransom Notes started up last year, we heard some skepticism coming from members of the established groups. But after filling up the Bolton for their fall concert, it seems they’ve finally shown they can play in the big leagues — if not to all of their a cappella peers, then at least to the Kenyon community in general.

Now, they’ve earned a berth in the Varsity Vocals A Cappella Championship, put on every year by the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. They’re competing in the Midwest division against such amusingly named groups as the Acapelicans (from Siena Heights University) and the Bathtub-Dogs (University of Nebraska-Lincoln). Oh, and the University of Chicago Ransom Notes. Awkward.

So best of luck to the boys in red. We hope everyone loves the Lion King as much as you do.