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A Cappella

Saturday, Oct. 13

9-11 a.m.
A Cappella Reunion: Rehearsal, Packard Performance Hall, Sperry S. and Ella Graber Packard Hall of Music and Art, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St.
Attention alumni and current participants of The Back Row, Ellement, and Room 46: Join in the celebration of 26 years of a cappella music at Colorado College.You are not only invited to attend, but also to participate! Activities include a rehearsal that begins at 9 a.m. and, later, a performance at 1:15 p.m. at the Homecoming Picnic.

Each group will sing a generational song from their legacy and all three a cappella groups will perform one song together. If you plan to attend the a cappella reunion, please access the following links to the music appropriate to the a cappella group in which you participated and choose a part to sing.

Ellement will sing “Angel from Montgomery” 
Back Row will sing “Africa” 
Room 46 will sing “Fire.”  Audio learning tracks for “Fire” are available on Soundtrap. Contact Lily Lauer at or (719) 389-6777 to request an invitation to join the "Fire" Soundtrap project.

The song that will be performed together by all three a cappella groups is “Teenage Dream.”  There is only 30-45 minutes available to rehearse this song as a group so practicing beforehand is essential. It is super easy and fun to learn the music for “Teenage Dream” ahead of the reunion.  Just follow these four easy steps:

  1. Contact Lily Lauer at or (719) 389-6777 to request a copy of the sheet music, and an invitation to join this specific project on Soundtrap where you may access the audio learning tracks.
  2. Watch the instructional video about how to navigate Soundtrap. The password is aCCappella.
  3. Fill out the pertinent information and indicate which part you'd like to sing by typing an “X” under the appropriate category on the Google spreadsheet. If your preferred part has been selected by several people, please consider selecting another part to sing so that all parts are covered.
  4. Practice! Practice! Practice!

Questions about learning tracks and “Teenage Dream?”  Email John Zirkle ’08 at

1:15 p.m. (1 p.m. Call Time.)
A Cappella Reunion Performance at the Homecoming Picnic, Worner Quad
Join us for a 1:15 p.m. performance at the Homecoming Picnic. (Please arrive by 1 p.m.) Participation at the 9 a.m. rehearsal is strongly preferred.

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Saturday, Oct. 13

9-11 a.m.
Football Brunch, Bemis Great Hall
CC football teammates and their guests are invited to celebrate 120 years since the first football game was played on Washburn Field.

2 p.m.
Alumni Flag Football Game, Autrey Field

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Professor John Riker, 50 Years at CC: A Celebration

Thursday, Oct. 11

3:30-5 p.m.
Philosophy Department Colloquium Series Block 2 speaker, Professor John Riker, Gaylord Hall, Worner Center
“Philosophy and Psychoanalysis: Re-vitalizing Contemporary Life.” A reception will follow the talk.

Friday, Oct. 12

4-5:30 p.m.
Professor John Riker, 50 Years at CC: A Celebration, Richard F. Celeste Theatre, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.
John Riker has taught philosophy at CC for 50 years and we are celebrating this grand milestone with a program that includes talks by faculty, former students, and John. A reception will follow.

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Reunion and Homecoming Weekend Events
Kristie Damgaard, Assistant Director for On-Campus Programs

Lily Lauer, Alumni Relations Coordinator, On-Campus Programs

Reunion Giving
Matt Kelly, Annual Giving Officer

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