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labor day weekend:

brattleboro and omni mt. washington

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The Nassoons had another successful warm-up week at the bucolic Bretton Woods resort in Mt. Washington, NH. On our way up north, we stopped by Brattleboro, VT for a mini-Reunion with some Nassoon alumni of the 1970’s - warmest thanks to Buzz Schmidt ‘74 for organizing and hosting! Our time at both locations was filled with Singing, Festivities, and Camaraderie, and we look forward to returning next year.

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Spring tour 2018 - Munich, germany

 Cultural enrichment? Or the dining room at Ivy?

Cultural enrichment? Or the dining room at Ivy?

 A surprise snowfall on the way back to the apartment

A surprise snowfall on the way back to the apartment

 Photoshoot before a show at Schloss Neubeuren

Photoshoot before a show at Schloss Neubeuren

 A peaceful moment before a performance

A peaceful moment before a performance

This March, the Nassoons flew to southern Germany for a week of Singing, Festbier, and Castles. Between singing at the boarding school Schloss Neubeuern, the Gasteig Concert Hall, Munich International School, and sets for several Princeton alumni, the group enjoyed a lovely Nowruz (Persian New Years) dinner, swimming in the Müller'sches Volksbad, and enjoying the weissbiers in the famed Ratkeller and Hofbrauhaus.

 Sampling the local Honigwein - think mead, but with a lot more umlaut

Sampling the local Honigwein - think mead, but with a lot more umlaut

Plus, check out our music video for our arrangement of Got to Get You Into My Life, featuring soloists Duncan Waldrop ‘18 and Danny Pinto ‘20!


Princeton university art museum - failed Love

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 Kevin Williams '21 solos on Linda Ronstadt's "Faithless Love"

Kevin Williams '21 solos on Linda Ronstadt's "Faithless Love"

This February, the Nassoons returned to sing at the Princeton University Art Museum's annual "Failed Love" show presented by the museum's Student Advisory Board. The event falls on the day after Valentines Day, when campus is filled with both romance and heartbreak. From "Perfidia" to "I Wish You Love", we shared some of our own passion and sorrow with our lovely audience. Catch us at our next show around campus soon, or email us at nassoons@princeton.edu to have us sing at your own event!

 Calvin Wentling '18 solos on Luke James' "I Want You"

Calvin Wentling '18 solos on Luke James' "I Want You"


ANNUAL FRESHMAN DINNER

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The Nassoons Class of '21 finished their first semester strong with the annual Freshman Dinner this January. As part of this tradition, they met the board members of the Nassoon Alumni Association for food and drinks at the Nassau Club where many a story and song were shared. This event is one of many to welcome the new class of Nassoons into the brotherhood of SFC.


2017 Holiday concert at carnegie hall

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The Nassoons were pleased to end a busy semester by traveling to New York, NY for our annual Holiday Concert at Carnegie Hall. Under the expertise of Music Director Charles Hemler '20, we sang a variety of repertoire from jazz standards to modern hits. The freshmen performed their intimate rendition of the Nassoons classic "All the Things You Are", and a contingent of loyal alums joined us onstage for the singing of our founding song, "Perfidia". After an exciting performance for a packed hall, the group headed to a lovely post-concert reception courtesy of senior Nassoon Calvin Wentling and his family. We would like to thank our wonderful audience for attending, and we hope to see you all at our next performance!


INTRODUCING THE 2017-2018 OFFICER CORPS

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We are thrilled to announce the election of our new officers: 

Music Director: Charlie Hemler '20

President: Tynan Gardner '20

Business Manager: Kevin S. Williams '21

Performance Director: Michael Yeung '21

Tour Managers: Devin Kilpatrick '19, TJ Li '21, and Sean Kim '21


FALL TOUR 2017 - TEXAS

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The Nassoons traveled to Texas over fall break for a very successful fall tour! The first half of the journey was spent in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, home of senior Nassoon Colton Hess. There the group sang at Christ the King School, the Dallas Arboretum, Fort Worth Country Day, several private shows, and a public event hosted by Princeton alum Jimmy Archie '97. After lots of football and poolside lounging at Colton's house, we drove down to Austin where we sang for lovely crowds at Scholz Biergarten, Guero's Taco Bar, and the State Capitol. While staying at current senior Duncan Waldrop's house, the group enjoyed plenty of Tex-Mex and barbeque while taking in the local sights at Enchanted Rock State Park, Zilker Park, and Barton Springs. We want to thank the Waldrops and the Hesses for their generous hospitality in hosting us for the week, and we applaud our officer corps for crafting such a fun tour to kick off the year!


Nassoons 2018

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We are excited to announce that our most recent album is now officially available on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music! Click on the links below to check it out.


the newest generation of nassoons

 

After another successful audition season, the Nassoons are proud to present the four newest members of the group!

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From left to right:

  • TJ Li, a Tenor 2 from New York, NY

  • Kevin Williams, a Tenor-Baritone from Emmaus, PA

  • Sean Kim, a Tenor 1 from Ridgefield, NJ

  • Michael Yeung, a Baritone from Hong Kong


WINTER TRIP 2017 - OMNI MOUNT WASHINGTON

 

Following our show at Philadelphia, the Nassoons drove up to picturesque Bretton Woods, New Hampshire for a weekend of Skiing, Fun, and Cocoa. We'd like to thank the Omni Mount Washington Hotel & Resort for their generosity, hospitality, and the opportunity to make unforgettable music and memories in the beautiful White Mountains winter. Enjoy our video of one of our holiday favorites, Angels We Have Heard on High.


HOLIDAY CONCERT AT THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC

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Following a busy semester, the Nassoons headed down to Philadelphia for their biennial concert at the Curtis Institute of Music to cap off the semester memorably and share our music. See you next time, Philadelphia!


Fall tour 2016 - san francisco, california

 

The Princeton Nassoons went to San Francisco on fall break in 2016 and had a great tour full of Songs, Fun, and Camaraderie. Check out our music video for Take It Easy, filmed and edited by Danny Pinto '20!


THE NEWEST GENERATION OF NASSOONS!

We are pleased to welcome the newest generation of Nassoons! It's going to be a great year. Introducing (from left to right): 

- Danny Pinto, Tenor 1

- Ty Gardner, Bass

- Charlie Hemler, TB

- Thomas Jankovic, Bass


Reunions and farewell to the class of 2016

We had another successful Reunions this year, having performed for a number of reunion classes all around campus. We also had the chance to perform the traditional Alumni Arch Sing at Blair Arch with many of our devoted alumni. If you are interested in hiring the Nassoons for a future Reunions performance, you can email our Business Manager, Stefan, at snl@princeton.edu. Finally, we ended Reunions with a farewell to our beloved seniors of the Class of 2016, James Agolia, Alistair Glidden, Andrew Helber, and Kevin Lee. We wish you all the best on your next step. SFC. 


Nassoons 75th Reunion

Founded back in 1941, The Nassoons celebrated their 75th anniversary on the weekend of April 8th-10th. Nassoons alumni from all over the world returned to campus for a memorable weekend of Songs, Fun, and Camaraderie! 


Spring Tour 2016 - Seoul, South Korea

The Nassoons journeyed to Korea for our spring tour where we were able to meet up with our former music director John Suh '19 who is currently taking a couple years off of school to serve in the Korean military. We performed for Princeton alums and parents at the Princeton Club of Korea, patients at the Samsung Medical Center, and students as St. Paul Preparatory School. We were also honored to represent the United States in the U.S. - Korea Friendship A Cappella Concert at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, where we sang with a couple Korean a cappella groups. We would like to thank the Lee family for their wonderful hospitality and for our two members who have lived in Korea, John Suh '19 and Jay Lee '19 for showing us around the beautiful city.


Introducing our new officers

We are thrilled to announce the election of our new officers: 

Music Director: Duncan Waldrop '18

President: Colton Hess '18

Business Manager: Stefan Lee '18

Performance Director: Zach Levine '17

Tour Managers: Devin Kilpatrick '19, Jay Lee '19,

and Reuben Zeiset '19


Fall tour 2015 - Texas

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The Nassoons traveled to Texas during Fall Break, the first time the group had been in the state for over two decades! The group first toured the Austin area, singing for some Princeton alums at a halloween party as well as a private show at Duncan's home! We had plenty of time to explore Austin, from Enchanted Rock State Park to the Capitol building. Then, we drove to the Dallas Fort Worth area, where we sang for some of our most enthusiastic audiences at the Greenhill School, Fort Worth Country Day, and Christ the King Catholic School. We want to thank the Waldrops and the Hesses for their hospitality throughout the week and applaud our tour managers, Colton and Calvin! 


the newest generation of nassoons!

We are pleased to welcome the newest generation of Nassoons! It's going to be a great year. Introducing (from left to right): 

- Jay Lee, Tenor 1

- Devin Kilpatrick, Baritone

- Reuben Zeiset, Baritone

- Ryan Melosini, Tenor 2

 


Labor Day weekend 2015: Omni Mount washington

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After a three month hiatus, the Nassoons reunited back on Princeton's campus for the start of possibly a new tradition: going to the beautiful Omni Mount Washington Resort for Labor Day weekend. What an unforgettable weekend it was! We were featured throughout the weekend as special "pop-up" performers for the guests, whether it was in the main dining room or on the veranda overlooking Mt. Washington. The most memorable moment of the weekend was closing an outdoor evening set with the National Anthem, followed by a fireworks show as the last chord rang through the mountains. The Nassoons had no shortage of activities throughout the weekend when not performing: tennis, golf, zip-lining, hiking, cornhole, you name it. It was a perfect way to start the year. We are looking forward to welcoming the Class of 2019 back on campus soon! 


Reunions and farewell to the class of 2015

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We had another great Reunions this year, having some great performances for the 55th, 50th, 45th, and 40th Reunions all around campus. We are so grateful to have such devoted alumni who joined us to sing at the traditional Alumni Arch Sing at Blair Arch. If you are interested in hiring the Nassoons for a future Reunions performance, you can email our Business Manager, Stefan, at snl@princeton.edu. Finally, we ended Reunions with a farewell to our beloved seniors of the Class of 2015, Franklyn Darnis, James Walsh, John Whelchel, and Yacob Yonas. We wish you the best on your future endeavors. SFC. 


Spring TOur 2015 - Florida

The Nassoons spent spring break in sunny, warm Florida with stops in Atlanta, Miami, and Jacksonville. Some of the most memorable shows were at The Knight Foundation, Hobe Sound Yacht Club, Gulliver Prep, and Ransom Everglades. We also sang for various Princeton Clubs in Northern and Southern Florida. 


Intersession tour 2015 - London, UK

We had a blast in London over intersession break in late January. Our shows took us to various beautiful schools including The Charterhouse School, King's College Wimbledon, The Harrow School, and Godolphin and Latymer. We also visited and sang with the Tiffinians, a high school a cappella group founded by our very own James Walsh '15. The Nassoons did not skimp on sightseeing in London. We walked across Tower Bridge, paid a visit to the British Museum (UK's version of the Nassoon Room), and got some sweet views of Big Ben from the London Eye. Finally, our tour ended with a memorable performance at an early admission party for Princeton's Class of 2019. We'd like to thank all of our hosts throughout the tour! Check out our videos for a music video from this tour! 


holiday concert at the curtis institute of music

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After finishing up the fall semester, the Nassoons headed to Philadelphia to host a holiday concert at the Curtis Institute of Music. It was an unforgettable performance for us, and was a great way for us to start the winter break. Check out more photos here. Happy Holidays! 


Introducing our new officers!

We are thrilled to introduce our new officer corps for the upcoming year! 

Music Director: John Suh '17

President: Kevin Lee '16

Business Manager: Stefan Lee '18

Performance Director: Andrew Helber '16

Tour Managers: Colton Hess '18, Duncan Waldrop '18, and Calvin Wentling '18


Fall Tour 2014 - Southern California

The Nassoons took on Southern California once again and arrived back in New Jersey just a little bit tanner from the pleasant Cali sun. All of the freshman came on tour this year, and it was great for all of us to get to know them! Throughout the tour, we sang at several schools including Harvard-Westlake, Flintridge, and Buckley, as well as a Princeton Club show at the residence of Rachel Stern '86. Of course, we spent time on the beach, and practiced a ton of touch football to prepare for the annual TF game against the Whiffenpoofs. Our tour ended with a memorable show with the Nassoons alumni in the area! Check out more photos here. 


Welcoming the Newest Nassoons!

After another auditions season, we are so excited to welcome our 5 newest Nassoons! They are (from left to right):

- Eric Wu (Tenor-Baritone)

- Calvin Wentling (Tenor II)

- Stefan Lee (Bass)

- Colton Hess (Bass)

- Duncan Waldrop (Tenor I)

To learn more about the new guys, check out their bios here.

 


Labor Day Weekend 2014 - The Greenbrier

This year was the 25th anniversary of one of our favorite Nassoon traditions: a Labor Day weekend trip to the Greenbrier, America's Resort in West Sulphur Springs, WV. We spent the weekend performing for guests around the resort, relaxing by the pool, and enjoying the other wonderful amenities of the resort. It is always an amazing way to reunite the group after the summer, and this year was no exception. We can't wait to get back to campus for the start of the year and to welcome the great Class of 2018 to Princeton!


fall 2018 Arch Schedule:

Tuesday 9/11, 11:15, Blair Arch

Thursday 9/13, 10:15, 1879 Arch

Newbie Arch:                          Sunday 9/23, 11:15, Blair Arch

Saturday 10/6, 10:00, 1879 Arch

Homecoming Arch:              Saturday 10/13, 10:45, 1879 Arch

Saturday 11/10, 11:45, Blair Arch

Thursday 12/6, 11:00, Blair Arch

Holiday Arch:                        Thursday 12/13, 11:30, 1879 Arch