Spring Tour '14 - Philly, DC, Virginia, and the Carolinas
Following our second semester midterms, we hit the road for our first driving tour of the year. Starting with a performance at The Haverford School, alma mater of Andrew Helber '16, we continued south to the nation's capital, home of Yacob Yonas '15. Somewhat unimpressed by the facade of The White House after spending our Labor Day Weekend at the Greenbrier Resort, we headed to Williamsburg, VA, where we played an intense game of ultimate frisbee (which we imagined happened during Colonial times). After a stop in Charlotte, NC, we finally arrived at our final destination -- The Reserve at Lake Keowee. Our third time to the Reserve in as many years proved to be just as amazing as the first two visits with beautiful scenery (see picture), incredible hospitality, and one of our most receptive audiences. Thanks again to all of our hosts that helped make this tour possible!
Intersession Tour '14 - Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Austria
At the end of January, we embarked on our Intersession tour to Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Austria. We had the privilege of performing at venues all over the area, from beautiful boarding schools to the Vaduz Castle. One of the highlights of the week was singing for the Royal Family of Liechtenstein! When we weren't traveling around between performances, we got the chance to see some beautiful sights, including Zurich and Luzern (like in the photo above). The trip was only made possible by our sponsorship from SBB, the Swiss train system. We made our way around the entire country in style, and it was so easy the whole way. Thanks again, SBB! We hope to be back in the area again soon!
Also, check out our newest music video, filmed during this tour and edited by Krishna Choudhary '14.
Winter Tour '13 - Connecticut and New York City
Last year, we had our inaugural winter tour to the Northeast, and it was a major success, so we decided to go back for a shorter tour to Connecticut and New York City! Our tour began in Norwalk, where we performed at senior, Alan Southworth's, temple. From there, we headed into New York City for a few shows at secondary schools. We ended our winter tour with an amazing performance at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall! It was great to finish up our tour performing in such a storied venue, and we hope to perform there again soon! For now, we are home with our families for winter break, but soon, after exams, we will be on our way to Switzerland and Liechtenstein for Intersession! Stay tuned for updates about that tour!
Looking forward to another great year under the leadership of our new officer corps!
Fall Tour '13 - The Bay Area, California
After last year's Fall Tour to Southern California, the group made a return trip to the Golden State, this year heading to the Bay Area. We performed at retirement communities, schools (including senior, Quinton Beck's alma mater, Lynbrook High School in San Jose), and even a school superintendent conference. Day trips took us to the redwood forests (seen left), wine tasting in Napa Valley, the Google campus, Stanford University, Fisherman's Wharf, and Golden Gate Park. It was also great to see a lot of Nassoon alums during the week. We hope to be back to California within the next few years!
Introducing our New Freshmen!
The Nassoons are excited to announce four new members from the class of 2017! They are (from left to right):
- Adam Ainslie, first tenor - Zach Levine, tenor-baritone - John Suh, baritone - Kishan Bhatt, baritone
Want to learn more about the four newest Nassoons? Check out their bios here.
Labor Day Weekend at the Greenbrier Resort
For the past 24 years, Labor Day Weekend has meant only one thing for the Nassoons -- a trip to the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV. We spent the week entertaining the guests, playing shuffleboard, and enjoying the buffet brunch. Upon request from a guest who had seen the Nassoons perform at the Greenbrier in the late '90s, we even brought back a special toilet-paper-wrapped mummified-soloist rendition of "Zombie Jamboree" (See our Facebook page for a picture of soloist Krishna Choudhary '14). We look forward to returning to the Greenbrier next year for our 25th consecutive year!
Princeton Reunions '13
The Nassoons stuck around campus for an extra week after exams for the best weekend of the year... Princeton Reunions! The 'Soons found themselves among 25,000 alums who returned to campus for Songs, Fun, and Celebration. Along with performances at the 35th and 55th Reunions, the show at Old Guard Luncheon proved to be a memorable one, as the Nassoons sang "Tigertown Blues" for Dick Armstrong '46, who wrote the song. Reunions weekend wouldn't have been complete without the P-rade (where the Nassoons welcomed the Old Guard in song, seen left) and a spectacular fireworks finale. Our seven seniors who stormed down Elm Street with the Class of 2013 will be missed but certainly not forgotten any time soon. So many solos to replace...
Nassoons 2014 Album Recording Sessions
As reading period and finals marked the end of the 2013 school year, the Nassoons' work on their new album was just beginning. The album, which is now available for purchase on our Media & Merchandise page, features a number of Nassoons classics while also debuting six new arrangements never heard before on a Nassoon CD! Of course the track listing wouldn't be complete without "Perfidia" closing out the album (but remember to listen for a special bonus track!). We would like to extend a special thanks to Jeff Southworth (father of Alan Southworth '14) for his time, commitment, and expertise in making Nassoons 2014 possible. We hope you're as excited as we are to hear the final product!
Princeton Preview Arch Sings
Photo credit: Jon Hezghia
For most, April is a time for taxes, the real start of springtime weather, and the occasional prank. However, for a select number of high schoolers, April is highlighted by a Princeton acceptance letter! Future members of the class of 2017 congregated to Blair Arch on the nights of April 12th and April 23rd to get a sense of the a cappella scene on campus. The Nassoons pulled out all the stops, singing everything from crowd-favorite "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" to Nassoon-classic "Tigertown Blues" to *NSYNCs "I Want You Back" (complete with choreography, of course). If you liked what you saw at the Arch Sings, check out our Auditions page to find out how you could become a Nassoon in the fall. Hope to see all of the pre-frosh on campus this fall!
Alumni Dinner '13 - Orpheus Club - Philadelphia
On the night of Friday, April 5th, Nassoons from across the country gathered at the Orpheus Club in Philadelphia for the annual Alumni dinner. The seniors were honored by receiving their alumni ties as they move into the next step of their Nassoon lives. The entire night was filled with Song, Fun, and Cheer as the undergraduate group performed followed by a trip down memory lane when Nassoons from the '50s all the way to the present and every decade in between sang timeless classics from "I Cover the Waterfront" to "How Deep Is The Ocean" and of course "Perfidia."
Spring Tour '13 - Florida & South Carolina
The Nassoons kicked off Spring Break in style by heading to sunny West Palm Beach. With most performances in the evenings, the days were filled with relaxing at the beach, mini golf, and lounging by the pool. On our one free day, the Nassoons could be found at Disney World on Splash Mountain or in Belle's castle. Also during the week was the Nassoons' movie debut, in which we appeared alongside Tina Fey in Admission; "Tigertown Blues" has never sounded better than on the big screen! After a relaxing week, the Nassoons are excited as ever for the second half of the semester, which will include The Man Show (4/12), a new album recording, and Reunions!
Intersession Tour '13 - Hong Kong
Following exams and papers that marked the end of the first semester, the Nassoons needed a break and got as far away from campus as possible by flying to the other side of the world, ending up in Hong Kong! The week was filled with great performances at schools, country clubs, private events, a live show on the radio, and even a Princeton Aspire event where we sang alongside President Tilghman! However, we left more than enough time to explore the city, allowing us to take a death-defying cable car ride to a Giant Buddha sitting on a mountain, experience the nightlife in Lan Kwai Fong, scrape the sky at Ozone, the world's highest bar, and haggle with street vendors at Kowloon's night market. Our free day took us to Macau to see the Venetian and the Grand Lisboa and even play roulette among the world's greatest gamblers. It was a great week and we hope to return in the next few years.