InToneNation


March 24, 2003, midnight | By Josh Gottlieb-Miller | 17 years, 10 months ago


Review: The talented and popular InToneNation is a Blair staple. Featuring careful arrangements and explosive vocals, InToneNation is entertaining and enthusiastic, and their members' vocals envied by most singers at Blair, for whom they set the standard. Though professional in their work ethic, occasionally InToneNation songs lack polish. Outstanding vocalists include Littlehales and well-known front man Choy. Newcomers Blustein and Moyer have each proven themselves capable of handling InToneNation arrangements and Hamburger delivers an amazing Free Fallin', one of InToneNation's signature songs.

Genre: A cappella

Influences: Old InToneNation. Accidental Harmony. The Kingsingers. The Real Group.

Singers:
Sopranos: Naomi Graber (12), Audrey Tornblom (11) and Jessica Stamler (12)
Altos: Amina Baird (11), Lily Hamburger (12), Brittany Moyer (10) and Charlotte Littlehales (12)
Tenors: Griff Rees (12), Lynn Favin (11) and (Inactive) Arman Mizzanni (12)
Bass: Nathan Blustein (9), John Selby (12) and Cory Choy (12)

History: First formed September of 1994 as New Concepts in response to Blair's lack of an a cappella group. Eventually they changed members and their name to Vocal Aggression and later InToneNation. There has been an incarnation of InToneNation at Blair every year since then, recruiting new members from younger classes to maintain a steady roster.

Albums: CopperTone. A kepela. Naw, Mr. Jittabugs. Snow Tunes.

Website: itn.mbhs.edu

Best Song: Free Fallin'

Worst Song: The Distance (is performed the worst but is an excellent arrangement).

Best thing about being in InTonenation: "The cookies…and singing with Charlotte," Choy says.

Worst thing about being in InTonenation: "It takes lots of focus, and sometimes people go crazy," Favin remarks.

Reaction from Blair musicians: "In my four years here they've come a long way from the large corral of choral students to a tight-knit group of singers. But now they've gone downhill again." (Sam Goldman, Third Fret)

Quotable: "I have magical powers," claims Choy.



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