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Special brotherhood bonds through singing

Orange Appeal, the only all-male acapella group on campus, makes great music together and has a lot of fun doing it.

Orange Appeal, the only all-male acapella group, was founded in 1997 as part of the Men's Glee Club. But members say the group of 16 or so is more than a bunch of guys singing together.

“We like to do things together, and it’s great to have guys that like to sing — because that is hard to find,” said sophomore Tim Cheng.

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Members say they range in age and major and defy typical stereotypes. “We have sports guys, and nerdy guys, and just your average Joe, but we’re definitely not all gay, and that’s a big misconception that many people have about us,” said sophomore Bryce Garcia.

Orange Appeal rehearses three times a week and has various singing engagements throughout the academic year. Recently Orange Appeal members sang for Chancellor Nancy Cantor, and they went to New York City on Nov. 4 to perform with NYU’s acappella group The Cleftomaniacs.

Anyone interested in acapella music can visit Orange Appeal at and lend an ear to the group's music.

“It’s nice to have guys that like to sing, and these guys all like to do that, and it’s great to let loose,” Cheng said.

“It’s really like a brotherhood and it’s nice to know that we have such a great group of guys and a great group of friends to sing and hang out with.”

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