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Brief History of the
- Bill Moncrieff,
Bob Beveridge, Pete Worthington, and Howard Crowell
(all '54) form "The Rovers."
restarted by Brad Lundquist '79 as part of his senior project in
music. Brad, a Laurentian Singer, gets the group singing barbershop quartet
music and soon it returns to singing more traditional "glee club"
songs and arrangements of popular music written by members, including
George Daniels '83.
- Group performs at surprise
birthday party for St. Lawrence President Frank Piskor.
- Concert dress: white
shirt, vest, bow tie, jeans, 'fro.
Saints" released. The album is referred to by later groups as
"The White Album."
- Group restarts tradition
of singing "College Days."
- Concert dress: blue
blazer, light-colored shirt, "alumni" tie, khaki pants.
Vocal Accord concert held on February 26 in Gulick Theater. Singing Saints
and Sinners host Smith College Smithereens, Instrumentally Challenged
and Bucknell Bison Chips with hopes that the concert will become an annual
the way to a concert at Beaver River High School, Peter Saunders '94,
not aware that his license has been suspended in at least three states,
is pulled over for speeding. Peter escapes arrest because the officer
is unable to locate a judge to hear the case. The group is so late to
the concert that Jeffrey Uchin '95 must shave in the parking lot.
- Saints raise $1000
at benefit performance for the Granby (CT) Food Bank. The concert, held
in the gym of the Pilgrim Covenant Church before 300 area residents and
SLU alumni, is immediately followed by a three-on-three basketball game.
- The Saints perform
at Chi Omega Mother-Daughter weekend. The wager remains open.
Peters '95, Adam French '97 and Adam Schrader '98 rent
a house on Nantucket and, together with Jerry's brother, who sang with
the Colgate 13, recruit some local talent and became the "Nantucket
Cobbletones." The group is still going strong today. Check them out
Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Studio" released.
- Barrett Peterson
'87 hosts a benefit auction and Singing Saints reunion in Burlington,
- After Fall auditions,
Jonathan Ntheketha '00 becomes the very first Singing Saint of African
travel to the University of Rochester on November 23 to perform in the
quarterfinals of the National Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (NCCA).
Though the Rochester Yellowjackets win and Cornell Nothing But Treble
place second, the Saints' arrangement of the Elvis Costello song "Veronica"
(by Mark Tavern '94) wins Best Arrangement.
road trips to Colgate, UNH, Williams. On his first Saints road trip, Paul
Hughes '00 liberates a giant bag of bagels and a bottle of wine from
the Colgate 13 after engaging in a knife fight. On the Williams trip,
the Saints receive parking tickets for parking where the Williams group
tell them to.
an outing to Montreal, Singing Saints appear on the Expo's Jumbotron,
experience a vehicular mishap, and several Saints Hats are stolen or forever
ruined by employees of Le Chateau du Sexe.
- Midsemester Tour to
Brockport and Kendall High Schools, Bucknell, Russell Sage, and Smith.
- Fall road trips to
Paul Smith's, Canton Tech. Poet Maurice Kenney attempts to sabotage the
Paul Smith's performance by looking in the cabin window and making a certain
bass guffaw during the middle of "Lullabye." The people of Canton
Tech attempt to sabotage the Canton Tech performance by talking as loudly
as they can throughout the entire set. Saints retreat to friendlier climes.
- Brad Catton '01
and Jason Beerman '99 create "Saints:
Live!" for Alice Hessert's "Music and the Stage" class.
Copies limited to members of the current group, select alumni, and of course,
- Ken Hughes '98
hands over the reins of the official Saints webpage to Paul Hughes '00
(no relation, although Ken was Paul's CA in Rebert in 1996.)
Singing Saints use mathematics and quantum physics to determine that over
the course of four years, they have collectively contributed over $40,000
to the University Inn Bartenders Children's College Fund.
Saints 50th Reunion.
Saints 55th Reunion, June 2-5, 2005. Members of the Saints from 1994 and
1995 arrive in a Winnebago and serve cocktails. Members of the Saints
from 1998 to 2000 eat pickled eggs at the Sunoco and have a slumber party
with various Sinners. The legend continues.