Dickson’s Octals Named M&T Bank Regional Glee Competition Champions

United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County

Dickson’s Octals Named M&T Bank Regional Glee Competition Champions

It was a fight to the finish as the top three groups secured their place in the finals with outstanding performances separated by just 10 points on a 600 point scale.  The groups definitely brought their “A” game to our stage and captivated the judges and the SOLD OUT audience.  With 950 attendees, 50+ volunteers, and 166 performers, to say Carlisle Theatre was the place to be would be an understatement!

We congratulate the Dickinson College Octals on their championship win!  Their perfectly harmonized version of Hooked on a Feeling had the judges ‘hooked’ and gained them the official title 2015 M&T Bank Regional Glee Champions.  In second place, was the ever dynamic, Stockapella, from Stockton University, NJ, whose command of the stage and choreography were exceptional.  Villanova University’s Minor Problem rounded out the top three with dynamic performances in both the regular round and the finals.

We also want to acknowledge some additional outstanding moments in the competition.  Dickinson College’s DTones gave a moving performance to secure the 4th spot of the evening. Rhapsody, representing York College, also had an extremely wellchoreographed program as well as a notable rap performance by beat-boxer Dejour Hood. 54th and City charmed the audience with their tribute to oldies including: Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons, “Sherry Baby,” high notes and all.

All of the groups participating created a most memorable evening for all who where present and we look forward to next year already!

We want to thank our MC’s, Brett Thackera & Kendra Nichols and our judges/tabulators: Rick Sten, Ric LeBlanc, Caroline Oszustowicz Jarrett, Sam Kreps, Aubrey Wagner, Aaron Sunstein, Greg Hall and Jeff Ernst.  We also thank our official photographer, Cindy Strupp, Revelation Photography.  Photos of the evening can be seen at her site.

We also thank all of the Student Leadership Council and community volunteers, Kohl’s Department Store Mechanicsburg Volunteers in Action Program, and our Board President Carol Lennon and Past President, Dottie Warner, Leslie Sterner & the staff of Carlisle Theatre, Alliance Audio, Jeff Kintz of Filson Water, Bob Waters 92.1, Glenn Hamilton 97.3, Kirk Wilson 960AM, Cousin Mike Wioo, Chris Andree 97.3 and of course from our media sponsor 102.3, Rick Sten on Red.

We are extremely grateful to our sponsors: M&T Bank, Red 102.3, The Sentinel, abc 27 and Filson Water.