United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County


By Hannah Bourdon, CHS Intern.

On Saturday, April 20, the United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County held their third annual M&T Bank Regional Glee Competition.  The event came and went with flying colors.   It consisted of a capella arrangements presented by 17 different choral groups from 3 different states, including two of Dickinson College’s own a capella groups, The Octals and The Syrens, both of which, took first place in their categories.  The music varied from Barbershop Quartets and High School choirs to College a capella clubs.  The night was split into two sessions, the 1st session consisted of Barbershop Quartet and Adult Ensemble a capella.  Gents Night Out placed first for the Barbershop Quartet and Keystone Capital Chorus placed first in the Ensemble a capella Category and was the overall winner for the 1st session.  Session 2 was entirely college a capella.  The Dickinson College Syren’s placed first for the College Female Category.  Stockton University, Stockapella placed first for the College Co-ed Category.  The Dickinson College Octals placed first in the College Male category and also 1st overall for the 2nd session.  The array in music styles including: scottish folksongs to modern pop music, provided for a wonderful, family-friendly night.  The night was met with an exceptional turn out and rave reviews from community members and performers alike.  Overall, the event raised over $6,000 for our United Way Campaign.

Again, we thank our Sponsors M&T Bank, Red 102.3 and ABC 27!


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