Reason #68: Unique Friendships
It’s no surprise that people who are in a cappella groups together would become friends out of a combination of common interests and sheer amount of time spent together. The funny thing is, though, that I’ve heard a number of collegiate a cappella singers say that, were it not for friendships they found in their a cappella groups, they may not have stuck it out at their alma maters.
The practice of creating sound as a unit, with only the human body as an instrument, offers up a unique capacity to build unity between people that. Group that intrinsic benefit of participation in a cappella group with a propensity for coming up with musical puns, learning absurd choreography together, and traveling off campus in caravan to tour or compete and you have a recipe for the development a profound and truly singular community.
I love it!