Fully Charged acapella group vocalizes beauty of creating art through music

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Photo courtesy of Charger Bulletin/Charlotte Bassett.

Emma Parker of Fully Charged playing a riff, West Haven, Oct. 10, 2022.

Saige Batza, Arts & Life Editor

Fully Charged, the only acapella organization at the university, showcases a multitude of talent using only the vocal arrangements of their group members. The organization consists of about a dozen members in total. Although their quantity of members is on the small side, the quality of their performance should not be diminished or undermined.

Fully Charged hosts weekly rehearsals every Monday evening from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Bergami Center room 201. The organization hosts two annual campus-wide events: The Winter Concert and Spring Invitational.

Annie Funk, a junior forensic science major and current president of Fully Charged, emphasized that the organization is “an amazing community to be a part of.”

“Fully Charged holds annual auditions in the fall but are open to new members in the spring if spots open up. The group generally meets once a week and hosts at least two performances each year” she said. “All our music is student arranged; my favorite part about being a part of the club is the welcoming community it holds.”

Elizabeth Healy, a junior nutrition sciences major and Fully Charged member, said that her favorite part of being in the organization is “hearing the harmonies and seeing the songs come together.” She said, “We are the only singing group on campus and our ability to make art with nothing more than ourselves makes us unique from any other creative RSO.”

Will Hinck, a senior music and sound recording major and vice president of Fully Charged, mentioned that his favorite part of the organization is “the feeling of community created from working and singing together.” He said, “It’s always amazing to see members evolve as people and performers.”

Students interested in auditioning and joining the Fully Charged organization can visit their Instagram or Charger Connection pages online for more details.