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For the first time, a Lafayette group has advanced beyond the quarterfinals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. Performing Feb. 1 at University of Maryland, the all-female Cadence finished second, earning a spot in the March 8 semifinals at Dickinson College. English major Alexis Siemons ’05 (Mount Laurel, N.J.) was runner-up for Best Soloist and the group was second in Best Arrangement voting for its rendition of “Standing Still.”

Cadence will hold auditions 4-6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Those trying out should bring a solo of their choice.

The Chorduroys will compete in the quarterfinals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella Saturday, March 1, at University of Delaware. In tier 1 of the Mid-Atlantic division, their opponents are scheduled to be Nonsequitur, Columbia University; Mandarins, Syracuse University; Harpur Harpeggios, SUNY-Binghamton; Chordials, Cornell University; and Midnight Ramblers, University of Rochester.

The Chorduroys released a CD, One Size Fits All, in November. The group maintains an active performance schedule, including engagements off campus. More information is available on the Chorduroys web site.

Cadence released its own album, Beyond Your Front Door, earlier last year, and also gives a number of public performances. More information is available on the Cadence web site.

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