A Capella

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Out of all the music groups that Merion has to offer, A Capella is something special. Merion’s a cappella group, the Merionettes, is an audition-only group of 30 girls who all share a love of music. Since the group was formed only last year, a cappella is still relatively new to Merion. However, this has not stopped the Merionettes from rehearsing diligently to claim their spot in the world of a cappella music!  This year, they will be competing in an a cappella competition at the Haverford Boys School on Sunday, April 26th.

As Ms. Creed-Rego says, the Merionettes like to “take our show on the road” as much as they can! This past December, they performed a beautiful arrangement of “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” at the Rittenhouse Square tree-lighting ceremony. The Merionettes also sang the National Anthem at a Saint Joseph’s University basketball game in January. A cappella’s next performance will be singing at Merion’s Performing Art’s Festival on April 15th. The A Capella girls are currently working on two showstoppers: Frank Sinatra’s “All the Way” and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

The Merionettes rehearse once a week, as well as during each gold co-curricular period. Every rehearsal is full of laughs, bonding, and of course, music! All students who love to sing are encouraged to audition next fall. The Merionettes is an amazing group of wonderful, talented girls, and all of its members are so proud to be a part of it.

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