Indiana University's Straight No Chaser

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Background information
Years active 1996–present
Composition All-Male
School Indiana University
Location Bloomington, Indiana
Organization Type Collegiate

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Straight No Chaser (IUSNC) is a 10-man a cappella group out of Indiana University. The group was founded in 1996 by Dan Ponce.


[edit] The Original Members

The first members of Straight No Chaser were Dan Ponce, Randy Stine, Jerome Collins, Michael Itkoff, Charlie Mechling, Walter Chase, David Roberts, Steve Morgan, Patrick Hachey, and Kevin Caroll.

[edit] Current Members & Alumni

  • Adam Basey
  • Adam Rich
  • Adam Stulberg
  • Andrew Brewer
  • Andrew Landau
  • Andrew Morstein
  • Ben Cohen
  • Brent Mann
  • Brian Giblin
  • Brian Kelly
  • Charlie Mechling
  • Chris Marcheschi
  • Chris Ryan
  • CJ Pawlikowski
  • Cliff Li
  • Corey Frye
  • Dan Ponce
  • Dave Roberts
  • Don Nottingham
  • Drew Ferlmann
  • Drew Kipfer
  • Eddie Suarez
  • Gene Bowen
  • Holland Nightenhelser
  • Jacob Koressel
  • James Neff
  • Jason Jacobs
  • Jasper Smith
  • Jeff Tanski
  • Jermaine Miles
  • Jerome Collins
  • Jesse Townes
  • Jon Mullholland
  • Jorge Pasqual
  • Julian Morris
  • Kevin Caroll
  • Kyle Coffman
  • Luke Mechling
  • Mark Holloway
  • Michael Itkoff
  • Michael Landau
  • Michael Luginbill
  • Michael Seidenstein
  • Nick Jaenicke
  • Oscar Banks
  • Owen Stevenson
  • Patrick Hachey
  • Patrick Schuette
  • Randy Stine
  • Ryan Ahlwardt
  • Ryan Stoudt
  • Ryu Teramoto
  • Sachin Bhatt
  • Sargon “Seggie” Isho
  • Sean Wagner
  • Shaun Kelley
  • Steve Morgan
  • Steve Parrish
  • Steve Wolf
  • TJ Breen
  • Todd Gallet
  • Tyler Trepp
  • Walter Chase
  • Will Lockhart

[edit] Awards

In 1999, Indiana University SNC won the CARA (Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards) awards for both Best Male Collegiate Album (Last Call) and Best Male Collegiate Song ("Ghost Train" on Last Call),[1] and Michael Itkoff was nominated as Best Male Collegiate Soloist.[2] In 2000, SNC was nominated for Best Male Collegiate Song ("Without Your Love" on Live at Alumni Hall).[3]

In 1998, Indiana University Straight No Chaser placed second in the finals of the (now defunct) National Championships of College A Cappella.[4]

In 1998, Indiana University Straight No Chaser placed first in the Midwest Region quarterfinals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella.[5] In 2000, SNC was recognized as having the Best Arrangement in the ICCA Midwest Region quarterfinals.[5] In 2005, SNC placed first in the ICCA divisionals and was also selected for Best Choreography at the division level. They went on to place first in the Midwest Regional Finals, and competed in the ICCA finals at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York.[5]

[edit] Albums

IUSNC has released several albums, including the following:

[edit] Straight No Chaser (Recorded 1998)

  1. Straight No Chaser
  2. River Of Dreams
  3. Hard To Say I'm Sorry
  4. One Fine Day (Live)
  5. More Than You Know
  6. Africa
  7. Sitcom Medley (Live)
  8. Worlds Apart
  9. Let's Get Away
  10. Any Dream Will Do
  11. Stand By Me (Live)
  12. Change The World
  13. Spiderman
  14. Up On The Roof (Live)
  15. Still The One
  16. I Believe I Can Fly
  17. Dry Campus (Live)

[edit] Last Call (Recorded 1998)

  1. This Is How We Do It
  2. Hi De Ho
  3. Ghost Train
  4. Virtual Insanity
  5. Song For Mama
  6. Insomniac
  7. Moondance
  8. Superstition
  9. I Wanna Be Like You
  10. This Boy
  11. You Make Me Wanna
  12. Back Home Again In Indiana

[edit] Live At Alumni Hall (Recorded 1999)

  1. Teen Sensation Medley
  2. Straight No Chaser
  3. Without Your Love
  4. Worlds Apart
  5. Are U That Somebody?
  6. I'll Walk With You
  7. Hi De Ho
  8. If I Ever Fall In Love Again
  9. Any Dream Will Do
  10. Africa
  11. It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday
  12. Dry Campus
  13. This Is How We Do It
  14. The 12 Days Of Christmas

[edit] Indiana (Recorded in 2000)

  1. Indiana
  2. When Can I See You Again
  3. SNC 2000
  4. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  5. I Want You Back
  6. In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening
  7. Stardust/Back Home Again In Indiana (Live)
  8. Jack & Diane
  9. IU Medley
  10. Gone

[edit] Thank You (Recorded 2001-2002)

  1. Thank You
  2. I Belong To You
  3. You’ll Be In My Heart
  4. Hush
  5. Outstanding
  6. I Am Your Man
  7. The Way It Is
  8. You’re A God
  9. Return To Pooh Corner
  10. The Time Has Come
  11. Babylon
  12. She’s Out Of My Life
  13. Without Your Love
  14. (Bonus) In The Still Of The Night (Live)

[edit] Another Round (Recorded 2005-2006)

  1. Someday I’ll Fly
  2. Superhero
  3. September
  4. Allentown
  5. Ordinary People
  6. I Melt
  7. Wanderer
  8. I Get A Kick Out Of You
  9. I Don’t Wanna Be
  10. Home
  11. Penny & Me
  12. As
  13. Something Like You
  14. Play That Funky Music White Boy
  15. (Bonus) Hoosier Girl (Live)

[edit] Facebook Stalkin’ Single (Recorded 2006-2007)

  1. Facebook Stalkin’
  2. Hi De Ho (Live)
  3. The Wanderer (Live)
  4. Dancin’ Shoes (Live)
  5. Facebook Stalkin’ (Live)

[edit] Black Label (Recorded 2007-2008)

  1. Comin' Home Baby
  2. Can You Stand The Rain
  3. Makes Me Wonder
  4. Love Sucks
  5. Bless The Broken Road
  6. Fly Like An Eagle
  7. So Much In Love
  8. She's A Bad Mama Jama/P.Y.T.
  9. Apologize
  10. Here & Now
  11. 29 Ways

[edit] Still Standing (Recorded 2010-2011)

  1. Straight No Chaser (2010 recording feat. Dan Ponce on solo)
  2. You Found Me
  3. Hallelujah
  4. Down
  5. We All Need Saving

[edit] DVDs

[edit] Live At The Musical Arts Center (Recorded 1998)

  1. This Is How We Do It
  2. Moondance
  3. Sitcom Medley II
  4. Song For Mama
  5. Hi De Ho
  6. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
  7. Superstition
  8. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
  9. Silent Night
  10. Carol Of The Bells
  11. The 12 Days of Christmas
  12. Are U That Somebody?
  13. Insomniac
  14. Stand By Me
  15. Worlds Apart
  16. Not Even The Trees
  17. This Boy
  18. U Make Me Wanna
  19. Back Home Again In Indiana
  20. I Wanna Be Like You
  21. Straight No Chaser
  22. Dry Campus

[edit] Links

[edit] References

  1. CASA: the Contemporary A Cappella Society. "1999 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award Winners". Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  2. CASA: the Contemporary A Cappella Society. "1999 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award Nominees". Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  3. CASA: the Contemporary A Cappella Society. "2000 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award Nominees". Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  4. RARB: Recorded A Cappella Review Board. "RARB Reviews of Straight No Chaser - Last Call". Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 ICCA: International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. "ICCA & ICHSA Previous Results". Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
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