January 8, 2018
Writer: Matthew Christensen
It's a sensation! Enthusiasm for a cappella singing and performance didn't just hit it big with shows like "The Voice" and "The Sing-Off." College and university groups have gained huge popularity over the years, and BYU-Idaho is no exception. As one of several a cappella groups that have sprung up over the past few years at BYU-Idaho, Duly Noted has had remarkable success. Having performed at the last three Vocal Chamber Recitals, and most recently in a joint Christmas concert with Apollo at the Rexburg Tabernacle in December, they have weathered the test of all beginning performance groups and have sustained for what has now been a little more than a year.
"I think we all need some kind of fun outlet," said Taylor Robison, manager and co-director of Duly Noted. "It has been a huge blessing in my life to have this a cappella group."
For the past year, Robison has co-directed with musical director, Mary Bunn, handling the logistics, social media and outreach for the group. With more than a year's worth of experience, Duly Noted is ready to hit the ground running for 2018. Information regarding auditions for the group will be posted this week on their facebook page @DulyNotedMixedACappella. "We're just looking for people (who) are really passionate about music," Robison said. "If you can sing we'd love to have you audition and be a part of the group."