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The Duke’s Men of Yale University is an all male a cappella group that has been around since 1952. This group of gentleman have a diverse repertoire, ranging from current pop hits to traditional Yale numbers. They are no stranger to the All A Cappella music library. On the show we have gotten many requests for their reinvented arrangement of “God Bless America” and “Party in the USA”. This a cappella treasure describes how fun and talented these Yale boys are.
The group started with what seemed like an insignificant scandal. One of the former members of the Yale Whiffenpoofs, by the name of Basil Duke Henning, stole away one of the original Whiff arrangements. After showing the arrangement to a select group of freshmen, the Duke’s Men of Yale were born.
Since their beginning, the guys have come a long way. The Duke’s Men of Yale have gone on international tours, recorded five studio albums (that are available on their website), and recently made their mark in the International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA). The Duke’s Men competed in the ICCA two years ago and placed 4th in the final round of this competition.
You will be seeing plenty more of them coming up this semester. To stay updated on everything about the Duke’s Men of Yale, you can scope out all of their social media. Their Twitter account is worth following, considering that famous author Jodi Picoult is a frequent tweeter towards he group. The group recently tweeted about their upcoming album release of “Busted” that came out earlier this week. With a simple mention of the Dukes Men on Twitter, you can find out more info on how to get their newest album.
I don’t know about you, but I know who I will be tweeting at next. There is no doubt that you will be hearing more of the boys here on All A Cappella!
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