The Octet is Williams College’s oldest acappella group. This translates into amazing alumni, time-honored traditions and a long history stretching into the 1940s. Doe-eyed Oc-Frosh are bathed in embellished stories of past Octet glory and are reminded that “This could be YOU!”With such amazing history comes responsibility, and a pertinent question: can the current Octet have as much fun as Octeters of the past? Read our spring break blog to find out the answer, as 10 Oc-bros pile into one white van, and drive down to Atlanta, GA, to sing, be merry and add the prefix “Oc-” to any activity we find ourselves doing together. Reader discretion is advised. 🙂
A rough outline of where we’ll be on our trip:
Friday 18th: NYC, NY. Seek out Octet Alumni.Saturday
19th: Swarthmore, PA. Swarthmore College.
Sunday 20th: Washington, DC. Georgetown University.
Monday 21st: Winston-Salem, NC. Wake Forest University.
Tuesday 22nd: Atlanta, GA. Sing at the Puskas’ residence for the Atlanta Williams Club.
Wednesday 23rd: Atlanta, GA. Sing at the Capital City Club for the Past General Charimen’s dinner.
Thursday 24th: Athens, GA. University of Georgia (UGA).
Friday 25th: Unknown… Most of the Octet will likely vanish for the remainder of the break. Pete Mertz, Rob Paternak, Paul Kiernan and I will slowly make our way back up to Williamstown in an entirely unplanned return roadtrip.
Click here to read about Andrei Baiu, who will be blogging for the Octet