By James | April 30, 2012
One of the best parts of Canisius is the club involvement; for a college with around 3,000 undergraduate students there are over 140 active clubs on campus. It seems like everywhere you turn there is a new club being formed. Last year the Endurance Athletes Club was started by two people who enjoy running in 5K’s, doing marathons, and other things of that nature.
Early last semester a group of students formed a Quidditch team. In case you don’t know what Quidditch is just watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR2DW5IGax0&feature=related
Even though clubs kept appearing out of mid-air, a school a cappella group never showed up. So earlier this year my friends and I started the CrescenDON’Ts, a male/female music group that sings pop tunes with no musical accompaniment. We started off with 10 members and no gigs.
Seven months later… we now have 12 members and have performed at multiple events on campus (including Relay for Life and multiple benefit concerts), established a name for ourselves, and had our very own concert with a full house. Not only have we been able to gain a good reputation around campus, but we are beginning to receive more and more attention around the local community, even attracting alumni in the Buffalo area to our shows.
In order to gain a following we did some pretty cool stuff. We sang in the freshman/sophomore dorms to attract people to our shows, wrote advertisements for our shows on every chalkboard on campus, and even performed at the Canisius Chorale’s concert.
So even though we have only been around for a year, make sure to keep a look out for us in the years to come.