Almost Recess performance this Saturday!
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Class Acts Arts presents
Almost Recess: A Cappella Sensation
2004-2005 Kaleidoscope Family Series
NOAA Auditorium in Silver Spring, 1301 East West Hwy
Saturday, March 19, 2005 - 4 pm
TICKETS: $7 advance tickets / $10 door / $6 groups of 10 or more.
Tickets can be purchased over the phone with a credit card by calling
301-588-4475 - or on-line at www.classactsarts.org.
For more information about Almost Recess and to hear a sampling of
songs, visit www.almostrecess.com.
Class Acts Arts' Kaleidoscope Family Performance Series concludes its
2004-2005 season with a performance by the popular a cappella group
Almost Recess. The five talented singers, ages twenty-something, who
make up Almost Recess come from Maine, New York, Connecticut,
California and Virginia, are from very diverse musical backgrounds,
ranging from jazz drumming to trombone to piano. What unites them is
their love of singing and their enthusiasm for sharing the a cappella
art form with audiences of all ages.
Most astounding to audiences hearing contemporary a cappella
renditions of popular music for the first time -- is the percussive
vocalist. If you close your eyes you would swear there must be a
drum set on stage. You'll also hear convincing imitations of
trombone, trumpet, and more.
Dave Baumgartner, Beji Scarbeary, Brian Agosta, Nate Pipke, and Ryan
Driver make up Almost Recess. Their songs are delivered with
impeccable timbre, effectively imitating a band using only their
voices. The group's musical tastes and styles vary widely, and are
reflected in the Swing to Motown to Hard Rock songs they perform.
Each member of Almost Recess sang with an a cappella group in
college, and since graduating have made it a priority to teach youth
the importance of developing a musical foundation at a young age,
demonstrating the endless creative possibilities and pleasures
derived from the oldest instrument known to mankind: the human voice.
The performance takes place at the NOAA Auditorium, 1301 East West
Highway (Rt.410), Silver Spring, Maryland. Audience members should
arrive early due to security procedures.
Plenty of free parking is available at the second public parking
garage east of Colesville Road on East-West Highway. The theater is
two blocks from the Silver Spring metro on the red line.
Seating is limited, advance purchase recommended. All seats are