News

From Toons

Jump to: navigation, search

Toons Present: TV Dinner

Featuring the Olin Powerchords!

Wellesley Concert: Friday, May 2nd. 8:30 PM, Houghton Chapel

MIT Concert: Saturday, May 3rd. 8:00, 10-250

Spring14MIT.jpg

Toons Go Camping: Our Fall 2013 Final Concert

featuring Brandeis Rather Be Giraffes

Wellesley Concert: Friday, December 6th 8 PM, Tishman Commons

MIT Concert: Saturday, December 7th 8 PM, 32-123

Camping.jpg

Congrats to our Fall 2013 Jingles!!

We had a LOT of talent come out this year, so we'd like to once again congratulate our new members:


Chitti Desai (Wellesley '17)
Allan Ko (MIT '17)
Lucy Shen (Wellesley '17)
Hallie Voulgaris (MIT '17)

The whole group is super excited to welcome them to the Toons family!! Looking forward to another great semester!

Fall 2013 Auditions!

It's that time of year again! The MIT/Wellesley Toons, MIT and Wellesley's only cross campus a cappella group, will be holding auditions for new members! We can't wait to meet you!

Why audition for the MIT/Wellesley Toons?!

1) The Toons have a ton of fun together!

2) We make sweet, sweet music!

3) What do you have to lose?!


The Toons, founded in 1990, sing a wide variety of songs and perform at many different gigs. We've performed everywhere from President Kim Bottomly's holiday party to Disney World, and sung everything from Boyz II Men to the Pokemon theme song.

There is NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED to audition for the Toons! Some of our best members have been exclusively "shower singers" in the past! If you love to sing, come audition!


DETAILS:

Auditions will take place over the weekend of August 30-September 1.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 - Wellesley, Jewett Art Center, 7-9 pm

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 - MIT, 4-149, 10 am-3 pm

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 - Wellesley, Jewett Art Center, 11 am-2 pm


Please prepare the verse and a chorus of a song you feel really shows off your voice! Don't be nervous; we are so excited to hear you sing! We understand that auditions are a nerve-racking process; we all went through it too! Just relax and have fun, and know that we are all rooting for you!

See you at auditions!


Space Jam: Our Spring 2013 Final Concert

featuring the MIT Asymptones and MIT Centrifugues!!

Wellesley Concert: Friday, May 3rd 8 PM, Tishman Commons

MIT Concert: Saturday, May 4th 8 PM, 10-250

GET READY TO JAM!

SpaceJam.png

Avada Capella: Our Winter 2012 Final Concert

MIT Concert: Friday, December 7th 8 PM, 10-250

Wellesley Concert: Saturday, December 8th 8 PM, Anderson Forum

...It's going to be magical.

Avadacapellada.jpg
Avadacapelladobby.jpg
Avadacapellaherm.jpg
Avadacappellabel.jpg
Avadacapellaron.jpg
Avadacapellavol.jpg
Avadacapellahar.jpg

The MIT/Wellesley Toons present the 7th Annual Concert for a Cure

MS Poster Fall 2012.jpg


Each year, we host our “Concert for a Cure”, an annual benefit concert in support of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) research. Since its inception, this benefit concert has grown from a small variety show to a large inter-campus event that is well attended by many students from MIT, Wellesley, and greater Boston area colleges. One of our goals is to expose the Boston collegiate community to a variety of art forms from music, to dance, to improvisational comedy, to acrobatic juggling. We seek to incorporate a number of different groups each year to foster community among performance ensembles in the Boston area. Donations in support of MS research come from the audience on a purely voluntary basis and all proceeds go directly to the Accelerated Cure Project, a national nonprofit organization founded by an MIT alumnus dedicated to curing MS by determining its causes. Combating MS is particularly important to our group as one of our members was diagnosed with the disease seven years ago, and the group has since been dedicated to providing awareness and support for the cause.

Congrats to our Fall 2012 Jingles!!!

We had a lot of talent come out this year, so we'd like to once again congratulate our new members:

Jyotishka Biswas (MIT '16)
Dana Gretton (MIT '16)
Merry Mou (MIT '16)
Trevor Mulchay (MIT '15)
Edwin Zhang (MIT '16)

The whole group is super excited to have them all! Can't wait for another great semester of Toons!


The MIT/Wellesley Toons present the 6th Annual Concert for a Cure

MS Poster 2012.jpg


Each year, we host our “Concert for a Cure”, an annual benefit concert in support of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) research. Since its inception, this benefit concert has grown from a small variety show to a large inter-campus event that is well attended by many students from MIT, Wellesley, and greater Boston area colleges. One of our goals is to expose the Boston collegiate community to a variety of art forms from music, to dance, to improvisational comedy, to acrobatic juggling. We seek to incorporate a number of different groups each year to foster community among performance ensembles in the Boston area. Donations in support of MS research come from the audience on a purely voluntary basis and all proceeds go directly to the Accelerated Cure Project, a national nonprofit organization founded by an MIT alumnus dedicated to curing MS by determining its causes. Combating MS is particularly important to our group as one of our members was diagnosed with the disease six years ago, and the group has since been dedicated to providing awareness and support for the cause.

Wikipedia: The Concert

This week only. The Toons present... WIKIPEDIA: THE CONCERT

  • MIT: Thursday December 1, 6-270, 8pm ft. The MIT Muses
  • Wellesley: Sunday December 4, Anderson Forum, 7pm.

WikiConcert.png

Congrats to our Fall 2011 Jingles!!!

We had a lot of talent come out this year, so I'd like to once again congratulate our new members:

Sarah Garvey (Wellesley '15)
Hannah Harris (Wellesley '15)
Rachel McDermott (MIT '15)
Lauren Richmond (Wellesley '14)
Pauline Varley (MIT '15)

The whole group is super excited to have them all! Can't wait for another great semester of Toons!

Auditions!

Yep, it's that time of year again! After bidding our senior members a sad farewell, we're looking to welcome new members to the Toons family! If you're interested, check out our Joining page for more information.

That's all folks!

Thanks for coming to our Wellesley Concert last Saturday! I hope you had as much fun as we did =]. That's all of our official concerts for the term. Look for us again in the fall! (Our Fall concerts will probably be in November) We might be redoing our site over the summer as well. If you have any ideas, feel free to send them to Toons-request@mit.edu. Of course, you can also e-mail us about singing at your event, or pretty much anything! We like hearing from fans =]

Wellesley Spring Concert This Saturday!!

Thanks everyone who came to our MIT concert! If you want to see more Toons, or if you missed us last Friday, definitely come check out our concert at Wellesley! It's this Saturday at 8pm in the Anderson Forum (which is on the first floor of the campus center). Can't wait to see you there!

MIT Spring Concert This Friday!!

Get pumped! Our first Spring Concert is at MIT this Friday at 8pm in 6-120! We'll see you there!

Thanks for coming to our Disney Show!

We met so many cool people at Disney this past weekend! Keep your eyes on the site for information about future concerts, and check out our videos on YouTube! If you have any videos of us, we'd love to see them =] More than that though, we'd love to see you at our next concert!

We'll see you all April 15th at MIT in 6-120 and then April 30th in the Anderson Forum at Wellesley! If anyone happens to be at Suffolk on April 5th, we'll be singing with our good friends The Ramifications at 8pm.

See you soon!

Upcoming Concerts!

Thanks everyone who came to our Concert for a Cure! Thanks to your efforts, we've managed to raise well over $6500 for Multiple Sclerosis research over the last 5 years!

Be sure to come back for our Spring Concerts this year! We're going to be performing at MIT on April 15th, in room 6-120. Then, we're going to perform in the Anderson Forum at Wellesley on April 30th. Can't wait to see you all there!

And if you're going to be in Orlando on March 20th, the Toons are performing at Disney! Come check us out for free at 6:45pm in the new Waterfront Stage in Downtown Disney!

5th Annual Concert for a Cure

Our 5th Annual Concert for a Cure will be Friday, March 4th at 7:30pm at MIT in 34-101!

Come watch the Toons perform with many other performance groups from the Boston area; everything from singing to comedy and more! We will be accepting donations for the Accelerated Cure Project, which is an organization dedicated to researching a cure for multiple sclerosis.

5thMS.png


2010 Fall Concerts!

Our fall concerts are this weekend (the 3rd and 4th).

  • Wellesley concert is friday at 9pm in Anderson Forum
  • MIT concert is Saturday at 8pm in 34-101

Fall2010-posters.png

Congratulations To Fall 2010 Jingles!!

Congratulations and welcome to our new jingles:
Vannessa Greenleaf (Wellesley 2014)
Esther Jang (MIT 2014)
Sruthi Narayanan (Wellesley 2014)
Ian Osborn (MIT 2014)
Chrisantha Perera (MIT 2012)
Stephanie Schmitt (Wellesley 2013)
Nat Sheppard (MIT 2014)
Cheetiri Smith (MIT 2014)

We are VERY excited to have all of them! It's gonna be a great semester!

Fall Auditions 2010

Toons are seeking new men and women for all parts. We encourage you to come out and be part of a great experience with the chance to be part of great group.

We are holding auditions for:

  • Wellesley Students: Friday September 3rd 8:00-10:00pm in the Freeman Living Room.
  • MIT Students: Saturday, September 4th in Building 4, 8am-3pm. Sign-up at the Activities Midway! (Walk-ins welcome too!)

If you cannot make these days but are still interested in auditioning, let us know ASAP by emailing toons-request@mit.edu

For more info on the audition process see Joining

Spring Concerts THIS WEEKEND

Come see the Toons in their spring semester concerts! We'll sing, dance, make you laugh, and celebrate the culmination of this year. This spring is also the 20th anniversary of the group, so why not wish us a very happy birthday?!

float

Featuring songs by the likes of:

  • Mariah Carey
  • The Goo Goo Dolls
  • The Orion Experience
  • Beyonce
  • Baby Michael Jackson
  • and many more!

At MIT, we'll be joined by the Toons alumni, singing some of the group's best arrangements from years past!

Bring your friends and your party hats.

Wellesley Concert: Thursday, April 29, Jewett Auditorium, 7:30 PM
MIT Concert: Saturday, May 1, 10-250, 8:00 PM

Toons rock suck!

 

Past News

Fall Concerts

It's getting to be the end of the term and that means end of term concerts!

As usual we will have one at each of Wellesley and MIT. Come to your school's! Come to other school's if you can't make yours! Come to both because they are that awesome!

Wellesley Concert: Thursday, December 3, Jewett Auditorium, 8:00pm

MIT Concert: Saturday, December 5, 34-101, 8:00pm

YEA!

MS Benefit Info

MS-2009-poster.png

This Saturday, November 7, The Toons present our fourth annual Concert for a Cure. 8pm in 10-250. BE THERE

MS Concert(s)!

For the last several years, the Toons have been hosting a benefit concert with several other performance groups to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research and this year is no exception! The Concert for a cure will occur on Saturday November 7, 2009. More details to follow.

But if you can't wait that long to help out with this important research or to hear some great music, you should visit http://singtocurems.org/ to read about

The 7th annual Music to Cure MS concert

October 4, 3-5pm

Park Avenue Congregational Church

Arlington, MA

We hope to see you at our event, and above all, we hope you can help out in the global fight against MS

Congratulations to our Fall 2009 Jingles!

Congratulations to our awesome new Jingles:

Asha Carter (Wellesley 2013)
Zach Casas (MIT 2013)
Meg Dunn (Wellesley 2013)
Matthew Joss (MIT 2013)
Elizabeth Kang (Wellesley 2013)

Keep an eye out for upcoming concert dates to see and hear these amazing singers in action.

Friday, May 1: Toons & Chorallaries

Toons-and-chorallaries.png

This Friday, May 1, the Toons and the Chorallaries present an overload of a cappella! From the Toons "making a man out of you" to the Chorallaries "demolishing forty beers", expect an evening of excellent and entertaining music.

The concert will begin at 8 PM in 10-250.

UAlogo.png This event is open to the entire MIT community, and is funded by the UA Finance Board.

MIT.gif MIT home page

Spring 2009: New Jingles!

Congratulations to all our new jingles: Samantha Guergenenov and Donald Guy! Come to a Toons performance near you to see all the new jingles in melodic action!


Benefit.png

The Concert for a Cure raised over $2500 for the the Accelerated Cure Project! Thank you to all a cappella fans who made this possible.

Fall 2008: New Jingles!

Congratulations to all our new jingles! Michael Boutelle, Isabella Gambill, Dustin Katzin, Kelsey Rodriguez, Esther Shang, Krista Speroni, Samuel Thompson, and Tzipora Wagner! Come to a Toons performance near you to see all the new jingles in melodic action!

Personal tools