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Glee Brings Glee to A Cappella Group on Campus
CU’s premier a cappella group, The Buffoons, has seen a 15 percent increase in profits this year, and they are giving Fox’s hit show Glee all the credit. Taking home three Golden Globes this year, the series is being picked up for its third season, but the show is hitting high notes beyond the fans who tune in.
Buffoons Business Manager, Garrett Boyd, shows us how it’s all possible. “Basically because of Glee, a lot more people are becoming interested in a cappella and singing and so in result people are calling us up and saying 'Hey, listen, we want you to sing for us’ because they're just interested in the show."
The group has been on campus for 48 years, but they haven't seen this successful in a year in quite some time. "Honestly, we've had more than 75 people audition this year, more sorority shows, more song requests...' Boyd said. "Overall, it's just been a blast. And when business is good, we like that."
Evan Liam, one of the new freshman in the group, is a big fan of The Buffoons, and of course, Glee. "It's great music, it's really funny, and actually it was a big inspiration in me joining. I wanted to be like the people on the show."
The Buffoons will be arranging a song similar to the version of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" that was featured on the show this season. The song will be featured on their new CD scheduled release this Fall.