Student acapella group ‘Spartan Beats’ plans to perform


Clare Tipler

Spartan Beats presidents Anna Biggs and Nissa Rolf hold a group meeting on Jan. 15. “We need to focus to reach our goals,” Rolf said.

Clare Tipler, Sports Editor

Starting as Italian religious music, acapella today is a musical style in which signers are not accompanied by musical instruments, except their voices of course.

St.Paul Academy and Summit School’s ‘Spartan Beats’ acapella group meets every Thursday during X-Period to eat, chat, and most importantly, sing. They have sang classic acapella songs such as ‘Hallelujah’ and use just the instruments of their voices to create magic.

But instead of just singing in the choir room, the group aims to broaden their audience. During their Jan. 15 meeting, co-presidents Anna Biggs and Nissa Rolf met with part of the group and faculty advisor Anne Klus about upcoming performance plans and about focusing on achieving their goals. Discussions of singing at assembly, in the Summit Center, and during X-Period are ongoing. The group’s soonest project though, is singing during X-Period.

The group plans to sing in several locations during X-Period one day of the upcoming week, almost like caroling.

Check back later for full-coverage of the X-Period performance.