REPERTOIRE

Bring It On Home To Me - Sam Cooke

Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin

Captain's Song - Vinx

Change In My Life - Rockapella

Come a Little Bit Closer

Deep River - Traditional Spiritual 

Empty Garden - Elton John

Feeling Good - Peggy Lee

Fever - Peggy Lee

God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

High Barbary - Sea Shanty

Ho Hey- The Lumineers

I want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles

Into the West - Annie Lennox

It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones

Lay Me Down - Sam Smith 

L-Y - Tom Lehrer

Marry You - Bruno Mars

Runaround Sue - Dion & The Belmonts

Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon

Stand By Me - Ben E. King

Star Spangled Banner - Francis Scott Key

Signed, Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder

So Much in Love - The Tymes

Southern Cross - Crosby, Stills, and Nash

Stand By Me - Ben E. King

Star Spangled Banner - Francis Scott Key

Sunday Morning - Maroon Five

Take My Hand Precious Lord - Thomas A. Dorsey

Take On Me - a-ha

Takin' Care of Business - Bachman Turner Overdrive

Tell Her About It - Billy Joel 

Tracks of My Tears - Smokey Robinson

Good Old A Cappella - The Persuasions

Here There And Everywhere - The Beatles

Vincent - Don McLean

Walking In Memphis - Marc Cohn

Wonderful World - Sam Cooke

Zombie Jamboree - Rockapella

VS ’18

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Kyle Russell

VS Member From '18 -- '19

BIO

School: Wesleyan University

Collegiate Groups: The Spirits, Notably Sharp

Solos: Fever

Leadership: Co-Business Manager VS19

LAST KNOWN WHEREABOUTS

Kyle is a rising junior at Wesleyan University who is studying physics and engineering. At college, Kyle plays on three soccer teams, works in a biophysics research lab, is a tour guide, and still finds time to sing his heart out.

CONNOR BENNION

VS Member From ’15 – ’18

BIO

School: Wesleyan University

Collegiate Group: The Spirits

Solos: End of the Road, Under the Boardwalk, Do You Believe in Love, Higher and Higher, Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Is She Really Going Out with Him, Hooked on a Feeling, It's So Hard, Pokemon Theme Song

Leadership: Music Director VS18

LAST KNOWN WHEREABOUTS:

Connor spent the last year finishing his Bachelors in Music at Wesleyan University, and continued his leadership of the Wesleyan Spirits. He also performed in and directed his senior music major performance of acapella music. He's excited to be returning to Martha's Vineyard for one last summer, this time as Music Director of VS.

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Charlie Gold

VS Member From '18 -- '19 

BIO

School: Connecticut College

Collegiate Group: The Co Co Beaux

Solos: Shut Up and Dance, Change In My Life, Lay Me Down

LAST KNOWN WHEREABOUTS:

Charlie hails from the quiet suburbs of Weston MA, where he currently lives with his parents, three brothers (he’s the third of four), and his dog who, despite being stubborn, high-strung, needy, and just generally difficult, is still a very, very good boy whom he genuinely loves more than anything. He graduated with a degree in theater from Connecticut College in 2018 and has been acting since middle school. In 2017 he attended the National Theater Institute's Summer Theater Makers program at the Eugene O'Neill. He’d love to pursue film acting, but as a good friend of his always says, “much like the Pilgrims, he’ll settle.” Some hobbies that don’t have anything to do with acting or singing are playing the ukulele (though it’s mostly just random chords at the moment), doing headstands, and playing video games in his spare time.

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Nick Greer

VS Member From ’18 -- ’19 

BIO

School: Skidmore College

Collegiate Group: The Bandersnatchers

Solos: Feeling Good, Beyond the Sea

LAST KNOWN WHEREABOUTS:

Nick was born and raised in Camden, Maine, and is currently a rising junior attending Skidmore College. He chose a liberal arts education for a reason, and spent his first two years major-less before finally settling on music and history after realizing he’d be singing a cappella on an island all summer, and that his favorite things to watch whilst running on the treadmill are Ken Burns documentaries. Other hobbies of Nick’s include Mountain Dew, traveling around Japan, watching sports, and spending quality time with the people he loves. He would like to thank his parents, his grandparents, Elle, Clover, the Vets, and the Bandersnatchers for their continuing support in his endeavors, and the people of Martha’s Vineyard for including him in their beautiful island community.

HENRY HETZ

VS Member ’15 & '17 -- '18 

BIO

School: Skidmore College

Collegiate Group: The Bandersnatchers

Solos: Oh Darling, Wonderful World

Leadership: Co-Business Manager VS18, 25th Anniversary Committee Chair VS17, Social Media Director VS15 

LAST KNOWN WHEREABOUTS:

Henry is pursuing his MFA in Acting at Brown University/Trinity Repertory. He was last seen in a studio production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis as The Judge, St. Matthew, Caiaphas the Elder, Sister Glenna, and Judas. He's excited to be Co-Managing the group with Mark Thurner and looks forward to the best summer yet!

SAM PETERSEN

VS Member From ’17 -- '18 

BIO

School: Wesleyan University

Collegiate Group: The Spirits

Nickname: Sammy Bear

Solos: Rocket Man, Here, There, and Everywhere, God Only Knows, Takin' Care of Business

Leadership: Musical Director VS19 

LAST KNOWN WHEREABOUTS:

Since last summer, Sam has been enjoying his Junior year at Wesleyan University where he is majoring in math and physics. He has been singing everywhere he can, including in a new one act musical called Constance & Sinestra & the Cabinet of Screams, a Panic! at the Disco cover band, Connor’s Bennion’s senior recital, the Wesleyan University Gospel Choir: The Ebony Singers, and, of course, his collegiate a cappella group, the Spirits. 

Ian Stockham

VS Member From ’18 – ’19

BIO

School: Connecticut College 

Collegiate Group: Co-Co Beaux

Nickname: Stock

Solos: Runaround Sue, Captain's Song

LAST KNOWN WHEREABOUTS:

Ian is a sophomore at Connecticut College. He is 19 years old and is currently studying computer science, so you can find him in front of a screen either coding or watching the best show on TV, Westworld (he’ll fight you on it). He’s originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. In his freetime he likes to hike, mountain bike, and ski. His ideal day is spent on a lake with family and friends. 

Nolan Peters

VS Member From '18 -- '19 

BIO

School: The College of William and Mary

Collegiate Group: The Gents

Nickname: Noltown

Solos: Into the West, Sunday Morning

LAST KNOWN WHEREABOUTS:

Nolan will be a Senior at William and Mary studying Music and Philosophy. His favorite pastimes include singing barbershop, reading outside, and poorly playing the piano. When not in rehearsal he can frequently be found with his quill, furiously scribbling music theory notes by candlelight.  He is very excited to be leaving the swampy straights of Williamsburg to come sing with Vineyard Sound in the cool ocean breeze. Singing is what he loves most and he is excited for a fantastic summer!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TED RANDELL

VS Member '17 -- '18 

BIO

School: Skidmore College

Collegiate Group: The Bandersnatchers

Solos: Walking in Memphis, Death Of A Bachelor, Empty Garden, I Want to Hold Your Hand

Leadership: Co-Business Manager VS19, Social Media Director VS18

LAST KNOWN WHEREABOUTS:

Ted graduates in May 2019 from Skidmore College with a B.A in Political Science with a focus on environmental policy. President of Skidmore's Bandersnatchers of a cappella lore and world renowned whistler, he can be spotted biking, or sprawled out in his trusty hammock. There's Nothing Wrong With This.

MARK THURNER

VS Member From ’16 -- '18 

BIO

School: Skidmore College

Collegiate Group: The Bandersnatchers

Solos: Tupelo Honey, Stand By Me, Vincent, Take On Me

Leadership: Co-Business Manager VS18

LAST KNOWN WHEREABOUTS:

Mark graduated from Skidmore in 2017 and moved back in with his parents to prepare for his next summer with the Vineyard Sound. He is to be found Lyfting around Boston and also planning for his big move to LA at the end of 2018.