WHAT IS RUSH?
Rush is a two week process which includes concerts, auditions, callbacks, rush meals, and the always greatly anticipated "Tap Night." We know how stressful Rush can be, so we hope this page will help guide you through!
I've never had any vocal training and I've never sung seriously before. Can I still audition?
Absolutely! Though some of us had been taking voice lessons for several years, some of us had only sung in the shower before auditioning for Something Extra. We welcome all experience levels!
Oh no! I missed Woolsey Jam and/or Dwight Jam! Can I still sign up?
Definitely! While we definitely recommend that you attend both of these concerts, all is not lost. Woolsey is just for you get a glimpse of each a cappella group's style. If you miss Dwight, you can still sign up for an audition by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is it possible to be part of an a cappella group if I also want to participate in other extracurriculars?
Yes! In fact, all of our members participate in activities outside of a cappella. Something Extra has a presence at the Yale Daily News, the Alpha Phi, Pi Beta Phi, the Yale Drama Coalition, Sophomore Class Council, American Red Cross at Yale, and many more!
I'm a sophomore and I've realized a cappella would be perfect for me. Have I missed my chance?
Of course not! We encourage sophomores to rush us, and being older doesn't affect your chances of being tapped in any way. We can't wait to hear you!
SE'S RUSH DICTIONARY
Rush can be overwhelming with so many groups and all the different events. Luckily, we made our own 'dictionary' to help you navigate some of the terminology for a cappella rush. Hover above each term below to learn more!
(noun) : the kick-off concert of the Rush process, during which each a cappella group performs two songs
(noun) : a concert during which every a cappella group performs two songs and after which rushees choose which groups to audition for
(noun) : meals during which members of the group get to know rushees individually
(noun) : a concert put on by an a cappella group during Rush in order to showcase their style to their rushees, and to offer them delicious food
(noun) : every a cappella member's favorite night of the year, full of tradition and excitement, during which each group's new members are selected
ANY MORE QUESTIONS?
Want to learn more about a cappella rush? Visit the SGC website for more information.