RUSH

SOMETHING EXTRA

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!

RUSH FAQ'S

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 SSS Jam! Can I still sign up?

Definitely! While we definitely recommend that you attend this concert, all is not lost. If you miss SSS, you can still sign up for an audition by sending an email to somethingextrarush@gmail.com.

 

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 Dramatic Association, Kappa Alpha Theta, Club Squash, the Yale Education Tutoring Initiative, and many more!

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) : a concert during which every a cappella group performs two songs and after which rushees choose which groups to audition for

SSS JAM

(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

SINGING DESSERT

(noun) : meals during which members of the group get to know rushees individually 

RUSH MEALS

(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

TAP NIGHT

ANY MORE QUESTIONS?

Want to learn more about a cappella rush? Visit the SGC website for more information.