MEET THE 'TONES!
Today's Obertones are some of Oberlin's finest gentlefolk, hailing from many years, majors, and hometowns. Meet them below:
Musical Studies, Economics '21
Physics, Philosophy '21
When the a cappella gods looked down on earth and said “let there be a cappella”, they most likely did not have Barnaby in mind. Nonetheless, he tries his best.
The Jabroni 9000
Official Tones Dad
A man of many names,
but few tautological coherences.
Computer Science, TIMARA '21
Once upon a time, in a far off kingdom at the edge of New Jersey, a mythical, sassy creature, who goes by the name of Max, was conceived and raised among a group of musical cyborgs. Legend has it that each day, his cyborg family would lock him in a room and blast random a cappella group covers until his ears LITERALLY bled. From this, they had trained his ear to pick up any bass harmony on command instantly, and so it was only natural for him to join the Obertones upon coming to Oberlin. Since then, he has lived his life by one simple mantra: "I'm all about that bass."
Computer Science, Psychology '22
Math, Economics '23
Nihal just started his first year at Oberlin and is delighted to be one of the newest members of the Obertones. He has been singing for most of his life and was in Men's Acapella all throughout high school, and basically is listening to music at almost any given moment. He has sang Tenor for the last several years and is interested in learning how to arrange music at some point. Nihal is definitely among the more reserved Obertones members but is always excited for rehearsal and to see the people in it!
Big fan of boybands, bigger fan of being in one.
As a first year at Oberlin, Elliot Davey is excited to follow the path of high school theater to college a cappella. If they’re not studying in their dorm or at Mudd, they can likely be found hanging out with friends, and by friends, they mean ginkos kittens. Elliot is perhaps conceptually overwhelmed by college, but having a place to sing cool harmonies with cool people makes it much better.
Jordan Muschler is a ginger. He’s done many embarrassing things in his life and he constantly ruminates on the fact that more are soon to come. He would also like to let you know that “the slotted spoon can catch the potato,” whatever the hell that means.
Puck (no, not like a hockey puck) hails from San Francisco, and would much rather talk about Apis mellifera than themself. They like Shakespeare (shocker) and petting any and all animals they come across.
Get to know some of our alumni here!