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Anchord, Tufts’ Christian a cappella group, performed at a concert hosted by BU’s group Mustard Seed on Dec. 10. Watch footage from the show:


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Jackson Jills December Reception

Check out some clips from the Jackson Jills’ December Reception, held Dec. 11 at the Remis Sculpture Court.


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The Bubs Go to Washington


President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pretend to sing with the Tufts Beelzebubs in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House during a holiday reception, Dec. 10, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

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More “Glee” for the Bubs

The Dalton Warblers’ rendition of Train’s “Hey Soul Sister” featured in tonight’s episode of “Glee” was again arranged by Tufts’ Beelzebubs. Darren Criss performs the lead vocals. Grab the track on iTunes or catch a sneak peek here:

Entertainment Weekly also interviewed four members of the Bubs about their wild ride, from “The Sing-Off” to “Glee.”

More Bubs updates on Twitter. Their winter show is Dec. 3 at Goddard Chapel (details at

Check out our coverage of their last iTunes chart-topping “Glee” moment.

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“Teenage Dream” Tops on iTunes

The Beelzebubs’ arrangement of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” featured in last night’s episode of FOX’s “Glee,” is the top-selling track on iTunes this morning. Check out the performance from last night’s episode:

The Bubs, while not seen, perform the backup vocals. Darren Criss sings the lead.

Congratulate the Bubs — drop them a note on their Facebook wall.

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The Beelzebubs on “Glee”

Are you a Gleek? Well, if you’re not already a fan of the FOX hit show “Glee,” now you have a reason to be.

Yes, the Internet rumors are true- the Bubs are providing arrangements and background vocals for Glee’s newest group, the Dalton Academy Warblers. The first episode featuring the Warblers will air Tuesday, November 9th at 8/7 central on Fox.

Here’s a sneak peek of the scene, with the Warblers/Bubs performing Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” (or just listen to the audio):

You can get the latest Bubs news by following them on Twitter.

EDIT 11/11: The “Glee” cover of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” — arranged by the Bubs, who also provided backup vocals — is currently the top-selling track on iTunes! Congrats, Beelzebubs!

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Homecoming Jackson Jills Style

The silky smooth vocals of popular Cee-Lo song “Forget You” got the Jackson Jills’ treatment at this year’s Homecoming A Cappella Show. The song has gained popularity through it’s kinetic typography video on Youtube, and has began radio airplay on many top 40 stations. Soloist Amanda Garces (A ’11) belts out the lyrics while the rest of the Jills provide the soulful chorus and beats in the background. The piece was arranged by Hannah Shefsky (A ’11).

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You can view the Jills rendition of Ingrid Michaelson’s “The Chain,” as well as a five other Homecoming Show videos on their Youtube channel.

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sQ! Brings the Joy of Music to the T

Ever wish that your morning commute was a little less dull? Enter Tufts a cappella sensation sQ! to a crowded MBTA Red Line train, bringing joy to riders (whether they like it or not). The experience was recorded and has been posted on YouTube and UniversalHub. The group did a rendition of summer hit “Ridin’ Solo” by Jason Derulo.

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Kristen Ford (E’ 13) provided her pipes as the soloist in this arrangement. In January, the group’s arrangement of “That’s What you Get” by Paramore was selected to be one of 20 groups to be featured on the Best of College A Cappella (BOCA) 2010.  The album also features selections from the Jackson Jills and the Beelzebubs.

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