FSU Acapella Group Making National Music

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By: Garin Flowers
November 22, 2013

It all started with a YouTube video. The AcaBelles out of FSU expected one to 2,000 hits when they posted a cover of Royals by Lorde.

Well, now they're at more than 4 million views and counting.

WCTV caught up with them on campus to see what all the buzz is about.

"We are a group of musicians who are able to make music work without needing instruments," said Brianna Calderon-Roman, a soloist with the group.

The group consists of 17 members - some are music majors, some are others - but they all share a love for music and each other's support.

"They're like my family. I couldn't imagine college without them at all," Calderon-Roman said.

Brittany Taman sings the alto three, tenor parts and handles all of the groups' PR. She said they posted the cover early this month, now it has been mentioned on Huffpost, CNN and the Today Show, just to name a few.

"We're like go on CNN and it's like breaking news, AcaBelles. We're like I don't think we're breaking news, but like that's so cool," Taman said.

The group of students also compete against other teams. Their next competition is in January at the ICCA, the same competition featured in the hit movie Pitch Perfect.

"They're just really important to me and I can't imagine not being in the group," Taman said.

A big goal of the AcaBelles is to make it on to the Ellen Show, so your support would help them out a lot.

Follow this link to find their YouTube page:


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