The University of Illinois a capella group The Xtension Chords (known as the X Chords) are competing Saturday night in the midwest ICCA semi finals at Northwestern University. My son Brian is in the group, as is Phil and Paula Vettel’s son Ed. Brian went to DGS, Ed went to DGN; both sides of town are represented by this very talented, funny group.
The X Chords are not supported by the U of I, they are mostly not music majors; they just like to sing, are good at it, and enjoy it. They all crashed at our house last night. I fed them all breakfast at the crack of 11:00am, and will be cheering them on tonight.
UPDATE: X Chords finished second in the competition. Northwestern’s Purple Haze advances to the finals competition in April.