It's been an eventful fall for all of us! Some of the highlights have been a group trip to Door County back in September, learning new holiday tunes, singing for Santa's Live Reindeer just after Thanksgiving, our annual Caroling in the Cave concert on December 2nd, and perhaps the biggest highlight of all has been the milestone of greenTONE turning 10! While a lot has evolved in the 10 years since we learned our very first Christmas carol, the overall attitude of the group is quite the same and possibly stronger than it has ever been; not only do we continue to work hard at bringing the acappella musical artform to life, growing our musical capabilities and inspiring others to start/keep on/never stop singing, this all happens as our friendships continue to grow and thrive in new ways with each passing year! We often giggle about what gT will look like when we are all past the age of 50/60/70...grateful is just the beginning of how many of us would describe how we feel about being a part of this group. Awwww...
So instead of getting all sappy (I'm not crying, YOU'RE crying...right?), we will do what we do best...SING. SO, JOIN US AT CRESCENDO ESPRESSO BAR & MUSIC CAFE on THURSDAY December 21st for greenTONE: Holiday In Revue. 7p. Tickets are super duper limited, so please don't wait! Check out our event on Facebook right here!
Greetings! Happy New Year to all! 2017 is going to be a banner year; we celebrate 10 years (and counting!) this fall of gT's exsistence and we couldn't be more excited to celebrate by doing what we do best - singing for people, of course! The "Calendar" page has been updated to reflect all of our upcoming performances to date and we are looking forward to adding more to the current line up!
We are pleased to share that our annual Caroling in the Cave event this past December was our most successful yet, pulling together a total donation to DAIS that was just shy of $850! Not only were our concert attendees extremely gracious and generous, but our shows were so packed that we may have to consider adding a third show at future Caroling events at Cave of the Mounds. If you attended either of these December concerts , your suggested donation for attending the concert helped to support DAIS, along with any additional donation you may have chosen to make! Please know we are forever grateful for your generosity and hope to see you at future events!
BIG NEWS FOR 2016!
We are beyond excited to share that we are part of a new aca-adventure that has been growing its roots for some time and finally launched FOR REAL on January 25th! After nearly a decade of growing under the CASA umbrella, the Contemporary A Cappella League (CAL) program has expanded to form a brand new organization to serve the a cappella community. CAL begins this new chapter with a full complement of services to support and promote the growing community of adult a cappella groups. Led by a board of CAL leadership from across North America, the mission of the new CAL is to spread harmony through harmony by helping people form, join and maintain a cappella singing groups as well as to provide performing opportunities, education, motivation and accolades, all while helping grow the adult a cappella community across the globe. Originally founded by Deke Sharon in 2007, the goal of CAL is help everyone sing for their entire lives. With nearly 50 charter groups - of which gT is one! - the organization is now ready to reach out to everyone who has a desire to sing through the use of targeted resources, performance opportunities and an unprecedented support network to help you make it happen!
For more info and to watch a short video about the new CAL - check out www.acappellaleague.org.
News on our recording project: it's being mastered as this update is being typed! Stay tuned for news regarding a CD release concert and benefit for sometime yet this spring!
Still thinking about what to do in a few weeks for Valentine's Day? Check out our Calendar page for info on a SWEET event that we're a part of on Saturday February 13th!
DECEMBER 2015 UPDATES...how on earth is it December already?!?!
This first week of December is always one of our favorites every year because it leads us right into one of our most favorite annual events at Cave of the Mounds - CAROLING IN THE CAVE! We sing TWO shows at the Cave this coming Saturday December 5th - one at 5p and one at 630p, with each lasting about an hour long. New this year - we have an opening act! Brand-spanking-new a cappella group Chromatix are going to share a couple tunes before we take the stage (er...rocks). Show them lots of love- this is their very FIRST performance!
Tickets for these shows ALWAYS move quickly! What that means is that if a show is listed as "sold out," you can still attend, but you'll be standing toward the back of the seating area. Not the end of the world, but now you know!
To buy tickets, please click HERE and make sure you choose the correct time of the show you wish to attend!
This Friday December 4th, we have the honor of sharing our holiday music with Olbrich Gardens' members for a Preview Party that allows members a sneak peak of their Holiday ExpressFlower and Model Train Show! We are BIG FANS of Olbrich Gardens and look forward to Friday as well! So if you're reading this AND you're a member at Olbrich Gardens, please join us Friday evening, too!
Finally, work on our upcoming album is still in full swing and we are beyond excited to share it with you! It will be done soon, for sure!
Stay tuned for a few more updates here throughout December...hope your holiday season is off to a great start! Cheers!
First - it was beautiful weather for singing the National Anthem at Miller Park on September 1st! If you haven't yet had a chance to catch (see what I did there) our performance, check it out HERE! You'll find some fun photos from that night on our Photos page!
Second - We are anxiously awaiting to hear some new audio from our recording session with Cut Off Studios! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU once again to all who donated through our GoFundMe campaign; we are looking forward to shipping the finished product your way during the holiday season!
Third - Find us on Instagram! We promise to document all the greenTONE things and share accordingly! look for us at greentone.acappella!
AUGUST 10th, 2015 - We are VERY PLEASED to share that we've been asked to sing the National Anthem for YOUR Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on Tuesday September 1st! Mark your calendars, buy your tickets and come enjoy some baseball after you cheer us on as we get the game started!
In other news, recording we SO SO WELL with Cut Off Studios. We'll have plenty of reasons to sing all of our holiday and Christmas tunes, as it will definitely feel a lot like opening gifts on Christmas Day when we finally hear the finished project!
MAY 31st, 2015 - We are VERY pleased to announce that we are getting ready to lay down some new tracks this summer! We are partnering with CAL colleagues Cut Off Studios of Rochester, New York this time around. They'll be here to work with us later in July; until then, we are working very hard to come up with the remaining funds we need to completely finish the project...you know, put a real CD in your hands or make it downloadable...you know what I mean. ANYWAY, we've decided to try our hand at crowdfunding and are hopeful for a small amount of support so that we can finish our project as soon as possible! So, please have a look at our GoFundMe page and consider making a small donation. There will be prizes based on the amount you donate! Please know, too, that your donation to our project helps to further the notion that not only WE should keep singing, but that others should start/keep on/never stop singing, too! So, hit up the following link already!
MARCH 21st, 2015 - CONCERT DAY, people! We are so looking forward to seeing you tonight! Due to some technical circumstances, we will no longer be able to accept payment for raffle tickets in the manner that we were up til now. So, that just means you best bring your CASH DOLLARS so you can grab your raffle tickets tonight! Those prizes are ready for their new homes! See you all soon! FOR ANYONE ATTENDING the 815p concert, PLEASE arrive by 715p to join the raffle revelry! We will be drawing our prize winners at 745p!
JUST TWO DAYS UNTIL BENEFIT CONCERT TIME!!! We are SO EXCITED! It's looking like we will for sure sell out our first show, though it's not sold out just yet, and plenty of tickets are still available for the 2nd show! Raffle tickets are selling like crazy for all the awesome prizes we have to give to you...here's a list of all those wonderful prizes for those who need reminding AND for those who haven't seen them on our Facebook page:
1. a one-night stay with dinner for two at Hotel Red, a $250 value
2. a PBR collector's golf bag with a 6-piece collection of bar glassware, courtesy of Fuzzy's Liquor of Sun Prairie, a $200 value
3. a mini-makeover gift basket, courtesy of Honeycomb Salon Collective, a $125 value
4. a collection of Colectivo Coffee, a $120 value
5. a $50 Amazon gift card
6. a $100 Amazon gift card
7. a fingerless mittens and cowl set, handcrafted by Jane McAtee of Wabaningo Fibers, a $50 value
8. a 1 hour massage with Mary Spike of Hair Studio & Day Spa, a $70 value
9. a WI Badger inspired hat, handcrafted by Jeni Hohensee, paired with a $25 gift certificate to Village Green in Middleton WI, a $55 value.
10. a beautiful black pearl shawl, handcrafted by Jane McAtee of Wabaningo Fibers, a $200 value
11. two wildlife photography 16 X 20 gallery wrapped canvases, courtesy of photography Galen Sjostrom, each a $125 value.
February 18th, 2015 - TICKETS FOR CHRISTA'S BENEFIT CONCERT ON MARCH 21st ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!! You can purchase tickets through Brown Paper Tickets by clicking right HERE! There are just 70 seats available for each concert, so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do NOT wait to purchase your tickets! Also, if you are someone who would like to help us out by supporting our silent auction raffle with some type of donated item or service, please send us a message!
February 10th, 2015 - We are SUPER PLEASED to share that we have a concert coming up on SATURDAY MARCH 21st! You have TWO CHANCES to see your favorite ladies-in-green that day: a 6p and 8p show. The folks at Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark are hosting this amazing concert event for us...that's right - if you missed us back in December, you get to redeem yourself by coming to one of these shows! Yes, we are singing in a cave once again! These concerts are a benefit for our friend and fellow gT gal Christa Lowe who is still battling cancer. Aside from the cost of your ticket, there will be other ways to donate to Christa, including a silent auction raffle for some sweet prizes. PLEASE - lets fill the cave at BOTH shows to support one truly amazing human being, all while enjoying some awesome music!
November 10th, 2014 - It's that time of year...to get your tickets to our annual Caroling in the Cave shows at Cave of the Mounds! If you have never gone before, then THIS is your year to be there! Make an afternoon of it - come tour the cave in the afternoon and then stay for our 5p show...OR show up for the reception in the Visitors area before our 630p show and then, you know, stay for our 630p show! It is a BEAUTIFUL event that we have come to look forward to every year...we can't wait!
Click HERE to go purchase tickets!
Once you're looking at this page (and there is a super SWEET pic of us there, too), click on TICKETS near the top of the page. This opens a new tab in your browser and from there you'll be looking for "special event tours" in the menu on the left.
We are SUPER EXCITED to see you there! Buy your tickets now...we've sold out BOTH shows the past 3 years!
May 14, 2014 - Happy Spring to all! We're kicking off the summer with as an opening act for the Evan Riley Band down in Janesville on Saturday June 7th! Chec kout our calendar page for details...we'd love to see you there!
Since Christmas, though, we've added a new performance "notch" of experience to our belts...as a performer for the increasingly-popular FLASHMOB! It was so much fun to do this the first time that the stars collided and we were asked to do it again, for a completely different occasion! The first one was back in January at the recently-opened Hampton Inn in downtown Madison to kick off their "New Places New Faces" event. The second one was more recent - in April we kicked off CUNA Mutual's annual March of Dimes fundraiserby surprising their employees with a few songs...you might have even seen us on the local news!
DECEMBER 18th, 2013 - Happy Holidays, everyone! Have a look at our take on a famous holiday classic - a little holiday cheer from all of us to all of you! Click HERE to watch! Cheers to a bright and beautiful 2014!!!
NOVEMBER 14th, 2013 - Heyyyyy ouuuuuttttt theeeeerrrrrre....YES! We are STILL singing, we promise! In all this time that has gone by since we last updated our website, we have been hard at work, learning new songs, brushing up the Christmas songbook and conspiring to bring more gT to you in this upcoming year than ever before! Have a look at our calendar...we have lots to look forward to! ;-)
December 16th, 2012 - It's finally here! Hard copies of our debut CD, Ever Green, are now for sale! Album includes our most popular songs as well as 6 bonus tracks of holiday tunes, making it the perfect stocking stuffer! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org NOW if you would like to order one and have it shipped in time for the holidays!
September 18th, 2012 - We are VERY VERY EXCITED to announce that our first single, "A Beautiful Day", is now available for purchase on iTUNES, CDBaby and Amazon! Download it NOW to get a preview of all the awesomeness contained on the entire record! To download, click on the button below or go to iTUNES OR Amazon! ENJOY!!!
WELL WELL WELL..
We have been busy busy busy these past few months. Amongst it all, the biggest highlights have been adding a new member to our ranks and tracking everything for our upcoming debut CD!!! We can hardly contain our excitement...it is already shaping up to be quite the masterpiece!
Events have been added to our Calendar...be sure to check it out and come find us, wherever we happen to be!
We have been officially invited to participate in the "Wisconsin's Got Talent" contest, a 'stepping stone' toward a possible performance as part of the National Women's Music Festival in June in Middleton WI! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE...if you are in NEED of something to do or want to join simply because you LOVE US, please come and support us NEXT FRIDAY, APRIL 27th at The Brink Lounge in Madison! Show starts at 730p, and we need a cheering section to help cheer us to victory! For more information on Women in the Arts and the National Women's Music Festival, check out their website! WOW...we are SO EXCITED!
Also...hit the YouTube link...it will take you to our channel and we have a bunch of videos up there from our concert. More to come in the near future! CHEERS!
CHECK OUT SOME PHOTOS, OK???
4.10.2012 - Take a moment to check out the PHOTOS page for pics from our concert last month! Stay tuned for those YouTube clips. yes!
3.14.2012 - HAPPY PI DAY! But really, a HUGE THANK YOU to all who showed us some LOVE and rocked out at our concert last weekend! We felt oh-so-fortunate to have such a great and attentive audience! We are putting those hard-earned dollar bills toward the creation of our very first CD, so STAY TUNED! Photos as well as video clips from last Saturday will be posted soon so you can re-live the greatness yourself!
go GREEN or go home!
Join us March 9th and 10th for a night of women's a cappella at the Bartell Theatre in downtown Madison. This is our first (of many, of course!!) headlining show and we couldn't be more excited about it! Tickets are available starting Friday February 3rd through Brown Paper Tickets. For more details about the show, click on the CALENDAR page.
DECEMBER 3RD, 2011 - We are so excited to once again be performing at Cave of the Mounds for their annual 'Caroling in the Cave' event. We will have two performances, one at 3pm and again at 4:30pm. We will sing all the favorite holiday tunes! Great for a date, family time, and kids too. It's beautiful in the cave and the acoustics are unbelievable. See our calendar page for more info.
AUGUST 5th, 2011 - We have a couple weddings on the 'books' so far for this fall and are looking forward to announcing a special concert event in the near future! STAY TUNED, people!
FEBRUARY 18th, 2011 - The show WILL go on tonight as planned! Please join us at Parker High School in Janesville for an evening of entertainment with the Wisconsin Singers! Opening for Singers is...you know...yours truly! ;-) We look forward to seeing you there!
JANUARY 21st, 2011 - Happy New Year, one and all! Tickets are now available for the Wisconsin Singers show in Janesville on February 18th! Send us an email and we'll hook you up with tickets, or feel free to purchase tickets via the Wisconsin Singers website by clicking here! Lookin' forward to seeing you there!
OCTOBER 20th, 2010 - HEY!!! CHECK US OUT at CASA this month! We are currently the featured group of the Contemporary A cappella League! Also...take a moment to put our latest performance dates on your calendar!