Binghamton Crosbys

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The Binghamton Crosbys (commonly referred to as The Crosbys) are an all-male a cappella group at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York, USA. They are four-time national championship finalists and won the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) in 2003.[1]

A history and overview of the Crosbys[edit]

The first independent music club recognized by the university, the Crosbys were founded in 1982-83 and remain the only all-male a cappella singing group at Binghamton University. Like many collegiate a cappella groups, they are rooted in traditions tied to certain social events, attire, or means of address. The Crosbys usually perform in jeans and blazers; their alumni song — a collegiate a cappella tradition in which alumni present at the concert may join current members to sing — is "Strike Up the Band" (aka Jack). They undertake a two-week tour each winter, succeeded by The Jam, a large performance at the end of each semester.

The Crosbys typically compete in the ICCA competition every other year, as do many prestigious collegiate a cappella groups. They are unique in progressing to the championship round four times in the eleven years of the ICCA's existence, performing at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and finally winning the trophy during the finals held in 2003 at the Beacon Theater on Broadway. They have also won many other awards at this competition, such as Best Album, Best Soloist, Best Arrangement and Best Choreography.

In 1985, under the pseudonym Cliffs Notes (in honor of then school president Clifford Clark), the group was chosen as the winner of the campus-held Maxwell House Talent Competition for their performance of "Only You", which was to become a signature song of the group.


Album Year
A Cosmic Voyage 2016
To Honor 2013
The Red Room 2011
25 - Remastered Greatest Hits 2008
Roadtrip to Munzville 2006
Crabs and Tartar Sauce 2004
Crosby 101 2002
Songs in the Key of Nishole 2000
Super Bos 1998
A Good Night Out 1995
Ten 1993
Naturally 1988
B.C. Junction 1987

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