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One Note Stand
One Note Stand 2011 Members.jpg
One Note Stand 2011 Members
Background information
Origin University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, U.S.
Genres A Cappella
Years active 2009–Present
Website One Note Stand Official Website

One Note Stand One Note Stand was founded on November 11, 2009 as an a cappella group at the University of Texas at Austin, with a mission to create music, serve the community through music, and challenge the group musically through a cappella competitions.

A Cappella (or 'acappella'), is a style of vocal music in which the musicians sing without instrumental accompaniment, and instead rely on their voices to create rhythm, melody, and harmony. One Note Stand was originally created with just a few members, but it quickly expanded to the sixteen young men and women in the group today. ONS holds a strong commitment to community service; the group volunteers through various organizations, donates concert proceeds to charities, and performs at locations that do not regularly hear live music, like hospitals and shelters.


Founded in the fall of 2009, One Note Stand is the University of Texas at Austin’s first co-ed service a cappella group. It was created by a group of UT Austin students with the mission of serving the community through music and bringing it to those who need it most. In the spring of 2009, ONS gave their first concert benefitting SafePlace in Austin. They have been gaining recognition and bringing music to the community ever since.


Style and Arrangement[edit]

One Note Stand performs various styles of music, ranging from pop, R&B, and old-school hits, as well as holiday music during the winter season. This mix of old and new genres allows ONS to reach a larger audience. One Note Stand aims to create a full repertoire that will allow them to perform in any venue. The music performed by ONS is voices only, ranging from four to six voice parts mixed. Our own members write and create our musical arrangements, and we learn new songs year-round. Our current repertoire includes Ain't No Other Man (opb. Christina Aguilera), Leave Your Lover (opb. Sam Smith), Oh Atlanta (opb. Alison Krauss), and Try A Little Tenderness (opb. Otis Redding).

Popular Songs[edit]

Popular songs performed by the group are Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine (arranged by Pearce Illmer), Oh Atlanta (arranged by Pearce Illmer), Try A Little Tenderness (arranged by Andre Galuban), Pusher Love Girl (arranged by Adam Wolfe), and Nicotine/Blame (arranged by Pearce Illmer).


One Note Stand members are current University of Texas at Austin students of all majors and backgrounds. The group evolves from year to year with the aim to remain a balance of six or seven males, and six or seven females.

Current members:[edit]

  • Aubrey Folck (Soprano)
  • Emily Snyder (Soprano)
  • Lindsay Sloan (Mezzo)
  • Mira Pearce (Mezzo)
  • Lauren Tu (Alto)
  • Tasha Torres (Alto)
  • Lucy Calhoun (Alto)
  • Andre Galuban (Tenor)
  • Kalyn Cordova (Tenor)
  • Brian Bargas (Tenor)
  • Chris Deyo (Baritone)
  • Glen Miglin (Baritone)
  • Taylor Henderson (Baritone)
  • Ryan Lord (Bass)
  • Pearce Illmer (Bass)
  • Mitchell Pham (Vocal Percussion)


One Note Stand performs with the goal of engaging audiences to unique arrangements to popular songs, as well as making the audience feel the joy of music. One Note Stand has a mix of formal and informal performances, which include singing on the UT Austin campus, hospitals, or around the state of Texas.

Notable performances include the University of Texas's Acappellooza in 2010 and 2011, A&M University's Acappellooza in 2012 and 2013, Dell Children’s Medical Center, Candlelight Ranch, and multiple on-campus performances. During November 2012, One Note Stand was the first group from Texas to be chosen to perform at SoJam, an annual collegiate a cappella festival and competition in North Carolina. During April 2015, One Note Stand performed at the Boston Sings A Cappella Festival, which is also an annual collegiate a cappella festival and competition in Boston, Massachusetts. One Note Stand also performs at events for several service and philanthropic groups such as FACE AIDS, Voices Against Violence, Pratham, Texas THON, and Invisible Children.

UT's Acapellooza is an annual joint performance of all five UT Austin a cappella groups, One Note Stand, The Ransom Notes, Hum A Cappella, Beauties and the Beat, and the Texas Songhorns. In 2014, donations of $1,300 went to UT Voices Against Violence, an organization that provides safety for individuals and families affected by sexual and domestic violence [1] . The medical center performances were both charity Christmas performances given for hospital patients in lobbies and ICUs. The 2011 End of the Semester concert was the first concert featuring all of One Note Stand. Donations and ticket money of over $300 total went to SafePlace. In fall 2011 the second annual Acapellooza was held to benefit for Bastrop fire victims, [2] with a donation collection $190.


In the spring of 2011, One Note Stand received The University of Texas Leadership and Ethics Institute’s Swing Out Award for Best New Organization. [3] They were awarded $300 to help aid the growth of their organization and recognition amongst the university community.


One Note Stand can be contacted at

Officer Position Name
President Lindsay Sloan
Vice President Tasha Torres
Music Directors Pearce Illmer, Mira Pearce
Treasurer Brian Bargas
Secretary Lauren Tu
Advertising Director Ryan Lord


External Links[edit]

One Note Stand Official Website

Official Youtube Account

Official Facebook Page

Official Twitter Page