University of Bristol A Cappella Society Committee Meeting – Monday 19th November at 8pm


  • Natalie Egan – President
  • Ben Harwood – Vice President and Suspensions Rep
  • Catt Hurman – Treasurer
  • Robbie Armstrong – Social Secretary
  • Kaylan Patel – Social Secretary
  • Rachael Mailer – Publicity Co-ordinator
  • Jessica Petrassi – Gigs Co-ordinator and Bristones Rep
  • Thomas Brennan – Musical Admin and Tone Rangers Rep
  • Ellie Clark – Pitch Fight Rep
  • Mosef  Aq – Brizzlebox Rep
  • Ben Allen – All Sharps Rep

In Attendance:

  • Rosie Boyce – Secretary

1. Apologies

– Liam Carty-Howe – Academy Rep

– Laura Weatherby – Top Note Rep

– Ayala Gottlieb Alter – All Sharps Rep

2. Previous Meetings Minutes

– ‘End of the memes please’ – Nat

– Everyone has read the minutes

3. Actions Update

– Digitalise music library – in progress

– MDs make scoring system – in progress

– Everyone buy membership – done 

  • We now officially have more members than we did last year – go a cappella!

– Rachael look into theatre department rehearsal spaces – done

– Finish dealing with the Jones situation – in progress

– Book Xmas Meal venue – done

– Pay T-shirt guy – in progress

– Redirect website payments to the SU account – in progress

– Put Xmas Meal tickets on sale – done

– Get a FoH team for BOSW – done

– Find out about coat rail for BOSW – done

– Group reps find out if groups can busk outside Senate to promote BOSW – in progress

– Push BOSW – ongoing

– Contact STA/Development Team about grant for racking – in progress

4. Treasurer’s Report

– Nothing much to report since the last meeting

5. Group Reps’ Report

5.1. Suspensions

– They went on the radio! They didn’t swear, and blew the right note so came in in the right key. Success!!!

– El came back this weekend and took some of rehearsal on Sunday which was lovely

– They had a photoshoot on Saturday morning very early

– They also have their new merch

5.2. Pitch Fight

– They learnt two new songs in yesterday’s rehearsal

– They’ve started their Christmas stuff – exciting!

5.3. Academy

– They submitted their ICCA video

– They also finished their Believer/Sail choreo this week – thanks Catt!

– Nat: ‘Can I have your report please’. Kaylan & Tom: ‘We are doing it’

– Cem keeps sending inappropriate images to members during rehearsals 

– Other than that, things are going well

5.4. All Sharps

– They had their first gig of the year on Saturday

– It was good! They performed in a lecture theatre, it was quite laid back but was really good practice for them

5.5. Bristones

– Tom was drunk in rehearsal today

– Other than that, everything went really well

– They’re completely off music

– Everyone is having fun, and its looking great for BOSW

5.6. Brizzlebox

– They have done their song, with choreo!

– They’re looking into getting some merch for the group as well

5.7. Top Note

– Laura isn’t here 

5.8. Tone Rangers

– Everything is going well

– They will be singing on mic for BOSW

6. Society SU Page 

– Ellie emailed the SU about why the membership link was down 

– It appears there are multiple pages created for the society on the SU site

– This has been fixed now, and the link is now working 

– However, there do still seem to be multiple pages on the site

7. EFM Gig 

– Pitch Fight and Academy are both available

– Nat has messaged EFM who will confirm which group they want

8. Christmas Show 

– Nat is meeting Ailsa tomorrow to discuss the Christmas Show 

– Everyone on committee was struggling to come up with fun a cappella puns for the name so this is still in the thinking stages

9. BOSW Takeover 

– Kaylan wants us to take two group photos (one Bristol, one of the visitors) after the warm up so we can post them to the university Instagram

– There will also be videos and photos of various performing groups posted to the Instagram story throughout the evening 

10. BOSW

– Ticket sales are going well but we still need to keep pushing them 

– Rachael’s posters are amazing, and we still have a fair few left so can put more up


  • Group reps to give posters to their first years in rehearsals this week to put up in halls 

– We are expecting there to be a few tickets sold on the door, so we will need a change float

– Ben & Rosie will be stood at the top of the stairs in their committee shirts 

– The STA still haven’t let us know how much we will have to pay for the hired mics, but we will know soon

– Committee still need to create a Spotify playlist for the interval


  • Jess & Ellie to create a playlist of a cappella bangers for the interval, with as many songs from performing groups as possible 

– Suspensions STILL haven’t sent their lighting preferences – naughty, naughty 


  • Ben to send lighting preferences to Jess


  • Group reps ensure that their members are coming to the soundcheck on Saturday

– Committee want to post about BOSW on UK A Cappella again, Dan has approved that it is okay for us to do this


  • Group reps make sure that hosts know they need to pick people up from their soundchecks!! We don’t want people being left at the SU

11. AOB

11.1 Committee Meal


  • Kaylan and Robbie to do a poll for dates 


  • Also do a poll to see if committee want to go to St Nicks Night Market on 7th December

11.2 Christmas TV Gig

– There is a group who wants to do this

– There are also several people who are willing to do it, but depending on dates for filming

– Ben and Rachael are happy to head up communication with the company 

12. Cake Rota


13. A Cappella Song Rota

She Wolf‘ by Sweet Nothings