Support Yale Out of the Blue’s New Album!
Out of the Blue is Yale University's award-winning contemporary all-gender a cappella group, known for its tight vocals and electric performance style. Founded in 1986 by a group of eight students determined to create a new brand of "Yale A Cappella," Out of the Blue (OOTB, pronounced OOT-bah) has evolved into Yale's most dynamic vocal group, entertaining audiences near and far with an eclectic repertoire of current and classic pop, rock, R&B, jazz, and dubstep.
Since its founding, Out of the Blue has pushed the boundaries of “traditional” a cappella while maintaining a rigorous level of musical excellence and strong bonds of friendship within the group. Over a quarter century later, we're still combining innovative arrangements and an electrifying performance style to deliver unforgettable concert experiences to audiences all over the world!
Now, we’re creating a professionally recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered album to share our music with you– and we need your help to do it! History
Founded in 1986, Out of the Blue is Yale’s premier all-gender contemporary a cappella group. The group pulls students from various backgrounds and areas of study–including music, engineering, neuroscience, English, and political science. OOTB has performed in diverse and prestigious venues, from the United States Embassy in Singapore to Madison Square Garden in New York City. The group has opened for major recording artists like Ben Folds and performed all over the world for Nobel Laureates, Supreme Court Justices, and local New Haven schoolchildren. In addition to performances, OOTB leads master classes for students locally, domestically, and internationally, many of which have inspired kids to start their own school a cappella groups. Check out our website
and Facebook page
to learn more about the group, see our repertoire and performance videos, and meet our current members. This Project
Out of the Blue is creating an album that will be professionally recorded, edited, and mixed! We cannot wait to share our music (especially our new, member-arranged songs) with you– our fans and supporters!
We are working to ensure every aspect of our album is as good as it can be, and this takes time and money. That’s why we need your help! We need to raise $6,000 in order to make our album a reality. Though this sum may seem large, your participation makes it attainable––if everyone who likes our page on Facebook donated $5, we would not only make but exceed our goal. Thank you for helping Out of the Blue continue to improve; we truly appreciate your donation and your support!Risks and Challenges
The biggest risk with a project like this is staying healthy so that when the time comes to record we can deliver the best vocal performance possible! But rest assured, we're taking care of ourselves and staying hydrated.
Outside of that, obviously funding this project is a huge concern. We hope we have shown how much we respect your contribution and appreciate your support. We take this very seriously and we hope we've assured you that we have planned out all the costs and your money will go to good use! If you have any questions or suggestions for how we can do better, please don't hesitate to ask.Donation Levels
Pledge $20 or moreOOTBacker:
You will receive a personalized thank you email from OOTB!Pledge $30 or more
You will receive a personalized thank you email from OOTB and a free download of the first single off our album!Pledge $50 or moreOOTBacker Premium:
You will receive a thank you video from OOTB and a free download of the first single off our album!Pledge $100 or moreBronze OOTBacker:
You will receive a thank you video from OOTB and a free download of our entire album! You will also be listed as a Bronze OOTBacker on our website and on the physical albums.Pledge $250 or moreSilver OOTBacker:
You will receive a thank you video from OOTB that we've personalized for you, and a free download of our entire album! You'll also be listed as a Silver OOTBacker on our website and on the physical albums.Pledge $500 or moreGold OOTBacker:
You will receive a personalized thank you video from OOTB that includes our serenading you, and a free download of our entire album! You'll also be listed as a Gold OOTBacker on our website and on the physical albums. Pledge $1,000 or morePlatinum OOTBacker:
You will receive a personalized thank you video from OOTB that includes our serenading you, and a free download and hard copy of our entire album! You will also be listed as a Platinum OOTBacker on our website, and as a "track sponsor" for the song of your choice on our physical albums.