Dartmouth Decibelles

DARTMOUTH'S OLDEST ALL-FEMALE A CAPPELLA GROUP

MORE LOVE SINCE 1974

The Decibelles are Dartmouth's oldest all-female a cappella group, usually consisting of 14-18 members. They arrange all their own music and sing songs from a variety of genres, including modern pop and rock tunes, Dartmouth traditionals, oldies, barbershop, and pretty much anything and everything in between!

Founded in 1974 by Jody Hill, the group began as "The Dartmouth Distractions," an extension of the Dartmouth Glee Club. Two years later, the group changed its name to "Woodswind" and a few years after changed once more to the "Decibelles." Over 40 years and 8 recorded albums later, the Decibelles are a group of ladies who still love singing together, fondly called the "Decis" by their peers.

In addition to performing frequently around the Dartmouth campus, the Decis sing at other colleges, at community events in and around the Upper Valley, and at Dartmouth Alumni Clubs. Every year during Winter break, the Decis go on a weeklong tour of various parts of the world, most recently to Florida, Southern California, London, and NYC.

The Decibelles have also been actively recording since the 1980β€²s, coming out with an album every two or three years. You can preview these on our albums page.

Auditions for the Decibelles are held each year at the end of the first week of classes.

PRESIDENT Caroline Puskas '19

MUSICAL DIRECTOR Tricia Yeonas '19

BUSINESS MANAGER Alison Banks β€˜20

ASSISTANT MUSICAL DIRECTOR Hayley Divers β€˜21

CD MANAGER Lila McKenna '20

TOUR MANAGER Gigi Gunderson '21

CONVIVIALITY CHAIR Allie Burrows '21

PR MANAGER Isha Liu β€˜22


ALUMNI

Jessie Anderson '18 | Virginia Cook '18 | Sara Lindquist '18 | Anne Muller '18 | Rachel DeChiara '17 | Audrey Djiya '17 | Sally Glowiak '17 | Edom Wessenyeleh '17 | Christie Harrison '16 | Alex Jarvis '16 | Meghan Hassett '15 | Erin Landau '15 | Jadyn Petterson-Rae '15 | Margaret Ramsden '15 | Emily Reeves '15Fiona Weeks '15 | Felicia Wilkins '15Julia Berkowitz '14 | Aislinn McLaughlin '14 | Rachel Ofori '14 | Bailey Hoar ’13 | Danielle Jellerette ’13 Hannah Kuhar ’13 | Caroline Liegey ’13 Hannah Weber ’13 Katie Neidt ’12 | Diana Pechter ’12 | Mina Beveney ’11 | Alison Herdeg ’11 | Anna Pudimat ’11 | Stephanie Riedler ’11 | Jill Teterick ’11 |  Elizabeth Bruyere ’10 | Maddy Kaye ’10 | Judith Rauscher ’10 | Lucy Stonehill ’10 | Sara Weeks ’10 | Abi Ashcraft ’09 | Renee Brown ’09 | Ariana Dugan ’09 | Sarah Marlenga ’09 | Laura Richardson ’09 | Carol Szurkowski ’09 | Marianne Epstein ’08 | Dunia Rkein ’08 | Lauren Cecere ’06 | Rachel David ’06 | Kathryn Funderburk ’07 | Betsy Lucas ’06 | Jennifer Krimm ’06 | Nicole Magoon ’06 | Kate Boies ’05 | Carolyn Centeno ’05 | Miya Dunets ’05 | Liza Rosenbaum ’05 | Leigh Heeter ’04 | Echo Love ’04 | Meredeth McGowan ’04 | Hiliary Plioplys ’04 | Jocelyn Singer-Sargent ’04 | Jessica Ward ’04 | Catie Ballard ’03 | Kerry Quinn ’03 | Andrea Haffty ’02 | Maria Curreri’02 | Blaise Trigg-Smith ’02 | Kate Mattern ’01 | Caroline Kovas ’01 | Erin Maxwell ’01 | Meredith Rubin ’01 | Jennie Lee ’01 | Yue Ling Chiu ’00 | Emily Cooke ’00 | Emily Cullen ’00 | Ashley Jones ’00 | Kim Keith ’00 | Shea McInerney ’00 | Jenny Platt ’00 | Adrienne Wilson ’99 | Gareth Schweizer ’98 | Lani Sipe ’98 | Erika Tower’98 | Meghan Barry ’97 | Sarah Eckels ’97 | Camille Masini ’97 | Jennifer McCullough ’97 | Ngina Simpson ’97 | Angela Duff ’96 | Margaret Marshall ’96 | Kristy O’Hara ’96 | Sarah Lugaric ’96

We are currently trying to find all of our alumnae. If you were in the Decibelles before 1996, please e-mail us at decibelles@dartmouth.edu.