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PowerChords - Olin's a capella group

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Project ended on March 30, at 11:59 PM EDT
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PowerChords - Olin's a capella group

What is PowerChords?

PowerChords is Olin's oldest a capella group.  We meet for 6 hours a week to sing together. We're entirely student-run, and all arrangements are done in-house.  

Every few years, we try to release a CD to preserve our some of our favorite songs. Usually, we only perform each song two or three times per semester, but there are always a couple that we want to keep around. This year, we'll be releasing Currently Charging, a 6-song album encompassing the past 3 years of PowerChords performances, on April 29th at our Final Concert!

Why We Need You

We don't make a profit on these CDs. That's not the point of making an album. Our only goal is to keep track of PowerChords history, and make something that can be commemorative of a student's time at Olin. This means that we only print a limited run of CDs, not nearly enough to recoup the costs production.

We raise about $1,500 each year from paid community performances. In order to produce our 3rd album we need to raise another $2,500. Your donations will provide resources to produce our 3rd album and spread the sounds of the PowerChords!

Why PowerChords?

PowerChords isn't just a group of singers. Every year, we do performances for the Olin community at Candidates' Weekend, Family Weekend, plus our Winter and Spring Concerts. We have helped convince candidates to come to Olin, and we have a strong relationship with groups at Wellesley, Brandeis, MIT, and Simmons College.  

But more locally, PowerChords is a valuable arts opportunity at Olin. Supporting us gives support to the arts at Olin overall, making it easier to expand creative outlets at Olin.

Please give today by clicking "DONATE NOW" or choosing an amount that works for you. Together, we can spread the joy in music. Thank you!

Contact Us

To learn more about what we do, you can visit our website at, or follow us on YouTube or facebook.  If you want to reach out directly or pre-order CDs, you can email us at

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Thanks so much! You'll get a thank-you note from us!



You'll get a shoutout of thanks in our next album update post!



Donate at least $250, and we'll put your name in the CD case in our dedications section.



As our thanks to you, you will receive a PowerChords CD and your name in our dedications sections.

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