Member since July 2019
Max is back home in Chicago after graduating with a degree in math from Muhlenberg College. There he was part of Noteworthy, a Broadway-based a cappella group. In his spare time, Max loves cooking, baking, and bartending, along with figuring out what to do with life now that he’s an “adult.” He’s very excited to be part of such a cool group of singers!
Member since September 2015
Solos: Home, Over the Rainbow, Closer, Circle of Life (Disney Medley), All I Want for Christmas is You
Ever since her first solo in kindergarten, music has been an huge part of her life. A cappella was a memorable part of her time at Notre Dame, where she was music director of Harmonia, an all-female a cappella group (commonly mistaken for the Barden Bellas). She joined The Uptones because she wanted to continue singing with fellow aca-nerds.
When she's not forcing The Uptones to sing in exciting formations, you can find her doing outdoor activities, analyzing numbers for her job, or planning Uptones social gatherings!
Solos: Wannabe (Boy Bandpalooza), A Whole New World (Disney Medley), Free to Be Me, I Choose You, Story of My Life, Hold On, Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Becky is the sole remaining original member of The Uptones. She’s sung since her middle school days and eventually went on to be the musical director of her college a cappella group, Lake Affects, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She joined The Uptones because she wanted to continue singing when she graduated from college. The thing she loves most about the group is the great bond she has with them.
Becky teaches fifth grade at an elementary school in Skokie. She loves being outdoors and spending time with her family, including her son, Carson.
Member since December 2016
Solos: Don't Stop Me Now, Castle on the Hill, Stacy's Mom, Circle of Life (Disney Medley)
George joined The Uptones so he could continue singing after graduating from the University of Chicago, where he sang with Run for Cover. He soon found that The Uptones is not only a phenomenal group to sing with, but is also composed of phenomenal people, and he is grateful to be a part of such a special group.
Member since January 2010
Solos: Everybody (Boy Bandpalooza), Stacy's Mom, Under the Sea (Disney Medley), Iris, Shut Up and Dance, Odds Are, Demons, Man in the Mirrors, Happy Together
A proud Chicago native, Ian’s interest in contemporary a cappella began over a decade ago. He even traveled the country to watch collegiate groups perform and compete before eventually joining The Uptones.
Being part of The Uptones has allowed him to sing and have fun with some of the most talented and diversely entertaining friends one could have. He loves a solid dim sum meal, being a cat daddy, the Eurovision Song Contest, exploring Montréal, and a good hair day. Ian works for a global building materials distributor in the Chicago Loop.
Member since August 2014
Solos: Pony, You Are, Stacy's Mom, Beauty and the Beast (Disney Medley), Rock Bottom, Rather Be, Little Talks
Steve has been a member of The Uptones for years now. He wants you to know that you're just as special as anyone else.
Steve loves bulldogs and arranging music for his favorite a cappella group, The Uptones, the a cappella group of which Steve is a member.
Steve loves it when Becky gets sassy at rehearsal, because she's such a wonderful person to be around but if you don't watch out she will strike you down unexpectedly with a vintage third-degree Becky burn.
Steve's a big fan of the new members the group has accepted the last few years. Steve was sad when former member ATM left to beatbox for Pentatonix*, and is happy that young innocent tenor George and new bass Isaac have filled some of the void of a once-thriving bromance.
Steve has been to all four Uptones retreats and wants everyone to know that he found the 2017 cabin.
Steve's favorite Uptones moments are:
Steve has been so blessed to be a part of The Uptones for going on four years. In addition to the incredible people both past and present that make up the group, Steve's favorite thing is the new opportunity that each year brings. The continued growth of the group, Steve thinks, can be attributed to the quality of its members. And Steve is happy that he continues to get to be a part of it all!
* He didn't really, but we can dream, can't we?
Member since Month Year
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