Golden Tones

The Deansmen and Merimanders, Bates’ male and female a cappella groups, celebrate the 50th anniversary of their founding this year. In the annual celebration of Bates’ a cappella tradition, both groups performed in concert, along with the mixed-gender Crosstones and the all-male Manic Optimists, during Parents & Family Weekend on Sept. 28. Above, Cameron Seher ’08 of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, supported by his fellow Deansmen, hits a big crescendo; below, Charlotte Green ’11 of New Canaan, Conn., belts it out with Merimanders Julia Schwartz ’08 (left) of Waban, Mass., and Lisa McClellan ’09 of Glen Mills, Pa. Photographs by Louisa Demmitt ’09.