Co-Curricular Ensembles

The Linn-Benton Community College Music Program is currently home to two Contemporary Vocal A cappella Ensembles, The Sirens and Blue Light Special.

What is Contemporary Vocal A cappella?

A cappella was the first music, and has always been an important part of popular culture, from Madrigals to Barbershop to Doo Wop. Now we call it "Contemporary A cappella" and it covers pretty much every style of music around the globe, including rock, pop, R&B, hip-hop, country, jazz, etc.

There are tens of thousands of Contemporary A cappella groups around the US and world, ranging from high school and college ensembles to professionals and recreational groups. There are also countless fans of Contemporary A cappella, some who sang, and others who are familiar with the style having seen it on TV (The Sing-Off, Pitch Perfect, Glee), heard it on the radio, watched it at a local festival, etc (Courtesy of

What we do?

We make music, arrange many of our own songs and songs popular today, sing, compete, beat-box, and more!