There are currently two student-run a cappella groups on campus, Special Delivery and Hawkward. Special Delivery, RWU's oldest a cappella group, is organized as a club and open to all. Hawkward is a newer by-audition group.
Hawkward was started by Ali Isham, Perry Cyr and Katie Marino (all alumni - class of 2013) three years ago and has been a growing sensation on campus. They have performed at many RWU events, including "Up Til Dawn, " to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital, and have also made their way into the community performing at Blithewold Mansion, British Beer Company and other University Invitationals in New England. The group recorded their first CD in Spring 2013 containing 14 songs with everything from The Star Spangled Banner to a Mumford and Sons Medley.
Hawkward will be holding auditions in Fall 2013. Visit their for more information.
Drastic Measures, formerly known as Special Delivery, is Roger Williams' oldest acapella group and open to all students in the Roger Williams community. While Drastic Measures always has one winter concert in early December, and one spring concert in early April, the group often performs at events and places such as Autumn Fest, Midnight Madness, Homecoming sports games, Blithewold, and more. The winter concert consists of Drastic Measures, its smaller auditioned group Vocal Express, and various acoustic performers. The spring concert invites acappella groups from around New England to come and sing. Drastic Measures accepts new singers each semester- it's never too late to join!