RV firecracker run

Random Voices has been one of the most formative components of my experience here at UCLA. Founded in 1999, Random Voices A Cappella is UCLA’s oldest all-female a cappella group. I auditioned for RV during the first week of fall quarter my freshman year. I was immediately blown away by the talent, sass, and incredible kindness of every single girl who I met, all of whom I am now able to call some of my best friends!

In addition to hosting our very own concerts, RV participates in numerous events, gigs, and performances not only at UCLA but throughout the greater Los Angeles community. Awhile back, RV performed at the annual Los Angeles Firecracker Festival, an event surrounding a 5K run that happens in Chinatown every Spring. We all woke up at 6 in the morning, drove East to perform the 7:30 AM National Anthem, sang our complete musical set, and were able to stroll into our favorite Dim Sum restaurant before 9:00 AM. It was an early, hilarious whirlwind of runners, firecrackers, and music. When I made it back to Westwood at 10:30 that morning, both my roommates were still sleeping—go figure!

These awesome LA experiences would not be available to me without my a cappella community. Getting to be a part of RV has been one of the best things that has happened to me at UCLA, and I am so thankful for the creative outlet, fun, and family that RV provides me.

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