The Red Knotes Perform To Spread the Word About the Group

The Red Knotes prepare to perform at one of their latest competitions.

This past Thursday, February 24th, BSM’s a capella group, the Red Knotes, put on a performance to spread the word about the group and inspire underclassmen to join the group for future years.

The performance took place right after school in BSM’s Hamburge theater. All students and faculty were invited to attend to watch the Red Knotes perform the three pieces they have been working on, and the performance was about 15 minutes long. “I really enjoyed it. I also enjoyed the variety of music and the length was perfect. And it was super entertaining,” junior attendee Beth Heymans said.

I really enjoyed it. I also enjoyed the variety of music and the length was perfect. And it was super entertaining”

— Heymans

The main goal of the performance was to draw attention to the Red Knotes and to encourage younger students to join. The junior high students were the Red Knotes’s main target audience, since many current Red Knotes heard about the group when they were in junior high, but the attention of underclassmen was aimed on as well. “I remember a lot of our grade, the juniors who make up most [of the] Red Knotes right now all figured it out through a similar performance back when we were in eighth grade. And we’re kind of concerned for the future of Red Knotes considering 90% of them are juniors,” vocal percussionist Andrew Stoa said.

Many students and teachers attended to watch the Red Knotes, and many of the attendees reported that if there was a similar performance in the future, they would return to watch again. “I was very impressed…I enjoyed the length of the concert and the diversity of the different kinds of songs I was able to experience, and the different vocalists that were utilized,” attendee Samantha Steensland said.

The Red Knotes feel that the performance did its job of attracting attention to younger students with the amount of students that were there. “I think it was successful. I think that it achieved its goal of kind of spreading the word, kind of letting people know what the whole thing is. Now a lot of my friends know what it is,” Stoa said.