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Founded in 1997, the MadHatters are the first ever A cappella music is vocal music or singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. A cappella is latin for from the chapel (music); the term is due to restrictions on the use of instruments in medieval churches. It is often spelled as a... a cappella group and the premier men's a cappella group at the Plaque on Bascom Hall, UW-Madison. The University of Wisconsin-Madison was founded in 1848 and is the largest university in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, a highly-ranked school in education, history, and sociology. It has undergraduate and graduate divisions, and professional schools in law, medicine, veterinary medicine... University of Wisconsin-Madison. From the woodworks of the choral department, UW students Chris Yahng and Chad Musolf brought together a group of guys interested in acting like goofs, making good music, and giving something back to the community.

Since then the MadHatters have seen their fan base explode on campus, selling out their 2002 spring concert at the historic Orpheum Theatre (http://www.orpheumtheatre.net/) on State Street and performing at the acclaimed UW Varsity Band Concert in April of 2002 in addition to their regular performances at hospitals, senior homes, various schools, and community events. Word of this talented group from One of the periods of glaciation was also termed the Wisconsin glaciation. State nickname: Badger State State motto: Forward Other U.S. States Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Governor Jim Doyle Official languages None Area 169,790 km² (23rd)  - Land 140,787 km²  - Water 28,006... Wisconsin has even begun to spread nationwide since the release of State Street, the MadHatters' award-winning debut CD recorded along with the UW's premier women's a cappella group, Tangled up in Blue is a song by Bob Dylan. It appeared on his album Blood on the Tracks. The lyrics are at times opaque, but the song seems to be (like most of the songs on that album), the tale of a love that has ended. The song contains... Tangled up in Blue.

Both the MadHatters and Tangled up in Blue were honored when each group had a track from the CD selected to appear on the 2002 Best of College A Cappella CD. This widespread publicity helped the MadHatters to take their first ever concert tour. In January of 2003 the group traveled to the East Coast performing at Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. It was founded on September 8, 1636 by a vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, making it the oldest institution of higher education in the United States... Harvard University and in This is an article about New York City; see also NYC, New York, and New York, New York. Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005. New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States and is at... New York City.

In the fall of 2003 the MadHatters released their second album, a live CD of their sold out 2003 spring concert at the Orpheum, entitled No Jacket Required. This past January, the MadHatters took their second major tour, a 5300-mile journey to the west coast, stopping and performing in This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. For other cities named Denver, see Denver (disambiguation). Denver is the largest city and capital of the state of Colorado, United States of America. It is the largest city along the Front Range and forms the heart of the Denver Metropolitan... Denver, This article is about the city of Las Vegas in Nevada. For other uses, see Las Vegas (disambiguation). Las Vegas is the largest city in Nevada and a major tourist destination. At the 2000 census, the city had a population of 478,434 making it the largest city in the... Las Vegas, City nickname:Americas Finest City County San Diego County, California Mayor Dick Murphy City Attorney Michael Aguirre City Council District One Scott Peters District Two Michael Zucchet District Three Toni Atkins District Four Tony Young District Five Brian Maienschein District Six Donna Frye Distirct Seven Jim Madaffer District Eight... San Diego, the beaches of Orange County is the name of several counties in the United States of America: Orange County, California: probably named for the city of Orange, California, which in turn may have been named after the orange groves that used to exist there. This is also the most populous and best known... Orange County, This article is about the largest city in California. For other uses of Los Angeles, see Los Angeles (disambiguation) Downtown Los Angeles skyline facing northeast toward the San Gabriel Mountains on a clear winter day. Missing from the center foreground of the photo is the Staples Center arena, completed in... Los Angeles, For other uses, see Hollywood (disambiguation) Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the City of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that runs from about Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to... Hollywood, The city of San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo (also SLO) is the county seat of San Luis Obispo County, California, USA. Luis is pronounced as Lewis. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 44,174. California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly SLO) is located... San Luis Obispo, and This article is about the city in California. For other meanings, see San Francisco (disambiguation). San Francisco skyline. The City and County of San Francisco (population 776,773), the fourth-largest city in the state of California, United States in terms of population, is a consolidated city-county situated at... San Francisco. In February, the MadHatters were selected to compete in the ICCA collegiate a cappella contest for the first time! In April, not even a small fire in the theatre the morning of their first performance could stop the group from seeing their largest turnout yet for back to back shows at the Orpheum.

The group sang the National Anthem for more than 41,000 people at Miller Park is a baseball stadium located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is home to the Milwaukee Brewers, and was built as a replacement for Milwaukee County Stadium. The stadium was built with $310 million of public funds, which was somewhat controversial, particularly due to the fact that the team owner... Miller Park for a (For the circa-1900 major league baseball team once known as the Milwaukee Brewers, see Baltimore Orioles.) There was also a 20th-century minor league team named the Milwaukee Brewers. The Milwaukee Brewers are a Major League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They are in the Central Division of... Milwaukee Brewers/ The Chicago Cubs are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are in the Central Division of the National League. Founded: 1870, as an independent professional club. Joined the National Association in 1871. Became a charter National League member in 1876. Formerly known as: White Stockings, in... Chicago Cubs game on August 17, 2004.

On November 10, the MadHatters performed at the brand-new Overture Hall (http://www.overturecenter.com/) and sold out the show, filling the house to its 2251-person capacity. Also in November, the group began recording their second studio album, to be titled Friday After Class, due out in April of 2005!

The 2005 Fall semester wrapped up with the group receiving the UW Student Organization Office's "Outstanding Achievement Award" for for their hard work, dedication, and contributions to the school and community throughout the semester. The MadHatters also were recently awarded a track on the first annual CAMO best of college a cappella CD!


  • State Street (2001)
  • No Jacket Required (2003)

External Links

  • Official UW MadHatters Website (http://uwmadhatters.com)
  • Best of College A Cappella (http://www.varsityvocals.com/boca/)
  • Collegiate A Cappella Organization (http://www.camorg.com/), for info about collegiate groups nation-wide
  • Recorded A Cappella Review Board (http://www.rarb.org/), for reviews on a cappella recordings, like the MadHatters' State Street'
  • Mainely A Cappella (http://www.a-cappella.com/catalog/collegiate/all-collegiate/p_4194c.html), an online a cappella music store
  • Tangled Up In Blue (http://uwtuib.com), the UW's premier all-female a cappella group
  • Redefined (http://uwredefined.com), the UW's premier co-ed a cappella group

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Both the MadHatters and Tangled up in Blue were honored when each group had a track from the CD selected to appear on the 2002 Best of College A Cappella CD.
In the fall of 2003 the MadHatters released their second album, a live CD of their sold out 2003 spring concert at the Orpheum, entitled No Jacket Required.
In January of 2004, the MadHatters took their second major tour, a 5300 mile journey to the west coast, stopping and performing in Denver, Las Vegas, San Diego, the beaches of Orange County, Los Angeles, Hollywood, San Luis Obispo, and San Francisco.
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