145 South Hanover Street Carlisle, PA

Glee College A Cappella

April 21, 2018, 7 pm at the Carlisle Theatre

Award-winning college a cappella performers from the Mid-Atlantic region will compete for the championship title on Saturday, April 21st at 7 p.m. at the Carlisle Theatre. The 8th year of the competition will showcase competitive a cappella groups from the east coast!

Tickets on sale NOW!

Eventbrite - 2018 M&T Bank Glee: Invitational College A Cappella Competition


For information email: JoAnn@uwcarlisle.org

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Coming into town be sure to book your stay at our local B&B walking distance to the Theatre: Carlisle House

Thank you to our 2018 Ad Sponsors:

  • Bosler Library

  • Helana’s, Cafe Bruges, Piatto & The Vault

  • AES Hearth & Patio

  • Benefit Connections

  • Providence Engineering

  • Cantate Carlisle

  • Diamond Wealth Advisors


2015, 2016 & 2017 this was a SOLD OUT EVENT!

The event has been hosted by abc27’s Brett Thackara and Kendra Nichols for the past 7 years.  Red 102.3, Filson Water and the Sentinel have been additional media sponsors. Our official event photographer is Revelation Photography.


  • Mountz Jewelers
  • Revelation Photography
  • Carlisle Events
  • Filson Water
  • Helana’s, Cafe Bruges, & Piatto
  • Castleriggs Wine Shop
  • Joseph Bourdon, DDS
  • Carlisle Theatre
  • YWCA
  • Howard Hanna – Doug Heineman
  • AES Hearth & Patio
  • Benefit Connections
  • Providence Engineering
  • Cantate Carlisle
  • Diamond Wealth Advisors
  • Manpower
  • Market Cross Pub & Brewery



  • 2017: Drexel TrebleMakers
    • People’s Choice: 54th & City
  • 2016: JMU BluesTones
    • People’s Choice Winner: YCP Rhapsody
  • 2015: Dickinson College Octals
  • 2014: St. Joseph University 54th & City
  • 2013: Dickinson College Octals
  • 2012: Drexel 8 to the Bar (General Competition)
  • 2011: Dickinson College Octals (General Competition)


M&T Bank Glee College A Cappella Competition History:

The M&T Glee Competition started in 2011 as a general a cappella competition.  Due to the gaining popularity of the Collegiate performers, 2012-2014 required the program be split into two sessions; One focused on general A cappella as a Genre and the other strictly college a cappella performers.  By 2015 the program became a solely collegiate competition. 11 college a cappella groups performed to a SOLD OUT audience of nearly 1,000 people in historic downtown Carlisle PA.  On a 600 point scale, our top three finalists were only separated by 10 points.

In 2016, we added a “People’s Choice” winner with audience voting, as well as, awards for top vocalist, percussionist and choreography.  This event was again SOLD OUT!

For one night only, performers from the entire Mid-Atlantic region are invited to apply to compete for a cash prize and bragging rights for the year!!!  With competitors from over 5 states each year, judged by a panel of musical expert judges and hosted by ABC 27’s Brett Thackara & Kendra Nichols, this competition has grown to be a premiere collegiate competition in the Mid-Atlantic region and draws a fabulous audience from the east coast.

With the hopes of sharing the stage with returning favorites, as well as new competitors, we are excited to see what 2018 will bring to the stage!

Any question regarding this competition can be directed to JoAnn Curtis, Marketing Director and Event Coordinator at:  joann@uwcarlisle.org or 717-486-8320