Tufts' Oldest male-identifying A cappella Group
As Tufts University’s oldest male-identifying a cappella group, the Beelzebubs have always been at the forefront of contemporary a cappella. From Boston to Buenos Aires, the Bubs bring music to life. Whether performing as a 1960's eight-man barbershop group or as the voices of the Warblers on Fox's Glee, the Bubs have been bringing our motto of “Fun Through Song” to the world since 1963.
"After four years in the Bubs, I said, 'I want everyone to have the amazing experiences I've had: the connections with others, the experiences, the groundbreaking harmony.' My life's work, to spread harmony through harmony, grew directly out of my days singing and directing the group. I joke that I didn't go to Tufts University, I went to Beelzebubs University"
- Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, The Sing Off, CASA, The House Jacks)
Runner Up on NBC's "The Sing Off"
The voices of The Warblers on GLEE
30+ CARA Nominations
Two Time “Best Male Group in the Nation”
Eleven selections featured on BOCA
Four selections on Voices Only
The alumni of this group are what make it truly special - they shaped the Bubs into what it is today. With over 300 members, the Beelzebub Alumni Association is extremely active in helping the current group and ensuring that Bubs from every generation are connected.
BUBS GIVE BACK
More than anything, the Beelzebubs value bringing music and fulfillment to everyone. To achieve this goal, the Bubs along with a passionate group of alumni began the Bubs Foundation and the Be the Music Program. The Bubs Foundation is an organization that aims to bring music education to communities in Boston where music education is underfunded. Be the Music is a program where Bubs and alumni join in harmony with these students, exposing them to the rich world of contemporary a cappella.
Our Latest Release: Reboot (2017)
To us, Reboot signifies positive steps in introspection, creativity, and collaboration. This release is truly a proud moment for the Bubs and represents two years of hard work. Traditionally, the Bubs have released an album in alternating years, but this year we made a very conscious effort to slow down the process. Our goal was to be introspective and focused on our arrangements to create meaningful and intentional parts for people to sing. Through this, we hoped to deliver the emotions of the songs that meant most to us. We also made sure that Reboot was incredibly collaborative. The entire group spent hours working with our engineers to create an EP that is “all hands on deck”. Every Bub contributed to their own piece to Reboot, and it’s that collaboration of creativity that makes this release special. The songs we chose are meant to bring the listener on a journey, and we hope you enjoy listening to it just as much as we enjoyed making it.
The Tufts Beelzebubs have been honored to perform for incredible audiences, from Presidents to preschoolers, for over 50 years.
Let the Bubs make our motto of "Fun Through Song" come true at your next wedding, school event or concert.