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The past month or so has been, to put it lightly, wild: twenty shows, eleven states, four countries on three continents, three TV appearances, two new videos (and a cameo in one more), and one original song. The Hanukkah/holiday season culminated in our annual December 25 show at BBKing in NYC’s Times Square, where we got to laugh, shmooze, and sing with an amazing sold-out hometown crowd.
This year, we also partnered with the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation to renew our Miracle Match campaign, which continues to raise much-needed funds and awareness to help gather and process DNA samples from potentially life-saving matches. Check out the campaign at www.MakeSomeMiracles.com, and don’t forget to share it on Facebook, Twitter, and all those other social networks!
Finally, a few concerned fans, having noticed some different faces in our most recent videos, inquired if something was wrong. To them, we say that rumors of our demise have been greatly exaggerated. Though most of us have already graduated, we’re still touring, we’re still singing music that we — and we hope you — love, and we’re still making videos with the fantastic Uri Westrich. In fact, this past September, after a grueling audition process, we selected two new members from the YU undergraduate student body who have already proven their worth both on stage and in the studio.
A few of the original Maccabeats, however, have decided to move on after they’ve finished their current touring season. They’ll be missed, and we would be happy to have them back, but we respect their decision and wish them nothing but the best.
As always, we have a whole bunch of exciting projects in the works, so make sure to check our website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel for updates. Who knows, maybe this year we’ll finally put out that Pesach (Passover) video you’ve all been asking for!