November 14, 2007 The Mt. Ayres had a special two-concert weekend this past week performing at both the AIDS in Botswana benefit concer and at the much publicized 2007 Quidditch World Cup. The Quidditch concert was particularly exciting in our departure from our normal repertoire in favor of two Harry Potter themed pieces: "Double Trouble" (from the movie) and "The Mysterious Ticking Noise". What fun! The Mt. Ayres are quickly moving on to our Holiday repertoire!
October 24, 2007 After two successful concerts on Parents Weekend here at Middlebury, the Ayres are gearing up for our Fall Concert and a few special engagements including a performance at the Quidditch World Cup on November 11th. We also will appear at the AIDS in Botswana Benefit Concert on November 10th! Get the full scoop on our Concerts page.
September 24, 2007 The Mt. Ayres are pleased to announce our newest members! Please welcome: Lili Stein '11 (alto) and Noah Mease '11 (tenor). They are a fantastic duo that rock our socks! And they are both class of 2011!
May 14, 2007 The Mt. Ayres are pleased to announce our newest additional members! Please welcome: Elizabeth Bates (soprano), Tori Bommarito (alto), and Chris Lam (bass). They'll be taking over for our departing seniors: Liz Vasquez, Rachel Greenhaus, and Alex Wellman.
April 21, 2007 Tune in to WRMC 91.1FM for this evening's broadcast of The Middlebury Radio Theater of Thrills and Suspense (MRTOTS) in which the Mt. Ayres will be featured singing some old school favorites. The show starts at 7PM with a special adaptation of Dr. Strangelove and catch the Ayres in the second hour.

MRTOTS is the latest sensation sweeping colleges across the country. Their broadcast is syndicated nationwide at other colleges and their weekly podcast download has reached over 6000 downloads. It is the Ayres distinct pleasure to be invited to sing as part of their broadcast. Check it out.

April 19, 2007 Our CD's are here! Get Ayrefare online or buy sending a check for $12 to:

Ryan Kellett, 3132 Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753

March 27, 2007 The latest CD, Ayrefare, is nearly ready! We're busy finishing up cover artwork and preparing for production. Meanwhile, check out a few samples of our recordings on the home page and on the discography section.

February 22, 2007

The Ayres performed at the annual Winter Carnival cultural gala in the Center for the Arts. An all- age crowd enjoyed several songs in various languages including French, Spanish, and Portugese. Several other acappella groups including the Dissipated Eight, the Mamajamas, and the Bobolinks performed.

UPDATE: the Ayres made The Campus, school newspaper in the arts section. Go check out our picture!

February 17, 2007

Congratulations to our two new Ayres: Martina Bonolis '10 and Alex Wellman '07. They will be joining the group as an alto and bass, respectively. They rock our socks and we're happy to have them with us as part of our family!

February 11, 2007

We're excited to be holding auditions on Saturday, February 17th at 1PM in the Chateau Grand Salon Coffrin Lounge. Sign up outside of McCullough Social Space. We're looking for all voice parts but especially altos and basses. Singers with a choral background are preferred but all encouraged to audition.

A first audition consists of a range check, pitch matching, and a solo of your choice. We encourage you to sing a solo which shows off your vocal abilities. It does not necessarily need to be a classical solo. We will call back selected auditionees for a second-round audition where we ask you to complete a blending exercise and learn two songs with the group. The purpose of learning our songs is to gauge how well you learn music and how well you sound as part of the group.

We look forward to seeing and hearing you! -Ayres

January 29, 2007

The Ayres have titled their upcoming CD! It will be called "Ayrefare" and will be available starting at a CD Release Concert in March, 2007. For those of you not at Middlebury College, you can pre-order the CD.

Also, we've added two new concerts to our upcoming spring schedule. Come check us out! We're always in the mood to perform, so don't hesistate to book us: The Mt. Ayres.

January 7, 2007

The Ayres have completed recording of their latest CD slated for release in Spring 2007. In a marathon session from 8AM to 11PM, the Ayres recorded 14 songs in historic Mead Chapel at Middlebury College. The acoustics of Mead Chapel provided a rich sound recorded by James Schoen of JBSRecording. Details about the CD release CD forthcoming! For now, you can pre-order the CD.

December 19, 2006

The Ayrespace is back in operation! Check out our added capabilities to purchase CDs online via PayPal. The 1999 CD is on sale for $15 but get a discounted rate if you are a current Middlebury College student, faculty, or staff. Members section is updated as well with our old members retired to the alumni section.

September 21, 2006

The Ayres made The Campus school newspaper mentioned as a club "for those wanting to stray from the mainstream." Aylie Baker says the Ayres are a "highly respected by the student body, and their music causes many a hair to stand up."