Fermata Nowhere Starts its Seventh Year

IMG_8274“I would say that my rehearsal techniques fit somewhere between ‘1950s Texas high school football coach’ and ‘Marine drill sergeant passing a kidney stone,’” said choir director Timothy Pearson when asked about the intensity of Talawanda’s own pop a cappella group, Fermata Nowhere.

The group got its start during the 2009-2010 school year when Pearson looked back on his time in one of Miami University’s a cappella groups and decided he wanted to give Talawanda students the same type of musical outlet.

Fermata Nowhere has performed songs from today, yesterday, and even about a century ago. Their musical style is just as diverse. In the past they have performed pop, ballads, R&B and anything in between. Everything is fair game.

Pearson arranges most of the group’s music. Previously, students have arranged some of Fermata Nowhere’s music, however it is uncommon. “I encourage the members to arrange and submit songs they want to try, but few go through with it,” Pearson explained.

Fermata Nowhere is hard at work for their first performance which is scheduled to be at Talawanda’s Fall Choir Concert on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the THS Performing Arts Center.