"NOTE TO SELF"

Note-oriety is the premier, award-winning women’s a cappella group from James Madison University. Since 1998, the Note Girls have prided themselves on their dedication to pursuing excellent musicianship. Above all else, Note-oriety is a sisterhood bound by a shared love of music and lifelong friendship.
The ladies of Note-oriety are proud to present their ninth studio album, “Note to Self”. In many ways, the songs included on “Note to Self” represent values important to us as individuals and as an organization. Each song is a little “note to self”: a reminder to persevere, to overcome, to find the strength within. 
Note-oriety strives to empower women everywhere through our music. “God Is a Woman”, “Electric Lady”, and “Fall in Line” were first selected for our repertoire to be included in our 2019 ICCA set with this exact goal in mind. While not every song on this album has explicitly empowering messaging, each song on this album inspires us to stand up for what we believe in. Each of these songs will always hold a special place in our hearts. These songs have brought us closer together through times of joy and pain, through every rehearsal and performance. We hope the deep love we hold for this music and for each other carries through as you listen.

Recorded between September of 2019 and February of 2020.

All songs recorded, mixed, and mastered by James Gammon of James Gammon Productions.

01. GOD IS A WOMAN

Written by Rickard Bertil Goransson, Ariana Grande, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, and Ilya Salmanzadeh

Originally performed by Ariana Grande

Arrangement by Zoe McCray

Soloist: Trish Hoang

Upper Harmony: Emma Wagner

Lower Harmony: Marjorie Bonga

Vocal Percussion: Sarah O’Connor

02. OCEAN EYES / BELLYACHE

Both songs originally performed by Billie Eilish

Arrangement by Emma Wagner

Soloists: Hannah Cumings & Emilie Bozik

Vocal Percussion: Emma Wagner

“Ocean Eyes”

Written by Finneas O’Connell

Soloist: Hannah Cumings

“Bellyache”

Written by Finneas O’Connell and Billie Eilish O’Connell

Soloist: Emilie Bozik

03. ELECTRIC LADY

Written by Nathaniel Irvin III, Charles Joseph II, and Janelle Monáe Robinson

Originally performed by Janelle Monáe

Arrangement by Leif Jomuad

Soloist: Marjorie Bonga

Vocal Percussion: Sarah O’Connor

04. EVERGREEN

Written by Abigail Elizabeth Smith

Originally performed by YEBBA

Arrangement by Emma Wagner

Soloists: Emilie Bozik, Angeline Ignacio, and Thea Simpson

Vocal Percussion: Charlie Thomas

05. I DON'T THINK ABOUT YOU

Written by Andre Davidson, Sean Davidson, Jessica Ashley Karpov, and Michael Pollack

Originally performed by Kelly Clarkson

Arrangement by Leif Jomuad

Soloist: Emma Wagner

06. SEVENTEEN

Written by Bridget Kearney

Originally performed by Lake Street Dive

Featuring The Madison Project of James Madison University

Arrangement by Emma Wagner

Soloists: Caroline Mork and Reid Wilkins

Vocal Percussion: Dani Rye

07. VELVET ELVIS

Written by Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby, and Kacey Musgraves

Originally performed by Kacey Musgraves

Arrangement by Jeremy Winston

Soloist: Emily Chapman

Vocal Percussion: Emma Wagner

08. PAPER HEARTS

Written by Victoria Loren Kelly

Originally performed by Tori Kelly

Arrangement by Charnice Frazier

Soloist: Caroline Mork

09. DREAMS

Written by Stephanie Lynn Nicks

Originally performed by Fleetwood Mac

Arrangement by Emma Wagner

Soloist: Brigid Doebrich

Upper Harmony: Dani Rye

Lower Harmony: Bella Aron

Vocal Percussion: Makenzie Rodriguez

10. RUNAWAY

Written by Aurora Aksnes and Magnus Asderud Skylstad

Originally performed by AURORA

Arrangement by Sarah Edwards

Soloist: Dani Rye

Vocal Percussion: Emma Wagner

11. FALL IN LINE

Written by Christina Aguilera, Jon Bellion, Raul Cubina, Audra Mae, Johnny Simpson, and Mark Williams

Originally performed by Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato

Arrangement by Emma Wagner

Soloists: Thea Simpson and Emma Wagner

Vocal Percussion: Sarah O’Connor

THE NOTE GIRLS
 
EXECUTIVE BOARD 2019-2020
President: Emma Wagner
Music Director: Makenzie Rodriguez
Business Manager: Dani Rye
Treasurer: Emilie Bozik
Public Relations Director: Trish Hoang
Secretary: Caroline Mork
Assistant Music Director: Emily Chapman
CLASS OF 2019
Sarah O'Connor
CLASS OF 2020
Marjorie Bonga, Thea Simpson, & Emma Wagner
CLASS OF 2021
Emily Chapman, Hannah Cumings, Brigid Doebrich, Isabel Johnson, Makenzie Rodriguez, Dani Rye, & Emily Witt
CLASS OF 2022
Bella Aron, Emilie Bozik, Trish Hoang, & Caroline Mork
CLASS OF 2023
Sadie Aram, Angeline Ignacio, Abby Petros, & Charlie Thomas
 

© 2019 Note-oriety

Created by Emma Wagner

Managed by Trish Hoang

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