The Brown Derbies
Since 1982, The Brown Derbies have graced the time-honored walls of Brown University in Providence, RI. From Baton Rouge to Beijing, from San Francisco to Switzerland, from Wayland Arch to the White House—the Derbies have established a renowned international, domestic, and on-campus presence since our founding.
The oldest uninterrupted tenor-through-bass a cappella group on campus, the Derbies are known for our energetic performances, expert musicianship, and unique sound. We sing tunes ranging from ’80s hits to modern pop, entertaining a wide variety of audiences united by a common love for Beyonce.
The Derbies have won awards at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA), the Contemporary Acappella Recording Academy (CARA), and most recently recieved recognition by Best of Collegiate A Cappella (BOCA) for our 2019 song "Happier."
"A lot of it was about 'where do I feel like I was going to be the happiest moment-to-moment' and that came down to the Derbies."
"I thought their poster was really cool. Pictures of everyone on tour, releasing an album, it was pretty impressive."
JD, on why he chose the Derbies
Ved, on why he chose the Derbies
"We all want to sound good, but Derbies prioritize having fun and being together equally as much."
Brett, on the culture of the Derbies
Freshman dance, singing at the train station, and our 'yearly kickball game'."