HPU's Toccatatones Set To Release Second Studio Album

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 1, 2010 ? The High Point University Toccatatones have a lot to sing about these days. The group, which is closely approaching its 10th year in existence, is set to release their second studio album on Oct. 4.

The album, “Hits from the Pitch Pipe,” is a compilation of the hard work and dedication put forth by the group’s 14 members. The album includes a variety of music genres, as well as some of the group’s most popular songs. Some of the songs include The Fray’s “You Found Me” and Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida.”

“We’re very excited about the release of our new album, as it?s the first album the group has released in nearly five years,” says Harris Walker, business and publicity manager for the Toccatatones.

The group’s first album, “A Gentleman’s Club,” was released in 2005.

“We truly feel that this new album represents the personality and talent of the Toccatatones,” Walker adds.

The members remain highly committed to the success of the group – they even gave up spring break in 2009 to remain at HPU to record the album. Although Walker says it was a rigorous week, the group finished the entire album during that period.

The album is $12, and is available for purchase at the High Point University Bookstore, iTunes, as well as a variety of Triad-area gift shops, including Black Tie Formals. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the group’s philanthropy, the Save the Music Foundation. The foundation seeks to enhance music education programs in schools throughout the nation.

The High Point University Toccatatones is one of the most popular collegiate a cappella groups in the region. The group regularly performs for packed audiences around the southeast. Formed in 2001, the group is comprised of 14 students from a variety of backgrounds and areas of study. In addition, the group has performed for Fortune 500 executives and even former heads of state. The group also makes a strong commitment to performing for a variety of charitable organizations and schools across the Triad.

For more information about the Toccatatones, visit their website at http://www.toccatatones.com/. For more information about the upcoming album, contact Business Manager Harris Walker at 252-904-2636 or e-mail toccatatones@highpoint.edu.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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