About Us

About the group

The After School Specials! hail from the Claremont Colleges, a consortium of liberal arts colleges in the Southern California area. Characterized by their upbeat attitudes, green attire, and signature A.S.S. (After School Specials) hats, they sing their own arrangements that cover an expansive range of music. Their members are as diverse as the music they sing, coming from from all corners of the country and world. They major in fields spanning all academic disciplines, across the gamut of the humanities and sciences. The group believes in creating a space for passionate individuals to share their love of making music, regardless of their backgrounds – their goal is to build a community for people to connect on all levels, with music as the catalyst.

The After School Specials have also had the privilege of performing and recording at various exciting locations. Past venues include The Fonda Theatre in LA, the Dolby Studios in San Francisco, and the White House. Most recently The After School Specials won the wildcard competition in the 2018 International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella, perfomring in the Finals at the Beacon Theatre on Broadway. It is their great pleasure to showcase their assets in front of as many people as possible, and they hope that they can continue making music wherever people want to listen.