In the fall of 1986, eight adventurous students embarked on the journey of creating a new a cappella group at Yale. Eventually, that group would come to be known as Out of the Blue. Since our founding, OOTB has exchanged gloves and coattails for our iconic “OOT-Blue” shirts and accessories. Building upon the rich tradition of a cappella at Yale, we have evolved to become the University’s most progressive contemporary a cappella group.
Each year, the group tours together to share our music with audiences across the world in new and exciting locations. We’ve traveled to Los Angeles and London; we’ve sung in Singapore, Brazil, and Germany. In the upcoming year we will be touring in Washington D.C. and London.
Our music is the culmination of a 24-year tradition of musical experimentation and development, and OOTB is best understood through the lens of our work. Each year the group nominates seven to ten new songs to arrange and perform that year. This ensures that each album contains the most relevant and contemporary music in collegiate a cappella. We rehearse for six hours each week to ensure we approach our performances with the highest level of musical excellence.
When OOTB isn’t performing concerts, we enjoy being a part of one of the most close-knit groups at Yale. We pride ourselves on having high musical standards and on being an ever expanding community of singers, a characteristic that is evidenced by our wildly enthusiastic alumni. Whether it’s Parents Weekend, a competition, or our upcoming 25th Anniversary Jam, you can count on multiple generations of OOTBites to come together and celebrate making wonderful music as a family.
Music is our passion, and we hope you enjoy listening to our albums and performances as much as we enjoy making them come to life.