OOTB's Guide to Rush 2023!

This page will provide you with everything you need to know about rushing Out of the Blue. We can't wait to meet you and hear you sing! This page is going to be updated throughout the summer and early fall. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Rush team at


There are two (2) opportunities for you to hear OOTB perform this rush: Woolsey Jam (September 2nd at 9PM) in Woolsey Hall and Marsh Jam (September 4th at 8PM) in YSB Marsh in the new Yale Science Building. These performances are great for meeting OOTB members, getting to know our performance style, and (obviously) hearing us sing!


At the end of Marsh Jam, you'll be able to sign up for an audition slot. If you aren't able to attend or you miss sign-ups, contact to rush. Auditions and callbacks will take place in the Branford TV Room—look for our Rush table in the Branford Courtyard!

Your audition is super relaxed and will last about twelve minutes, consisting of these parts:

  • Warm-ups: Simple vocal exercises with the group to warm up your voice and demonstrate your range.
  • Pitch matching: We will play a short sequence of notes and ask you to sing them back to us.
  • Quartet: You will sing a voice part of your choice for one of our songs in a quartet with three current group members. We will give you sheet music in your audition packet; we will also have a link on the right side of this page with sheet music and audio files to help you practice. Please be familiar with your part before coming to auditions!
  • Solo: You will sing one song of your choosing—past OOTB members have auditioned with songs ranging from country music to Broadway! We ask that you sing a portion of music roughly the length of a verse and a chorus. Whatever you sing, make sure it's something you enjoy! If you love what you're singing, it will come across in the audition room.

Want to know more? Don't hesitate to ask our Rush Managers, or check out our Rush FAQs!

2023 Rush Calendar

Woolsey Jam
Time: September 2nd at 9PM, Woolsey Hall

Marsh Jam + Audition Sign-Ups
Time: September 4th at 8PM, OC Marsh (Yale Science Building)

Time: September 7th–10th Branford TV Room

Singing Dessert!
Time: September 13th at 6 PM Off-Broadway Theater (OBT)

Time: September 16th–17th Branford TV Room

Tap Night!
Time: September 20th A night shrouded in mystery where we tap OOTB's class of 2023!

Audition Materials

Music and Audio Files

2023 Head Rush Managers

Carter Dewees
Saybrook 2025
Kali Jupiter
Berkeley 2024

2023 Rush Managers

Sadie Pohl
Saybrook 2026
Spencer Blackwood
Saybrook 2024

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