Bruin Harmony was founded in the mystical age of 2006, when iPhones had yet to exist and when "Bieber Fever" was not yet a thing. Taking the calm Northern winds as a sign, Ross Morey and a motley crew of boyish singers formed what would later be known as Bruin Harmony. Almost immediately, they knew they had something special. Like a sapling in soil, Bruin Harmony grew quickly, growing from just few members to a baker's dozen within the first year. In its first Spring Sing outing, Bruin Harmony won the prestigious award for Best A Cappella Entry in front of a crowd of six-thousand Bruins, belting their way through a sexy, magnetic, and slightly uncomfortable rendition of Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby."
From 2007 to 2008, Bruin Harmony visibility on campus grew, performing at various venues including Convocation, Parents Weekend, and Dance Marathon, as well as more intimate gatherings like at Moms' Days on sorority row.
In 2009, Bruin Harmony launched the first annual Los Angeles A Cappella Festival, the largest festival of its kind on the West Coast.
The following year, Bruin Harmony appeared in David Fincher's award-winning film The Social Network. At Spring Sing 2010, BHarm turned up the nostalgic dial to 11 and wowed the crowd with an electric rendition of NSync's "I Want You Back," taking home the award for Best A Cappella Entry yet again.
In 2011, Bruin Harmony released its debut album, No More Bets. Produced and recorded in-house, the album is a collection of both the group's musical history and a few songs that attempt to push the boundaries of recorded contemporary a cappella. Working with a cappella legends such as Ed Boyer, Joseph Bates, Dave Sperandio, and Bill Hare, Bruin Harmony made sure to create a debut album that would be a suitable introduction to the young group for listeners everywhere. As well as being included on the renowned a cappella compilations Voices Only 2011 and Sing 8: Too Cubed, the album was awarded an outstanding 4.3 out of 5 from the Recorded A Cappella Review Board, or RARB (seriously, that's like, a constellation almost).
The 2011-2012 school year was another year of growth and good fortune for Bruin Harmony. With performances at Dance Marathon, Bruin Day, multiple UCLA sporting events, and much, much more, the group truly reached new heights--a fact solidified by winning two awards at Spring Sing: Best A Cappella Entry and Best Overall Participation.
On May 17, 2013, Bruin Harmony competed in Spring Sing for its fifth time. Not only did Bruin Harmony win Best A Cappella Entry, but Bruin Harmony took home the "whole enchilada" with the Best Overall Performance in any category with a sexy rendition of "Ignition (Remix)" by R. Kelly. This is the first time in 15 years that an a cappella group has won the whole competition. We are humbled, surprised, and thrilled to have received such an honor.
Over the years, Bruin Harmony has continually produced and released new and innovative pieces of music. In 2014, Bruin Harmony, recorded it's first single: "Timber" by the illustrious artist Ke$ha. With the myriad of good reception received from the public, the group continued its stride for newer songs to be released for the public. Thus, in 2016, Back in Business was released; an album full of passion, hard work, and love from the boys of Bruin Harmony showcasing the growth of the group as musicians and family members alike. But it doesn't stop there.
In 2018, Bruin Harmony reclaimed it's Spring Sing glory winning the a cappella category with a heart-wrenching rendition of Radiohead's "Creep." It was an unforgettable night of memories as the boys sang their hearts and souls to all ten thousand patrons of Pauley Pavilion that night leaving the stage to a standing ovation from the crowds and all the judges. It was a great night.
The 2018-2019 school year was certainly one for the books, as Bruin Harmony challenged itself to reach new heights and competed in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) for the first time in BHarm history, making it all the way to Semifinals in Salem, OR. In addition, Bruin Harmony was incredibly honored to have been awarded Best A Cappella and Best Overall Performance at Spring Sing 2019 with their passionate rendition of "Gravity" by John Mayer. Tears were shed.
Today, Bruin Harmony's been around for nearly 13 years, but they're just getting started! Having become one of the premier a cappella groups on the West Coast, Bruin Harmony continues to work hard, sing well, and have fun doing it. Given how much they've accomplished so far, look forward to seeing more exciting things from these talented boys in the future.
"Bruin Harmony is a lightning rod of galvanized a cappella steel, ready to shatter your eardrums with dude on dude on male on man on dude on man on beau on bro on dude on guy on sheep on guy a cappella goodness. 11/10. Would recommend."
-- Joan of Arc, French Heroine