Bruin Harmony is UCLA's only all-male a cappella group and one of Southern California's premiere vocal ensembles. We sing all types of music, from the classics, to pop, rap, and jazz (and yes, even you, yule-tide christmas jingles). More importantly, Bruin Harmony takes pride in being a talented, fun-loving group of musicians who genuinely enjoy performing, and who work hard to make a cappella an entertaining, sought after endeavor at UCLA.
It's not hard to find us. We're almost always somewhere on campus, performing at a philanthropy, sporting event, rally, or sorority house. Well recognized in the a cappella community, BH also frequently performs at various events around California, including the California A Cappella Festival, the Southern California A Cappella Music Festival, and the UCSD Annual Ballroom show. We hope to see you at one of our events soon!
If you are interested in having Bruin Harmony perform at your event, please send us a message from our contact page.
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 a just few members to a bakers dozen within the first year. In it's first Spring Sing outing, Bruin Harmony won the prestigous award for Best A Cappella Entry in front of a crowd of six-thousand bruins, belting their way through a sexy, magnetic rendition of "Ice Ice Baby."
From 2007 to 2008, Bruin Harmony became one of the most well known groups on campus, performing at various venues, such as 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, now in its fourth year of existence.
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 "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 he 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 it's 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. We are humbled, suprised, and thrilled to receive such an honor. This is the first time in 15 years that an a cappella group has won the whole competition.
Today, Bruin Harmony is still a young group, having only been around for less than 6 years; but it's also one of the premiere 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.