Founded in 2008, Meow or Never's inception at the University of Arizona as a student-led group of various majors, ages and musical interests, no doubt contributes to the diversity of the ensemble's repertoire and close-knit personality. All of the arrangements that the group performs are completed by current or graduated members of the ensemble, and the group has a tradition of ending every set with their rendition of the University of Arizona's fight song, "Bear Down, Arizona!".
Highlights from past years include performing in a Straight No Chaser music video, hosting a workshop with the Grammy-winning New York Voices, hosting an ICCA West Quarterfinal in the UA's Centennial Hall, where they won the right to advance to the 2012 ICCA Semifinal at USC, and taking 1st place at the 2015 ICCA West Quarterfinal where they advanced to the 2015 ICCA West Semifinal at Pomona College. Meow or Never performed at TEDxUarizona in 2023. Meow or Never preforms for sororities, weddings, community events, and Men's Basketball games.
In the spring semester of 2022 the group officially changed their name to Meow or Never A Cappella. The group's founder, and current Phoenix Boys Choir Artistic Director Herbie Washington, gave his blessing for the group to evolve to focus on the group's goal of performing music for its community.
Be sure to check out our albums "Scratch Tracks", "9 Lives", and "Don't Press Paws", all available on iTunes and Amazon in addition to streaming services (Spotify). If you'd like a physical copy of any CD, please contact us through any of our social media, or over email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also order 9 Lives here.
Top Row: Pratyush Ambadi, Ben Nichols, Jonathon Rubio, Ryan Parker, Steven Jiang, Jake Walker, Andrew Heidorn
Bottom Row: Drew McCrimmon, Ayush Sharma, Daniel Corrales, Trevor Thiss, Andy Nguyen, Arnie Ventura
Top Row: Ryan Parker, Jonathon Rubio, Gabe Sulser, Steven Jiang, Trevor Mock, TJ Simon
Middle Row: Antonio Hayes, Andrew Heidorn, Pratyush Ambadi, Andrew Alamban, Drew McCrimmon
Bottom Row: Daniel Corrales, Trevor Thiss, Faiz Rafique, Cameron Goldman, Arnie Ventura
Not Pictured: Sebastian Gonzalez, Jake Walker, Andy Nguyen
Top Row: Pratyush Ambadi, Arnie Ventura, Shai Bloom, Andrew Alamban, Marcus Hawkins
Middle Row: Gavin Cloud, Andy Ngyuen, Faiz Rafique, Connor Brigola, Nowie Se,
Bottom: Gabe Sulser
Not Pictured: Bennet Koh, Jake Walker, Cameron Goldman
Top Row: Jacob James, Kai Wilson, Cameron Edenfield
Next Row: Andrew Kim, Arnie Ventura, Christopher Esguerra, Pratyush Ambadi
Next Row: Marcus Hawkins, Andrew Alamban, Trevor Stanley
Bottom Row: Faiz Rafique, Gavin Cloud, Gabe Sulser, Gabe Stultz
Not Pictured: Nowie Se
Top Row: Cameron Edenfield, Justin Cheung, Andrew Kim, Topher Esguerra, Jacob Lines, Trevor Esguerra
Bottom Row: Gavin Cloud, Gabe Stultz, Niko Siapkaris, Kenny Kriha, Marcus Hawkins, Michael Rodriguez
Top Row: Adam Mattson, Marcus Hawkins, Izak Lord-Wahlstein, Evan Laforge
Next Row: Everett Schafer, Noah Embry, Niko Siapkaris, Gavin Cloud, Jeremy Romitti
Next Row: Cameron Edenfield, John Dominguez-Trujillo, Justin Cheung, Onesimo Dong
Bottom Row: Andrew Kim, Ross Nemeth, Jacob Thanh, Topher Esguerra
Top Row: Harrison Scholten, Benjamin Durand, Niko Siapkaris, Gavin Cloud, Jeremy Romitti, Adam Mattson
Middle Row: Josiah Santos, Harlesy Washburn, Noah Embry, Izak Lord-Wohlstein, Braydon Owen, Everett Shaffer
Bottom Row: Justin Cheung, Jacob Metcalf, Ross Nemeth, Brent Cesolini, John Dominguez-Trujillo, Andrew Kim