The Decibelles are an all-female a cappella group, usually consisting of 12-16 members. Founded in 1974, our group sings songs in a variety of styles, including modern pop and rock tunes, Dartmouth traditionals, oldies, barbershop, and pretty much anything and everything in between!

In addition to performing frequently around the Dartmouth campus, the Decis sing at other colleges, at community events in and around the Upper Valley, and at Dartmouth Alumni Clubs. Every year during Winter break, the Decis go on a weeklong tour of various parts of the world, most recently to Southern California, London, and NYC.

The Decibelles have also been actively recording since the 1980's, coming out with an album every two or three years. You can hear clips from our latest release, Distraction, on our albums page.   


Auditions for the Decibelles are held each year at the beginning of Fall Term, just before the start of classes.


Check out our website, to find out when we'll be performing and how to get in touch with us to schedule a performance. You can also listen to clips from our albums and purchase one online!  


  • Our newest CD, Saved by the Belles, is now available to preorder! It will be released by the end of January 2012. 
  • Our CD Distraction is now on iTunes! Or you can listen to sound clips from our most recent albums. 
  • Check out our schedule to see where we're singing next! 
  • Our recording of Everytime We Touch has been selected for Voices Only, a college a cappella compilation CD.   


President: Katie Niedt '12  
Musical Director: Bailey Hoar '13  
Assistant Musical Director: Diana Pechter '12  
Business Manager: Hannah Kuhar '13  
Tour Manager: Rachel Ofori '14  
CD Producers: Bailey Hoar '13, Aislinn McLaughlin '14  
Website Manager: Aislinn McLaughlin '14  


If you have any questions, please e-mail us at

Last updated on Apr 15 by Diana M. Pechter
contributors: Jason A. Laster