Vital Signs, an a cappella group at Elon University, will host its 11th annual Make-A-Wish concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24 in Whitley Auditorium. Vital Signs will perform alongside all seven of the other established a cappella groups at Elon, as well as two visiting ones. The organization aims to raise $10,000 through donations and ticket sales to donate to the Make-A-Wish foundation. 

President of Vital Signs Aidan Coy said this event was started 11 years ago by a Vital Signs Alum whose sister was a Make-A-Wish kid.

“Ever since then, we have continued to put on this magical concert to help grant wishes for more kids,” Coy said.

According to Coy, a significant number of students have already bought tickets for the event — as it is the group’s biggest event of the year. Coy also said there is a lot of excitement among the performers. 

Junior and Vital Signs member Laker Figueroa said he is excited to perform alongside talented individuals who care about wanting to better themselves musically and vocally.

Freshman Maya Spencer of the Twisted Measure a cappella group is also excited to participate in her first Elon a cappella Make-A-Wish concert. She said Elon’s a cappella groups don’t usually get the opportunity to see each other perform, which adds to excitement.

“I know Twisted Measure is pumped to perform and see what everyone is up to this semester,” Spencer said.  

Coy said he is looking forward to the concert and its philanthropic benefits for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 

“Using the gift of music to spread love and kindness throughout the world is something that we find so rewarding,” Coy said.

Tickets are from nine a.m. to five p.m. all week in Mosely. Students are urged to buy tickets, if they cannot attend they are encouraged to donate. 

“We would love for people to attend the concert. It is such a magical night with lots of amazing music,” Coy said.