Juxtaposition 2019-2020

The Guys

Colin

Diggs

President

Senior

Tenor

Dijuan

Gilbert

Music Director

Senior

Tenor

Nathan

Rusli

Business Manager/

Marketing

Head

Senior

Baritone

Jake

Cook

Treasurer

Senior

Tenor

Dawson

Naccarato

Historian/

Webmaster

Junior

Bass

Chase Hummel

Social

Chiar

Junior

Tenor

Skylar

VonDeben

Junior

Baritone

Alex

Buchanan

Junior

Baritone

Matt

Balcells

Junior

Tenor

Sophomore

Tenor

Eric Tysarczyk

Sophomore

Baritone

Chris

Angus

Sophomore

Tenor

Aidan

Clarke

Sophomore

Baritone

AJ

Jennings

Colin Diggs is NOT your average singer. If you look up “average singer” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, it’ll say clearly “Not Colin Diggs.” Colin “Diggity Dog” Diggs is a Junior Tenor who thoroughly enjoys examining other Juxtaposition members’ foreheads. In fact, a famous quote of his is “That is just an exquisite forehead. Perfect size, perfect shape.” Known for wearing a shirt with a large hole around his left armpit, Colin redefines the norms of style on a daily basis. Colin is a firm believer in stepping out of your comfort zone when it comes to fashion which is why he has been spotted on many occasions walking around campus dressed up like Harry Potter. The man/myth/legend is the polymath of our generation, as he exemplifies mastery over music, business, fashion, humor, and much, much more. Ultimately, Colin is the ideal man for any and every job.

Dijuan “Mr Fabulous” Gilbert is the most fabulous man in the entire world. Dijuan is pronounced Duh-wan, and does not like to be referred to as the brand of mustard. Dijuan’s parents are both major fashion designers, one in France and one in Italy. Being a music and fashion double major, Dijuan knows a thing or two about fashion himself. The minute Dijuan walked into the room, we were floored by his extreme vocal control and his incredible style. Dijuan complains a lot about receiving the question “is that jawline even real?” But he always answers, “Yes, yes it is.” Dijuan has the tightest man bun in the world. Dijuan loves to shop, which only emphasizes his impeccable style. . When Dijuan gets older he wants to be in a jazz flute band led by Adam Levine. This is of course after he creates his own fashion empire under the label “Dijuän”. More than anything, Dijuan loves to sing good and look good while doing it.

Nathan may seem like your ordinary Junior at Virginia Tech, but don’t be fooled by his charming demeanor. There is more than meets the eye with Nathan. At first impression Nathan’s dazzling smile, impeccable hair, and bubbly personality are prevalent. His position as an RA in Pritchard Hall may seem to reflect a sensible man, but we are all skeptical. During the day, he spends his time learning about Finance and contributing angelic tones as a baritone to Juxtaposition, but at Night Nathan has a secret Identity. Only those closest to him can detect small glimpses of the alter ego of Nathan Rusli. There are many speculations to this secret, including; Is he the Hokie Bird? Is he a foreign spy? Does he have a strange addiction to watching Powerpuff Girls in a princess onesie? The world may never know the depths of Nathan Rusli.

When Jake "What's in the Kitchen" Cook isn't burning up the stage with raw dance moves or serenading pedestrians with his powerful, sultry voice he likes to spend his free time watching and memorizing the lines to the Disney Channel Original show "Jonas." He owes his passion for music to Joe Jonas, his idol, and to his mother who, by the way, was deeply disappointed in him when he quit choir after Middle School. When she asked him, he replied with "YOLO" and returned to "Jonas" Episode 5, Season 2 "America's Sweethearts" and longed for the day when the big stage would be his. Now,  Jake has cemented his standing as one of the most huggable and arguably cuddliest members of the group.

Dawson "Are You in Good Hands?" Naccarato is a junior Computer Science major from Stevensburg, Virginia who has a better bass voice than the Allstate guy. When he wasn't fixing mayhem for his loyal customers growing up, Dawson enjoyed playing baseball, tending to his cattle, sheep , chicken, and serenading the local honeys. He is really a jack of all trades except for the fact he can’t grow a full beard to save his life. Despite this, his ability to lasso in any girl on campus is astonishing.

Raised from the depths of Northern Virginia, Chase Hummel was voted "Most Likely to Take Home To Your Parents" in high school, Chase Hummel truly is the king of first impressions. His strikingly large, but beautiful smile only adds to his irresistable charm. Chase REALLY likes to have fun, almost too much fun at times! A fun fact about Chase is that, not only is he a world traveler (having traveled to over 94 countries) but is certified in almost every water sport there is, even professional paddleboarding! With the support of his loving older sister, this tenor is bound leave a mark in the group.

Skyler "Sky High" Vondeben is a Baritone from the middle of nowhere, NY. He just recently declared his Aerospace Engineering major. He would have done so already, but he wasn't aware until recently that shouting it from the Pylons doesn't count. After this important realization, he made an appointment with his advisor. This man is really passionate about music, in fact his dream is to be an Astronaut and be the first man to play Juxtaposition's newest album "Faking It" (available now) in space! Females prepare, he's already taking applications for one lucky lady to embark on this grand adventure with him. Activities include horror movies, zero gravity piano playing, and free dark chocolate!

Alex “Busy Boy” Buchanan. From the heart of Midlothian, his dulcet tones fill out the largest baritone section Juxtaposition has ever seen. His musical abilities are an inspiration for all of the Juxta guys and many more to come. But his talents don't stop with music. He is a professional water slide tester, spending the warm summer days making sure your pools are fun for the whole family. In the winter months, he spends most of his time studying Computer Science at VT and preparing to take on his side job, frozen lake snowmobile racing.

Matt "Hooked on Phonics" Ballcells is a Junior Tenor from the great pastures of Albermarle, VA. When he is not tending to his herd of dairy goats, he can be found working under the hood of his 2018 Prius, his pride and joy. Legend has it that Matt came out of the womb with a wrench in one hand, and a goat in the other. This high-singing boy wonder can only be described as enigmatic and electrifying. This is Matt Balcells. This is Juxta.

Eric “pterodactyl” Tysarczyk is a sophomore from the great county of Fairfax, VA. He’s majoring in chemistry but wishes he could switch to vocal performance. When he’s not doing mad pencil twirls or eating sushi, he likes to sing soprano two, sleep, and play Pokémon GO. He enjoys hanging with friends in his beach house in the Caribbean and is a massive fan of buttered sumo wrestling. Eric is 70% soda and needs to drink more water to keep those angelic vocal cords safe. He’s also not pictured in our group shot because he was too short to fit in frame. Eric’s life is a jumbled mess, but he thinks he’ll figure everything out by the end of his first year here at Virginia Tech.

Hailing from a small town north of Philadelphia (Boyertown, PA), Chris “Cangus Khan Three-Meats Beef” Angus is a new member to Juxta. As an intended Aerospace major, he is working towards his dream of being the first man to serenade Elon Musk all the way to Mars. In his free time, Cangus fiddles with laser cutters and CNC routers. Some say that he spends so much time with technology that he is becoming a cyborg, side effect being his monotonous voice, but don’t let that fool you. Chris rewrites his programming to jump between being a baritone and tenor when needed. Chris loves to remind people to stay hydrated and only drinks water. Chris also still kisses his mother on the mouth and fully supports Tom Brady doing the same.

Aidan “Sexy Voice” Clarke is a fresh face to Juxtaposition from the military practice grounds of Dumfries, VA. When he is not janking the haters with his mad parkour skills, he is often caught sketching or studying for his Creative Technology major. In fact, his major perfectly suits his multifaceted vocal range. Tenor 1, Bass 2, he can be whatever you want him to be. Now he sits comfortably in the Tenor 2 section. However, despite the confusion, Aidan finds peace in figuring things out... quickly. In truth, he’s probably already got everything figured out considering that even he “can make gluten-free shrimp scampi taste good.”

 

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