In the summer of 1976, just before his freshman year at Weston High, David Charpie joined several friends to form the Town Criers. Now, almost 35 years later, his son and ten other men are keeping the music alive. The Criers are an award-winning male a cappella group that prides itself on onstage charisma and energy and a tight bond. At the 2010 New England ICHSA, TC took home 2nd runner up and the award for Outstanding Arrangement for Maino's "All the Above". After competing in the ICHSA wild card round, they came in first place out of twelve groups from across the country,competed in the ICHSA National Finals in New York in April 2010, where they were ranked third in the nation among all high school groups, and first among studen-lead groups, alll-male groups, and New England groups. They also received awards for "Outstanding Choreography" for their entire set, and Nolan Neu received recognition as an "Outstanding Soloist" for "All the Above. Additionally, they have been featured on a cappella podcasts such as "Mouth Off" and "Acapodcast". The group currently has two albums available: Revived (2008) and Stimulus Package (2009). Both are available on iTunes and Amazon and can also be purchased as a hard copy. All songs in the TC repertoire are arranged collaboratively, by ear, and with zero use of sheet music. The Criers are set to begin working on their third album in as many years, due out this summer. Stay tuned. The Town Criers have performed with many of today's top scholastic groups, including MIT Logarhythms, Brandeis Voicemale, Tufts Amalgamates, Berklee Pitch Slapped, Brown Jabberwocks, Marblehead Jewel Tones, Marblehead Luminescence, as well as professional group Overboard, among many others. They have performed all across the greater Boston area, including performances such as Wellesley HS, Concord-Carlisle Regional HS, Winchester Town Hall, Marblehead HS, and the Massachusetts State House, as well as in New York's New York Society for Ethical Culture and the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.