Straight No Chaser (SNC) is the name belongs to two related but separate male a cappella singing bands. One of the bands is a collegiate singing group made up of 10 to 12 undergraduate students at Indiana University. The membership of the band changes every year due to the graduation and new additions. The other band is a professional singing group made up of the previous members of the collegiate Straight No Chaser.
This group was featured in a video of “The 12 Days of Christmas” in the year 1998 which went viral in the year 2006. The group subsequently singed a five-album record deal with Atlantic Records in the year 2008. The famous YouTube video was viewed by more than 10 million people that include the chairman and chief executive of Atlantic Records “Craig Kallman” who arranged the recording deal. Both the group continues to perform under the same name and both groups are featured on separate CDs.
In the year 1996 the collegiate group was formed at Indiana University in Bloomington. The original group consisted of 10 students Dan Ponce, Randy Stine, Charlie Mechling, Steve Morgan, Jerome Collins, Dave Roberts, Walter Chase, Mike Itkoff, Patrick Hachey, and Kevin Caroll. The founder of the group was Dan Ponce.