Business Manager | Environmental Conservation and Sustainability | Bass
In high school, Whitman found his place among the ranks of his marching band, quickly rising to the position of drum major. When his high school put on a production of Les Miserables, Whitman found that his voice could be used for the benefit of the greater good. He has now performed in multiple musicals, with jazz bands, and had basically done nothing with his life… until now. Deciding that he wanted to use his voice to bring happiness and joy to those around him, Whitman auditioned for Not Too Sharp. They didn’t like him all that much. But he was persistent and finally wormed his way in. Whitman hopes that someday, just maybe, one of those handsome NTS guys will talk to him.
President | Communication | Tenor 1
Performing has been apart of Henry’s life ever since 5th grade when he was called up to audition while minding his own business eating chocolate in the back of a theater. From that point on, the rest is in the history books. He has played a variety of roles including, but not limited to, The Baker from Into the Woods Jr., Harold Hill from The Music Man Jr., Julian Marsh 42nd Street, and Roger from Rent. He sang chamber choir at his high school back in Grafton, Massachusetts where made it to Central Districts and even qualified for All-States. Henry has always admired a cappella and the amazing music it can create. He is ecstatic to be apart of such an amazing group!
Music Director | Marine Biology | Baritone
Matt Derrick has traveled across the country from sunny Los Angeles just to be in Not Too Sharp! In addition to being Music Director, Matt serves as the PR Manager and ensures that all NTS social media accounts are fresh, new, and up to date! He is currently a Marine Biology major and wants to hopefully pursue a career working as a Veterinarian. When he’s looking not TOO sharp, Matt likes to spend his time making memories with friends or absolutely destroying Charlie Nitschelm in rap battles. A fun fact about him is that he knows how to play nine different instruments!
Vocalist | Business Administration | Baritone
Ryan’s love for singing started all the way back in kindergarten, and he has continued to sing ever since. He has participated in numerous choral festivals including All New England, NH All State, and All Eastern ACDA. In addition, Ryan enjoys hiking, biking, swimming, and enjoying the great outdoors. In high school, he was honored to serve as President of the BHS Theatre Company and act in a dozen productions. Some of his past show credits include Rusty Charlie in Guys & Dolls, Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde, The Steward in Into the Woods, and Juror #8 in 12 Angry Men. Ryan is very glad to be able to pursue his passion for singing and performance in Not Too Sharp!
Vocalist | Business Administration – Entrepreneurship and Marketing | Tenor 1
Hayden has been performing his whole life; acting in musicals, making Jr. and Sr. Districts, singing in Needham High Schools Chorale Choir, and even singing at Symphony Hall… twice. He has always admired a cappella from the audience, and he’ll always remember the day he got the call announcing he was officially doing all-male collegiate a cappella. Honestly a dream come true, not to mention it was on his birthday and that day just couldn’t have gotten better! Hayden is thrilled to be part of NTS and can’t wait to see where they’re going in the future!
Vocalist | Dance | Baritone
“Hey Ryan! I know we have to submit bios soon, but I’m not sure about the date. If you could just remind me when it’s due, that would be great. Cory wrote my last one so I don’t want to stuck with a weird one again. Thanks! ~Ben”
Ben “Brunch” Pollack
Vocalist | Business Administration – Undeclared | Bass
Brunch is the most interesting man in the world. He has performed in musical such as “High School Musical: On Stage” as Chad Danforth and “The Sound of Music” as Rolf Gruber. Ben has performed with 3 different A Cappella groups. He hit puberty around Sophomore year of high school and switched from tenor 1 to bass 2. Ben has watched NTS perform in the past and had made it his goal to become one of the men.
Vocalist | Theatre and Journalism | Tenor 2
Lucas LeBlanc is from Sullivan, New Hampshire, a tiny town of 700 people just outside of Keene. He has been singing sing 8th grade when he performed in his first musical, and since then he hasn’t stopped. With three years of high school chorus and four years of musicals under his belt, Lucas is very excited to start off his college career with Not Too Sharp, the first a cappella group he has ever been a part of. Outside of performing, Lucas enjoys reading, writing, as well as math and science. He is an avid supporter of Netflix, especially when paired up with rainy days and cups of tea. Surprisingly, he is also an introvert, which is somewhat contradictory to his love of performance. His favorite genres of music are indie, folk, alternative, jazz, and rock, and he is very excited to start singing with all of the rest of Not Too Sharp!
Vocalist | Mechanical Engineering | Bass
Charlie fell in love with the art of singing when he realized the properties of physics entwined in each pitch and harmony. He continued to study the art of physics through high school participating in countless musicals and concerts. He connected his love for the arts and his nerdyness in the classroom to join a cappella and study mechanical engineering at UNH! He is excited to have the opportunity to sing in this fine organization and hopes to further learn all the properties of physics he can.
Vocalist | French and German Major | Baritone
Gus hails from the great state of Massachusetts; Bridgewater to be exact! He is studying French and German at UNH, and he loves languages! He hopes to learn as many languages as possible to attain his goal of being trilingual! He loves being a part of this group, and looks forward to the many great experiences that lie ahead!