Doublewide, MUS 197, is a highly select group of 12-16 men. The name of the group is derived from the fact that it used to have eight members: a double quartet. Doublewide sings in a variety of a cappella styles(including classical), but focuses on popular styles: doo-wop, vocal jazz, gospel, spirituals, and barbershop. Highly competitive auditions for the group occur each fall and the group rehearses twice a week during the academic year. Doublewide tours twice annually, once with Doane Choir in the late winter and again in the spring with Doane's jazz choir, Jazz Unlimited. The group has performed in about 15 states over the last decade, and also sang at the NMEA fall music convention in 2005. All selected members must also hold membership in Doane Choir or Collegiate Chorale. Membership in the ensemble is a year-long commitment.