The Serendipity Singers came onto the nationwide music scene right before the longstanding reign of The Beatles and the British Invasion exploded onto U.S. soil. Weintraub left towards the end of ‘65 and, after a massive audition of over 1,500 singers, Patti Davis won the spot in the band. From there, The Serendipity Singers swapped new and old members in and out of the band, and despite releasing no new records in ‘66 and ‘67, they frequently performed at college campuses, small venues and live on television.
The Serendipity Singers’ flame burned long and bright as new members remixed old songs so that no one show was the same. College campus newspapers such as The Missouri Miner wrote a piece about the band in April 1969: “They’re not hippies and they don’t wear flowers, but the sound of The Serendipity Singers is as contemporary as Pop Art…the sound is harder, the lyrics more meaningful and the music more complex.” Virginia’s James Madison University published another article in their student newspaper, The Breeze, reporting: “They still work hard to keep their in-person act fresh and alive, to keep the complicated harmony in balance, to present a total entertainment experience.”
The group shed its last original members by 1970; the name was sold, and The Serendipity Singers continued with new lineups as a concert attraction into the 1990s. The new members kept the original spirit of the band alive for decades after its formation. A handful of members met up for reunion concerts for PBS in 2003 and again at their induction concert to celebrate their entry into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame in 2013.