ICCA 2019 Finals Preview

On April 27, a brand new ICCA Champion will be named at the Playstation Theatre in New York City.

Each of this year’s groups brings a different set of talents and strengths – which group will rise to the top? Will the ScatterTones or The Originals finally outdo their previous 2nd place finishes? Will longtime strong competitors like The Trills, the N’Harmonics, and The G-Men learn from their past attempts? Or will a newcomer surpass them all?

Seats in the theater are sold out, but there is a livestream and we’ll be sure to bring you a full recap!

Here’s a sneak peek at this year’s finalists:

Aquapella – UK Champion
University of Bath, Bath, UK

Aquapella, Prince, Bath, ICCA,, Finalist, UK

BisCaydence – South Champion
University of Miami, Miami, FL

The G-Men – Great Lakes Champion
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

G-Men, Michigan, UM, collegiate, ICCA, Great Lakes, Champions, a cappella

HardChord DynaMix – Southwest Champion
Texas A&M, College Station, TX

Texas, a cappella, collegiate, A&M, ICCA, Southwest, Champions, singing

N’Harmonics – Northeast Champions
New York University, New York City, NY

a cappella, live music, NYU, NYC, collegiate, ICCA, Northeast

The Originals – Central Champions
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

CMU, Carnegie Mellon, a cappella, collegiate, ICCA, Pittsburgh, Central, Champions

Pitch, Please – Wildcard
Northeastern University, Boston, MA

a cappella, Northeastern, collegiate, ICCA, wildcard, singing, Boston

ScatterTones – West Champions
University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

a cappella, UCLA, singing, India Carney, ICCA, West, Champions

Sedoctave – Midwest Champion
Ball State University, Muncie, IN

a cappella, Muncie, Indiana, Ball State, BSU, singing, ICCA, Midwest, Champions

The Trills – Mid-Atlantic Champions
Towson University, Towson, MD

a cappella, Towson, singing, Maryland, collegiate, ICCA, Mid-Atlantic, Champions, beatboxer, arranger

ICHSA 2019 Finals Preview

On April 26, this year’s top nine high school a cappella groups will take the stage at The Town Hall in New York City.

If someone told us ten years ago just how great high school a cappella would be now, we would have never believed them. But now, a seat in the house at this competition is likely to be one of the best shows you’ll see all year.

A few tickets remain, so make sure you get yours now.

Here’s a sneak peek at this year’s finalists:

PFC – Southwest Champion
MacArthur High School, San Antonio, TX

a cappella, ICHSA, PFC, Panic at the Disco, music video, singing, San Antonio, TX, Texas

The Thursdays – Northeast Champions
Chelmsford High School, Chelmsford, MA

a cappella, ICHSA, Thursdays, Chelmsford, MA, Massachusetts, high school, singing

InToneNation – South Champions
New Manchester High School, Douglasville, GA

a cappella, InToneNation, high school, ICHSA, singing, competition, Georgia

Highlands Voices – Mid-Atlantic Champions
Northern Highlands Regional High School, Allendale, NJ

a cappella, ICHSA, live music, singing, Highlands Voice, Pitch Slapped, a capella, New Jersey, NJ

Skyline Blues – Great Lakes Champions
Skyline High School, Ann Arbor, MI

Skyline Blues - 2018 ICHSA Set

Knight Club – Midwest Finalist
Oak Creek High School, Oak Creek, WI

a cappella, Knight Song, ICHSA, competition, high school, singing

Free to Breathe – West Champions
Sunset High School, Portland, OR

a cappella, ICHSA, singing, Oregon, Portland, high school, a capella

Madison Avenue – Wild Card Finalist
James Madison High School, San Antonio, TX

a cappella, ICHSA, singing, high school, San Antonio, TX, Texas, Wild Card, a capella

Evolve – Wild Card Finalist
Chesapeake High School, Pasadena, MD

a cappella, ICHSA, Evolve, Maryland, Chesapeake, singing, high school, a capella

Techapella Returns October 15th

In 2013, the Silicon Valley tech world a cappella groups came together to create an informal, non-competitive concert to share their passion for music with the world.

This showcase-like event is a huge community builder for the ever-growing circle of tech-company based a cappella groups. With sold-out crowds, varied repertoires, and even the occasional beatbox battle, this event grows in popularity each year. So much so, that they recently expanded to two shows instead of just one.

San Francisco Bay Area fans will have two chances to see Techapella live this year, with the first show on October 15th at Fox Theatre and the second show on November 4th at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

The lineup for each show is different. On October 15th you’ll see:

Googapella and Alphabeat (both from Google)
The Vocal Network (Facebook)
The Keynotes (Apple)
InTune (LinkedIn)
Syncopation (Dropbox)
Funderstruck (an inter-company techie mix)
and the newest Techapella group The Chromotones (23andMe).

And on November 4th, Deke Sharon will emcee along with performances by:

Googapella (Google)
The Vocal Network (Facebook)
Songbirds (Twitter)
The Square Registers (Square)
The Pintunes (Pinterest)
Airbnbeats (Airbnb)
Scalesforce (Salesforce)
Internote (an inter-company a cappella group)

Acaville members will have access to the LIVE recording from October 15th!

 

Listen LIVE – Vocals Only on October 13th

Tune in to Acaville Radio this Saturday, October 13th from 7-11 pm EDT for 7 great groups LIVE from Epicure Cafe in Fairfax, VA.

We’ll be hearing from:

Capital Blend

Capital Blend - Paint It Black

Drop The Mic

a cappella, singing, vocals, Washington, DC, Gaithersburg

Euphonism

a cappella, singing, vocals, Washington, DC

Impitched

a cappella, singing, vocals, Washington, DC

Mezzo

a cappella, singing, vocals, NYC

Pitches Be Crazy

a cappella, singing, vocals, Washington, DC

Supreme Chord