Reason #163: Fun Encores
For every Varsity Vocals competition, the night wraps up with the winning group retaking the stage for one more song—an encore.
After hours of watching groups sing with technical precision and care, it can be a real treat to watch marvelously talented young singers cut a little bit looser. Riffing, dancing, sharing their celebration with the live audience—fighting back smiles that might belie the song at hand, trying to figure out how to balance awards certificates with their microphones while singing.
Encores—un-judged, un-scored, without another song to save the group’s voices for, present a rare, raw treat for live audiences, and an opportunity for champions to be themselves in front of an appreciative audience.
I love it!