On selected Thursdays, ACB Production Manager Mike Scalise makes his recommendations on a cappella performance in a DO and DON’T format.
DO: Make an entrance that the audience and judges will remember.
DON'T: Enter the stage in a mundane way.
During the past five years, I've been to a number of a cappella events, both competitive and non-competitive. After a while, it becomes difficult to remember which groups were at which shows. However, I find that many of the groups that I do remember were the ones which made memorable entrances on stage. In fact, from my very first competitive a cappella show at Cornell University in 2005, I can still recall The University of Rochester Midnight Ramblers starting their set by running from the back of the chapel and hopping on stage. It was unique, memorable, and engaging. When planning out your next competitive show, think about how you want to introduce yourself to the audience.