In honor of the 2017 ICCA tournament, The A Cappella Blog pursued short interviews with competing groups to develop insights into why and how groups approach competition, and to get appropriately excited for the tremendous shows ahead of us.
What’s your group name and on what date is your group’s quarterfinal?
We are Isolated Incident & our quarterfinal is on March 4th, 2017 at Carnegie Mellon University.
How long has your group been around? Have you competed before?
Our group is still very young & has been around since the Spring 2015 semester. Last year was our first time competing in the ICCA competition.
Why are you competing this year? What does your group hope to accomplish or get out of the experience?
We are competing this year because it’s super fun & another performance opportunity for our young group. We are hoping to give all of our members a fun, memorable experience as well as give the audience an awesome & alternative a cappella experience.
How is your group preparing for competition?
Last semester we really tried to work on blending & bonding as a cohesive group as well as finding our own unique sound. Once this semester starts, we are planning on having a weekend long boot camp, our normally scheduled weekly rehearsals, & extra-long Sunday rehearsals leading up to the competition. We want to find the perfect balance between having fun & not stressing out about it too much, but also working hard to give our best performance yet.
If you were to describe your group, or the set your group is planning for competition with just three words, what would they be?
Progressive, versatile, and driven.
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