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?
License to Trill | February 18, 2017 @ The Riley Center, Fort Worth, TX
How long has your group been around? Have you competed before?
This is our group's second year in existence as well as our second year competing.
Why are you competing this year? What does your group hope to accomplish or get out of the experience?
We are competing simply because we believe that competition breeds excellence and because we want to share our music with the world. Winning is great and fun and awesome, but we are competing because we love a cappella music and because we believe that connecting with people through music is the most incredible experience that exists.
How is your group preparing for competition?
We rehearse between 6-8 hours a week, and have perfected all of our music as we move into our month long winter break.
If you were to describe your group, or the set your group is planning for competition with just three words, what would they be?
Fierce, intense bangers!
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