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 the Harvard LowKeys and our quarterfinal is on Saturday, February 4th at the Berklee Performance Center.
How long has your group been around? Have you competed before?
Our group was founded in 1999 and we compete in the ICCA every few years. We're especially excited to perform this year, because the last time we competed was in 2013.
Why are you competing this year? What does your group hope to accomplish or get out of the experience?
We're really proud of the current talent in the group and would like to feature our fantastic arrangers, soloists, beatboxers, etc. Most importantly, we wanted to work together towards a common goal, and push ourselves to be better performers.
How is your group preparing for competition?
To our surprise, we got the earliest possible quarterfinal date, so when we're back on campus for the spring semester we will have more intense rehearsals. We have a phenomenal choreographer and dedicated music director driving our group to sound our best, convey emotion, and tell a story through our set.
If you were to describe your group, or the set your group is planning for competition with just three words, what would they be?
Lots. Of. Cuddling.
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