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?
Our group is called the Johns Hopkins Notes of Ranvier and we are competing on February 25th.
How long has your group been around? Have you competed before?
This is our third official year as a group, and this will be our second time competing in the ICCAs.
Why are you competing this year? What does your group hope to accomplish or get out of the experience?
We’re competing this year since we had so much fun performing at the quarterfinals last time, and singing at the ICCAs allows our group to gain more competition experience. We hope to place at quarterfinals this year, and perform a better set than we did last year in terms of both vocals and choreography.
How is your group preparing for competition?
All competing members came back to Johns Hopkins during our winter break in order to rehearse four times per week in preparation for the ICCAs.
If you were to describe your group, or the set your group is planning for competition with just three words, what would they be?
I would describe our group as quirky, animated, and close-knit.
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