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 Rhody Rhapsodies, and our quarterfinal date is February 11th, 2017!
How long has your group been around? Have you competed before?
We are just 3 years old and this is our very first competition! We're very excited to be taking this next step in collegiate a cappella!
Why are you competing this year? What does your group hope to accomplish or get out of the experience?
Since the start of this group, I think competing was always in the back of our minds. As singers, we live for the stage and the rush of competition, and this is the next step for us. We hope to gain some insight on what we can improve on, get some recognition, and obviously we hope to potentially win!
How is your group preparing for competition?
We are rehearsing regularly, shaping our music into a dynamically interesting product, and practicing our dance moves!
If you were to describe your group, or the set your group is planning for competition with just three words, what would they be?
Our group is diverse, energetic, and inclusive.
You can follow The Rhody Rhapsodies on Facebook at The Rhody Rhapsodies, follow them on Twitter @rhodyrhapsodies, and follow them on Instagram @therhodyrhapsodies.