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 Musical Interdudes and our performance date is February 25th!
How long has your group been around? Have you competed before?
The Musical Interdudes were founded in Spring 2014 and this is our first time competing!
Why are you competing this year? What does your group hope to accomplish or get out of the experience?
The Dudes have been establishing ourselves as one of the main groups within the acapella club at The University of Waterloo and we were excited to see how far our skills can go at the ICCA. We also want to take this as an opportunity to witness some of the great talent all over North America! This also serves as a great opportunity to learn and use this experience to elevate each other to greater heights.
How is your group preparing for competition?
We've added extra weekend rehearsals to our regular schedule specifically to prep our ICCA set. We are also working on Choreography structuring to make sure our set is cohesive and flows well from start to finish. The more practice the better, we want to show our best at competition!
If you were to describe your group, or the set your group is planning for competition with just three words, what would they be?
Quirky, Humorous, Intense.
You can follow The Interdudes on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/TheMusicalInterDudes/