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 name is Rainbow Tones. We will be performing on February 25.
How long has your group been around? Have you competed before?
We have been around for four years. We competed at the ICCA for the first time last year (Spring of 2016).
Why are you competing this year? What does your group hope to accomplish or get out of the experience?
We had a fantastic experience performing last year and all of our group members were interested in doing it again. This competition is a great bonding experience for our members, and it helps us learn and grow as performers.
How is your group preparing for competition?
We started learning our set list for the show at the very beginning of the Fall semester of this year, and we have already learned a bit of choreography, as well. We will continue to refine our singing technique and overall performance in the first few months of the Spring semester before the competition to make sure that everyone is comfortable with their individual parts. We are also fundraising like crazy so we can afford the trip.
If you were to describe your group, or the set your group is planning for competition with just three words, what would they be?
Love is love.
You can follow Rainbow Tones on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/RainbowTonesUCM/?fref=ts