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?
Vocal Point, Februaty 25th, 2017.
How long has your group been around? Have you competed before?
Vocal Point has been around since 1998 and we have competed for the past several years.
Why are you competing this year? What does your group hope to accomplish or get out of the experience?
This year we are competing to keep challenging ourselves and produce great music and a great set. We have added 5 new members (or newbs) to the group this year and they are all so excited to get their feet wet in the ICCA competition season. We hope to accomplish an exciting set all while making the group better as a whole and the members better as individuals. We believe competition season really allows us to put our best foot forward and become the best group of musicians and friends we can be.
How is your group preparing for competition?
To prepare for the competition, we have been arranging and performing songs throughout the Fall semester. We are always doing concerts and gigs because we believe any performance opportunity can better our skills for the ICCA and beyond.
If you were to describe your group, or the set your group is planning for competition with just three words, what would they be?
Fun, Supportive and Dedicated.
You can follow Vocal Point online vocalpointud.com, or on Facebook as Vocal Point, or on Twitter @vocalpointud.