Whoo hoo!

 

(O Holy Night ala N’ Sync, rehearsal cut 12/2017)

Whelp – we wrapped up a very successful holiday season with a gig at Blacksburg’s Farmer’s Market, where we were received with lots of applause.  The evening before, our concert at Warm Hearth Village went of swimmingly and we were rewarded with a photo with Santa and homemade cookies!  We’re taking a break to rest, travel, and enjoy the holidays with our other families, but we’ll be back and running in January!  Blessed Yule, Merry Christmas, Joyous Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukah, and lovely, warm holidays to all of you from all of us!

(All I want for Christmas- rehearsal cut 12/2017)

(Carol of the Bells ala Pentatonix – 12/2017 rehearsal cut)

(A-soalin’, 12/2017 rehearsal cut)

Show details, and a little taste

of this year’s holiday rep: a rough recording from one of our rehearsals of Pentatonix’s “That’s Christmas to Me.”

Come hear us sing this and much more:

Friday 12/15, 7-8ish pm, Blacksburg: Warm Hearth Village Karr Activity Center (Directions to Warm Hearth; map once in village)

Saturday 12/16, 10 – noon, Blacksburg Farmer’s Market Holiday Mart (corner of Draper and Roanoke streets)

Wondering what we’re up to?

Here’s our current public performance schedule:

Friday 12/1 (Blacksburg, VA) – free!
5pm- 10-15 minutes on College Avenue, in the Henderson Lawn Stage area
5:20pm- 10-15 mins in Fringe Benefit
5:45pm- 10-15 mins in Kent Square
6:10pm- 10- 15 mins in Capone’s Jewelry
6:30pm- 10-15 mins in Gourmet Pantry

Sunday 12/3 ( at Warm Hearth Village Center) – free, I think
one act of many in a 3pm variety show

Friday 12/15 (at Warm Hearth Karr Activity Center) – free!
7 pm, full-length concert

Saturday 12/16 (Blacksburg Farmer’s Market) – free!
10-noon

Plus we’ve got private gigs lined up – pretty sweet!

Still on the hunt – true bass and VP

We’re charging forward with rep development.  Bonus side effect – odd looks from passersby when we get caught singing Christmas tunes in September.

In the meantime, we’re still looking for a new VP and a true bass.  With them we can level up our arrangements, so if you know any in SW Virginia, please send them our way. In other words, auditions are open.

Wrapping up summer and heading into fall

This July we got to sing the national anthem at a Salem Redsox game, (note the Christmas in July theme).

KP waiting to sing national anthem at Salem Red Sox Game, July 207.

In August, we  (mostly) reassembled to have a great time at reCALibrate (aka aca-camp) and were the group there that had the most members in attendance. (Jesse was busy buying a house, so he didn’t come.  Go figure!)

4 of 5 KP members at reCALibrate, 2017.

Now we’re diving in the fall and winter rep with a vengeance. On the horizon – possible ch-ch-ch-ch-anges.

Whoops!

In reviewing our accounts, we’ve apparently been great about FB but a bit lax over here.  Sorry about that!  So what’s been happening?

We went to Charlotte in May to see Home Free for some inspiration:

KP members on steps of Art Museum in Charlotte
Grinning like fools post-concert

We made it through the first round of competition for the first annual A Cappella Open, but we ended up withdrawing for this year, because Jesse (Cogsworth) and Jennifer (Mrs. Potts) are in a production of Beauty and the Beast, and Liza is in a production of BINGO! which cut into availability over the summer.

Now we’re looking ahead to singing the national anthem at the Salem Red Sox game on July 27th @ 7pm.

Finally, we’re looking for (financial) support to help us go to summer camp – really! – in August and improve our aca-skills.  See our campaign here:

https://www.gofundme.com/send-kings-post-to-a-cappella-camp

So, sorry for the radio silence – bad Jennifer – but as you can see, we’re boogying right along!

Happy Spring!

So we missed the official first day by a hair, but nonetheless, we’ve been working away at new, outdoor-appropriate rep.  For example check out our single take, one mic, one camera version of the Star Spangled Banner.:

BRRRRRR!

Last Friday night we stood the cold/wind for the chance to participate in Christiansburg, VA’s annual holiday parade.   A good, though icy, time was had by all.  Jordan’s earmuffs may have been the hit of the festivities.

The next morning at Blacksburg Farmer’s Market was (slightly) warmer.  It didn’t hurt that Liza arrived with snazzy new hats for us to wear.

Successful gigs at the New River Valley (Christiansburg) and Valley View (Roanoke) malls made for a day full of singing.