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.
This July we got to sing the national anthem at a Salem Redsox game, (note the Christmas in July theme).
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!)
Now we’re diving in the fall and winter rep with a vengeance. On the horizon – possible ch-ch-ch-ch-anges.
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:
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:
So, sorry for the radio silence – bad Jennifer – but as you can see, we’re boogying right along!
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.:
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.
and your viewing pleasure.:
We’ve got several chances for you to catch us between now and mid-December.
Next Friday evening, 12/9, we ‘re marching and singing in the Christiansburg holiday parade.
On Saturday 12/10, we’ll be at the Blacksburg Farmers Market from about 10 – noon, at the NRV Mall from noon – 2ish, and the Valley View Mall in Roanoke from 2ish – 4.
We’ll also be making pop-up appearances hither and yon, so keep an eye out!
We had great auditions last night for new altos and tenors. Thanks to all those who participated – we loved singing with you and we’ll letting you know the outcome soon.
In the meantime, we’re still on the hunt for an advanced beatboxer/VP and a low bass singer. Get in touch if you’re interested or know of someone who might be the perfect addition(s) to our goofy crew.