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Bye Jordan – we wish you well; AKA now what?

We’re deeply sorry to announce the departure of Jordan, our fearless leader and founder of King’s Post, who is moving on to other things. Best wishes for whatever you do!

The rest of us are taking some time to regroup, rethink, and strategize.¬† We’re on the lookout for new singers of any type who are interesting in a cappella, although finding a true bass and/or a VP would be a major coup. If you know anyone who might fit the bill, please send them our way.

Keep an eye out – we’re not done yet, although we may reemerge under a new name. ūüėČ

Harmony Sweepstakes, here we come!

We’re thrilled to be invited to participate in this year’s regional¬†Harmony Sweepstakes¬†, hosted at the historic Birchmere in Alexandria, VA, and we’re already working away at our set.¬† We’re doing something a little different from the last time we were invited – pop culture writ large – and we hope you’ll come see what we’re up to this time around.screenshot from 34th Harmony Sweepstakes page

Speaking of pop culture, we’re also working up a surprise for an old friend. Stay tuned and we may just share the video once we’ve sprung it. ūüėČ

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)

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!

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 Holidays!!

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!

Come play with us – we’re fun

That’s right! ¬†King’s Post is looking for new members. Most urgently,¬†we’re hunting for a VP/beatboxer extraordinaire.¬† ¬†However, we’re also searching¬†for a mellifluous alto/mezzo and a rockin’ high tenor, so if you are or know a “permanent resident”¬†in the Blacksburg/Christiansburg/New River Valley, VA area who would like to join in the zany fun, give us a shout.

You can email us at auditions@kingspost.us.