We went, we sang, we celebrated. Lots of good feedback from the judges and a wonderful time seeing old friends and making new ones.
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.
No, we didn’t win, but we had a fantastic time at MidAtlantic Sweeps last weekend with PBC and our new friends from Catatonic, Halo, The Lobby, Stiletta, and Orfeia, not to mention Mike Why and the crew at the Birchmere. We got our first competition under our belts without any casualties and we got some good feedback from Jonathan Minkoff, producer of the SingStrong competition and member of Blue Jupiter. We should be getting some video footage of our performance from a reporter and written feedback from the competition judges in the near future, too.
Also, thanks in part to an impromptu post-comp rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody as we celebrated at the afterglow, we may have booked a big Christmas gig already. (Stay tuned – we’ll give details as things solidify.)
On Sunday we got to go out and play with PBC, Catatonic, Halo, and Mike Why again, this time at Jammin’ Java in Vienna, VA. I hadn’t really gotten to hear Catatonic’s chops the night before, but this time around I had a seat in the house and holy cow! can those folks sing! It’s no surprise they won sweeps last year. The performers rocked, fun was had by all, and we still made it back to Blacksburg before dark. Not bad for around 36 hours all told.