On Saturday, January 14th, the International Competition for High School A
Cappella (ICHSA), which is organized by the Varsity Vocals organization, staged
a Quarterfinals Competition at Reynolds Ausitorium. (Groups internationally that
wanted to compete submited a 10 minute video of a set, and of those
submitted, several were chosen to compete in Quarterfinals). The Southeastern
Quarterfinals were held at our Auditorium (and RJR sponsored this event). Eight
different groups competed (and among them was RJR's Syncopate....which is an
all-female a capella group). The top three groups in at each of the quarterfinals
move on to Semi-finals in Winter Park, FL on March 25....to compete against the
other Quarterfinal winners.
From there, the winner will move on to the Finals in New York City in
This was Syncopate's first year of competing. They chose the songs, arranged
the music, created their outfits, choreographed the movements, and seemingly
endlessly rehearsed the set. All of the participants were thrilled in being
selected as the 3rd place finisher...which means they will be going to Florida
to compete again! They are ready to bring their message (women empowerment) to
the semifinals... and hopefully move on to the finals!
To see all of the winners chosen, go to: ( * )
To see a video of their performance, click here ( * )
To go to the Alumni homepage, click here ( * ).