Hell everyone. This is my first blog here on casa. Just letting everyone know I'm starting up a new a cappella group here in my hometown of Chicago.
As Fall begins and the leaves start changing colors, high school and college a cappella groups similarly turn over a new leaf, bringing in many new members. During this time of transition and new beginnings, how can a director build camaraderie among this funny new mix of people? How can you involve new people while still taking advantage of the wisdom of your returning members?
When I first got involved in a cappella (mid-90’s) there was a mythical, magical appeal to the West Coast A Cappella Summit. All the groups would find a way to go, it seemed. It was a gathering of the best a cappella people, it seemed. A Cappella Nirvana.
When moosebutter went into the audition room this past Saturday, auditioning for The Sing Off in Los Angeles, we were in with an Oregon college group, a smooth, old-school quartet of old African-American men, and a couple of groups called m*pact and Mosaic. featureimage:
CONCERTS____________________________________________________________________________________RENAISSANCE the doo-wop groupThursday, September 24th and every Thursday (except 10/8) at Cafe-Club Fais Do Do, 5257 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016. $ 10 cover charge. Information : 323-931-4636 or 323-467-4702._____________________________________________________________________________________THE PERFECT GENTLEMENWednesday, September 30, 2009 - October 7, 2009