Hello! This is my first blog ever. Like, ever, ever. Needless to say, I am quite pleased with myself for finally working up the motivation to actually write one, even though it will probably be composed of rather spaced out entries. Getting to the point, have you ever noticed how similar a cappella and ultimate frisbee are?
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: