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How the West [H]as Won

Fact: The ICCA West region, on average, represents 15-20% of the competitors in the entire ICCA.Fact: The ICCA West region has won 54% of the ICCA Finals titles (including the last 4 consecutive years).Query: How is this possible?Answer: Keep reading...

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Recipe for Spicing Up Your Live Show

Live a cappella concerts are a human-to-human interaction.  They speak to us in ways recordings often can't.  But once you know your songs, you program your set well, you stage it well, now what?  How can you turn this generic meal into a tasty treat? Follow these simple tips to really make the show fun for your audience.  There are a zillion other ways, but here are some quick and easy spices from the producer's cupboard...

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Making the Most of Your Spring Break Tour

It's snowing horizontally in Manhattan today.  You know what that means -- SPRING BREAK!! Yes, despite the weather, we actually have already passed Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, and we find ourselves smack dab in the middle of Lent.  Which means Easter, April showers, and May flowers are around the corner.  College students everywhere are enjoying a lovely spring break.  For many a cappella groups, that means it's time for a tour! featureimage: 

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Officialhood

What does it mean to have your college group be an "official" part of the school? Recently on the RARB forum, Mike Jankowski of the Buffalo Chips made public his groups financial woes: "We are having a nightmare at our school... after this year they are completely cutting us off."  This got me to thinking... how many groups receive school funding?  What is the official "status" of most college groups in relation to their university? featureimage: 

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The Value of Awards

It's that time of year again.  The CARA nominees were recently announced right here on casa.org, the Grammys were presented Sunday night, and we're in the midst of the ICCA/ICHSA season as well.  Awards and competitions abound!