macArthur hosts A Cappella prelims
TIME: 7-9 pm
LOCATION: macarthur hs, 2923 MacArthur View
Fee: $5 for Students, $10 for Adults
The Southwestern Division prelims for the International Championship of High School A cappella (ICHSA) will be held at MacArthur High School on March 3. Five high school groups from Texas will compete for the right to send a group to New York City to compete at the International Finals. This is the first time this contest has been hosted in Texas and MacArthur’s own PFC is the host group, along with being one of the competitors. The competition will feature groups from Steele HS, MacArthur HS, Warren HS, and A&M Consolidated. Each ensemble will sing a 12 minute set of contemporary a cappella music.
The evening will also feature two guest groups. The Acabellas, an all-female a cappella ensemble from Trinity University, will open the show. The evening will conclude with a performance by the professional jazz a cappella group Clearly Vocal, from Tyler TX. Also, Courtney Jensen, from BYU Noteworthy and The Backbeats, as featured on the Sing-Off Season 2, will be at the event running the show.
PFC (Premiere and Final Cut) hails from Douglas MacArthur High School in San Antonio, Texas where they are the latest installment in a tradition of excellence in the Mac Choir. From barbershop to pop, this group works to produce entertaining and musically challenging performances throughout their community. Under the direction of Matt Woodward and Caitlyn Griffith, group is comprised of 21 extremely talented sophomores, juniors and seniors. Members are involved in a plethora of other organizations and groups including concert choir, theater, varsity soccer, forensics, orchestra, peer mentoring, National Honor Society, barbershop quartets and choruses as well as maintaining rigorous course loads. In April of 2011, they competed and were selected as the International Championship for High School A cappella (ICHSA) Champions. Their ICHSA championship marks a new chapter in the ensemble’s existence and the group is excited to continue along this path of a cappella excellence.
For more information, contact caitlyn griffith at 210-650-1100 ext. 359.
Posted on Feb 29, 2012