Sorry about not posting as often as I used to. I've been so busy with the new job. I will try to keep you up to date on our favorite Octet. Take care. - me.
Please support the California Golden Overtones on gmc's "America Sings". Vote for them by going to http://www.watchgmctv.com/sing before next Wednesday (July 20). A video of their performance is located next to the voting tab on the website; so you can check 'em out before you vote.
If you're asking yourself "who are the California Golden Overtones?", they are the female counterpart of the UC Men's Octet at UC, and are terrific singers in their own right.
The Twenty-Ten Octet are competing in the ICCA quarterfinals today (hosted by the California Golden Overtones - Yay Tones!). The ICCA's are the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, and the Octet are the only group to have won the championship twice! This was in 1998 and 2000. Apparently there was no winner in 1999. I'm not sure why, so I'll have to look into it.
Each group performs a short set that showcases its strengths. The group is judged on musical ability as well as the overall performance of the group - including choreo - (this years "Down/Forever" should wow the judges).
Break a leg, Octet...that's showbiz talk for "good luck" - unless I've been duped by childhood television...Again.
Below is a performance of Down/Forever that was recorded earlier this year. I can't find the ICCA performance...it may have been removed by the poster for some reason.
I have heard that the Octet will be advancing to the Semi-Finals in the ICCA's. Good luck, Octet! I'll try to get word out as to where/when, in case anyone wants to catch them live.
"Double your pleasure." LOL! This may be vindication to all the people (including me, unfortunately) who were bitching that the Octet didn't sound great when the '09- '10 Octet were new. Jason Mabie set me straight - the group had one returning member, and it would take time for them to gel. Well, they're sounding pretty awesome these days!
If you want to check out the Octet Art area, there have been a few additions. I added Parker today. I think I'm improving. Maybe I should have stuck with one style to show this, but hey, I go where my muse leads me.