1997 Mid-Atlantic Regional Winners:
Da Vinciís Notebook
Da Vinci's Notebook, Washington, D.C.'s award-winning a cappella quartet, takes four part harmony and stands it on its ear. Described as "Bobby McFerrin and 'Weird Al' Yankovic colliding on stage," their tight vocal blend, infectious humor, and madcap antics have made them a favorite on stages and at festivals throughout the country. Since the group's founding in 1993, their eclectic blend of a cappella harmony - a fusion of doo-wop, jazz, bluegrass, calypso, opera, and rock - has evolved into a unique show that the Washington Post called "exuberance...crashing off the walls!"
1997 Mid-Atlantic Regional: Second Place
Doo Wa Zoo
Doo Wa Zoo, a six-person mixed group from New York City, combines choreography with dynamic original arrangements of pop, rock, R&B, and classic jazz, and performs original compositions as well. The group performs throughout the New York area, including singing the national anthem for the New Jersey Nets, and entertaining commuters in the Music Under New York program.
1997 Mid-Atlantic Regional: Third Place
This award-winning Washington D.C.-based vocal group is celebrating their 25th anniversary delighting audiences from coast to coast with its dynamic blend of tight harmonies, inventive arrangements and keen wit. In a few choreographed minutes, the Tone Rangers propel through 900 years of Western music--from Gregorian chant to classic rock to TV theme songs--in a fresh approach to contemporary a cappella music and comedy.