Groups By Region
| Jazz @ 8
We are a 16 piece vocal group made up of 9th - 12th graders. We sing Vocal Jazz (Songs by New York Voices, Kerry Marsh, Duke Ellington and many more. We have received high awards at Folsom Jazz Festival, Santa Cruz Jazz Festival and Reno Jazz Festival.
Members: Katie Maxson, Sop. 1, Kara Tangenberg, Sop. 1, Sziszi Hites, Sop. 2, Lauren Brasesco, Sop. 2, Gianna tippett, Alto , Haley Weeks, Alto, Julie Torres, Alto, Forrest Marion, Ten., Izak Barnett, Ten., Caleb Britt, Ten./Bari., Zion Johnson, Bari./Bass, Isaac Self, Bass
Yes we are. Formed in 2012, we have been performing original covers of everything from classic rock hits to contemporary pop tunes. As a 13 person a cappella group, we achieve a unique sound by fusing new and old music in sophisticated arrangements. We strive to bring joy to our audience and hope to share our Aca-love of singing to everyone within earshot!
Members: Dominique Medina, Mariana Jones, Sarah Brumfield, Ashley Franich, Amber Curley, Valeria Huaco, Marizel Mendoza, Nate Baumbach, Diego Lopez, Jake Lagrave, Ethan Sifferman, Rjay Molo
| Side Note
Hip. Imaginative. Fun. Fresh. Funky Fresh. Side Note is a group of seven twentysomethings, from wildly different musical backgrounds, who draw draw their diversity to create an all-new sound. It's contemporary a cappella - pushed to the limits of pop, R&B, funk, rock, musical theater and jazz. Get ready for some buzzin' beats, rockin' riffs and hot harmonies as Side Note delivers a show unlike nearly anything else in vocal music!
Members: Richman Neumann, Duncan Boehle, PD Santos, Juan Carlos Martinez, Rebecca Holtz, Tanya Rodman, Gayelan Tietje-Ulrich
| Ro Sham Bo
Ro Sham Bo brings a surprising and exciting spark to the Bay Area vocal music scene. Ro Sham Bo's roots are steeped in jazz and funk, and their performances deliver an inspired blend of complexity and ease. Most group members are music educators or music educated, arrange, perform, and direct not only for Ro Sham Bo but for groups from San Jose to Black Rock City, and have taught students from Stanford University Jazz Workshop to Jazz Camp West to Blue Bear School of Music.
Members: Bonnie Doyle, Audrey Kauffman, Juliet Green, Jimmy Kraft, Dave Duran, Bakari Holmes
AVE, the highest level ensemble within the Central Coast Children’s Choir, placed third in the 2017 Los Angeles Harmony Sweepstakes and was awarded audience favorite. CCCC affords the youth of San Luis Obispo county the joyful experience of singing together in live choral performances. The after-school program provides weekly rehearsals, which include musicianship and vocal training. Repertoire is varied and includes songs from world music to established choral classics to contemporary, popular styles. CCCC singers represented California in National and Western State honor choirs in Las Vegas, New York, Eugene, Honolulu, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Dallas and Florida.
Members: Lily Campbell, Olivia Edmonds, Hannah Fowler, Minori Jaggia, Cati Newlon, Susan Roodsari, Elise Scheiffele, Meg Stern, Lauren Tarica
| Beyond Zebra
Beyond Zebra is a newly formed a cappella group who enjoys expressing unique, intricate arrangements with heartfelt emotion. Like the Dr. Seuss book On Beyond Zebra about an alphabet beyond Z, the music of Beyond Zebra takes audiences beyond what they might know and expect. When you go Beyond Zebra, who knows what wonderful things you might hear?
Members: Doug Friedman, Miya Kanzaki, John Kelley, Fiona McCrae, Jon Pilat, John Rae-Grant
| Halfway to Midnight
Halfway to Midnight is a co-ed band of musical misfits who, having missed the thrill of the a cappella world and desiring an outlet to strengthen our individual instruments, serendipitously found each other in the midst of the great big beautiful Bay Area and begun gathering weekly to share in the blend of our voices together. Our life stories are as varied as our voices yet we find common ground in our love of instrument-free music-making and we truly hope you like what you hear.
Members: Vivek Saraswat, Gonzalo Alonso, Michael Barrientos, Elana Zizmor, Alicia Flor, Scott Adler, Shanna Bengtson
| LoVE (Levels of Vocal Expression)
This 5-person Bay Area vocal band culminates their individual influences of jazz, funk, gospel, and electronica to create an eclectic, powerhouse pop a cappella sound and ultimately, spread love and positivity through their music.
Members: Carla Renee, Selena Soberal, Christian Baltazar, Alex Wolf, Martin Lejano
Woven was founded as a community of people who love to sing. We believe music has the power to inspire, cross boundaries and bring people together. We strive to create a space where every voice has value and to sing songs that reflect our members' experiences. Each song we sing is brought to the group by one of our members because it carries with it a personal connection, story, or emotion that moves them. Through the music we sing, we hope to give voice to these experiences and foster community between ourselves and others.
Members: Nicholas Biddle, Sharareh Sadaghiani, Shantelle Williams, Gustav Wellin, Charlie Yang, Aishwarya Vardhana, Kaley Boyce, Maya Delaney, Joey Fernandez, Brenden Larkin, Koyel Bhattacharyya
| Sound Off
Formed in 2013, Sound Off is an award-winning semi-professional a cappella group based in Boston, MA and proud member of the Contemporary A cappella League (CAL). We are young men and women from all different career fields brought together by an unabashed love for a cappella music and performance. While we perform regularly around the Greater Boston area, Sound Off continues to develop a diverse repertoire of modern pop with a soulful twist.
Members: Tyler Gravelle, Kevin Guest, Will Finlay, Jon Lavalley, James Cannon, Patrick Dennan, Diana Galeano, Alisha Hill, Emily Parker, Megan Kettmann, Eileen O'Hara, Leah Caruso
Bostonality is a Boston-based a cappella group comprised of young professional 20-somethings who share a passion for music and performance.
Members: Sarah Hill
We are four guys in our mid 20's who are passionate about barbershop. 4ManTent came together with a love for harmony and has been making music together since the winter of 2017. Our members have sung together in other contemporary groups including Bostonality and Fermata Town but decided to reunite as a quartet so we can share our love for barbershop with you!
Members: Tien Tran
Blacklight is a Salem/Boston based, high energy, beatbox heavy a cappella group made of 6 energetic, multi talented musicians and a cappella enthusiasts. Our aim is to bring a cappella fully into the 21st century, where the audience's experience is the most important. We want our audience to get on their feet.
Members: Diana Galeano
| Collective Measures
We are a co-ed post-collegiate A Cappella group in the Boston area in our 20's and early 30's who love to sing and have fun together. We enjoy performing for our friends and family at different venues around Boston and when we aren't doing that we are singing at different events like weddings, corporate parties, or even wedding proposals! We arrange our own songs and enjoy performing a wide variety of styles to ensure each member of the audience can connect to at least one song!
Members: Tiia Groden
| Daily Special
Daily Special is a barbershop quartet based in southern New England, and although they came together less than a year ago, they are quickly rising in the ranks of competitive barbershop. They love to bring silliness, authenticity, energy, and sincerity to every performance, connecting with audiences of all kinds. Friendship is at the core of their music-making and mission--and they love making new friends wherever they sing.
Members: Isaac Swanson
Deception is Danvers High School's 6-Person A Cappella group comprised of students from grades 10-12. Singers in Deception are also members of the school's larger, award-winning a cappella groups, Falconize and Ingrid Sound. Deception primarily performs current hits for school concerts, and just recently released three songs on the Danvers High School A Cappella album “Structure,” recorded with The Vocal Company.
Members: Jared Casey
| Massachusetts Whole Notes
We are a post-collegiate a capella group based in Somerville and Brookline/Allston, who perform an eclectic mix of pop, R&B, rock, hip hop, and folk tunes. We like long walks on the beach, brunch, and ofcourse, singing a sweet tune with each other.
Members: James Ham
Remedy comes from different ends of Ohio to form the University of Dayton's first a cappella group. When they are not captivating their audience, Remedy enjoys spending time together as a group. From many walks of life and representing a vast number of majors, the group discovered camaraderie and harmony instantly. Remedy hopes to entertain and captivate the audience with their memorable performances.
Members: Kerry Speed, Alexandria Bennett, Taylor Manway, Alex Neal, Chris Hemsath, Sam Gyenes, Kat Smith, Carolyn Karutz, Katie Breslin
| Vocal Chaos
Vocal Chaos is an award-winning a cappella group from right here in Chicago! They have been making incredible music all over the Windy City since 1996, from Soldier Field and Cellular Field to Chicago Public Radio. They can also be heard singing a cappella in the Jennifer Aniston/Vince Vaughn movie "The Break Up". To foster collaboration and promote the art form of a cappella, they founded ACappellaFest, which in its eighth year has grown into the Midwest's largest a cappella festival. Vocal Chaos is thrilled to be back at the Harmony Sweepstakes. Look for their new EP to drop later this year!
Members: Owen Stevenson, Ryan Naimy, Trent Snyder, Ross Matsuda, Nik Eden, Colin Commager, Richard Pridgen, Michael Novak, Zachary Watts, Daniel Meeks
| Counterpoint Acapella
Counterpoint is Loyola University Chicago’s premier competitive co-ed acapella group! We personally arrange and energetically perform a diverse range of music to feature at our concerts, competitions, and throughout the city of Chicago! We provide not only a creative musical outlet for members and listeners, but take pride in sharing ourselves with our city!
Members: Sophia Manternach, Daria Derda, Chloe Antrobus, Taylor Beck, Rachel Groth, Reese Bailey, Malcolm Charles, Joseph Kraemer
| Crimson Cadence
Crimson Cadence is a group which fights to continue the close-harmony tradition of vocal jazz and crossover a cappella artists. They enjoy Applebee's and a good C13b9 chord any day of the week, and seek to provide a performance outlet for a variety of majors at Indiana University.
Members: Jeremy Gussin, Jacob Seo, Noah Nordman, Milan Babic, Melissa Krueger, Sarah Rauch, Ella Clary, Chelsea Bonhotal
| Due North
We are Due North. Hailing from the Twin Cities area, Due North is one of the Midwest’s newest a cappella ensembles. The name was inspired from Minnesota’s formally adopted French motto "L'Etoile du Nord" meaning “Star of the North”.
Due North prides itself on being the perfect fit for any audience. Whether the setting is calm and mellow, or energized and wild; Due North will bring a refreshing taste to the music you know and love, while adding new songs to file away in your personal playlist. Available for weddings, corporate events, parties, fairs, national anthems; you name it! With a fresh outlook, immense passion, and a vibrant energy – there is only one direction to go – Due North.
Members: Kaynen Harris, Alissa Peanasky, Matt Laudenbach, Maddie Forrest, Barry Bakunowicz
| Final Melody Acapella
Final Melody Acapella Is A Vocal Acapella Group. We Consist Of 5 Talented Singers Ranging From Bass To 1st Tenor. Four Out Of The Five Of Us Met In Grammar School And We Met Our Beatboxer From An Online Inquiry. Our Moto That We Live By Throughout All Of Our Performances Is; "Creating Harmony Through Unity." We Believe That By Working Together As A Group And Group Members, We Create Spectacular Acapella Music That's Both Melodic And Vocally Intriguing. We Have Been A Group Since 2012 And We Enjoy Performing Throughout The Chicagoland Area. We Enjoy Putting Smiles On People's Faces When They Hear Our Sound And We Believe That We Can Empower Other Young Adults To Follow Their Dreams And Instill In Them That With Hard Work And A Great Level Of Dedication, Anything Is Achievable.
Members: Josh Metoyer (Tenor), Robert Downer Jr. (Tenor), Shawn Denton (Bass), Brendan Stewart (Vocal Percussion/Barito, Darius Gleghorn (Baritone)
| The Northsiders
The Northsiders are Chicago's hippest barbershop quartet. Last year's regional runners-up to eventual national champs The Sound Exchange, The Northsiders are no stranger to the Harmony Sweepstakes stage. They perform traditional and contemporary favorites with a nod to the Rat Pack era. They have finished "on the podium" every time out on the barbershop contest stage. Sit back, sip a martini, and enjoy these cool cats!
Members: Noah Miller, Oliver Merrill, Loren Shevitz, Steve Schoultz
| Business Casual
Business Casual is a five-person powerhouse performing a wide range of genres including funk, folk, pop, soul, and R&B. Their diverse musical backgrounds each lend something unique to the group. Fueled by a highly combustible mixture of hunger, talent, and passion for music, Business Casual brings the formal and the funk, the heart and the smart. Their recently released EP, "Eyes on Me" is available on Loudr, iTunes, and Spotify, and through their website: www.BCvocals.com.
Members: Michael Wang, Jacob Chamoun, Roshun Alur, Cassie Greene, Leslie Baker
| Swing Shift
Swing Shift is a vocal jazz mixed ensemble. The group's signature sound is heard in their rich harmonic treatment of pop, jazz, and Broadway standards. Over the years the group has drawn on local resources like the SMC Vocal Jazz Ensemble from which five of Swing Shift's present roster are current or past members. We are proud that many of Swing Shift's alumni have gone on to advance their careers in prestigious ensembles like the LA Master Chorale and LA Choral Lab. If you love lush sounds, complex harmonies, and creamy-smooth blend, you'll love hearing this group.
Members: Galoran Amos, Anne Palmer, Mackynze Roten, Brittany Mellini, Allan Vasquez, Phil Azelton, Richard Gilinsky
| Coast Vocal Collective
Coast Vocal Collective is an eclectic group of singers ranging in age from 17 to 50. Group members met at Coast Music in Hermosa Beach. Each singer brings individual style along with the ability to blend together to create one collective voice.
Members: Beth Rohde, Soprano, Sawyer Fuller, Soprano, Max Rohde, Bass & VP, Kira Levin, Alto, DJ Stanfill, Tenor, Jeremy Adler, Baritone
| Have Pitchpipe, Will Travel
Have Pitchpipe, Will Travel, comprises twelve women, all members of the locally acclaimed and award-winning L.A. South Towns Show Chorus. This fun-loving a cappella group entertains audiences throughout the South Bay and beyond with its signature close harmonies, upbeat repertoire and colorful style.
Members: Connie Weintraub, Marta Bailey, Susie Cox, Lynn Iosty, Sharon Savene, Donna Lawrence, Janet Reid, Linda Borg, Caroline McLean, Debbie Smith, Diana Barber, Allison Tsukimura
| The Over Tones
Founded in 2015, The Over Tones feature both male and female vocalists whose ages span five decades. Our individual resumes include pop/rock bands, musical theater, award-winning collegiate a cappella, TV acting, and studio production. Many of us pursue passions and careers outside of music as well.
Members: Lisa Hill-Callaway, Lauren Talaga, Amanda Chitarra, Mark Henkin, J Omer Shrem, Aaron Fish, Joey Kadin, Andrew Borchert-Isaacs, Taylor Turner
Voxy is a San Diego vocal group, created to deliver a fun a cappella vibe to events in the SoCal region. We like to perform funky fresh jams - songs to entertain for a good time and get you singing and dancing along with us. As a group, Voxy strives to break the mold of contemporary female a cappella by doing our own fun thang and letting nothing hold us back.
Members: Jessica Gottdank, Jenna Jones, Kristin Taylor, Laura Todd, Emily Liu
| King's Post
King's Post - named after an architectural term - is a contemporary pop and pop-culture a cappella group with jazz and classic rock leanings. Based in Blacksburg, VA, this five person vocal band is wrangled by baritone/VP/eye-roller Jordan Truesdell (Blacksburg), and features Jennifer Nardine (Blacksburg) on soprano/VP/duck quack, Liza Roop (Blacksburg) on mezz-alto/VP/hula moves, Jesse Janowiak (Blacksburg) on high tenor/goofy voices, and Eric Brown on second tenor/baritone/puns (Christiansburg). While often overly amused by themselves, King's Post takes pride in the mix of harmony, heart, and humor they bring to the realm of a cappella.
Members: Jordan Truesdell, Eric Brown, Jennifer Nardine, Liza Roop, Jesse Janowiak
HALO represents the first Barbershop quartet of African American singers to compete on the international stage of a Barbershop organization. We sing a Capella- hip hop and Barbershop. Our quartet also represents our organization HALO, Inc. working to use the Barbershop genre as a framework for our Community Music Therapy initiative using the listening and singing experience of Barbershop music to confront issues of racism in the United States with productive dialogue.
Members: Portia Pitts, Jasmine Barnes , Niambi Powell , Shana Oshiro
Polarity, Waverly High School's premiere a cappella ensemble, is excited to join the Harmony Sweepstakes family! Recently formed, Polarity meets after school once a week to provide a quality a cappella experience to Waverly High School's students. This highly competitive group performs in the community, at school events, private parties, and local competitions. Coming from all paths of the high school, Polarity met with instant harmony. The group includes varsity athletes, theatre enthusiasts, honors students, marching band members, and active community members. Though pop a cappella has not gained popularity in southern Ohio, these students demonstrate their love and commitment to the art of making music! "Hey, we're just a bunch of small-town kids that like to sing!"
Members: Grace Brown, Mattie Elliott, Fabiola Corwin, Kayleah Shiland, Alex Teeters, Jacob Smathers, Jonathon Sattler
| The District
The District is DC's contemporary all-female vocal group. Formed in late 2012, The District embodies a full, polished, and well-rounded sound through a repertoire of Pop/Rock, Country, Folk, R&B, and everything in between. The District strives to project confidence, strength, and female empowerment through the vast capacity of the human voice. From complex arrangements and tight harmonies, to stand-out soloists and vocal percussionists, The District is a vocal group that rises above the rest.
Members: Nicole Gilmore, Julie Lukeman, Charnice Frazier, Michelle Gahagan, Natalie Wyman, Campbell Keyser, Dani Dredger, Jill Tetirick, Bea Becette, Melissa Canu, Laura Fender, Caroline DiStefano
| Top of the Seventh
Top of the Seventh is a Washington DC-based vocal group that specializes in tight harmonies and takes on styles that range from jazz to spiritual, from barbershop to rock and pop, in pursuit of fun and musical nirvana!
Members: Marty Brennan, Clay Kaufman, Dave Welter, Simon Kantor, Bert Ifill, Dylan Kaufman
| Up All Night Quartet
Up All Night is a barbershop quartet associated with the Vienna-Falls Chorus, Sweet Adelines International, & are the current regional champions of Heart of the Blue Ridge of Region 14!
Members: Sara Duffy, Allison Lynskey, Kristen Lebryk, Heidi Wilson
| Ten and Change
Ten and Change is one of NY's oldest all male a cappella groups. Singing original arrangements of soulful classics and contemporary hits, T&C will fill your ears with harmony. Prepare to have fun.
Members: Sam Houston, Nicholas Curcio, Michael Whitehouse, Tom Anthony, Brian Wollman, Patrick Dillon, Cheiku Camara
Based in New York City, Concrete was founded in 2015 by three friends. Performing anything from pop hits and classic rock to holiday carols, Concrete aims to bring three-part harmony and a fresh sound to everything they sing.
Members: Caitlin Nelson, Catherine Macaluso, Jason Unger, Lior Melnick, Melina Marini, Philippe Marquis
Feedback is an NYC-based a cappella group specializing in Top 40, RnB, & Jazz. This talented trio of professional studio singers, producers, and youtube personalities has been seen and heard by millions around the world in music videos, commercials, and on the radio. Now they're bringing their talents together to create a powerhouse a cappella experience. Incorporating tight jazz harmonies and contemporary a cappella techniques, they create a unique take on popular music. Feedback is thrilled to be representing NYC!
Members: Mike Gullo, Sam Nulton, Doug Larsen, , ,
| Satellite Lane
Satellite Lane is a Long Island-based a cappella group that currently belongs to the Contemporary A cappella League. Made up of seven teachers, Satellite Lane specializes in spreading a cappella education to music programs and performing spontaneous original compositions. In March 2013, Satellite Lane competed in the New York Regional Harmony Sweepstakes, where they won "Audience Favorite," "Best Arrangement," and a special "Honorable Mention" for originality. Currently, they are working on their first studio album and several original music videos.
Members: Christine Benedetti, Melanie Malusa-Wink, Andrew Duca, Andrew Fallu, Marc Silverberg, Christopher Hoffman, Deanna Albro
Established in 2015, Mezzo is a all-female a cappella group that has been performing all over the tri-state area. They pride themselves on cool arrangements of contemporary tunes, as well as reinventions of classic hits. To learn more about Mezzo, check out their website at www.mezzonyc.com or follow them on social media @mezzonyc!
Members: Erin Mazuera, Amanda Lim, Liz Chapman, Reynetta Sampson, Angie Kim, Jen Kipley
| Repeat Offenders
Repeat Offenders is made up of four women who love to laugh, perform, and sing four-part harmony, mostly, in the barbershop style. We got together while singing with the deeply fabulous Sirens of Gotham, and are proud to represent both them and the Harmony Celebration Chorus. Our repeat offenses range from parodying anything and everything, creative lyric delivery, very loud singing, and constant use of phrases like “your mom” and “totes”. While we specialize in the barbershop style (experience ranging from a few years, to more than 10 years, to since birth) we love to sing anything we can find in four parts – and sometimes things we can’t too!
Members: Laura Packer, Sabrina Doolittle, Kiara Contreras, Alexis DePersia-Norelli
Saffron formed in January 2015 and burst onto the Region 1 Sweet Adelines scene a few months later. In both 2016 and 2017, they won the third place medal in Sweet Adelines International Region 1 Quartet Competition. Their repertoire covers an eclectic variety of charts ranging from folk ballads, to toe-tapping jazzy standards, to southern rock melodies, all arranged in classic and tight barbershop chording that is sure to put a tear in your eye and a smile in your heart!
Members: Susan Berry, Amanda Fowski, Penny Schroeder, Christine Bulgini
20/20 is a collection of current and former music students from Centra20/20 is a collection of former college friends who have formed a lifelong bond through sharing their love of music. With their skills from music school at hand, the group combined already has decades of performing experience including leading opera roles, national festival performances, and professional choral recording sessions. Since graduating from Central Washington University they have all taken different career paths but still find time to come together in order to pursue musical excellence and share their passion for performing as 20/20.
Members: Emelia Blunt, Theo Olson, Matt Mayrhofer, Isaiah Ragland, Jacob Cecil,
| Altra Volta
Altra Volta is a 7-voice a cappella vocal ensemble founded in 1998, from Calgary, Canada. A creative community comprised of talented singers, arrangers and songwriters, the group's diverse repertoire includes classical choral, vocal jazz and pop music. In recent years the group has gone from performing published works to also creating arrangements and original songs of their own, exploring the many facets of the human voice to emulate various musical instruments. In addition to their own concerts, Altra Volta has performed for weddings and other special events around the city.
Members: Charishe Amante, Noel Amante, Hilary Aubin Amante, Sarah Hayduk, Keith Knudsen, Kristen Simpson, Ryan Wagner
| B-Side Book Club
B-Side Book Club A Cappella is a community of friends, voices, and musicians who all share a love for creating music. Based in Portland, Oregon we work together to creatively produce music that is enjoyable, beautiful, and meaningful.
Members: Adriana Hernandez, Alison Noe, Kushi Beauchamp, Siani Donnelian, Becky Friedman, Charlie Best, Louis Umbarger, Kimo Camat, Trevor Sargent, Mason Wordell, Robert Pirtle, Sam Wellander
Fourcast first sang together in November of 2015...it was an audition for a baritone...and almost instantly we knew this was something special. Since then, we've competed twice in North-by-Northwest Region 13's Annual Convention and placed 3rd both times.
Members: Anna Martin, Lisa Martin, Carol Ward, Sue Beck
| S'Pacific Sounds
S'Pacific Sounds is an elite group of ladies from the Pacific Sound Chorus in Bellevue, WA. This subset group of the chorus features exceptional singers and energetic performers, and they augment the chorus's shows with their expanded and varied repertoire. Their goal is to be able to continue to expand each individual's performing skills while bringing their style of a cappella music to audiences! They are so thrilled to be able to perform tonight in this competition. They hope the audience has as much fun as they do!
Members: Susan Kegley, Diane Lee, Tami Kamp, Janice McKenna, Michaela Phillips, Tricia Kastrop, Rebecca Strenge, Evy Young, Stephanie Potter, Michelle DeFreece, Cheryl Blasich, Terri B'Hymer
| Stumptown Fellas
Stumptown Fellas is an all male R&B A Cappella from Portland, OR. They sing anything from Motown classics, 80's & 90's R&B, to songs by artists including Bruno Mars, John Legend, Robin Thicke, and Amy Winehouse. The group was founded by Matt Biller, Aisea Poulivaati, and Daniel Jeppesen back in 2014.
Members: Matt Biller, Aisea Poulivaati, Armond Frazier, Jason Bourke