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The Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival is the premier American showcase for vocal harmony music. The annual national competition draws from hundreds of vocal groups from around the country with regional competitions in eight cities. The winning group from each festival is flown to perform in front of celebrity judges and a sold out house of enthusiastic a cappella fans at the National Finals.

2010 Rocky Mountain Champions

Confidential

Something Old. Something New. Something Else. Great talents from the area's award-winning groups come together to pay homage to Denver's great a cappella history. Listen for funk and R&B influences from the old-school where Confidential brings original pieces, cutting-edge sounds, and modern style for a sweet sound that aims for the future of a cappella.

2010 Results
1st
Confidential
2nd
VoxBom
3rd
Cool Shooz
Audience Favorite
Cool Shooz
Best Original Arrangement
"Faded" by Marc Johnson
Best Original Song
"Whatever Whenever" by Marc Johnson


2010 Participating Groups

Clearly Vocal
Clearly Vocal is a five-member a cappella vocal group from Tyler, Texas, performing a wide range of musical genres including jazz, pop, holiday, love songs, classical, secular and sacred. The group provides music for all occasions, such as private parties, corporate functions, weddings, birthdays, etc., with a varied repertoire in the style of The Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, The Real Group, Singers Unlimited, The Swingle Singers, Take Six and others.

Members: Stefanie Albright, Danny Burgess, John Hodges, Kimberly Hodges, Don Neal
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Confidential
Something Old. Something New. Something Else. Great talents from the area's award-winning groups come together to pay homage to Denver's great a cappella history. Listen for funk and R&B influences from the old-school where Confidential brings original pieces, cutting-edge sounds, and modern style for a sweet sound that aims for the future of a cappella.

Members: Peter Driscoll, Marc Johnson, LaDamion Massey, Matt Murphy, Richard Steighner, Isaac Troiano
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Cool Shooz
Cool Shooz has been entertaining Colorado crowds for over ten years since their beginnings as The Fabulous Fairlanes. Their a cappella rock and roll has twice won them the Rocky Mountain Regional Harmony Sweepstakes, and they have opened for acts as diverse as Marvin Hamlisch and Firefall. With the addition of newcomer Juli Redson-Smith, the group is exploring new avenues of vocal expression and pushing the traditional boundaries of the genre.

Members: Jeff King, Dutch Miller, Dave Small, Joe Sanford, Julie Redson-Smith, Doug Tisdale
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Mountain Blue
The musicians of Mountain Blue bring a new blend of music that has been called fresh, alive, and heartfelt. The unique a cappella quartet of three men and one woman harmonizes a variety songs in the bluegrass, southern gospel tradition. Their foot-stomping renditions of songs like "Gospel Train" and "Roll Back the Stone" make it nearly impossible to sit still in your seat. Other favorites like "Abide with Me" and "Amazing Grace" with their simple but stylistic arrangements will stir your soul and evoke a spirit of peace. Mountain Blue will breathe a breath of fresh air into any music library.

For those who like to shout "Hallelujah!"

Mountain Blue was formed in the fall of 2003 when two choir conductors from Brigham Young University got together to perform a piece of southern gospel music "just to hear how it sounds." The two searched among their musically talented friends until they felt they had formed the perfect bluegrass quartet--a unique a cappella combination of three guys and a gal.

Members: Todd Horne, Drew Norton, Julie Sanders, Spencer Whitham
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The UCD 6
The UCD 6 is the University of Colorado at Denver’s premier a cappella ensemble. Five women and 1 man strong, this all student group sings an eclectic and sophisticated mix of world music, pop and jazz. Two-time finalists in the Rocky Mountain Harmony Sweepstakes, the UCD 6 performs at several on and off campus events every semester. Their most recent honor was to be named Runner-Up in the collegiate division at the 2009 Mile High Vocal Jam.

Members: Janessa Ho, Jaimee Salgado, Sarah Campos, Danielle Becerra, Kameshia Hazard, Daniel Bailey
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VoxBom
VoxBom is writing and performing original a cappella music. The singers, songwriters, and vocal mouth-sound-makers of VoxBom come from a wide variety of musical backgrounds and bring a modern sensibility to the creation and sharing of their all-vocal music.

Members: Mister Tim, Matt Murphy, Richard Steighner, Peter Driscoll
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WonderVoice
Embracing the high-energy, happy harmonies of mainstream a cappella music, Wonder Voice performs an eclectic blend of the top radio hits from the past sixty years. Wonder Voice shows are full of the songs audiences love to hear, sung with a giddy, infectious verve that makes toes tap, faces grin, and wilting plants revive.

Members: Lauren Woodbury, Ben Meis, Ron Gilgamesh, Chris Schenk, Christopher Carey
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Complete list of 2010 participants




Interested in Performing?

We are always seeking groups who would like to participate in our events.

Groups of any style are welcome, but you must have between 3 and 8 members. We have a rule book which explains many of the details of the event, which you can see by clicking here. All groups must audition in order to compete. Generally this is done by sending a current tape and photo, although live auditions are sometimes arranged. The purpose of the audition is to make sure the group is appropriate for the Festival and to help the Director determine the performance order. If a group has competed previously, the audition process may be waived.

How to enter

Please send music and photos to the regional director :


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