Guest Bloggers: Abby Lantych '17 and Kaitlyn Sullivan '17 from The Flying Onion
Recently, DHS’s Ingrid Sound won the N.E Voices Festival, moving them on to compete in the National A Cappella convention in Memphis, Tennessee. Ingrid Sound is an all-female a cappella group who take their name from singer, Ingrid Michaelson.
N.E. Voices Festival requires groups to submit videos in order to be chosen to participate at the festival. Many groups submitted videos, but only eight groups were chosen to compete.
The girls competed on Friday night, January 27th, against seven other groups in the Northeast.
On Friday night after their performance, it was announced that Ingrid Sound was one of the top three groups. These groups performed an encore performance the following night. After singing the high energy song “The Other Side” by Bruno Mars, one of the directors came out and surprised the group, announcing that Ingrid Sound would be representing N.E Voices in Memphis, Tennessee in April for the National A Cappella Convention.
Similar to N.E Voices, The National A Cappella Convention is a competition where groups submit videos, in hopes of being selected to perform. However, the convention is in Tennessee. This is the first time where N.E Voices has had the opportunity to send the winning group to compete in Tennessee. This is a very big accomplishment for Ingrid Sound because they are the only group in the Northeast competing.
Director Alex Grover proudly commented, “This year Ingrid Sound is committed and focused, and the group's enthusiasm for their music and performances is at such a high level. Every member's passion shined through at the N.E. Voices competition and the group truly earned the accomplishment of the top score.”
Ingrid Sound has also competed in the annual Salem Pitch Trials last May and Haunted Harmonies in October, placing first in both of those competitions as well.
For the next couple of months, Ingrid Sound will be focusing on fundraising for the trip and practicing their set. We wish Ingrid Sound all the best as they are preparing their trip to Memphis!