By Guest Blogger: Emma Quigley '18 from The Flying Onion
On Saturday, February 4th, Falconize swept the floor at the ICHSA (International Championship of High School A Cappella) quarterfinals. They secured first place with 389 points - 93 points ahead of the second place group. This wins Falconize a chance to move on to the ICHSA Northeast Semifinals at Worcester State University on March 11th, along with the other top groups from the quarterfinals in the Northeast.
Not to mention, all special awards, some of them being ties, were awarded to Falconize. Senior Siobhan Breen was awarded Outstanding Soloist for “All Too Well,” sophomore Jared Casey was awarded Outstanding Vocal Percussion for the entire set, junior Isabella Burrell was awarded Outstanding Arrangement for the entire set, and Falconize was also awarded Outstanding Choreography.
Out of the eight groups that performed, Falconize performed sixth. Many Falconize fans were impatiently waiting to see Falconize blow up the stage. In support of their student singers, Danvers fans came out in full force to cheer on the singers, confident that Falconize would place in the top three, and Falconize did not disappoint.
Isabella Burrell, Falconize’s pitch pipe, says she’s “extremely proud of how well” they “came together as a team and showed everyone what we’re made of!”
Falconize will work even harder for semifinals, because they will be competing against even better groups. There’s no doubt that they will do well, because Falconize can not be beat!