#TheSpotlight: Forecast

Forecast has been together for several years, through some personnel changes, and has emerged as a harmonic force, competing well in both the Barbershop Harmony Society circles and at the Harmony Sweepstakes. Hear about their experiences, and their songs that got them 2nd place in the country!

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#TheSpotlight: Pace U FREQUENCY

The Pace University FREQUENCY has only been together as a group for two years, and in that time has advanced to the ICCA semifinals twice, all while figuring out their routines, processes, rituals, and vibe. We talk about it all on this episode – and catch some of their tunes live!

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#TheSpotlight: RESOLVE

Vocal quartet RESOLVE hasn’t been together all that long, but in that time, they’ve already started building an impressive reputation with their music. On the afternoon of the National Harmony Sweepstakes Finals (which they won!), we talked with them about their journey and how they’re developing their sound. Plus, in our mobile studio, they share their buttery, smooth sound on some music!

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#TheSpotlight: New York U Mixtapes (2019)

In late April 2019, we spent time with the Mixtapes of NYU again – it had been a few years, and it was great to catch up again. This time, they talked about how their sound is evolving, and how they’re making plans for a new year with very little turnover. Plus, they sing some songs in our mobile studio!

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#TheSpotlight: Drive

While at the Harmony Sweepstakes finals, we spent time with the gentlemen of Drive, a barbershop quartet that covers all kinds of music. We talk about replacing a member of an existing quartet, the differences between competing in a barbershop contest vs. the Sweeps, and how they’re changing they way they record their music. Plus, some tunes!

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#TheSpotlight: Willamette U Headband

While at the Annual Northwest A Cappella Festival, we spent an hour with Willamette University’s Headband. In our interview, they talked about charting a new course for the group and re-entering the competitive a cappella world. They also sang some tunes in our mobile studio – and revealed which collegiate group is their role model!

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#TheSpotlight: Final Melody

Final Melody, a post-collegiate group from the Chicago area, spent time with Rachael late in 2018, talking about their experiences with America’s Got Talent, the Harmony Sweepstakes, and growing a group after college. They also share some tunes. (Note that there were some audio issues with the recording of this session; we cleaned them up a bit, but you’ll still notice. We apologize!)

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#TheSpotlight: Linn-Benton Comm Coll Blue Light Special

Blue Light Special is one of fairly few community/junior college a cappella groups in the US. In this session of #TheSpotlight, we talk with them about developing their reputation across the region, setting up new structures and policies, and growing a group on a community college campus. Plus, they sing some tunes!

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#TheSpotlight: Univ/Oregon Mind The Gap (2019)

Recently as a part of the Annual Northwest A Cappella Festival (ANWAF), we sat down once again with the University of Oregon Mind The Gap. It had been a few years, and we caught up about their new membership and sound, what they’ve got planned for the year ahead, and a failed bake sale. Plus, they sing several tunes in our mobile studio!

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#TheSpotlight: Chelmsford HS The Thursdays (2019)

After an amazing night of high school a cappella, The Thursdays placed third at the ICHSA finals this year. The next day, they say down with us, singing their set in our mobile studio, talking about their journey this year, and how this year’s experience was different than those in the past.

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