This weekend will be our second go at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCAs). Thankfully, we don’t have to drive to Oregon this year! Berkeley is much closer, which is good news for both us and you. The competition starts at 8 P.M. on Saturday in Wheeler Hall at UC Berkeley. Buy your tickets now to come support us and our fellow UCSCers Cloud Nine and The Hightones!
Thanks to the Cal Men’s Octet and the Golden Overtones for hosting another fantastic West Coast A Cappella Showcase! We had a great time, as always, and we loved seeing all of our fellow west coast performing groups. Now we’re buckling down to learn new material and prepare for competition…
As always, we were thrilled to hear all of your voices at our annual fall auditions. After a long day of decisions, we welcomed ten new members to our ranks! Please give a warm welcome to Katie, Hayley, Emily, Dipika, Caroline, Erick, Michael, Scott, Robert, and Christian. You can find their bios over on our Members page.
Thank you so much to everyone who came our for Acquirefest 2010! We had such a great time performing with our guest groups and making new friends. Our most recent performance with The House Jacks and The Hightones was also a lot of fun! We were honored to be hosted once again at Kuumbwa Jazz Club in downtown Santa Cruz.
We’re taking a break for the summer since we live all over California, but we’ll see you in the fall! The UCSC school year starts in late September, so keep your eyes peeled for information about auditions and fall quarter events. In the meantime, enjoy your summer, and thanks again for a great year!
Acquirefest 2010 is just around the corner! This is our fourth annual celebration of West Coast a cappella at UCSC. We’re inviting groups from California and Oregon to join us at the Stevenson Events Center on campus. As always, Acquirefest is free to UCSC students. See you at 8pm on May 28th and 29th!
Thanks to all of you who came out to support us at A Cappella in Wonderland on Saturday! We raised just under $1000 to be split between ourselves and Santa Cruz Hillel. Hillel’s portion will fund the volunteers traveling on their alternative spring break to lend aid in Nicaragua. We’re putting our share towards making this spring’s Acquirefest even more awesome than ever before! Stay tuned for further details.
Acquire’s YouTube hit “I’m on a Boat” hits iTunes and Amazon as an MP3 single! Produced by Charlie Forkish of The Stanford Harmonics and Chris Crawford of A Cappella Records, the single is available for purchase as of December 18th.
And our famed YouTube video:
Acquire is traveling to the University of Oregon on February 6th for our very first ICCAs! We’re excited to perform with our friends in Divisi and meet a bunch of other amazing a cappella groups in the area. If you find yourself near Eugene, OR this weekend, come out and show your support!
That’s right, it’s auditions season again! Check the auditions page for more information! This year’s trials are going to be held on Saturday, October 10th from 9-5, with callbacks planned for the next day. We hope to see you there!
Once again, Acquire is presenting its annual Acquirefest a cappella festival! This year the show will take place on two nights: Friday, May 8th and Saturday, May 9th. Close to a dozen groups will be performing. This show will be held at the Stevenson Event Center and, as always, will be free. Visit the Acquirefest Event Page for more information.