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Yes, they’re in high school. Yes, they’re that good. A cappella is alive and well in high schools across the United States. Let these ten groups inspire you and your students!

1. InToneNation (New Manchester High School) – Tribute to Superstars of R&B and Pop

This Georgia-based high school group brings professional-level soul.

2. OneVoice (Briarcrest Christian School) – This Christmas

Enjoy this smooth holiday tune from another award-winning high school group.

3. Skyline Blues (Skyline High School) – Warrior

This one comes from the group’s new EP Voices of the Underground.

4. Forte (Centerville High School) – Talk About Us with Anna Hazo

Forte is known for creating compelling original content and collaborations like this one.

5. Walk the Line (Rockwall High School) – Dancing in the Rain (original song)

An original song created in partnership with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus.

6. The Thursdays (Chelmsford High School) – original song

Another original song for PBS’s “Sing That Thing!” Season 4 finale – start the video at 5:19.

7. Free to Breathe (Sunset High School) – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

A jazzy one-take video of a classic Christmas song.

8. Naughty Scotty and the Octapella (Winter Park High School) – Mister Rogers Medley

It’s a beautiful day down in Florida.

9. OSA Vocal Rush (Oakland School for the Arts) – Water Under the Bridge

The 2016 National A Cappella Convention champions.

10. Limited Edition (Port Washington High School) – Deeper in the Water

An emotional performance from the 2019 National A Cappella Convention.

BONUS: InToneNation in rehearsal – just watch.

What other high school groups deserve to be recognized? Let us know in the comments!


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