Photo of Naughty Scotty and the Octapella, via orangeobserver.com.
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.
Arranging some new music today! pic.twitter.com/ROqKxXFnFV
— InToneNation (@InToneNation_NM) September 20, 2019
What other high school groups deserve to be recognized? Let us know in the comments!
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