Harford A Cappella Festival

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It's almost here! Plan to attend the Harford A Cappella Festival at Patterson Mill HS on Saturday, March 17!

There is a new Mid-Atlantic venue for sharing your love of a cappella music.  The first Harford A Cappella Festival will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2012, from 1 p.m. through 5 p.m., at Patterson Mill High School in Bel Air, MD.  It is open to ALL genres of a cappella music, and will provide valuable feedback for your group in a non-competitive performance.

What is the A Cappella Festival?

The HACF is an opportunity to receive professional feedback in a performance setting.  Each group will receive a comment CD, a performance CD, and a certificate of participation.  Although the festival is non-competitive, we are considering adding a competition in next year's festival.

Tables will be available in the lobby for a small fee if your group would like to sell CDs or t-shirts.   HACF t-shirts will be on sale while supplies last, but you can pre-order them along with your registration if you want to be sure to get one.The festival will conclude with a fabulous a cappella concert at 8 p.m. featuring the Larksong Renaissance ensemble, and Cartoon Johnny, a contemporary group from the DC area. 

View the "Register" page for registration form, and ticket and t-shirt order information!

Adjudicators for the festival:

Jeff Hall, Jazz vocalist and member of 3rd Coast Vocals

Dr. Margaret Boudreaux, choral department at McDaniel College

Dr. Duane Cottrell, choral department at University of Delaware

Who can participate?

The festival is open to groups of all ages, from middle school on up.  Your group must have no less than 4 members, and no more than 100.  You do not have to be a school group to participate.  Community , family, and church groups are also encouraged to attend.

All styles of a cappella music are accepted:  Renaissance, pop, jazz, classical, folk, gospel, etc.  Just don't bring any instruments! 

How do I become a part of this?

Please check back at this website often for new information on registration, concert tickets, performers, t-shirts, etc.  Get your group practicing now!