TAG Earns 5 CARA Nominations

The A Cappella Group (TAG) from Cypress Lake Center for the Arts has been nominated for five Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards(CARAs).  The CARAs are the a Cappella world’s equivalent to the Grammy award.  The five nominations for the album Sunny Days, is the most that TAG has ever received for an album.  It also marks the first time that the group has received a nomination outside of the High School categories.  The song “American Boy” is nominated for Best R&B/Hip Hop song alongside International sensation the Pentatonix and five other college groups.  The song “The Battle,” written by senior Gabrielle Macafee, has been nominated for Best Original Song alongside college groups.  It is an amazing honor to earn this recognition for our latest album.  The nominations for The A Cappella Group are:

 

  • Best Soul/R&B/Hip Hop Song – “American Boy” from Sunny Days
  • Best Scholastic Original Song – “The Battle” from Sunny Days
  • Best High School Album – Sunny Days
  • Best High School Song – “American Boy” from Sunny Days
  • Best High School Solo – “Baby, I’m For Real” featuring Quinton Thomas from Sunny Days

 

A full listing of this year’s nominations can be found here - https://www.casa.org/cara2014n

 

The winners will be announced on April 12 at the Boston Sings A Cappella Festival in Boston.

 

You can check out the album Sunny Days here - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sunny-days/id734964331

If you are interested in purchasing the complete album, please e-mail director Gary Stroh at garyrs@leeschools.net  The album is available for only $10 and will be ponied to you.  It is also available on iTunes, but Apple will take their 35%

August Events Updated

The Vocal Department events for the month of August have been added to the calendar. Mark your calendars now. Information about TAG auditions and Anything Goes musical auditions are included. All of the TAG requirements will be posted on the website before July 1.

Upcoming Events

Aug 3, 2018
Summer Auditions
Fort Myers FL
Aug 15, 2018
The A Cappella Group Auditions
Fort Myers FL
Aug 16, 2018
The A Cappella Group Auditions
Fort Myers FL
Aug 17, 2018
Choir Bash 2018!
Fort Myers FL
Aug 20, 2018
Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Fort Myers FL

TAG wins National Title in Memphis

TAG came out in first place out of the ten competing groups from around the country in Memphis at the National A Cappella Convention.  TAG earned the title and the prize of $5,000.  Cody Vagle also earned honors as Best Male Soloist!  Look for the videos from the performance coming in August.