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%

TAG Audition Materials Posted

For those wanting to audition for the 17th edition of TAG and being a part of the Italy tour, the audition materials are now posted. You MUST carefully read all of the information in the CALENDAR section of the website. It gives detailed instructions for the audition process. The sheet music can be found in the DOCUMENTS section. The audio learning tracks can be found in the MUSIC section under the TAG LEARNING TRACKS tab. If you have any questions about the auditions, feel free to contact Mr. Stroh. The contact info is in the CONTACTS sections of this website. Good Luck Everyone and see you the first week of school for the auditions.

Upcoming Events

Aug 5, 2019
Summer Auditions
Fort Myers FL
Aug 15, 2019
The A Cappella Group Auditions
Fort Myers FL
Aug 16, 2019
The A Cappella Group Auditions
Fort Myers FL
Aug 19, 2019
Chicago Auditions
Fort Myers FL
Aug 19, 2019
Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Fort Myers FL

TAG Going to Italy

TAG has accepted an invitation to participate in the International A Cappella Festival is Milan, Italy in July of 2020.  The group will tour Venice, Milan and many small towns in northern Italy as a part of the trip.