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%

Summer Audition Alert!!

If you are a current Lee County student and wish to audition for the Center for the Arts, you MUST contact student assignment immediately! We have been informed that they are now enforcing a rule that Lee County students can only audition in February. Unfortunately, we have no control over this decision. Contact them immediately to get yourself cleared to be able to audition and join us here at Cypress.

Upcoming Events

Aug 3, 2017
Summer Auditions
Fort Myers FL
Aug 14, 2017
The A Cappella Group Auditions
Fort Myers FL
Aug 15, 2017
The A Cappella Group Auditions
Fort Myers FL
Aug 17, 2017
Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Fort Myers FL
Aug 18, 2017
Choir Bash 2017!
Fort Myers FL

TAG Ready to Release 10th Studio Album

TAG spent the end of the school year recording their 10th studio album.  The album is scheduled to be release in September.  Stay tuned for details, including Title, Song List and exact release date.