The A Cappella Group History & Awards

 

CARA Nominations - 22

CARA Awards - 6

 

2014-2015

*  The group's seventh album, Stay Gold, is released in September.

*  Stay Gold is honored by the Recorded A Cappella Recording Board on the Picks of 2014 as a Favorite Album.  Two reviewers selected Stay Gold as their favorite album of the year.  "Stay Gold" was also picked by one reviewer as favorite song of the year and by another reviewer as runner-up for favorite song of the year.  This is the first time that The A Cappella Group has ever received these honors from rarb.org.

*  The group hosts professional a cappella group Overboard in concert.

*  2015  Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards.
        Best Scholastic Original Song "Stay Gold" by Gabrielle Macafee
        Best High School Song - "Stay Gold"
        Best High School Solo - Quinton Thomas for "Baby, I'm For Real" 

*  2015  Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA) Nominations.
        Best Scholastic Original Song - "Stay Gold" by Gabrielle Macafee

        Best High School Album - Stay Gold
        Best High School Song - "Stay Gold"/Best High School Solo - Gabrielle Macafee for "Stay Gold"
 

*  International Championship of High School A Cappella - South Semifinal
       1st Runner-up
       Best Vocal Percussion Award - Josiah Vega

*  Group appears as featured performers in the first National A Cappella Convention in Memphis, Tennessee

*  Group records their eighth album, Bright, in May.

 

 

2013-2014

*  The group's sixth album, Sunny Days, is released in October.

*  The group attends SoJam A Cappella Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina

*  "American Boy" is selected to appear on the 2014 Voices Only compilation, becoming the first high school group selected for Voices Only

*  2014  Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards.
        Best High School Album-  Sunny Days
        Best High School Song - "American Boy"
        Best High School Solo - Quinton Thomas for "Baby, I'm For Real" 

*  2014  Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA) Nominations.
        Best Soul/R&B/Hip-Hop Song - "American Boy"

        Best Scholastic Original Song - "The Battle" by Gabrielle Macafee
        Best High School Album - Sunny Days/Best High School Song - "American Boy"/Best High School Solo - Quinton Thomas

*  International Championship of High School A Cappella - South Semifinal
       2nd Runner-up
       Best Solo Award - Gabrielle Macafee for "The Battle"

*  Group records their seventh album, Stay Gold, in May.

2012-2013

*  The group's fifth album, TAG This, is released in September.

*  The group hosts Overboard professional a cappella group in concert

*  "Brighter Than the Sun" is selected to appear on the 2012-2013 BOHSA (Best of High School A Cappella) Compilation CD  

*  2013 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Association (CARA) Nominations.
        Best High School Album-  TAG This
        Best High School Song - "Brighter Than the Sun"
        Best High School Solo - Quinton Thomas for "A Change Is Gonna Come"

*  International Championship of High School A Cappella – South Semifinal
      2nd Runner-up  

*  Group performs their first original song, "The Battle," written by junior Gabrielle Macafee

*  Group records their sixth album, Sunny Days, in May.

2011-2012

*  The group's fourth album, Matching Voices, is released in September. 

*  The group opens for m-pact at the Sydney & Berne Davis Arts Center 

*  2012 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA) Nominations  
      Best High School Album - Matching Voices
      Best High School Solo - Nyachombanyathiira Muchai-Kinya for "New Soul" 

*  International Championship of High School A Cappella – South Semifinal
      1st Runner-up  
      Best Solo Award - Quinton Thomas for "A Change Is Gonna Come"

*  Spring Tour included concerts with Manatee High School, Palm Beach Harbor University High School and Chamberlain High School

2010-2011

*  The group's third album, High Tide, is released in September.

*  The group is invited to perform for a General Session at the Florida Music Educator's Conference. TAG earns a standing ovation from 1,000 music educators.

*  2011 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards
         Best High School Solo - Taylor Nave for "Many The Miles"

*  2011 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Association (CARA) Nominations.
         Best High School Album-  High Tide
         Best High School Song - "Everything I'm Not"
         Best High School Solo - Taylor Nave for "Many The Miles"

*  "Many The Miles" is selected to appear on the 2010-2011 Best Of High School A Cappella Compiliation CD

*  The group records their fourth album, Matching Voices, in May.

2009-2010

* Spring Tour included concerts with Palm Beach Harbor University High School, George Jenkens High School and Boone High School

* Recorded the group's third album, High Tide.  The album was recorded by Liquid 5th Productions.

2008-2009

* 2009 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARA) Nominations
      Best High School Album - Long Overdue
      Best High School Song - Karmastition
      Best High School Solo - Katie Campbell for "Hands"

* Hosted the International Championship of High School A Cappella -  South Semifinal
      2nd Runner-up
     Best Vocal Percussion - Paul Gavin

2007-2008

* "Hands" is selected to be included on the 2008 Best of High School A Cappella CD

*  International Championship of High School A Cappella - South Semifinal
       1st Runner-up
       Best Vocal Percussion Award - Blake Shelton
       Best Solo Award - Brittany Gibson for "My Give A Damn's Busted"

* Second Album, Long Overdue, is released in April

2006-2007

 *  International Championship of High School A Cappella – South Semifinal
      1st Place - South Champions
      Best Choreography Award

*  International Championship of High School A Cappella - National Finals at Lincoln Center -  
       3rd Place in the Nation

*  Recorded five more songs for album that would be titled Long Overdue.  Recording done at Studio Sea.

2005-2006   

* Debut album TAG - We're It! is released in October  

* "Bring Me To Life" is selected to be included on the 2006 Best of High School A Cappella CD  

* 2006 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA) Nominations  
      Best High School Album - TAG - We're It! 
      Best High School Song - Bring Me To Life 

* International Championship of High School A Cappella – South Semifinal
      1st Runner-up  
      Best Solo Award - Rocky Castro for "Fields of Gold"

* National Championship of High School A Cappella – Florida Championship
      Best Solo Award - Jarrod Bowen for "My Boo"
      Best Vocal Percussion Award - Blake Shelton 

  * Recorded 5 songs for album that would later be titled Long Overdue.  Recording done at Studio Sea.

2004-2005

*  National Championship of High School A Cappella - Florida Championship
       1st Place - Florida State Champions
       Best Solo Award - Ashley Brasile for "Stay"
       Best Showmanship Award 

*  National Championship of High School A Cappella - South Division Championship
       1st Runner-up

*  Recorded first album at Studio Sea during April and May

2003-2004

* The group was founded during this school year.


* The group was selected to open for the Four Tops at Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall.

* Spring Tour includes group exchange with The Mane Event at Leon High School and opening for All Night Yahtzee at Florida State University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAG Audition Material Posted

The audition materials for the 2017-18 edition of TAG have now been posted. You can find the sheet music in the DOCUMENTS section. You can find the learning tracks in the MUSIC - TAG LEARNING TRACKS section. You can find information about the requirements in the CALENDAR section under the listing for the auditions. Good Luck everyone!! If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Stroh using the info in the CONTACT section of this site.

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