The A Cappella Group History & Awards

 

 

National A Cappella Convention Championships - 1

ICHSA Finals Appearances - 3

CARA Nominations - 40

CARA Awards - 8

 

 2019-2020

* "Greedy" is selected to appear on the Voices Only 2019 compilation

* The group's twelfth album, Reality Lately is released in October

* RARB.org awards Reality Lately a perfect score of 5, the first TAG album to receive an overall score of 5 from RARB

* "JT" selected to appear on the 2020 Best of High School A Cappella compilation

* "Last Drop" by Isabella Sbarra Michelland is selected by the Recorded A Cappella Review Board as the favorite track of the year by two reviewers

*2020 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA) Nominations.
     Best Scholastic Original Song - "Cool/Fire" by Gabrielle Macafee
     Best High School Album - Reality Lately
     Best High School Song - "Last Drop"
     Best High School Solo - Isabella Sbarra-Michelland for "Last Drop"
     Best High School Solo - Ryleigh Plank for "Inside"

* International Championship of High School A Cappella - South Quarterfinal (Berkely Prep - Tampa, FL)
     1st Place
     Best Vocal Percussion Award - Wedler Lordeus
     Best Solo Award - Isabella Sbarra Michelland for "Last Drop"

 

2018-2019

* "Animal Spirits" is selected to appear on the Voices Only 2018 compilation.

* The group's eleventh album, 11:11, is released in October. 

* Performed for the ACDA State Conference at Stetson University in November

* 11:11 is selected by the Recorded A Cappella Review Board on the Picks of 2018 as the second favorite album by two of the reviewers.  "You Don't Love Me Anymore" was named as favorite track of the year by one reviewer..

* 2019  Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA) Nominations. 
        Best Country Song - "Humble & Kind"
        Best Scholastic Original Song - "On My Way" by Gabrielle Macafee
        Best Scholastic Original Song - "Intentions" by Isabella Sbarra Michelland
        Best High School Album - 11:11 
        Best High School Song - "Humble & Kind" 
        Best High School Solo - Ryleigh Plank for "So Emotional" 

* Appeared as the guest group at the International Championship of College A Cappella - South Quarterfinal in Gainesville, Florida 

* Appeared as the guest group at the International Championship of College A Cappella - South Quarterfinal in Orlando, Florida

* Group accepts invitation to perform at the International A Cappella Festival in Milan, Italy in the Summer of 2020         

* Group records their twelfth album in May 

        

2017-2018

* "Run With It" is selected to appear on the 2017 Voices Only compilation

.* The group's tenth album, Kiss the Ceiling, is released in October.

* Two tracks from Kiss the Ceiling are honored by the Recorded A Cappella Review Board in the Picks of 2017.  "Expensive" and "Nothing More" were both named as runner-up for track of the year.

* TAG appears at The Betsy A Cappella Festival in Miami Beach.

* "Nothing More" selected to appear on the 2018 Best of High School A Cappella compilation

* 2018  Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA) Nominations.
        Best High School Album - Kiss the Ceiling
        Best High School Song - "Animal Spirits"
        Best High School Solo - Ryleigh Plank for "Expensive"
        Best Professional Arrangement for Scholastic Group - Tom Anderson for "Empress

* "Run With It" is selected to appear on Sing 14 - Continuum.  This is TAG's first appearance on a Sing compilation.

* Hosted the International Championship of High School A Cappella - South Quarterfinal
        1st Place
        Best Solo Award - Ryleigh Plank for "So Emotional"        

* International Championship of High School A Cappella - South Semifinal (New Manchester HS - Atlanta, GA)
        2nd Place
        Best Solo Award - Ryleigh Plank for "So Emotional"

* National A Cappella Convention - Memphis, TN
        1st Place - National Champions and $5,000 cash award
       Best Male Solo - Cody Vagle for "Come Together"

* Group records their eleventh album in May

        
 

2016-2017

*  "Ugly Heart" is selected to appear on the Voices Only 2016 compilation.

*  The group's ninth album, Part of Me, is released in September.

*  Part of Me is selected by the Recorded A Cappella Review Board on the Picks of 2016 as a favorite album for the third year in a row.  Part of Me was listed as the second favorite album by one of the reviewers.  "Run With It" was listed as runner-up for track of the year.

*  2017  Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA) Nominations.
        Best Scholastic Original Song - "Run With It" by Gabrielle Macafee
        Best High School Album - Part of Me
        Best High School Song - "Run With It"
        Best High School Solo - Madison Slamka for "Outlaws"

*  Hosted the International Championship of High School A Cappella - South Quarterfinal
        1st Place
        Best Solo Award - Kennedy Floethe for "The Words"
        Outstanding Choreography Award - TAG for entire set

*  International Championship of High School A Cappella - South Semifinal (Winter Park HS - Orlando, FL)
        1st Place - South Champions
        Best Solo Award - Kennedy Floethe for "The Words"

*  International Championship of High School A Cappella - National Finals New York City
        Participant

*  Group records their tenth album, Kiss the Ceiling, in May

 

 

2015-2016

* "Stay Gold" is selected to appear on the Voices Only 2015 compilation.

* The group's eighth album, Bright, is released in September

*  The group is selected as a feature performer at The Betsy A Cappella Festival in Miami Beach.  The group wows the crowd and earns an enthusiastic standing ovation.

*  Bright is honored by the Recorded A Cappella Recording Board on the Picks of 2015 as a Favorite Album.  One reviewer selected Bright as their favorite album of the year and another listed it as their second favorite album.  "Burn It Down" and "High" were both listed as runner-up for track of the year.  This is the second year in a row that TAG has been honored on the Picks of the Year by rarb.org

*  2016  Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA) Nominations.
        Best Scholastic Original Song - "Burn It Down" by Gabrielle Macafee
        Best High School Album - Bright
        Best High School Song - "Burn It Down"
        Best Professional Arrangement for a Scholastic Group - Tom Anderson for "Burn It Down"

*  "Ugly Heart" selected to appear on the 2016 Best of High School A Cappella compilation

*  International Championship of High School A Cappella - South Semifinal (Winter Park HS - Orlando, FL)
       1st Place - South Champions
       Best Solo Award - Brittany Russell for "Burn It Down"

*  International Championship of High School A Cappella - National Finals New York City
       4th Place Overall

*  Invited to perform at the International Championship of College A Cappella Finals at the Beacon Theatre

*  National A Cappella Convention - Memphis, TN - High School Competition 
       3rd Place Overall
       Best Solo Award - Brittany Russell for "Burn It Down"

Group records their ninth album, Part of Me,  in June

 

2014-2015

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

*  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 (Berkely Prep - Tampa, FL)
       2nd Place
       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

*  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 (Winter Park HS - Orlando, FL)
       3rd Place
       Best Solo Award - Gabrielle Macafee for "The Battle"
       Best Vocal Percussion Award - David Norville

*  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 Best of High School A Cappella Compilation 

*  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 (Winter Park HS - Orlando, FL)
      3rd Place 
      Best Solo Award - Emily Alvarado for "Uncharted"

*  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 (Berkely Prep HS - Tampa, FL)
      2nd Place
      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 compilation

*  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 becomes the first TAG album 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
      3rd Place
      Best Vocal Percussion - Paul Gavin

 

2007-2008

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

*  International Championship of High School A Cappella - South Semifinal (Palm Harbor University HS)
       2nd Place
       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

*  Hosted the 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 in Fort Myers.

 

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 compilation  

* 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 (Woodland H.S. - Cartersville, GA)
      2nd Place 
      Best Solo Award - Rocky Castro for "Fields of Gold"

* National Championship of High School A Cappella – Florida Championship (Blake School for the Arts, Tampa, FL)
      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 in Fort Myers.

 

2004-2005

*  National Championship of High School A Cappella - Florida Championship (George Jenkins High School)
       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, University of Georgia
       2nd Place

*  Recorded first album at Studio Sea during April and May

 

2003-2004

* The group was founded during this school year after All Night Yahtzee from Florida State University visited and sang for the choirs in the Spring of 2003.  The song Beautiful originally by Christina Aguilera is credited as the song that founded TAG

*  After many hours of deliberations, the group is unable to come up with a creative name and resorts to calling itself The A Cappella Group.  TAG is soon discovered as a marketable nickname.


* The group was selected to open for the Four Tops at Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall and wowed the sold out crowd, earning a rousing standing ovation.

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