On Friday, October 7, ConVal’s female and male a cappella ensembles — the Clef Hangers and the Morin Tunes — joined more than 180 other middle and high school students at the University of New Hampshire Manchester for a set of unique learning clinics. Topics included “The Magic of Kinesthetics,” “Vocal Percussion: Beatboxing Evolved,” “Stage Presence And Rehearsal Techniques,” and others.
The evening student a capella showcase and competition took place at the Capitol Center for the Arts. The Clef Hangers received a Gold Award for their performance of Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” and “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence and the Machine. The Morin Tunes received a Silver Award for their performance of “Oasis” by A Great Big World and a medley of British invasion songs.