I wasn't going to write about our spontaneous trip to the Midwest Semi-Final round of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella last week. (Mostly because I've written about Fundamentally Sound so many times I'm worried I made the awkward transition from proud mom to crazy stalker fan that has to sneak past security to [...]
Spring break 2014. Is this Normal?
We packed the car with seasoned precision and pointed her south for the last road trip of Spring Break 2014. Molly looked up from her perch in the backseat, rubbed a left bicep made tender by one too many games of Slugbug, rolled her eyes at her father's repeated attempts to turn nasty potholes into [...]
An ICCA salute to the F-S Band of Brothers
It seemed particularly fitting to those of us who had hosted Fundamentally Sound, an acappella group from the University of Wisconsin, that the all-male performers chose "brotherhood" as the theme of their competitive set for the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella Midwest Tournament. The young men recently completed a low-budget tour that included home [...]
A Pitch Perfect evening with Fundamentally Sound
Our Pitch Perfect evening Friday night included all things Chicago – a deep dish pizza, a beat boxing Bear and a spirited A Cappella contest. Seven teams competed in the ICCA Mid-West Quarterfinals in front of an over-capacity crowd, which included our enthusiastic group of seven rookie fans. As we made our way down to [...]