Ethel Walker Students Win A Cappella Competition

Ethel Walker Students Win A Cappella Competition

5/31/19—The Ethel Walker School’s a cappella group, the Grapes, participated in the largest scholastic a cappella competition in New England, the Wyvern Invitational a Cappella Festival held at Kingswood-Oxford School.

For the second time in their history, the Grapes were awarded the Gold Citation – Best in Show for their performances. The group also received the Best Student Directors award, and senior Liz H. ’19 was the first female the competition’s history to advance to the beatboxing finals.

The performances, arranged by Music Department Chair Laurie MacAlpine and directed by Grapes Co-Heads Mari D. ’19, Katherine D. ’19, and Bella M. ’19, featured complex harmonies, choreography, vocal percussion, and strong solos.