Students Win Best in Show in Regional A Cappella Festival
Students Win Best in Show in Regional A Cappella Festival

Walker's a cappella group, the Grapes, participated in the largest scholastic a cappella competition in New England, the 9th Annual Wyvern Invitational a Cappella Festival, at Kingswood-Oxford School on Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28.

For the first time in Walker's history the Grapes were awarded Best in Show for their performances. Alana Garcia '17 was also awarded the Outstanding Student Director Award. The Grapes performed "Happy Ending" by Mika and "Run to You" by Pentatonix. The performances, arranged by Lucca Troutman '08, Alana Garcia '17, Shae Clarke '17, and Music Department Chair Laurie MacAlpine, featured complex harmonies, choreography, vocal percussion and strong solos.

The 9th Annual Wyvern Invitational a Cappella Festival, judged by vocal music professors from premier New England collegiate programs, spanned two nights and featured performances by 15 groups from throughout New England.

Photo by David B. Newman Photography