The Harmony Sweepstakes Mid-Atlantic Regional is just a little over
a month away on April 4th.
This is a friendly reminder to buy your tickets early! We have sold
out for the past two years running and you don't want to miss out on
this great night of a cappella!
See below for the lineup of competitor and details on the show and
how to buy tickets.
20th Annual Harmony Sweepstakes
2004 Mid-Atlantic Regional
*Date: Sunday, April 4th, 2004 (Easy to remember: 4/4/04!)
*Time: 6:30 (Doors open at 5:00. Seating is General Admission.)
*Location: The Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mt. Vernon Avenue,
Alexandria, VA, 22305
*Ticket Price: $20 (does not include Ticketmaster surcharge)
*How to Get Tickets: Tickets are available via The Birchmere website
(www.birchmere.com) or at The Birchmere Box Office.
*Hosts: The Tone Rangers
*Featured Performers: dcVocals
*Afterglow: The Afterglow will be held at The Birchmere right after
*Almost Recess is a five-man vocal band from the DC area. Singing
originals and covers, the group's mission is to bring great a
cappella music to every single person in the world.
*Blue Jupiter is a Contemporary Rock/Pop vocal quartet that tours
nationally and has competed in the Chicago Sweeps, released two CD's
and performed at both East and West Coast Summits.
*Brylcream - A Little dab of Doo-Wop - Brylcream is an acapella
group that combines the slick harmonies of the 50's and 60's with
light hearted fun. It's apparent that the performers enjoy
themselves while entertaining with their unique innovations and
arrangements while still remaining true to the "Doo-Wop" style.
Brylcream's two CD's include original works; "Rockin' the
Neighborhood" and "Ready to Go". The group has been performing for
12 years in the Southwest Florida area and they have shared the
stage with many singing greats such as Three Dog Night, The
Temptations, The Four Tops, Davy Jones, and many more.
*Cartoon Johnny is an energetic vocal band that pushes limits of
traditional a cappella. Drawing on influences from classic soul to
modern alternative, they've crafted an exciting, _audibly-
intoxicating sound, merging the power of the human voice with the
versatility of modern technology. The band has built a loyal DC fan
base performing at venues like the Clarendon Ballroom and Jammin'
Java, and at events such as Celebrate Fairfax and First Night
Alexandria. Cartoon Johnny was honored to perform at the 2003
Arlington A Cappella Festival with the Tone Rangers, Fourth Avenue,
and Da Vinci's Notebook.
*The Chromatics - This group of techies (engineers, scientists,
computer geeks, and NASA employees) performs pop and rock covers and
original songs inspired by our modern world. The World Wide Web,
television, and fast food - they're all subjects of Chromatics
originals. The Chromies have also written astronomically-correct a
cappella songs to be used in classrooms for a project called
AstroCappella. The Chromatics have presented AstroCappella from Palm
Springs, California to Orlando, Florida, from Las Vegas to Space Day
on the Washington DC Mall, had their lyrics quoted in the New York
Times and their CD has flown in space! And no, we're not kidding!
The Chromatics have presented their "down-to-earth" repertoire at
the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, at First Night Annapolis, at
the 1996, 1999, and 2002 Mid-Atlantic Region Harmony Sweepstakes
(where they took 3rd place in 1999), the National Anthem for the
Baltimore Orioles (1996 and 1997), and holiday music at the White
House's candlelight tours (1996). They also provide entertainment at
corporate events, festivals, and private parties.
*Mosaic is a six-man a cappella group with an off-the wall style,
intricate harmony, and a "get up out yo' seat" beat. They cover a
wide range of popular music in new and exciting ways. Mosaic is a
collaboration of minds and talents that form a truly unique show you
don't want to miss.
*Staticflow is a new D.C. vocal band with a mix pop, rock, world,
and funk influences. They perform original work penned by the
group, as well as popular covers, and plan to release their first CD
in the Spring of 2004.