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‘2knight 2knight’ to compete
Kings High School’s a capella group, 2knight 2knight will be competing next week at the International Championship for High School A Cappella.
The eight girls who make up the group will compete on Mar. 1 at 7 pm in the Centerville High School auditorium against eight local A Cappella groups. Tickets are 10 dollars for students and 15 dollars for adults.
This competition is judged by four or five people from all corners of the music world, each with different involvement in A cappella, including several beatboxers and choreographers.
All members of the group is very excited to compete. Kings High School junior, Emily Conway, is glad to see the group grow throughout her high school career.
“2knight 2knight has been together for three years, but this is the first year with new members because many of them graduated last year,” Conway stated.
The group’s coach Kings choir teacher, Scott Hayward, thinks the group have a shot of winning.
“If all the pieces come together correctly we have a decent chance of placing. There are a lot of good groups this year,” Heyward said.
The girls have been doing lots of extra preparation to help them succeed. Normally, they rehearse about six hours a week, but they’ve adding an extra five hours.
“We’ve been coming in at 6:30 in the morning every day for the past two weeks,” said Conway. “We practice for 45 minutes before school starts. We normally have two to three hour practices a week and gigs on the weekend.”
It takes many hours of rehearsal to perfect their routines, but the whole group has become very close.
“I love bonding with all of the people who do A Cappella. We’re all best friends,” said Conway. “If there were guys in the group we wouldn’t be as close. We have so much fun at sleepovers.”
Even though the hours are strenuous Hayward loves the work ethic of everyone involved and that everyone genuinely wants to be there.
“We get to be totally different than a choir class,” explains Hayward. “It’s much more than what we would normally do during a school day. Nobody’s forcing them to do this. They’re here because they love it. I hope that in the future we continue to build interest and make awesome music.”