A Cappella Groups Shine


Congratulations to Hilliard Bradley and Hilliard Davidson High Schools premier contemporary a cappella groups for being accepted into competition for the 2019 season of the Varsity Vocals International Championship of High School A Cappella! This is the 14th year for this competition. SHADES OF BLUE and BLUE KIDS ON THE BLOCK are 2, of only 227 groups from high schools across 28 states and internationally selected to compete this year.

Shades of Blue is in its second year of competition. Last year Shades of Blue placed 2nd at quarter-finals, 3rd at semi-finals, and was rank as one of the top 25 a cappella groups Internationally for the 2018 season! Shades of Blue consists of 16 students, grades 10-12, auditioned from Bradley’s Symphonic Choir, and is under the direction of Kristin Hodgson and Jeremy Witt.

Congratulations to these talented young men and women from Bradley High School; Dylan Ball (12), Audrey Brill (10), Gabe Contreras (12), Rachel Emery (11), Emily Ewen (12), Braden Evans (10), Cayden Ferguson (12), Jacky Figueroa (12), Ryleigh Fouts (12), Hannah Hubler (12), Rob Martin (12), Alex Miller (12), Dylan Newcomb (10), Kait Newcomb (12), Bri Nutter (10), and Jenna Vosskuehler (10).

Blue Kids on the Block is in their 1st year of competition! Blue Kids on the Block consists of 17 students grades 10-12 from Davidson High School, and is under the direction of Nicholas Crowther, Sarah Chang, and Logan Fletcher.

Congratulations to these talented young men and women from Davidson High School; Devyn Allen (11), Deeqa Ali (12), Henry Byrne (10), Corey Chiou (12), Spencer Cook (11), Caleb George (12), Gabby Goodrich (12), Dakota Gould (12), Madison Hammond (10), Gretchen Honer (12), Brittany Johnson (12), Cami Petrel (12), Abby Smallwood (12), Ethan Smith (11), Skyler Smith (11), Joshua Thompson (12), and Hope Troyer (11).

In January Shades of Blue and Blue Kids on the Block joined for a collaborative session and rehearsal opportunity. It was a wonderful chance for our students to meet, ask questions, gain knowledge, perform for one another, and critique each other. This is an amazing opportunity for these students, our district, and our community to be nationally and internationally recognized. Both groups will perform at Centerville High School on Friday, February 22nd at 7pm.