The Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival, the premier American showcase
for vocal harmony music. The annual national competition draws from hundreds
of vocal groups from around the country with regional competitions in eight
cities. The winning group from each festival is flown to perform in front of
celebrity judges and a sold out house of enthusiastic a cappella fans at the
Rocky Mountain Champions
Inpulse is the Twin Citiesā hottest new vocal band. A certifiably unique
pop a cappella outfit, INPULSE incorporates
award-winning soloists with driving
percussion, using only their mouths and microphones to create a groove that
is second to none. This five-member group is
comprised of classically trained
vocalists and utilizes the art of vocal percussion to entertain all audiences
with their energetic stage performance. INPULSE endeavors to advance the art
of a cappella into mainstream pop-culture on the world stage through original
music, engaging performances and the education of young singers.
Members: Michael Espinoza, Gabe
Koxlien, Matt McDonald, Paul Donnelly
and Marcus Hanson.
No Better Cause
Best Original Arrangement
"Obsession" Marcus Hanson
Best Original Song
" Hazy Shade" - Carleen
Michaud - Curious Gage
2004 Partcipating groups:
Gage One of Colorado's
newest contemporary vocal bands, 'Curious
Gage' from Fort Collins has a unique
blend of rock, jazz, pop and soul. Using only
the instruments they were born
with, these five guys capture the intensity
and energy of today's rock bands.
- Members: Nic Widhalm, Justin
Curtis Adams, Christian Nielsen, Ryan Smykil
and Tom Miles.
Boulder's six-man vocal band, 'Face',
boasts Audience Favorite and Runner-Up awards from the 2003 Rocky Mountain
Sweeps. These talented singers provide raw
entertainment from original arrangements
of pop, rock, jazz, gospel and classical selections.
- Members: Ben Lunstad, Cody Qualls, Ryan Driver, Forest Kelly, Joseph
DiMasi and Mark Megibow
Visionary group Inpulse from
Minnesota has a mission to take vocal
'instrumentation' into mainstream popular
music. These five trained vocalists use their
musical talents and unparalleled
skill with vocal percussion to create a groove second to none.
Members: Michael Espinoza, Gabe Koxlien,
Matt McDonald, Paul Donnelly and
Since 1996, Denver's LoDo Air Band has
sung only original arrangements along with many original tunes, delivered
with non-stop high energy. Prepare for a wild
ride through a cappella hilarium
with the six-voice group's renditions of Classic Rock and R&B.
Members are Kelly Hays, Kristen Brown, Art
Ortega, Christine Young, Jonathan
Smith and Doug Tisdale.
never know it by their music, but Provo, Utah's 'moosebutter' is a quartet
of nice guys who sing songs about love, liberty and furry animal friends.
Together they ponder deeply, swoon
meticulously, tango ominously and . . they
don't cheat at checkers.
- Members: Tim Y. Jones, Chris Hallis,
Weston Wride and Glen Sawyer.
Better Cause: The infectious
and exciting one-of-a-kind style of 'No Better Cause' adds an intriguing a
cappella sound to their repertoire of pop,
rock, R&B and standard tunes. The
six-man group from Lincoln, Nebraska has a
distinctive talent and a bent for
- Members: Nate Kellison, Luke Kellison, Justin Runge, Adam McCarville,
Zakk Wooten and Zack Bjornsen.
Raging Harmonies: These seven teens are
all students at Colorado's Westminster High School. The young men and women
of 'Raging Harmonies' strive to share the spotlight fairly andcomprise the
only high school-aged a cappella group to
appear in the Harmony Sweepstakes.
- Member: Lisa Baer, Jessican Israel, Denine Lopez, Chris Vasquez, Tez
Diaz, Mike Ladner and Derik Padilla Rojas.
Since 1996, Transformed of Littleton,
Colorado has performed mainly for women's conferences, special events and
fundraisers in the area, and as far as Kyiv
in the European Ukraine. The group's
four female songsters use their God-given
talents to encourage others. Members
are Laura Gournie, Rita Robbins, Kathy Spencer and Lisa Welsh.
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