Hello! A part of our New Years Resolutions for 2017 as a group is to be more present on the internet and give our friends more frequent updates on what we’re up to! We are SO excited because in less than one month, we will be making history. Sonata Problem has never competed against other a cappella groups before and we will be doing so in the ICCA competition on February 11. We cannot wait to showcase our skill and bond over beautiful music with other a cappella groups from around the area. The link to get tickets to see us perform is right HERE! We are positively ecstatic and cannot wait to get out on that stage! We’ve been increasing focus during rehearsal and incorporating choreography rehearsals into our weekly meetings, as well. We are ready to WOW everyone in that auditorium.
Some of our members have done some crazy cool things over the past two weeks! On Friday, Cassidy was able to perform a small opening set for Liz Vice at The Union, sponsored by North Central. Liz Vice was incredible and Cassidy slayed her performance and made everyone – Sonata or not – incredibly proud!
As some of our lovely fans know, many members of Sonata Problem are involved in a few other fine arts programs that are offered at North Central, such as band, orchestra, choir, and the theatre department. Four of our members are currently involved in productions being put on by NCC Theatre this term. Marc, Abby, and Nathan are cast members in the musical that’s entirely directed and produced by the seniors who are graduating this year, Once On This Island. Their production is at the end of week 8, and more information about the show and where to buy tickets will be posted at a later date! Rachel is a cast member in the student written and directed show, Far From Normal. The show goes up next Thursday (1/26) and information on the show and where to buy tickets can be found here! We’re so proud of Marc, Abby, Nathan, and Rachel and are excited to see what they bring to the stage…literally!
We were also given the opportunity to once again work with Trent, NIU Huskie Hunk alum who has been so willing to offer his advice and coaching to provide us with a leg up before ICCA! Thursday night was filled with a lot of laughs, dad jokes, silly sweaters, and crazy progress was made when we performed our ICCA set for him. We are grateful for continued support given to us from our friends who we’ve met over the past few years 🙂 The a cappella family is a big one, but it’s a beautiful one as well.