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Simmons Sirens Qualify for A Cappella Quarterfinals

The Simmons Sirens will compete in the Varsity Vocals International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) on Sunday, February 18.

The Simmons Sirens will return to the Varsity Vocals International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) for the fourth consecutive year on Sunday, February 18. The ICCA competitions, which inspired the popular Pitch Perfect franchise, showcase nearly 500 groups from around the world — each vying for the title of International Champion.

A cappella groups from all over the country submit video auditions each fall in order to compete in their respective regional competitions. The Sirens are one of ten ensembles selected to compete in this year's Northeast Quarterfinal; only the top two finishing groups will advance to the Northeast Semifinal in March. 

Since submitting their audition video last fall, the Sirens have spent the past months dedicating countless hours to rehearsals as they ready themselves for Sunday's competition. For those students who are unable to attend the Northeast Quaterfinals, the Sirens will host an "ICCA Preview Night!" in Quadside Café on Friday, February 16. The group plans to showcase their full set including, "Take Me Home" by Jess Glynne, "Blue Eyes Blind" by ZZ Ward, and "Quiet" by MILCK, known for being the unofficial anthem of the Women's March.  

The 2018 ICCA Quarterfinals for the Northeast region will take place at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Kresge Auditorium at 2:00 p.m.

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