The After School Specials (A.S.S.) are Palm Harbor University High School's A Capella group. singers from all programs are eligible to audition and 20 singers are selected each year to be a part of the group.
What is A Capella music?
A Capella music is a variation of singing where there are no instruments. We make noises that replicate the sounds heard in popular songs. A famous example of A Capella music is the music group Pentatonix.
When do you rehearse?
The after school specials rehearse every tuesday and Thursday from 2-3 pm in the chorus room.
What do you do?
We perform at local parties, schools, luncheons , and more! We also go to a competition in February every year called ichsa.
What is ichsa?
The international competition of high school a cappella. The competition is broken up into 3 rounds: Quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals. You must place in the top 3 to advance from quarterfinals to semifinals, however you must place first at the semifinal competition to advance to finals in new york.
What do i get out of being in this group?
the satisfaction of creating music simply with the sounds of our voices. You also have the chance to bond with 19 new friends that share a love for music just like you!
When can I audition?
You can audition to be in After School Specials within the first two weeks of school. You must be in at least one of Mr. Hudson's classes if you are in Medical or Traditional. If you are in IB, discuss joining with Mr. Hudson and he will make arrangements.