Our 17th ICHSA season launches in January, and we can’t wait to see what our competitors will bring to the stage! This year, there are more than 2,800 performers in 185 groups from high schools across 26 states competing in our tournament. We are thrilled to see talent returning to ICHSA in such great numbers, and we are humbled to provide this experience for so many once again.

Eight regions will comprise this year’s ICHSA tournament: Great Lakes, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, South, Southwest, West, and Virtual. The Great Lakes, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, South, and West regions will have quarterfinal rounds. The Southwest and Virtual regions will hold a semifinal only. In the Great Lakes, the top two groups from each quarterfinal will move on to the semifinal. In the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Northeast, South, and West, the top three groups from each quarterfinal will move on to the semifinal.

In order to be accessible and equitable given our pivot this year, in all regions with fewer than five quarterfinals (resulting in fewer than our maximum 10 groups at semifinals), there will also be a semifinal wildcard round, allowing for additional groups to advance to the semifinal. This applies to the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast, South, and West Regions. The Southwest region will have a semifinal only. The Great Lakes region will not have a semifinal wild card round, as our five quarterfinals there will advance a total of 10 groups to semifinals.

Regional Breakdown:

Great Lakes: 5 Quarterfinals, top 2 advance to semifinals, top 2 to finals

Mid-Atlantic: 3 Quarterfinals, top 3 advance to semifinals, semifinal wildcard round, top 1 advances to semifinals. 1 semifinal round, top 1 group advances to finals.

Midwest:  3 Quarterfinals, top 3 advance to semifinals, semifinal wildcard round, top 1 advances to semifinals. 1 semifinal round, top 1 group advances to finals.

Northeast: 3 Quarterfinals, top 3 advance to semifinals, semifinal wildcard round, top 1 advances to semifinals. 1 semifinal round, top 1 group advances to finals.

South: 2 Quarterfinals, top 3 advance to semifinals, semifinal wildcard round, top 3 advances to semifinals. 1 semifinal round, top 1 group advances to finals.

West– 2 Quarterfinals, top 3 advance to semifinals, semifinal wildcard round, top 3 advances to semifinals. 1 semifinal round, top 1 group advances to finals.

Southwest– 1 semifinal. Top 1 advances to finals.

Virtual– 1 Semifinal, Top 2 advance to finals wildcard round.

Finals Wildcard: All 2nd and 3rd place groups from each semifinal and the top 2 placing groups from the virtual round will be able to compete in the finals wildcard round alongside the virtual semifinalist, where the top group will advance to the ICHSA Finals at The Town Hall in New York City!

Events will begin in mid-January and continue through late March. Tickets for most events go on sale on December 1. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for a reminder! Please remember that many events do sell out in advance, so we recommend ordering tickets in advance of the show.

Lastly, with the COVID-19 pandemic and extended application deadline, we have been doing our best navigating the varying policies and restrictions from venues and school district regulations across the country. As a result, you will notice that some regions don’t yet have dates listed as we continue to work with limited venue staff and garnering school board/venue approvals as an outside organization. Please bear with us as we work to finalize dates. In the event that a last minute cancellation does occur or we are unable to secure a venue, your assigned event will transition to a virtual round.

Please see our acceptances and tentative quarterfinal placements for the 2022 ICHSA below. If you applied and don’t see your name on the list below, or if you have any questions about your placement, please contact Elise Hackl-Blumstein at [email protected].

Any group that chooses to withdraw by December 15, 2021 will be refunded their full entry fee. Otherwise, we will assume you’ve accepted your invitation to compete at your assigned event.

Congratulations to our accepted groups, and welcome to the 17th season of the ICHSA!

Please note that the listings below are being posted on November 15th, are subject to change, and will not be updated here if they do change. Please see our events page for up-to-date listings of our events and their participants. All events that have been scheduled so far will be posted there by December 1st. Thanks!

(Click here to see the 2022 ICCA Competitors!)


2022 International Championship of High School A Cappella Lineup

GREAT LAKES REGION
Please note: The Great Lakes region has changed from previous years. The region used to be referred to as the Midwest, but we changed the region name to better align with the ICCA region.

Quarterfinal 1: Saturday, February 5, 2022 DeKalb High School, DeKalb, IL
Please note: this show location is tentative. We will update you with a firm location.
The Overtones | Barrington High School, Barrington, IL
Enharmonic Fusion | DeKalb High School, DeKalb, IL
Echo Effect | Niles West High School, Skokie, IL
Graftonics | Grafton High School, Grafton, WI
High Fidelity | Niles West High School, Skokie, IL
The Noteworthy Hornets | Hinsdale South High School, Darien, IL
Nothin’ But Treble- Loyola Academy, Wilmette, IL
Off The Record | Lockport Township High School, Lockport, IL
Tonal Eclipse | Niles West High School, Skokie, IL

Quarterfinal 2: Sunday, February 6, 2022, Buffalo Grove High School, Buffalo Grove, IL
Acafellas | Loyola Academy, Wilmette, IL
Gold Nation | Harold L. Richards High School, Oak Lawn, IL
Gold Standard | Buffalo Grove High School, Buffalo Grove, IL
Hawkappella | Bartlett High School, Bartlett, IL
Minor Renovation
| Buffalo Grove High School,
Buffalo Grove, IL
Mod21 | Illinois Math and Science Academy, Aurora, IL
Modern Melodies | Buffalo Grove High School, Buffalo Grove, IL
True Blue A Cappella | Brookfield Central High School, Brookfield, WI
Vocal Point
| Lockport Township High School, Lockport, IL

Quarterfinal 3: Saturday, February 12, 2022, Southwest Christian High School (Chaska, MN)
Out of the Blue | Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School, Galesville, WI
Encore | Lakeville South High School, Lakeville, MN
Harmonix | Jordan High School, Jordan, MN
Red Knotes | Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, St. Louis Park, MN
The Accidentals | Southwest Christian High School, Chaska, MN
The AHS Accidentals | Arcadia High School, Arcadia, WI
Tonal Recall | Shell Lake High School, Shell Lake, WI
Vocal Point | Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School, Galesville, WI

Quarterfinal 4: Saturday, February 26, 2022, Oak Creek Performing Arts Center, Oak Creek, WI
Apollo | South Milwaukee High School, South Milwaukee, WI
Beloit Turner Overdrive (BTO!) | Beloit Turner High School, Beloit, WI
Colla Voce | West High School, Madison, WI
CYC Out | Clinton High School, Clinton, WI
Genesis | Brookfield East High School, Brookfield, WI
Knight Club | Oak Creek High School, Oak Creek, WI
Noteworthy | Eau Claire Memorial High School, Eau Claire, WI
Unaccompanied Minors | Brookfield East High School, Brookfield, WI

Quarterfinal 5: Sunday, February 27, 2022, Oak Creek Performing Arts Center, Oak Creek, WI
Focus | Port Washington High School, Port Washington, WI
Good Old Acapella | Beaver Dam High School, Beaver Dam, WI
Incognito | Mayville High School, Mayville, WI
Ladies Knight | Oak Creek High School, Oak Creek, WI
Limited Edition | Port Washington High School, Port Washington, WI
Major Detour | Buffalo Grove High School, Buffalo Grove, IL
SolTown A Cappella | Germantown High School, Germantown, WI
Treble Threat | Buffalo Grove High School,Buffalo Grove, IL
Treblesome Teens | Hortonville High School, Hortonville, WI

Semifinal: Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI
Featuring the top 2 groups from each quarterfinal


MID-ATLANTIC REGION
Please note: The Mid-Atlantic region has changed from previous years. The region now contains groups from New Jersey and Maryland.

Quarterfinal 1: Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Northern Highlands Regional High School, Allendale, NJ
Highlands Belles | Northern Highlands Regional High School, Allendale, NJ
Highlands Harmonics | Northern Highlands Regional High School, Allendale, NJ
Rebel Remix
| Howell High School, Farmingdale, NJ
Rebelation | Howell High School, Farmingdale, NJ
Reverb | Howell High School, Farmingdale, NJ
The Bee’s Knees | Bayonne High School, Bayonne, NJ
The Nocktaves | Pequannock Township High School, Pompton Plains, NJ
The Ram Jams | Ramsey High School, Ramsey, NJ
The Spartones | Steinert High School, Hamilton, NJ
Treble Makers | West Morris Mendham High Schoo, Mendham, NJ
Vox Blue | Delaware Valley Regional High School, Frenchtown, NJ

Quarterfinal 2: Saturday, February 5, 2022, TBD (near New Jersey)
Please note, this show is tentative. We will update you with any changes.
AcaBellas | Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood, NJ
CHS Varsity Vocals I Carteret High School, Carteret, NJ
Highlands Voices
| Northern Highlands Regional High School, Allendale, NJ
LumeNAtion | Newark Academy, Livingston, NJ
Maroon Men- Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood, NJ
Remix
| Montclair Kimberley Academy, Montclair, NJ
Scarlet Sound | Neptune High School, Neptune, NJ
Soulfege | Millburn High School, Millburn, NJ
Stay Tuned | Cherry Hill East High School, Cherry Hill, NJ
The Ridgewood Rhapsodies | Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood, NJ
Vocal Resolution | Highland Regional High School, Blackwood, NJ

Quarterfinal 3: Saturday, February 26, 2022, St. Charles High School (St. Charles, MD)
The Acatonics | Thomas S. Wootton High School, Rockville, MD
Dynamic Pressure | Forest Hills Junior-Senior High, Sidman, PA
Evolve
| Chesapeake High School, Pasadena, MD

Screechin’ Eagles | North Point High School, Waldorf, MD
SoundXplosion | Cresskill High School, Cresskill, NJ
Spartones | St. Charles High School, Waldorf, MD

Semifinal: Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Northern Highlands Regional High School (Allendale, NJ)
Featuring the top 3 groups from each quarterfinal, and the semifinal wildcard champion.


MIDWEST REGION
Please note: The Midwest region has changed in previous years. The region used to be referred to as the Great Lakes, but we changed the region name to better align with the ICCA region.

Quarterfinal 1: Friday, February 11, 2021, Skyline High School, Ann Arbor, MI
Maximum Forte | Charleston High School, Charleston , IL
Skyline Blues | Ann Arbor Skyline High School, Ann Arbor, MI
Major VI | Novi High School, Novi, MI
Touch of Class | Port Clinton High School, Port Clinton, OH
Trebels | Seton LaSalle High School, Pittsburgh, PA
Knightlife Acappella | Van Buren, Van Buren, OH

Quarterfinal 2: Saturday, February 12, 2021, Liberty High School, Kansas City, MO
The Cat’s Meow | Licking High School, Licking, MO

SoundProof | Overland Park, KS
Tonal Uproar | Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, MO
Valholla | Parkway North High School, St. Louis, MO
Viva Voce | Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, MO

Quarterfinal 3: Saturday, February 19, 2021, Harrison High School, Harrison, OH
Ars Nova | The Miami Valley School, Dayton, OH
Blue Kids On The Block | Hilliard Davidson High School, Hilliard, OH
Dynamix | William Henry Harrison High School, Harrison, OH
From The Top | Northview High School, Grand Rapids, MI
IMPACT | Youth Choral Theater of Chicago, Wilmette, IL
Polarity | Waverly High School, Waverly, OH
Prime A Cappella | Centerville High School, Centerville, OH
Take Note | William Henry Harrison High School, Harrison, OH
VCR | Urbana High School, Urbana, IL

West Clermont Alpha | West Clermont High School, Batavia, OH

Semifinal: Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Harrison High School, Harrison, OH
Featuring the top 3 groups from each quarterfinal, and the semifinal wildcard champion.

 


NORTHEAST REGION
Please note: The Northeast region has changed this year. In the past, this region contained some groups from New Jersey.  This year, all New Jersey groups are in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Quarterfinal 1: Saturday, February 12, 2022 Plymouth, MA
The 18 Wheelers | The Wheeler School, Providence, RI
Dobbs 16 | The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, NY
NOTEorious | North Reading High School, North Reading, MA
South Avenue | Plymouth South High School, Plymouth, MA
Strawberry Fields | Bristol Eastern High School, Bristol, CT
The Newtones | Newton South High School, Newton, MA
The Nightingales | Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield, CT
The Photosymphonizers | Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Marlborough, MA
Voices ReChoired | Marlborough High School, Marlborough, MA
WitchPitch? | Salem High School, Salem, MA

Quarterfinal 2: likely Saturday, January 29 OR Sunday, February 13, 2022 near Wakefield, MA
*please note, this show is tentatively scheduled. We will update you with changes.
Accent A Cappella | Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School,Sudbury, MA
Amp’d Up | Rutland High School, Rutland City, VT
Dachords | Hanover High School, Hanover, NH
Falconize | Danvers High School, Danvers, MA
Luminescence | Marblehead High School, Marblehead, MA
The Crescendos | Chelmsford High School, North Chelmsford, MA
The Jewel Tones | Marblehead High School, Marblehead, MA
The Sachimes | Saugus High School, Saugus, MA
The Thursdays | Chelmsford High School, North Chelmsford, MA
Voices of Steel | Wakefield High School, Wakefield, MA

Quarterfinal 3: TBD (near NY)
*please note, we will update you with changes.
Chock Full of Notes | Plainview Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, Plainview, NY
Drastic Measures | Plainview Old-Bethpage JFK High School, Plainview, NY
For Good Measure | Mohonasen High School, Schenectady, NY
Noteworthy
| Plainview Old Bethpage John F Kennedy High School, Plainview, NY
On A High Note | Plainview Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, Plainview, NY
Perfect 4ths | Centereach High School, Centereach, NY
Rhythm On Rye | Rye High School, Rye, NY
Testostertones | Centereach high School, Centereach, NY
Vocal Point | South Glens Falls High School, South Glens Falls, NY

Semifinal: TBD
Featuring the top 3 groups from each quarterfinal, and the semifinal wildcard champion.


SOUTH REGION

Quarterfinal 1: February 12, 2022, location TBA, North Carolina or Georgia
*please note, this show is tentatively scheduled. We will update you with changes.

Bella Voce | New Manchester High School, Douglasville, GA
Crescenloe | Enloe Magnet High School, Raleigh, NC
InToneNation | New Manchester High School, Douglasville, GA
Patatonics | White House Heritage High School, White House, TN
Pitch Please| Northwood High School, Pittsoboro, NC
The Acapostles | Cary Christian School, Cary, NC
Tonal Spectrum | Crest High School, Shelby, NC

Quarterfinal 2: Saturday, February 19, 2022, Hagerty High School, Oviedo, FL
Acapocalypse | Pine Ridge High School, Deltona, FL
After School Specials | Palm Harbor University High School, Palm Harbor, FL
HyperOctave | Heritage High, Palm Bay, FL
Mello Divas | Berkeley Preparatory School, Tampa, FL
Rhapsody | Heritage High School, Palm Bay, FL
Sharkappellas | Ponte Vedra High School, Ponte Vedra, FL
The A Cappella Group | Cypress Lake Center for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL
The Beatitones | Berkeley Preparatory School, Tampa, FL
The Tribe | Chamberlain High School, Tampa, FL
Vocal Society | Trinity Preparatory School, Winter Park, FL
Vocality | Boone High School, Orlando, FL

Semifinal: TBD, likely Saturday, March 12, 2022
Featuring the top 3 groups from each quarterfinal, and the top 3 semifinal wildcard groups.


SOUTHWEST REGION

Semifinal: February 26 or March 5, location TBA in Texas
Highlights | Independence High School, Frisco, TX
Infiniti | Rockwall Heath High School, Heath, TX
Madison Avenue | Madison High School, San Antonio, TX
Purple Flair | Anna High School, Anna, TX
Rhapsody | Big Spring High School, Big Spring, TX
Sting | Rockwall High School, Rockwall, TX
Vocal Legacy | Bryan High School Bryan, TX
VOLT | Lebanon Trail High School, Frisco, TX
Walk the Line | Rockwall High School, Rockwall, TX
Zero Hour | Warren High School, San Antonio, TX


WEST REGION

Quarterfinal 1: Friday, January 28 near Portland, Oregon
*please note, this show is tentative. We will update you with changes.

Free to Breathe | Sunset High School, Portland, OR
Mixolydians | Sherwood High School, Sherwood , OR
Rhythmix | West Albany High School, Albany, OR
Scots-Appella | McKay High School, Salem, OR
Soul’d Out | Wilsonville High School, Wilsonville, OR
Synergy | Oregon Children’s Choir, Eugene, OR
Take Note | Pinewood School, Los Altos Hills, CA
Vivace | Lincoln High School, Portland, OR
Vocal Spectrum | Madison High School, Rexburg, ID

Quarterfinal 2: Friday, February 25, John Burroughs High School, Burbank, CA
*please note, this show is tentative and may change
Critical Mass | Orem High School, Orem, UT
Downbeat- The Harker School, San Jose, CA
Gold Dust Avenue | Chaparral High School, Scottsdale, AZ
Guacapella | Saint Francis High School, Mountain View, CA
Neo Chromatics | John Burroughs High School, Burbank, CA
Relentless | Woodbridge High School, Irvine, CA
The hOWLers | Athenian School, Danville, CA
Titanium | Tesoro High School, Las Flores, CA
Treble With Angels | Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA
Wolf PACappella | Pacifica Christian High School, Santa Monica, CA

Semifinal: likely Friday, March 25, 2022 TBA, near Portland, OR
*please note, this show is tentative and may change.
Featuring the top 3 groups from each quarterfinal, and the top 3 semifinal wildcard groups.

 


VIRTUAL REGION

Virtual Semifinal: Saturday, March 5
Around 8 | Princeton High School, Princeton, NJ
Centennial Sharp | Centennial High School, Ellicott City, MD
Chicappella | Brighton High School, Brighton, MI
DaCapo | Brighton High School, Brighton, MI
Dublinaires | Sheldon High School, Eugene, OR
Encore | American Leadership Academy, Spanish Fork, UT
Madrigal | Belton High School, Belton, TX
Notetorious | Brighton High School, Brighton, MI
OC Voices | Oaks Christian School, Westlake Village, CA
Panther Tones | Maysville High School, Zanesville, OH
The Foxy Jukebox | Moorestown Friends School, Moorestown, NJ
Valley Voices | AuSable Valley Central School, Clintonville, NY
Viking Voices | Valley Central Middle School, Montgomery, NY
Vox & Val | Valley Central, Montgomery, NY

The top groups will join the Wildcard round for a chance to compete at the ICHSA Finals in NYC on April 22, 2022!


ICHSA FINALS

Friday, April 22nd, 2022 at The Town Hall, New York, NY
Featuring the semifinal champion from each region and the Wild Card champion