Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about our tournaments or albums? We’d love to help. Check out some of our most frequently asked questions here, and if you don’t find what you’re looking for, give us a shout.
Competition & Rules
Can my group switch quarterfinals or regions?
If you advance to semifinals and have a conflict with your region’s semifinals, you cannot switch to another region.
What will the sound setup be at my show?
We strive to have 18 wireless microphones available as often as possible. When that is not possible, we have set group/ambient microphones evenly arranged across the front of the stage (which cannot be moved) as well as seven wireless microphones available for use (which can be moved around).
Can we add members to our roster during the year?
Can a non-student compete with us?
We require that all members of your group be full-time, fully participating members of your group; that is to say, they cannot be “ringers” brought in for competition only.
Attending a show
Can competitors watch the show from the audience?
To avoid disrupting paying audience members, we ask that you only watch the show during the half that your group is not competing. Your producer will explain any changes to the policy at your group meeting on the day of the show.
Will a video or audio recording of this event be available?
Do I have to buy tickets in advance?
Tickets are sold out online. Can I still get a ticket at the door?
When will doors open?
Who qualifies for a student rate ticket?
It's snowing. Will you cancel or reschedule? Why not?
Rescheduling our events is nearly impossible. We have to take into consideration: (1) scheduling availability for the 10 groups competing (because if fewer groups can attend on the rescheduled date, it defeats the purpose of rescheduling); (2) scheduling availability within our tournament (this event feeds into another event and cannot take place after the semifinals, nor can it take place on a weekend we already have an event scheduled in that region (because of production team availability), which is nearly impossible because our events take place nearly every weekend January through March; (3) scheduling availability of another regional venue of comparable size, when most venues this size book up at least a year in advance; (4) scheduling availability of our production team, including the Varsity Vocals producers (who are busy nearly every weekend leading up to semifinals producing our other events), five judges who are booked many months in advance, and a crew of qualified sound technicians, who are also very busy producing our other events as well as events locally and regionally; and (5) affordability of such an endeavor, after losing funds for canceling the first event, essentially doubling production costs.
Our responsibility as a company is to strive to provide the ICCA and ICHSA experience to our competitors and patrons, as promised, whenever possible. Your choice to travel to attend or participate in an event is your own, and if you opt not to, we will do whatever we can to make that decision as comfortable as possible for you.
Because our tournament is at capacity, it is rare that we are able to schedule competitors into another event However, we are happy to refund their entry fee and will welcome their application next season.
In our 20 years of producing this tournament, we have absolutely canceled events when conditions truly necessitated it. If we do need to cancel an event, ticket holders and competitors will be notified and refunded immediately.