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  • Sep 07, 2010
    The "12 Days of Christmas" Contest

    Christmas could be coming for you early this year - if you're in a talented singing group that is!! Straight No Chaser is looking to collaborate with the best of the best in a video recording of “The 12 Days of Christmas”. Ensembles around the country - young and old - are encouraged to audition by submitting a video or audio file (with photo) of your group singing any song you would like, a cappella of course!

    Out of all the submissions, Straight No Chaser will choose its favorite groups to be part of one massive virtual “performance” of the song. The winning groups will get to meet Straight No Chaser during their sound check, rehearse “The 12 Days of Christmas” with them, then be recorded singing the song live! The final edited video featuring all the groups will be premiered on Straight No Chaser’s website at www.sncmusic.com.

    All types of ensembles are encouraged to audition; a cappella groups, church choirs, elementary school groups, high school choirs, barbershop quartets, vocoder-only bands … if you can sing and there’s more than one of you, you’re eligible!

    Please, please, please be advised there can be NO changes to the group lineup once you enter this contest. Everyone that enters (via video/audio/photo) must be present at their respective concerts in order to participate. Also, note - although we'd love to fly/drive winners to their respective venues for recording, we simply cannot. So please only enter if you will be able to get your entire group to a Straight No Chaser show between 10/6 and 11/5. Please check http://www.sncmusic.com/tour-dates for details on which cities are eligible. This is very important and we appreciate you following these rules in advance, so thank you!

    TO ENTER:

    Send an email to wesingawesome@gmail.com by 9/20 with a video or audio file + photo of your group singing any song you would like. You need to include the following information:

    Contact information (name, phone number, email address)
    Full legal names and ages of every person part of your ensemble
    Please specify which Straight No Chaser show between 10/6 and 11/5 you will be able to attend
    We will be choosing winners on 9/27 and then will send over the sheet music for your group to learn before your taping date.

    CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE FULL OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES***

    Good luck!

    *** By emailing your submission as an entry in the contest, you confirm that: 1) you are consenting to the terms of the rules on behalf of yourself and all other members of your group with such members consent; 2) if you are a member of a named choir affiliated with a religious, cultural, educational or other institution, you have such institution's consent to enter the contest and consent to the rules on such institution's behalf; and 3) if any members of your group are minors in their state of residence, you have secured such minor's legal guardian's consent to agree to the terms of the rules for this contest.

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on 7 September 2010 - 4:48pm

Christmas could be coming for you early this year - if you're in a talented singing group that is!! Straight No Chaser is looking to collaborate with the best of the best in a video recording of “The 12 Days of Christmas”. Ensembles around the country - young and old - are encouraged to audition by submitting a video or audio file (with photo) of your group singing any song you would like, a cappella of course!

Out of all the submissions, Straight No Chaser will choose its favorite groups to be part of one massive virtual “performance” of the song. The winning groups will get to meet Straight No Chaser during their sound check, rehearse “The 12 Days of Christmas” with them, then be recorded singing the song live! The final edited video featuring all the groups will be premiered on Straight No Chaser’s website at www.sncmusic.com.

All types of ensembles are encouraged to audition; a cappella groups, church choirs, elementary school groups, high school choirs, barbershop quartets, vocoder-only bands … if you can sing and there’s more than one of you, you’re eligible!

Please, please, please be advised there can be NO changes to the group lineup once you enter this contest. Everyone that enters (via video/audio/photo) must be present at their respective concerts in order to participate. Also, note - although we'd love to fly/drive winners to their respective venues for recording, we simply cannot. So please only enter if you will be able to get your entire group to a Straight No Chaser show between 10/6 and 11/5. Please check http://www.sncmusic.com/tour-dates for details on which cities are eligible. This is very important and we appreciate you following these rules in advance, so thank you!

TO ENTER:

Send an email to wesingawesome@gmail.com by 9/20 with a video or audio file + photo of your group singing any song you would like. You need to include the following information:

Contact information (name, phone number, email address)
Full legal names and ages of every person part of your ensemble
Please specify which Straight No Chaser show between 10/6 and 11/5 you will be able to attend
We will be choosing winners on 9/27 and then will send over the sheet music for your group to learn before your taping date.

CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE FULL OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES***

Good luck!

*** By emailing your submission as an entry in the contest, you confirm that: 1) you are consenting to the terms of the rules on behalf of yourself and all other members of your group with such members consent; 2) if you are a member of a named choir affiliated with a religious, cultural, educational or other institution, you have such institution's consent to enter the contest and consent to the rules on such institution's behalf; and 3) if any members of your group are minors in their state of residence, you have secured such minor's legal guardian's consent to agree to the terms of the rules for this contest.

Comments

MaryDSinTX's picture

Hope you guys do this again as it REALLY promotes A Cappella groups and singing and yourselves and your music! How fun for everyone!! Everyone is a winner!
Beckerlynn's picture

If there was more notice, my church choir could have probably been able to do this. The dates you're coming near us in Pittsburgh is in that first eligible week of October which doesn't leave enough time to learn the song. I was super excited about this opportunity and it's heartbreaking that I can't do it.
SNCMusic.com WebCrew's picture

Sorry about the date cutoffs - we wish we could make this open for all tour dates, but logistically we need time to edit and post with plenty of time before Christmas. Please continue to spread the word to any singers you know in these markets!
Sue Scanlon's picture

aww... couldn't you extend the time frame to include the Nov 14th date in CT. I have 2 groups that I can put together that would love taking part in this contest! I'll send email anyway. Thanks SNC
Sarah Liz's picture

yes, what Shaina said. closest show is Fresno on a Tuesday. now, if they were able to push back the time frame by one more day (11/6), the show in Rancho Mirage at Agua Caliente would be doable on a Saturday... I'm just sayin'.
Tina Gaston's picture

Shaina, you and Sarah T. better get busy and represent "SNC Fans Got Talent!" ^__^
Shaina's picture

But S, the closest concert to us in that time frame is FRESNO! And it's on a TUESDAY! :(
Annie L's picture

What a great idea, Straight No Chaser! I cannot wait to see the end product :)
S. Brandon's picture

Shaina: "if you can sing and there's more than one of you...." Sounds like you and Sarah had better get busy! Go for it!
Tara Marie Ahn's picture

WOW!!!! Freakin' amazing!!!
Shaina's picture

Christine, I wish! Sarah T and I could very easily, but it might be harder for Tina... GAH! I have to find a group. DX
S.J.'s picture

Amazing idea! Kudos. ^_^
LovedeAcapella's picture

Singing Chasers, can you meet for a concert (Shaina, Sarah T., Tina)?
S. Brandon's picture

Oooohhh! Looking forward to this!!
Kathy Mendoza's picture

Well, how fun is that? Can't wait to see the results of this!
SamanthaBari's picture

I have the chorus but not the ability to get everyone out! Shame. : ( It would be a dream come true to sing with you guys - can't wait to see whose chorus wins! This is such a great idea, by the way! I can't wait to hear the final product...: )
Tina Gaston's picture

This is AMAZING! Just another example of why us fans love Straight No Chaser!
KarenS's picture

What fun! Great idea SNC!