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Completed, Apr 7-8, 2018

BOSS pushes the boundaries of scholastic performance, recognizes greatness, and celebrates the most innovative a cappella performers of our time.

Friday Night Competition

Performers: HIVE

HIVE is a group of 5 fierce and very different women making music with just their voices and some crazy sound effects—all while trying to make the world a better place. Formed in August of 2017, HIVE has already releasee their first single and music video of Real Thing. All HIVE singers are also music educators and not only sing and perform, but also teach workshops on vocal music. Giving back to the musical community through education is a core value of the group.


Gestalt (University of Florida)

The Coda Conduct (Pennsylvania State University)

Pitch, Please! (Northeastern University)

Euphoria (Grand Valley State University)

The Stereotypes (Washington University in St. Louis)

Voicebox (University of Central Florida)

Professional Showcase

Headliners: MICappella

Effervescent, dynamic and versatile, MICappella is one of Asia’s leading vocal band based in Singapore.

The band tours internationally and most recently won 1st place in the international Moscow Spring A Cappella Festival as well as the 2017 CARA award for Best Asian Album for their latest album MICappella Reloaded, released in 2016. The first single, One Of These Days, reached top of the iTunes mando-pop charts on its first day of release.

MICappella has also broken boundaries by reaching more than 1.3 million viewers on Facebook alone within the first week of releasing their hit rendition of 那些年的小幸运 back in 2015, which catapulted them to greater recognition within the Chinese music scene. The video has now amassed more than 11 million views across platforms in China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Always embracing their identity as Singaporeans and being effectively bilingual, MICappella has become an international brand that ignites the stage all over the world.

Performers: Backtrack

Backtrack is an award-winning, five-person a cappella group that explores the power of the human voice through unique vocal arrangements, tight harmonies and world-class beatboxing. The group pushes the limits of a cappella, creating impressive covers of past and present pop music, writing inspiring original compositions and daring to take on unexpected genres such as classical and electronic music. The group now performs full-time, and notable venues include: Carnegie Hall, Apollo Theatre, and the Beacon Theatre.

Performers: Similar Jones

Similar Jones is a high-energy vocal band, primarily rock and blues and influenced by elements of soul, funk, and jazz. Our repertoire consists of cover songs old and new, plus original tunes that truly capture the Similar Jones sound: one marked by tight harmonies, intricate rhythms, innovative arrangements, and—most importantly—a rock-solid groove.