On Friday, Jan. 26 and Sat. Jan. 27, KO hosted sixteen high schools across the area for an evening of a cappella in its annual Wyvern Invitational A Cappella Festival. KO’s Crimson 7 earned silver, and Matthew Marottolo ’20 took home first prize for Best Male Vocalist.
Each team performed two songs for the event. Performances included: Bristol Eastern High School - Strawberry Fields: “Undo It and “Believer”; Conard High School - Be S#arp: "Death of a Bachelor" and “Believer”; Ethel Walker - Grapes: “Love Today” and “Best of My Love”; Fairfield Ludlow - Close Harmony -“Shake It Out” and Save the World/Don’t You Worry Child; Hall High School - A Cafella: “The Boxer” and “True Colors”; Kingswood Oxford - Crimson 7: “Sweet Caroline” and “Feeling Good”; Kingswood Oxford - Oxfordians: “Turn the Beat Around” and “Pretty Hurts”; Lexington High School - Guacomole: “Latch” and Price Tag”; Lexington High School - Pitchpipes: “You Found Me” and “Black and Gold”; Lexington High School - Onomotopoeia - “Footprints” (Sia) and Sweet Dreams/A little Party Never Killed Nobody Mashup;The Wheeler School -18 Wheelers: “Different” and “Dancing on My Own”.
The full results are as follows:
Best Male Soloist - Matthew Marottolo - Crimson 7
Best Female Soloist - Angela Hajjar - Onomatopoeia
Best Student Arrangement - Josh Feldman - Pitchpipes
Best Vocal Percussion - Jeremy Hariprasad
Best Choreography - Strawberry Fields for Believer
Best Student Director - Sofia Lomba, Adela Yan, Keeley Duran from the Grapes
Located in West Hartford, CT just steps from Blue Back Square, Kingswood Oxford is a private school inspiring co-ed day students in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum. Empowered students become clear confident communicators, resourceful problem-solvers, and ethical leaders. KO: where unlimited potential meets endless opportunities.