CJ groups sings their way to the Big Apple

CJ group Vega in national competition. (WDTN Photo)
CJ group Vega in national competition. (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Chaminade Julienne’s a cappella singing group is New York City bound for a prestigious competition.

Vega held its final rehearsal Tuesday night.

The group is one of just ten in the United States to qualify for the International Competition of High School A cappella.

The students practice six hours a week in hopes of bringing home a trophy.

Vega recently won the Ohio Valley Semifinal for the second consecutive year.

“We’ve been working all year to get to this point, so it’s really great to see the fruits of our labor,” said David Marshall, CJ junior.

“Just an awesome group to be a part of. I feel blessed every day that I get to work with these hard working kids, they work their butts off every single week and they come back better every single week as well, so it’s been an awesome awesome experience,” said Joe Whatley, Director of Choirs.

Vega is the number four ranked high school group in America, according to Aca-Rank.

The competition begins April 25.

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