Snowday: A Refreshing Vocal Experience
What sounds like a band but doesn’t have instruments? Snowday! This dynamic quintet creates unique music using just their voices to delight audiences of all ages! Snowday’s talented singers present upbeat songs and moving rhythms that trace the history of a cappella singing and demonstrate how to create its harmonic parts — including a vocal drumming lesson with the audience. Their broad musical experience in barbershop, opera, and contemporary singing is paired with a mastery of teaching to uplift and engage everyone. This mix of energetic men and women is excited to share their lifelong love of music. And hey — doesn’t everyone love a snow day?
Snowday was founded in early 2008 with the mission of bringing a cappella and vocal music into mainstream education. Started as a collaboration of several DC area groups, Snowday brings a diverse background of performance and education to the stage. All members of the group started singing and playing instruments from a very young age, discovering contemporary a cappella in high school and college.
The group loves bringing a dose of fun to community and private events. As part of the Artivate roster, Snowday travels to dozens of schools each year, and members are very active in the local, national, and international a cappella communities. While they spend a lot of time touring US schools, they have also traveled internationally, including a trip to Russia as Arts Envoys with the US Department of State.
Artist’s website: Snowday
Virtual program options available – contact us for more information.
Music performance, especially a cappella, is a great way to develop real-world skills like public speaking, self-confidence, and teamwork. In this performance, audiences watch as the newest member of Snowday transforms from a timid newcomer into a seasoned performer as they find their way through music. Students enjoy upbeat, chart-topping hits while taking away numerous lessons on how to find the strength to be themselves.
An A Cappella Musical History
Snowday takes students on a whirlwind journey through time, tracing the history of a capella singing from its roots in chant, barbershop, and doo-wop to present-day pop and rock. Students are introduced to elements of music theory – including harmonic voice parts and vocal drumming (beatbox) techniques – and then invited to learn harmony parts and sing together. This energizing performance explores the extensive capabilities of the human voice and inspires creativity and musicality in students of all ages.
Single $850/Back-to-Back $1000
Fees are for daytime school programs in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia only.
Evening, weekend, workshop, and non-school fees differ – please contact us.
Additional travel fees apply.
Join the artists for one or more highly interactive workshops exploring topics like the History of A Capella, Vocal Percussion, Ear Training & Musicianship, and Basic Arranging (Song Structure). Workshops may be tailored to suit teachers’ goals and students’ ages and abilities.
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Additional travel fees apply.
Snowday was fantastic. I got a lot of enthusiastic and very positive feedback from students and teachers… (parents) told me how their son/daughter came home from school that day and were raving about the assembly at school that morning.
– PTA Cultural Arts, Laytonsville Elementary School (MCPS)
Snowday was an amazing performance. The students and staff enjoyed them They were an engaging quintet full of energy.
– PTA, Mechanicsville Elementary School (CCPS)
They were absolutely fantastic! Their singing was beautiful and we loved their story of the history of a cappella singing. They were an engaging group! Each performer was terrific! We will definitely have them again!
– Lower School Director, Bryn Mawr School
The performance was superb. A very educational & uplifting experience. It was just so wonderful to see the artists interact with our participants with special needs. Thrilling!
– Arts Specialist, CHI Centers, Inc.
The performance was wonderful. Snowday is great at encouraging student participation, their energy is contagious and they interact with our students. We will surely have them back again.
– Music Teacher, Cedar Lane School (HCPSS)
The response to this group was phenomenal. Our students were quiet and listened and participated beautifully. Snowday uses a lot of humor while they teach the History of A Cappella – they took their subject and made it extremely interesting.
– Music Teacher, Riverdale Elementary School