CHICAGO HARMONY SWEEPSTAKES

2023 Performing Groups

Now accepting submissions for the 2023 Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes

Got a group?  Want to perform in the best a cappella show in the Midwest?  Maybe win your way to the National Finals in California?  Maybe become the next National Champions?  Why not you…?

Former Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes Champions

Polarity

Polarity

2022 Champions

Polarity, Waverly High School’s premiere a cappella ensemble, is excited to return to the Harmony Sweepstakes family! Polarity meets after school twice a week to provide a quality a cappella experience to Waverly High School’s students. This highly competitive group performs in the community, at school events, private parties, and local competitions. Coming from all paths of the high school, Polarity instantly clicked. The group includes varsity athletes, theatre enthusiasts, honors students, marching band members, and active community members. Though pop a cappella has not gained popularity in southern Ohio, these students demonstrate their love and commitment to the art of making music! Hey, we’re just a bunch of small-town kids that like to sing! Members: Jayda Whitt, Sophie Thomas, Kaitlyn Miller, Jayden Steele, Grace Dickerson, Carson Kittaka, Carson Moore, Jack Pfeifer, Noah Clifton

Remedy

Remedy

2020 Champions

Remedy A Cappella is a co-ed contemporary a cappella group from the University of Dayton. Our members consist of undergraduates from around Ohio, from Chicago, Pittsburgh, and even the Netherlands! From many walks of life and representing a variety of majors, we enjoy making music and spending time together. We strive to captivate and entertain our audiences with our performances. Remedy is also proud to be the 2019 ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal Champions. Members: Kim Tielemans, Alex Golzynski, Katie Breslin, Alexis Taylor, Kat Smith, Sarah Yelsik, Cameron Page, Andy Villasenor, Angelo Knight, Chris Hemsath.

Polarity

Polarity

2019 Champions

Our 2022 Champions also won in 2019!  Different line-up, equally incredible talent.  The 2019 group went on to take Third Place and Audience Favorite at the Harmony Sweepstakes National Finals!  Members: Camrin Craig, Fabiola Corwin, Mattie Elliott, Kayleah Shiland, Andrew Pfeifer, Jack Pfeifer, Noah Clifton.

Due North

Due North

2018 Champions

We are Due North. Hailing from the Twin Cities area, Due North is one of the Midwest’s newest a cappella ensembles. Founded in April 2017, the group’s name was inspired from Minnesota’s formally adopted French motto “L’Etoile du Nord” meaning “Star of the North”. Due North prides itself on being the perfect fit for any audience. Whether the setting is calm and mellow, or energized and wild; Due North will bring a refreshing taste to the music you know and love, while adding new songs to file away in your personal playlist. Available for weddings, corporate events, parties, fairs, national anthems; you name it! With a fresh outlook, immense passion, and a vibrant energy – there is only one direction to go – Due NorthMembers: Matt Laudenbach, Barry Bakunowicz, Kaynen Harris, Alissa Peanasky, Sam Bijou.
The Sound Exchange

The Sound Exchange

2017 Champions

Meet your 2017 Harmony Sweepstakes National Champions!  From soulful ballads, to blistering rock anthems, from jazz standards to chart-topping singles, The Sound Exchange does it all. Based out of the Twin Cities, this group brings dazzling harmonies and wisecracking audience interaction to every show and do it with joy and humor. Get ready for the hijinks and harmony of…The Sound Exchange. Members: Nick Bailey, Caleb Lee, Christina Case, Paul Donnelly, Eric Buegler.

David Wilner

David Wilner

Master of Ceremonies

David Wilner competed in the Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes with Blind Man’s Bluff and Fiveplay, winning First Place, Audience Favorite, and Best Original Song with each group. During his six years in Blind Man’s Bluff, David toured nationally and recorded five albums. He also spent seven years with the classic rock quartet Ac•Rock, recording two albums. Today, David emcees events throughout the Chicagoland area and performs in the band The Four C Notes. He has been the regional producer of the Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes since 2017.