UpBeat! Wows the 2016 Bend A Cappella Festival
UpBeat! quartet recently sang on the stage of the Tower Theatre at the 1st Annual Acappella Festival in Bend. 14 a cappella groups from around the Northwest performed, and the headliners were The House Jacks, the group that Deke Sharon originally formed. It was a fantastic experience and a sharp learning curve, since we each had hand held mics and did a lot of moving around the stage. Very different than your traditional barbershop quarteting. UpBeat! isn’t competing this year, but we’re still having fun doing a variety of performances.