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Groovin’ in Eagle Town Park

Jennifer Gersbach/Daily Staff Writer
Special to the DailyGroove Society takes on the musical world with their talents in vocal performance today at 6:30 p.m. at the Eagle ShowDown Town concert series.

Armed with the desire to explode the myth that singers are not true musicians, Groove Society embarked on a quest. Armed solely with their vocal chords, the six-member acappella group combines harmonies that are said to result in an experience that can “blast you into the hip-i-sphere.”Groove Society takes on the musical world with their talents in vocal performance and aim to prove that they too know what music is all about-even if they are just singers.”Just because we sing doesn’t mean that we cannot play instruments and read music too,” said Bianca Herbert, ensemble member.The group has an extensive background in instrumental music as well as vocal music and hopes that those talents, which range from playing the guitar to the violin to the piano, will only enhance their vocal performances.”For us what we enjoy most about singing acappella is that you can really see the capability of what the voice can do,” said Herbert.She and the rest of her group work hard to build up their stamina. They have to train their voices like any other muscle in the body. And dedicating more than nine hours a week to the training of their vocal chords is certainly what allows them to perform for more than two hours at a time.Many of Groove Society’s performances adhere to the jazz genre but they aren’t afraid to step outside of the box and dive into the grooves of Latin, blues, be-bop, rock, funk and R&B. But, all natives to Colorado, they find that the soulful rhythms of jazz have become what they enjoy most.The group likes the challenge of singing tight jazz harmonies; they work together to produce intricate rhythms. Performing variety infused with jazz keeps it interesting, said Herbert.”We sing tunes that people really like,” she said. “We do a lot of stuff from the ’70s, like songs from Earth, Wind and Fire, and just a lot of favorites. We also play good family tunes.”You can catch the vocal sounds of Groove Society today at 6:30 p.m. at the third concert in the Eagle ShowDown Town Concert Series. Admission is free and face painters will be there for children to enjoy.”The shows are going very well, attendance is great and the weather has cooperated nicely,” said Cara Herron, marketing director for the Vail Valley Foundation. “And we expect that the acoustic acappella performance will draw crowds from far away.”

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