CHS Co-Ed Group Wins L.A. A Capella Festival

For the second year in a row, Calabasas High School’s co-ed a capella group, Unstrumental, took home first prize at the L.A. A Cappella Festival on Friday, February 8 at El Segundo High School. The 15-member group performed “It’s a Man’s Man’s World” by James Brown, “Dig Down” by Muse, and “Dream On” by Aerosmith. The “Dream On” performance in the mic-drop category featured vocalist Maddi Lasker, a junior, who also won Best Female Soloist. CHS Music Director Joshua Barroll was overwhelmed with pride for his students after their performances.

As scholastic competition winners, Unstrumental also performed in the A Capella Festival’s Saturday night professional showcase, opening for The House Jacks and Musae. Second-place honors were awarded to Voicebox, a group from University of Central Florida.