Houston High's Fifth Measure Competes in New York

Houston’s A Capella Choir, 5th Measure, had the amazing opportunity to compete in the national SingStrong competition at Adelphi University this past weekend. With an impressive 8-minute set prepared, the group found themselves competing alongside a dozen other high schools from across the country. With their arrangements of 'Set Fire to the Rain' and 'Still Feel,' the group took the stage by storm and gained many friends among fellow performing groups.

Along with the songs performed by the full group, beatboxer Topher Green showed off an original beatbox arrangement that shocked those in the auditorium, earning the “Best Beatbox Solo” award from the panel of judges. Topher, a junior, is currently in his third year as a member of Fifth Measure.

Off the stage, Fifth Measure had the opportunity to engage in staff-led sessions ranging from 'how to be a rockstar' to personalized one-on-one sessions aimed at refining its set to perfection. Each session provided invaluable insights and techniques, empowering the group to elevate its performance to new heights. As the weekend drew to a close, the group concluded its journey with a memorable excursion to Times Square.