A&F Newsletter

Fall 2006


Rockapella to Perform at Cowley

The A cappella group Rockapella will bring their unique, world-class voices, to the Cowley College campus for a special performance Nov. 9 in the Robert Brown Theatre. Tickets will go on sale Sept. 15 at the Cowley College bookstore. Tickets can be purchased in person or by calling (620) 441-5277. The cost is $15 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens.

Rockapella reached its first milestone as a featured performer on the PBS television special “Do It A Cappella”, hosted by acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee. Created to showcase the supreme capability and virtuosity of the human voice, the program was a perfect platform for Rockapella’s talent and infectious energy to be noticed. When their appearance on “Do It A Cappella” hit the airwaves, the doo-wop stereotype of vocal group pop music was crushed and crushed so hard that PBS eagerly came calling again. They quickly requested Rockapella not only write and record the theme music for their soon-to-be-hit show “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” but asked that the group star in the show as the house band.

The daily Rockapellafest of Carmen brought ten million viewers every week for the next five years, and to this very day, at every concert the group performs, the crowd screams to hear the theme song they remember from the show. HB0 caught the buzz and cast Rockapella alongside Hollywood stars Whoopi Goldberg & Denzel Washington in their inventive hit family series, “Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child”. Whoopi Goldberg later had the group perform on her HBO special, “Chez Whoopi”.

These HBO and PBS television programs ignited the flame that placed Rockapella in demand by North America’s top media outlets. Rockapella has also appeared on -The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC’s Today Show with Katie Couric & Matt Lauer, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC, the CBS Early Show with Bryant Gumbel, CBS’s Orange Bowl Parade - the list goes on. Responding to popular demand, the group took their original songs, their arrangements, and their signature harmonies into the studio. The outcome: six albums for North America, ten albums for Japan.

Pulling pure talent together is the key to Rockapella’s incredible and unique sound. Rockapella’s widespread appeal has built legions of fans throughout the USA and across the globe.

This event is partially sponsored by the Kansas Arts Commission and Home National Bank.


Fall 2006