ACA-DUEL: NATIONAL ANTHEM CHALLENGE

ACA-DUEL: NATIONAL ANTHEM CHALLENGE

As part of AUSACA 2018, the Open Division groups were given a challenge: to create their own short version of the Australian National Anthem (Advance Australia Fair) that plays to their strength.

Only two groups (Band Champions The Velvetones and Ensemble Champions QUT Aca-Demics) got to share their version of the National Anthem LIVE in our Aca-Duel to determine the Open Division Overall Champion (The Velvetones). But this year all the Open Division groups filmed their group performing their short version of the National Anthem in the lead up to the AUSACA Finals. So we’re excited to be able to share with you the winning version by The Velvetones plus the next top 8 submissions. Check them out below!

Congratulations to the winners of the special awards for the Aca-Duel: National Anthem Challenge:

  • BEST ACA-DUEL LIVE PERFORMANCE / OVERALL CHAMPION: The Velvetones
  • Best Aca-Duel Live Performance (Runner-Up): QUT Aca-Demics
  • BEST ARRANGEMENT: The Velvetones – Arranged by Claire Patti and Matthew Booth
  • Best Arrangement (Runner-Up): MVP – Arranged by Alex Van den Broek
  • BEST VIDEO PERFORMANCE: The Velvetones
  • Best Video Performance (Runner-Up): Serotonin