EAGLE RIVER - We turn the music up when our favorite song comes on the radio.
But a high school group in the Northwoods is doing more than just singing along, they're putting a twist on some top 40 songs.
"She Major" is an all-girls contemporary acapella ensemble from Northland Pines High School in Eagle River.
They take popular songs from the radio, and sing them in the classroom without any instruments.
Choir Director Kate Janssen says it brings a lot of responsibility and creativity to the group.
"Contemporary acapella groups are a great way to let kids have a lot of say in their education and what they do. So they arrange their own music and they can pick out their own music. So we can take something off a vocal jazz contest list and learn it as is or we can take something off the radio and arrange it ourselves," said Janssen.
The group most recently worked on the hit "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars.
They'll be singing their way to the State Solo Ensemble this weekend in Stevens Point.
You can also see them at their Cabaret Concert on May 29th.
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