Founded as a need to provide advanced music students with additional opportunities to perform tight A cappella harmonies in a small group setting, “Limited Edition” is a talented mixed ensemble of young men and women from the Port Washington / Saukville School District now in its seventeenth year. The name comes from the fact that this group is only an ensemble for a “limited” time (One full school year). After that, all spots within the group are re-auditioned and an entirely new group is formed.
Dividing their time equally throughout the year between a Madrigal Ensemble and an A cappella Vocal Jazz Ensemble, this group of men and women perform an eclectic variety of music. The group also spend part of their rehearsal each week working with local special needs students in a specific music class.
What makes this group unique is their large degree of student ownership. While they do get plenty of guidance, they really have a large say in their band. They choose music, arrange music, plan gigs, write scripts and learn all along the way. This "working band" business format is a tool used to educate the members as musicians and as young adults.
Since their inception, the group has performed all over the state of Wisconsin for everything from community organizations to large company performances. In 2010 the group was named Midwest champions in the International Championships of High School A cappella. In that same year, they also competed and won the ICHSA National Championship in New York City. In 2016, they were runners up at the ICHSA's. Since that time they have won the ICHSA Midwest Championship in 2012, 2013, and 2014 and have won best soloist, best vocal percussionist, and best arrangement multiple times as well. You can also hear them on the best of High School A Cappella c/ds for 2010 and 2012 and 2015.
Limited Edition A Cappella
Port Washington High School
427 W Jackson St
Port Washington, WI 53074