Limited Edition is a talented mixed group of young men and women from the Port Washington/Saukville School District in Wisconsin.
Founded by their director Dennis Gephart, the ensemble began as an extra-curricular a cappella group that provided opportunities for advanced music students throughout the district. The name Limited Edition was chosen to represent the group’s most unique characteristic—each roster of Limited Edition only lasts one school year, at which point an entirely new group is formed.
The members of Limited Edition are given a large degree of ownership in the music-making process. While they do get plenty of guidance, they choose and arrange music, plan performances, organize their annual Acapocalypse A cappella festival, make music videos and are in charge of their web page design. This level of ownership provides both a great business model to emulate, as well as an educational tool for young adults.
Since their inception, the group has performed all over the nation, including such events as the American Choral Directors Association Divisional convention in 2015 and the State Superintendents Convention and was a featured performing group at the 2019 National A cappella Education Association Convention in Memphis TN. amongst many other performances. In 2010, Limited Edition was named Midwest champions in the International Championship of High School A cappella (ICHSA). In that same year, they also competed and won the ICHSA National Championship, held in New York City. Since that time, the group has won the ICHSA Midwest Championship in 2012, 2013, and 2014, 2016 and 2018, 2019. Recordings of the group can be heard on the Best of High School A cappella (BOHSA) 2010, 2012, and 2015-2019 albums. In 2019 the group was also awarded the “Best High School Group” of the year by the Acappella Music Awards Association.
In 2019, Limited Edition was part of the Wisconsin Public Television Young Artists Initiative as Public Television highlighted the Acappella genre by producing a documentary on A cappella In Wisconsin as well as filming the 2019 Acapocalypse festival they put on that spring.