Joshua Morrison/News Creating perfect harmonies takes practice and that’s what these students have been doing all week at the Ohio Harmony Xperience. Rehearsals will culminate in a concert Saturday night.
Joshua Morrison/News Amy Leacock, left, works with a small group of students at the Ohio Harmony Xperience at Mount Vernon Nazarene University this week. Leacock is a senior director at the camp. A performance is scheduled for Saturday at the R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium.
Joshua Morrison/News Amy Leacock, left, works with a small group of students at the Ohio Harmony Xperience at Mount Vernon Nazarene University this week. Leacock is a senior director at the camp. A performance is scheduled for Saturday at the R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium.

 

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MOUNT VERNON — A time-honored music genre —barbershop — is alive and well at Mount Vernon Nazarene University this week as 146 campers take part in the Ohio Harmony Xperience to keep America singing in classic harmony.

Ohio Harmony Xperience is sponsored by the Barbershop Harmony Society and the Johnny Appleseed (Barbershop) District. It brings together 146 singers from throughout Ohio with campers also arriving from Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Participants range from fifth-graders to individuals who graduated in 2016, and are divided into junior high and senior high camp groups.

“We are very excited to get this camp here at MVNU,” said camp co-director Darlene Inscho. “Kids need somewhere to sing. This camp really does help redirect their lives; it changes their lives.”

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