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.”