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A Cappella Group Provides Musical Backdrop for OU-C's Heritage Day

By
Jack Jeffery

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Updated Wed, Nov 6, 2013 12:30 pm
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Section 8

Section 8, Ohio University’s original male a cappella singing group, will provide the musical entertainment during the annual Ohio University-Chillicothe Heritage Day event beginning at 6 p.m. on Nov. 14 in the Stevenson Center Learning Commons.

The event is free, and members of the campus and area community are invited to attend.

Wine, other beverages and heavy snacks will be provided.

Founded in 1991, Section 8 began as an eight-member collegiate a cappella ensemble, born out of the Singing Men of Ohio, the Ohio University Men’s Glee Club. 

Section 8 has grown over the year from eight to 17, to now 15 members. The group released their first CD, We May Be Disturbed… in October 2003 and another in 2012 called That’s Okay Here.

"We are fortunate to have such a quality group performing on campus, and I look forward to hearing Section 8 perform," OU-C Dean Martin Tuck said.

Heritage Day is designed to offer a homecoming-style event on a commuter campus and connect with community members, many of whom are former students.

Classes began at OU-C in 1946 with 281 students at the former Chillicothe High School building. Students later took classes at First Presbyterian Church when daytime classes were introduced in 1960. This current campus site became operational in 1966 with the completion of Bennett Hall.

Visit www.chillicothe.ohiou.edu for more information.

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