Ohio University Leading Tones at the 12th Annual Acapella Invitational

On Sunday, April 27, 2014 The Singing Men of Ohio hosted the 12th Annual Acappella Invitational, featuring performances from all of the Ohio University acappella groups – including Section 8, Title IX, Leading Tones, The Tempo Tantrums, and New Chords on the Block. For the 12th year in a row, this event brought over four hundred students, professors, friends and family members into the Memorial Auditorium for an evening of free entertainment. 

The Ohio University Leading Tones, established in 2005, have been a part of this performance for nine years in a row. This year, however, they brought in some new choreography. From jumping into dance while ripping open their “snap-up” flannel shirts to ending the show with the Nae Nae dance, this group of men really brought the performance to a new level.

Members of the audience had an extremely enjoyable performance, as shown on twitter.

@Gabriela_j03 tweets her reaction to The Leading Tones' dance moves.

Gabriele tweets her reaction to The Leading Tones’ dance moves.


@Megstanley12 makes a shout-out to The Leading Tones as her “man crush monday” after hearing their performance of John Legend’s “All of me”


The men in The Leading Tones also proclaimed their level of excitement from the evening. When asked “what it felt like to perform on stage at Memorial Auditorium in front of hundreds of people, Joey Viola, Leading Tones Tenor II, replied, “When you get out there and you haven’t sung yet and you’re just looking out, ready to go, waiting for the guy to give the count, you are lost in the moment until you hear the “1… 2… 3… 4…” And at that moment you just go, you are lost in it all.” – Joey Viola, Leading Tones Tenor II

Leading Tones President Angelo Sylvester also shared his excitement on Instagram


Angelo Sylvester, Leading Tones President, shared the A Cappella Invitationals as day 9 in his 100 days of happy challenge.


Overall, the performance was a knock-out.  Check out this online video full of featured clips from The Ohio University Leading Tones performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vMAmGlQzOE

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