The grassy hillside known as the HWCC’s amphitheater served as an outdoor stage for two of Ohio Wesleyan’s a capella groups last Sunday.
The concert was organized by the Jaywalkers, the all-male a capella group, and also featured Owtsiders, the coed a capella group. The all-female group, Pitch Black, was scheduled to perform but was unable to attend as not enough members were able to perform
After some minor sound system problems, the Owtsiders took the stage beginning with the Beatles’ “Because,” and ending with OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars,” which featured solos by sophomore Julia Stone and junior Noah Manskar.
The Jaywalkers stepped up to the microphone in a conga line formation and sang “Come Go With Me,” a mash-up of songs by the Beach Boys and R. Kelly’s “Ignition.” The group was met with laughter when the group free versed the line “ask for consent” into the lyrics.
The concert then switched to a more serious tone with Jaywalkers co-leader Incarnato announcing the last song of the night would be dedicated to Jaywalker Cameron Osbourne. Normally, the group takes time to recognize the graduating seniors of their group. However, there are no seniors this year and so the group decided to recognize Osbourne, who will not be returning to Ohio Wesleyan next year in order to serve in the military.
“It’s weird to think I’m not coming back,” Osbourne said.