Central Michigan University’s three a capella groups come together for Aca-Chips on Feb. 20

A cappella has been a huge hit around Central Michigan University’s campus. Fish n’ Chips, On the Rox, and Central Harmony have been filling auditoriums for almost a decade.  The three groups, however, have not performed together in a few years, but that all is about to change on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.

Aca-Chips is a concert that will showcase all three a cappella groups. Each a cappella group will perform for a total of 30 minutes and all three groups will come on stage for the finale.

“Program Board is very excited to be offering students this unique opportunity to experience three of CMU’s incredible a cappella groups,” Katie DeWitt the director of communications of Program Board said.

Sophomore Josh Palmer, the concert director of Program Board, came up with the idea for Aca-Chips after seeing them first hand.

“They all have their own audience and bringing them all together will make for a great night of vocal music,” Palmer said. “This event will help each of the RSOs gain a larger audience as they prepare for their upcoming concerts and it will further develop a community for a cappella music at CMU.”

During the show Program Board will be having an online conversation through their Twitter, @CMUProgramBoard.

“We will be utilizing Twitterfall to showcase the excitement for each group’s performance,” Palmer said. “The hashtag for the show will be #AcaChips. Feel free to follow along with the show through social media and joint he conversation.”

It is a free event but Program Board anticipates an audience of about 800 students, staff, and community members. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., so get to Plachta Auditorium early for good seats.

All three groups will be selling merchandise before and after the show. Program Board will also be hosting a raffle for a chance to win a VIP package or meet and greet passes to their upcoming Lee Brice concert. All proceeds from the raffles benefit Relay for Life.