The SMO House

The SMO House The SMO House is the home of the Singing Men of Ohio in Athens, OH. This tradition has been the epicenter that drives the customs, rituals, and folklore.
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04/24/2020
Singing Men of Ohio

Singing Men of Ohio

We hope that everyone is staying safe during these times!

Check out our 'socially distanced' edition of "Brothers, Sing On!" from our homes to yours! We had a fantastic time putting this together, and we look forward to the next time we're able to perform live for you again!

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Singing Men of Ohio
01/01/2020

Singing Men of Ohio

Wishing a safe and happy new year to you and yours!!

Singing Men of Ohio
03/23/2019

Singing Men of Ohio

Got to paint the graffiti wall today and utilize Ohio University's best advertising tool! Thanks to all our current members and alumni who helped in this endeavor!
We also want to send a special shout out to The Study and Application of Spray Paint for helping to design and execute this project!
We hope to see everyone at our concert tomorrow at 5:30 PM in MemAud.
#SMO4LIFE #SMOCOMESHOME

03/21/2019
Singing Men of Ohio

Singing Men of Ohio

Our 30th Anniversary SMO Alumni Weekend Concert is this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium! Check out this reenactment of a scene for the Avengers movie with a SMO twist! We hope to see you in MemAud on Saturday!
#SMOComesHome #SMO4Life #SuperSMO

Super excited for all the boys to be back in town this weekend for the best time of the year! Make sure you stop on in t...
03/20/2019

Super excited for all the boys to be back in town this weekend for the best time of the year! Make sure you stop on in to 102 1/2 and see all your favorite SMO memorabilia scattered across the house! πŸ˜πŸ’š #SMOcomesHome #SMOmeComing #SMO4Life

The SMO house was delighted to host the BIG/little ceremony for the 2019 Spring Semester. Welcome to the brotherhood lit...
02/20/2019

The SMO house was delighted to host the BIG/little ceremony for the 2019 Spring Semester. Welcome to the brotherhood little guys! #SMO4Life

New members got their BIGS on a night filled with SMO traditions in Spring 2019!

01/05/2019

Surprisingly the SMO wall only fell over twice in all of 2018. A very much better stat than in previous years. πŸ˜„

"SMO, CANADA..." πŸŽΌπŸŽΆπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
12/08/2018

"SMO, CANADA..." πŸŽΌπŸŽΆπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

SMO is going International this year! For our 30th Anniversary we are taking a trip up north to our Canadian neighbors. This trip is shaping up to be a historic one in the chronicles of SMO. Keep an eye on our website (singingmenofohio.com) and social media for more updates on locations, dates and times of our concerts! #SMO4Life #SMOTOUR2K19 #SMOCANADA

10/17/2018
Section Eight - Acapella Collective

Section Eight - Acapella Collective

Time to start the hype, we're one month out!! More details to come so stay tuned, you won't want to miss this event. 😏

Full power coming 11/17 ⚑️🌍

Glad to host such a wonderful event!
10/01/2018

Glad to host such a wonderful event!

New members got their Bigs on a night filled with SMO traditions.

Section Eight - Acapella Collective
09/14/2018

Section Eight - Acapella Collective

S8 world 🌍. #JustDoIt

Section Eight - Acapella Collective
09/06/2018

Section Eight - Acapella Collective

The big day has finally arrived!!! Auditions are TONIGHT 7:30 PM in the Glidden 4th floor recital hall.
Rest up your voices and get some hot tea from @brenens_coffee_cafe to get those vocal cords prepped!
Good luck to all those auditioning πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’šπŸŒ @ Glidden Hall

Hey that's me!
09/06/2018

Hey that's me!

Welcome one and all to #SMOHistoryDay. Every Thursday SMO is going to do a #ThrowbackThursday but since we are celebrating our 30th Anniversary this academic year we felt like it needed a Singing Men of Ohio twist.
This year some of our members re-established The SMO House, a tradition within SMO that started in Fall 2000 at 59 N Lancaster Street. Over the years this gathering place for SMO has changed from house to house and now finds itself on State Street. SMO President Cody Pomeroy and Vice President Elijah Mallahan have decorated the house with classic SMO and OU themed decorations including a new cardboard cutout of our founding director, Ira T. Zook.
Come back next Wednesday to delve into the chronicles and histories of SMO.
#SMO4Life

Singing Men of Ohio
09/05/2018

Singing Men of Ohio

Every Wednesday, we want to help people get to #KnowSMO and highlight someone who helps make SMO happen on a daily basis. Who better to kick off our first post than our Director, Dr. Bradley Naylor, the School of Music's Director of Choral Activities and director of SMO and USingers.
Dr. Naylor joined SMO last year as our new musical director and got to spend the year teaching the group about himself and introducing us to new repertoire. In his first year, Dr. Naylor introduced the Bobcat Medley; a compilation of different songs and tunes about Ohio and OU. He also got to learn from the group about our traditions and what makes SMO unique.
"I cannot imagine how our first year together making music could have gone better. From our first performance in the Fall to Choral POPS! in April - and so many moments in between - our music-making and camaraderie were healthy and strong," says Dr. Naylor.
His favorite songs that he has performed with SMO are The Quest Unending and the Bobcat Medley. He admires how Quest paints a picture of staying true to one's guiding principles throughout the arc of one's life and hopes Bobcat Medley becomes a staple of the group for future generations.
Fun Fact! Dr. Naylor is a lifetime fan of the 2017 World Series champion Houston Astros "Go 'Stros!"
This summer Dr. Naylor got to travel to Denmark with his family and got to see lots of castles, interesting modern architecture and a lot of LEGOs.
He also spent 3 weeks in July and August in New Mexico working with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale which he has been a part of since 2009. You can see some pictures from his summer adventures below.

Singing Men of Ohio
08/31/2018

Singing Men of Ohio

SMO's 30th season has begun shooting. Meet the rookie class for this year!

08/24/2018

Light gathering of Brothers tomorrow at our house at 7 PM! Celebrate with us to get the night started off right(and OUpening Weekend too).

Newest addition to the SMO House!!! 6ft cardboard stand up of the man who started it all! Thank you so much to all of yo...
06/26/2018

Newest addition to the SMO House!!! 6ft cardboard stand up of the man who started it all! Thank you so much to all of you who donated to this amazing purchase. πŸ’š #SMO4Life

So we're trying to raise money to buy a life-size cardboard cut out of the GOAT himself. Any generous donation is MUCH a...
05/27/2018
Click here to support Life-size Ira organized by Elijah Mallahan

So we're trying to raise money to buy a life-size cardboard cut out of the GOAT himself. Any generous donation is MUCH appreciated. (If everyone throws a dollar we'll reach the goal so fast. Don't tell me you think this isn't cool.)

https://www.gofundme.com/lifesize-ira

Another great accessory to add to the lore of the SMO house, a life-size cardboard cut out of our Father, Ira T. Zook. This, like other traditional items, would be passed down from one Singing Man to another for years to come and hopefully be a long lasting representation of our love for this man...

We've got a few SMO decorations going on here in the house... More to come... 😏 #SMOhouse2k18
05/23/2018

We've got a few SMO decorations going on here in the house... More to come... 😏 #SMOhouse2k18

The SMO House's cover photo
05/21/2018

The SMO House's cover photo

03/14/2017
The Pie Song - Section 8

Happy Pi Day from Section Eight - Acapella Collective.

2011-2012 Section 8 performed at The 10th Annual Acapella Invitational at Ohio University's Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

The SMO House's cover photo
03/14/2017

The SMO House's cover photo

03/04/2017
Singing Men of Ohio - Tour Stop #7

One day more, Tour Promo seven, the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead, here's the video for Stop #7.

#SMOTOUR2K17

Here's the 7th and final video in our tour promo series! Learn a little bit about the Singing Men of Ohio and find out where we'll be performing our final co...

03/03/2017
Singing Men of Ohio - Tour Stop #6

ONE DAY AWAY. I SAY AGAIN, #SMOTOUR2K17 IS ONE DAY AWAY. Where will SMO be on Stop #6? Watch the video!

Here's the sixth video in our tour promo series! Find out where we'll be headed on March 10th!

03/03/2017
Singing men of Ohio - Tour Stop #5

#SMOTOUR2K17 is two days away, so we're bringing you twice the Tour Stop Promos! Find out where SMO will be on Stop #5...

Here's the fifth video in our tour promo series! Find out where we'll be headed on March 9th!

03/02/2017
Singing Men of Ohio - Tour Stop #4

TWO DAYS AWAY.

Two plus two is four. Watch this video to see where SMO will be on stop #4 of #SMOTOUR2K17

Here's the fourth video in our tour promo series! Find out where we'll be headed on March 8th!

03/02/2017
Singing Men of Ohio - Tour Stop #3

Three days away. Tour stop #3 Promo.

#SMOTOUR2K17

Here's the third video in our tour promo series! Find out where we'll be performing...maybe...

03/01/2017
Singing Men of Ohio - Tour Stop #2

#SMOTOUR2K17 is in FOUR DAYS.
Check out where SMO will be on day #2...

Here's the second video in our tour promo series! Check out where we'll be headed for our second tour stop...

02/28/2017
Singing Men of Ohio - Tour Stop #1

#SMOTOUR2K17 kicks off in five days. FIVE DAYS. Check out where SMO's first stop will be...

Here's the first video in our tour promo series! Check out where we'll be performing...

The SMO House's cover photo
02/28/2017

The SMO House's cover photo

Sound Off, Sing On!  Here's the official tour poster of the Singing Men of Ohio's 2017 Tour. #SMOTOUR2K17
02/28/2017

Sound Off, Sing On! Here's the official tour poster of the Singing Men of Ohio's 2017 Tour. #SMOTOUR2K17

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