Members of the a cappella group Tonic Sol-fa (from left) Greg Bannwarth, Shaun Johnson, Theo Brown and Jared Dove will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Carroll Recreation Center.
Members of the a cappella group Tonic Sol-fa (from left) Greg Bannwarth, Shaun Johnson, Theo Brown and Jared Dove will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Carroll Recreation Center.

August 14

For the first time in about a year, Minnesota-based a cappella group Tonic Sol-fa will be returning to Carroll.

Tonic Sol-fa, which performed in Carroll last year, will be back to perform many well-known cover songs as well as many of its own songs. The group will preform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Carroll Recreation Center. Tickets can be purchased online at www.tonicsolfa.com or at the Carroll Rec Center and cost $20 for adults and $15 for students and senior citizens.

Jared Dove, who sings bass for the group, said Tonic Sol-fa first started about 20 years ago at Saint John’s University in Minnesota. Dove has been with Tonic Sol-fa for 19 years, he said.

“It started as a quintet initially and then evolved over the years (into) what we have now,” Dove said. “We have been going many many years.”

Dove said Tonic Sol-fa’s member Shaun Johnson, a tenor and vocal percussionist, originally is from Algona, which brings them back to Iowa to perform.

“Carroll and Iowa in particular have been good supporters, and we obviously want to reward them for being good supporters,” he said. “We like to reward those places by making sure they are on their regular schedule.”

During the upcoming performance in Carroll, Tonic Sol-fa will perform many known hits as well as a lot of its new releases. The group sings every genre ranging from country to rock and pop and anything in between, Dove said.

“It is all a capella with some light percussion on occasion, so generally we will swap back between vocal percussion and maybe a shaker or tambourine,” he said. “Usually there is a number of songs that people can latch onto.”

Tonic Sol-fa is ready to be in Carroll and have a good time with Carroll families and residents, Dove said.

It’s something that the whole family can come to,” he said. “We do have entire families coming to the show. We’re definitely going to come out and have a good time. We look forward to seeing everyone out there. We are trying to make this a regular stop.”