Two young men sit on an outdoor bench. One looks down at a tablet and sways while the other smiles at the camera and points a thumb at his swaying neighbor. Later, the swaying man speaks. On screen text. Seggie Isho. Straight No Chaser.
>> This is where the group was born.
This is where our musical identity was born, our comedic identity was born.
For a Straight No Chaser, everything started here on these grounds.
Photos show a group of young men waving at a crowd in a football stadium and later, all sit around a bar. Then, a microphone hangs in a studio.
[ Singing ] The sound we get out of this studio here at Bloomington is a sound we love and a sound that we were always searching for when we were recording out in Chicago or New York or L.A. or Nashville.
We were still missing that sound that we had when we recorded our very first albums here.
So, we decided, let's get back to Bloomington.
Let's see if we can replicate that sound.
And I think we've found it.
The group performs on a stage in matching blazers and ties. Later, a middle-aged man speaks. On screen text. Randy Stine. Straight No Chaser.
>> When I was in high school, I discovered my passion for music, and I wanted to go to a school that had a great prestigious music school.
An aerial view looks over the I U Bloomington campus.
Within the first hour of being on campus, I pretty much made my decision that I wanted to come to IU.
The beauty of the campus and just the feel of feeling like I was home away from home, it's the Midwestern feel with Southern hospitality.
On screen text. Jerome Collins. Straight No Chaser.
>> I never thought that I would fall in love with a university with just a visit.
And I encourage people that if you're looking for a place that you can be yourself and you get yourself involved, it is here at this university.
The group performs on a covered outdoor stage. On screen text. Congratulations Straight No Chaser on your Bicentennial Medal Honor. Indiana University. I U dot, E D U.
[ Singing ]