Are You Ready for Sing 2016?

By: Grace Armstrong

A student-led performance and competition, All-University Sing, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27 in Waco Hall.

In All-University Sing, student organizations each perform a seven-minute Broadway-style production according to a chosen theme; out of these performances, judges choose the top eight to perform in Pigskin Review during homecoming the following year. There are 18 acts this year.

Sing is a Baylor tradition presented by the Department of Student Activities that has been on Baylor campus every year since 1953.

The Student Production Committee mission statement is, “Student Productions [such as Sing] enhance student learning by providing students opportunities to share their God-given talents and gifts within a performance setting…by encouraging the formation of community, enhancing the leadership ability of students, refining their communication skills, and providing opportunities for stewardship and the adoption of a larger perspective for social concerns.” 

Last year, The Baylor Lariat reported, “Phi Kappa Chi singin’ to the top, [making] first place at sing 2015.”  Their theme, “Dust Bowl Days,” concluded with a beautiful rendition of the hymn, “How Great Thou Art.” 

Coppell junior Grantham Akerly, Phi Kappa Chi sing chair said he enjoyed the event.

“When they announced Phi Kappa Chi [as the winner], I was covered in chills.  It’s the type of moment you only dream about,” he said.   

The participating student organizations began working and organizing their acts in the beginning of the first semester in 2015.  Several students commented on the hard work each participant has put into his or her act.

Haley Engel, a sophomore Chi-Omega member and service leader, said of her practices, “We stayed really late working on [our act] more…We worked hard, so I think it will turn out well.”  

Josh Reil, Community Leader at North Russell and Phi Kappa Chi member, lamented that he is “exhausted from the practices, but excited” about performing. 

This event has been sold out almost every year.  The Baylor community continues to show support for this event in which so many Baylor students participate and so many Baylor organizations are represented.

Ticket sales begin on Jan. 21 for students and on Jan. 22 for the general public.  All ticket sales are online only, and an online account must be created in order to buy tickets. Contact BDSCtickets@baylor.edu for more information.
The Student Production Committee mission statement is, “Student Productions [such as Sing] enhance student learning by providing students opportunities to share their God-given talents and gifts within a performance setting…by encouraging the formation of community, enhancing the leadership ability of students, refining their communication skills, and providing opportunities for stewardship and the adoption of a larger perspective for social concerns.”