two words: step sing

Step Sing is one of the most wonderful times of the year at Samford. As soon as students return from Jan-Term, Step Sing season is in full swing. This year was Samford’s 67th year to host this treasured tradition. Step Sing was started at Howard College in 1951, but it was moved to Samford’s current Lakeshore Drive campus in 1957. The show premiered in its current home in the Wright Center in 1976. In 1971, Step Sing added the Sweepstakes Trophy in honor of its 20th anniversary. Did you know before 1990 Step Sing shows had live bands instead of recorded music?!

For three weeks, step singers practiced for hours each day to perfect their performances. With countless costumes, props, songs, choreography, passion, planning, and the grace of sweet Jesus, about one-fifth of Samford’s student population took the stage over the weekend. This year, 17 groups competed, which is the most in Step Sing history! Let’s just say…Step Sing is kind of a big deal here. Our sisters participated not only in Zeta’s own show, but in several other shows too, including Ignite, Freshman Girls, Freshman Ladies, Sophomore Girls, Spectrum, and more.

Each year, Step Sing partners with a special philanthropy. This year, Step Sing partnered with Shauna’s House, a Ukrainian transition home for orphans started by Samford’s own soccer coach, Todd Yelton, in memory and honor of his wife. Step Sing raised $14,100 during this week for Shauna’s House!

Saturday night, the long anticipated Sweepstakes winner was announced. Congrats to Pi Kappa Phi for being the overall winner!! Alpha Tau Omega won 1st runner up, and Sigma Chi won 2nd runner up.

Now that the Step Sing madness has come to a close, we’re already looking forward to next year. See you in 2018, Step Sing!

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