Step Sing to act out famous rivals routines

Last year’s overall winner performed their Justin Timberlake inspired routine. “I enjoy spending quality time with my brothers (in Kappa Sigma) while raising money for a good cause,” said sophomore Casey Borden.

Step Sing will take place Feb. 3 – 4 at 7 p.m. in Norton Auditorium. Six teams will compete to raise money for the United Way foundation and bragging rights until the competition next year. Saturday night is already sold out.

The tickets are $10 at the door with proceeds going to the United Way foundation.

There will also be a donation box at the event to collect donations for the UNA Food Pantry, that will benefit students on campus said Director of Student Engagement Tyler Thompson.

He said they raised $13,792.27 last year. There is no goal because there are not many seats available in Norton Auditorium.

“This year’s overall theme is famous rivals,” he said. “The winning group gets to keep the trophy until next year’s competition.”

Last year’s overall winner was Alpha Tau Omega. The honors student organization was the co-ed winner, Alpha Gamma Delta was the winning women’s team and Alpha Tau Omega was the winning men’s team.

This year there are two co-ed teams competing, the music department and the Honors Student Organization. The four women’s teams are Phi Mu, Zeta Tau Alpha, Alpha Delta Pi and Alpha Gamma Delta. The two men’s teams are Kappa Sigma and Alpha Tau Omega.

Sophomore Casey Borden said this is his second experience with Step Sing.

“Kappa Sigma has been doing this for years, and I just wanted to be part of it,” he said. “I ran the music last year for our step sing, so this would be my second event like this. I enjoy spending quality time with my brothers while raising money for a good cause.”

Senior Charlsie Clinton said she is excited for her first performance in Step Sing.

“It’s so exciting to come back and experience this and show everyone else what we are capable of,” she said. “The main reason I wanted to participate was because it’s a great group of people to be with.”

Freshman Alexa Cotes-Calderon said she is looking forward to watching the teams compete this year.

“I like the creativity of how groups can get together and make something so entertaining,” she said.

Freshman Jacob Bradley said he loves the event for multiple reasons.

“The songs are fun to sing and I think it’s fantastic that all the proceeds go to United Way,” he said. “The selling point for me was it’s like show choir and the last show choir I’ve been in was in the seventh grade.”