I know it’s ironic. A girl in a big club writing about small acts, but I think it’s important to say.
Small acts work just as hard as big acts do, if not harder.
Maybe they won’t place or compare to the bigger acts as far as vocals, appearance, choreography or entertainment go, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t put the same amount of time and effort into making their show happen.
I think that it’s a common reaction to care less about the clubs with less alumni and less people, but think about how difficult it is to sound as loud and full as 90-person acts do with 12 people. 90 people to make an entire set versus 12.
It isn’t fair to discount the work and effort put in by small clubs to participate and enjoy themselves. I’d argue that small acts have become increasingly better and more competitive in my time at ACU.
I know this might be a little bit biased, but Frats grew their act from 10 to over 40 and are competing with the so-called “big” clubs with their passion and humor. Pi Kappa’s vocals strongly rival every single act, and they do it with only 27 people. Trojans use their club-pride to bring an entertaining ring-by-spring act to life with catchy songs.
Though those are just a few, I think it’s important to remember that in the future, you’ll remember more about the relationships you made than what categories your act won. It’s okay to be big, and it’s okay to be small, but keep in mind the memories you made through the work you did, rather than focusing on turning an eye away from the small acts just because of their size or lack of strength in a category.