By Lori Bredemeyer, Staff Writer
Classes and social clubs performed Friday and Saturday for the 74th annual Sing Song, “Infinite Joy,” at Moody Coliseum.
Winners included the freshman class in the mixed voices category, Gamma Sigma Phi in the men’s social club category, and Sigma Theta Chi in the women’s social club category.
The men of Gamma Sigma Phi had a theme called, “Infinite George…John, Paul and Ringo.” They won first place in their division last year, and their director, Eric Hise, junior marketing and management major from Austin, said all the effort put into the act was worth it.
“This year took all of my creative juices out,” he said. “But when we won my first reaction was knowing that all the hard work and determination paid off.”
The freshman class, whose theme was “Ice Cream, You Scream!,” practiced eight hours per week, and Jessica Masters, freshman biology major from Tallahassee, Fla., said winning was an added bonus to the fun that she had directing.
“People would come in and listen to us practice and say, ‘You’re so good.’ But I knew we had to take it in stride and work for it because they weren’t just going to hand it to us on a silver platter.”
The acts were judged on originality at the Friday night show, performance at the Saturday afternoon show, and vocals at the Saturday night show. Vocals counted 50 percent of the judging, and performance and originality were 25 percent each.
Although most acts have only one director, the freshman class had two, Masters and Jeff McCain, freshman undeclared major from Liberty.
“Directing with someone else had its pros and cons,” he said. “But I’m really glad she was there because we worked really well with each other. The show wouldn’t have been what it was if we weren’t together.”