By Jaci Schneider, Copy Editor
The six hosts and hostesses will share the Sing Song spotlight this year as they join in song with hosts and hostesses of the past.
For the 50th show of Sing Song, Kendall Massey, director of Student Productions, invited all past hosts and hostesses to return to campus to see how Sing Song has changed in the past 50 years.
The guests will have the opportunity to sing the song “Sing” by Aaron Spiro on stage, according a letter written by Massey.
“We hope to have as many former hosts and hostesses involved onstage as possible,” Massey wrote in his letter to the former hosts and hostesses.
They can also attend two receptions planned for the weekend, said Kaylie Huddleston, freshman business marketing major from College Station and planner of the receptions.
Huddleston said she sent 289 invitations for the two receptions, one after the Friday night show, and one after the 2 p.m. Saturday show.
Huddleston said the reception should be interesting because the role of hosts are not the same as they were in 1958, when the first hosts participated in Sing Song.
“Their roles have changes so much over the years,” Huddleston said. “They used to do skits and just introduce acts.”
According to Massey’s letter, the former hosts and hostesses will help compile a database of Sing Song information for the Office of Student Productions.
“You built this show,” Massey wrote. “And we hope to carry the tradition proudly.”
Although Huddleston said she didn’t ask the former hosts and hostesses to RSVP for the receptions, she said she hopes many will attend.
“It’s going to be a really neat experience,” she said. “A lot of really neat people have been involved in Sing Song over the years.”