The ACU Music Department’s social club equivalent, Mu Phi Epsilon, is considering participating in Sing Song for the first time ever this spring.
For those who don’t know, Mu Phi Epsilon or Mu Phi, is a coeducational, professional musical fraternity according to muphiepsilon.org.
“This is the first year we have really considered doing Sing Song. In the past, it wasn’t tangible but this year it could be,” said Brooke Trapp, junior piano performance major from Texarkana.Â “Sing Song is a big deal.Â Most of us aren’t in a normal social club so we haven’t been able to have this ACU experience.”
Parker Gordon, Mu Phi vice president, said, “We’ve considered it in the past. Now we’ve got the membership participation that we need to have a considerable sized group. That’s why we’ve waited.”
Time has been a factor in past years in decided whether to do a Sing Song act.
“Being music majors, we do not have the time to commit that most people in social clubs can,” said Gordon, junior oboe and political science double major from Stephenville.Â “We just don’t have those four hours a night to rehearse.”
Mu Phi members are trying to not concern themselves with the musical community’s past experiences with Sing Song, like when the Big Purple Marching Band was asked to no longer compete in Sing Song several years ago.
“I’ve been told that the band used to be able to participate in Sing Song, but were asked not to participate any more,” Gordon said. “We are hoping not to run into that problem in the future.”
“Our main concern is having fun and enjoying the experience,” Trapp said. “This is my third year in Mu Phi and I really hope we get to participate in Sing Song.”
The members know it won’t be easy to make a splash in Sing Song their first year. However, they are eager to join in on the fun of Sing Song.
“Although it’s intimidating coming in as a new group,” said Gordon, “we would like for this to be the year.”