For the first time in Sing Song history, there will be two freshman acts in this year’s show.
Jaci Bonneau, freshman art major from Abilene, and Madison Losher, freshman kinesiology major from Garland, have the opportunity of being a director for each act.
“I never came into my freshman year thinking that this is something I would do because I wasn’t a music major,” Bonneau said.
Bonneau’s freshman act, titled Does Any Bunny Know What Time It Is?, started with 100 members, but with the recent death of Colby McDaniel, freshman music major from Fort Worth, the group is now at 99 members.
“I wouldn’t feel right giving that spot to someone else after losing a member,” Bonneau said. “That spot was reserved for Colby.”
Losher’s freshman act is titled, Doughnut Worry, Eat Happy, and has 98 members.
Having served as one of the Freshman Follies co-chairs last semester, Losher was encouraged by upperclassmen to consider the role of director. After completing the interview process, Losher found herself interested in this big commitment.
“If I got it, I got it; if I didn’t, I didn’t,” Losher said. “I ended up getting it, and it has been so great.”
Two groups competing in the same classification would seem to spark a sense of competition, but for these two, all is fair in love and Sing Song. Both acts have displayed a sense of community and working together.
“I was afraid at first when they announced that they were going to have two freshman acts,” Bonneau said.
Though she was worried, Bonneau said she believes that if one of the freshman acts places in the competition, they all win. Both acts have made sure to keep their groups in a mindset that they are one, despite what the roster says.
“Naturally there’s competition, but me and Jaci are friends, and it’s all fun,” Losher said.
However, competition with each other is the least of their worries.
“Sickness is our biggest competition,” Bonneau said.