Six students have been selected as the 2016 Sing Song co-chairs. Tom Craig, director of student activities and productions, and Mark Jackson, assistant director of student organizations and programs, made the announcement Tuesday.
The 2016 Sing Song co-chairs are:
Kevin Carroll, sophomore marketing major from Abilene
Taylor Flowers, senior kinesiology major from Spring
Melissa Meyer, junior management major from Lubbock
Courtney Roberts, junior marketing major from Pearland
Amy Sloan, senior advertising/public relations major from Spring
Alyssa Timmons, junior marketing major from Lubbock
These six will oversee all aspects of making Sing Song 2016 turn from concept to reality, Craig said. The theme for next year is “On the Town.” This show will also be the 60th anniversary of Sing Song.
Aspiring co-chairs filled out applications, which Craig and Jackson looked through before inviting selected students back for interviews.
“They asked questions about business skills, including strengths and how one would handle various situations,” Meyer said.
She has never worked on the behind-the-scenes aspect of Sing Song before but said she thought being a co-chair would be a good fit for her.
“I thought that it sounded like something that I would really enjoy, the planning and managing of a show,” Meyer said. “I just finished preparing the Omega show and had so much fun, so I wanted to do it on an even bigger scale. It also gives me the opportunity to use the talents that God has given me in a way that can benefit the student body.”
The six co-chairs will begin working on the show right away, but the real, time-consuming work starts in the fall, Roberts said.
Being a Sing Song co-chair is a big opportunity, which is why Roberts said she is going to make the most of it.
“There is much to learn and gain from this position, which will ultimately help me in my future,” she said.
The co-chairs do, arguably, the most work out of everyone involved in Sing Song, and they acknowledge that there will be challenges, especially with the amount of work to be done by February.
“A year seems like a whole lot of time, but when broken down, it is not as long as it sounds,” Meyer said. “But I am fully confident that this year’s group of co-chairs and leaders will be able to get everything done as smoothly and quickly as possible.”