Applications for the 2017 Sing Song co-chairs are now open.
Tom Craig, director of student activities and productions, said there are three areas where co-chairs are responsible: upstage, downstage and production.
Upstage responsibilities include organizing and coordinating the rotation of club and class acts. Those who are co-chairs for downstage are responsible for the preparation, coordination, costumes and rotation of the acts performed by the hosts, hostesses and Sing Song dance team. Production co-chairs oversee the transformation of Moody Coliseum into a concert-like environment, ensuring lights, sound, microphones, videos, programs, advertisement, marketing, chairs and the stage are all ready to go when show time comes.
Although the responsibilities are hard work, it’s an experience the co-chairs will remember and cherish for a lifetime.
“Being a co-chair was one of the best experiences that I have ever been a part of, ” said 2016 downstage co-chair Melissa Meyer. “I was able to work with a group of people to make something amazing happen from the beginning stages all the way through to seeing it all finally come together on stage.”
Any individual interested in earning a position to be co-chair can apply in the Office of Student Production. Craig will follow up by email along with a one-on-one interview, in which the applicants will be evaluated for selection.
“Sing Song is ideal for performing arts majors and marketing majors if they would like something impressive on a resume, ” Craig said. “It’s a volunteer student leadership position that coordinates roughly 1,500 participants and hosts 10,000 guests over a four-day period.”
Although the show itself is only four days long, co-chairs are dedicated to the production starting in April of the previous year, all the way through Sing Song in mid-February.
“It was a lot of hard work, but it was worth it to stand Saturday night and look around at everything that everyone accomplished, ” Meyer said. “The 60th anniversary was the best year yet, and I am blessed to have been a part of it.”