STUDENTS RAISE MONEY FOR UNITED WAY THROUGH ANNUAL STEP SING PROGRAM ON FEB. 7 AND 8
Jan. 28, 2008
By Rebecca Walker
UNA Student Writer
FLORENCE, Ala.— Seven student organizations put on their dancing shoes earlier this semester in preparation to compete in the annual tradition of Step Sing at the University of North Alabama. Those students will take the stage at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7 and 8 in Norton Auditorium. This year’s theme is “Singability.”
Ticket sales for the event raise money for United Way of Northwest Alabama. Between $7,000 and $10,000 are raised annually for United Way through the show, according to Amy Garrison, coordinator of Student Life programming. Tickets will be on sale through the Office of Student Life on Feb. 3 and cost $5. They will also be available at the door. All sales will be donated to United Way of the Northwest Alabama to benefit local charities.
Step Sing dates back to the early days of UNA when fraternities would sing their house songs from the steps of Norton Auditorium. Today, the event is sponsored through the student-led University Program Council, and all registered student organizations can participate.
The performances usually are humorous parodies of popular songs, which have been rewritten about life as a student at UNA. The routines must be student-prepared songs and choreography lasting seven to ten minutes in length. The entertaining two-night performances will be judged in the areas of stage presence, choreography, musical ability and overall performance. The winners will obtain bragging rights for the next academic year, but also carry with them the joy of giving back to the community through their hard work and dedication.
For more information about Step Sing, contact the Office of Student Life at 256-765-4248.