Simpson Burleson
It’s that time of year again — time for everyone to “Stop, Collaborate and All-Sing.”
That is what this year’s All-Sing theme is at least.
After countless hours of hard work, All-Sing is finally here. All Campus Events and numerous student organizations will be able to show off all of the hard work they have done over the past few months this weekend. Preparing rules, selecting the location and deciding the theme are things that ACE did months ago.
Each student organization picked their music for their tryout in December and has been practicing ever since. For those unfamiliar with All-Sing, the event is one in which student organizations have the chance to compete against each other vocally.
All of the acts are unique and showcase the talents of the group members, as well as the time and money spent. This year’s All-Sing has been in the making since September and is no different from the previous years except for the fact that all groups made it to the finals. In previous years, some groups have been cut from performing in the final competition, but not this year.
“ACE realizes how much time and effort groups put into performances and wanted to reward this hard work by allowing everyone to perform on Friday and Saturday in front of parents and peers,” Christina Brannon, ACE director’s chairman, said.
At the end of the competition, ACE will present a trophy to each of the four division winners, as well as the top three winners overall. Five different judges at each performance award points in categories such as technique and tone quality. The winners will be named Saturday night after the scores have been tallied up from Friday and Saturday.
“We go out and have a good time being goofy. I like the competition, but it’s a good time whether we win or not. It’s not every day that you get to dress up like a cowgirl and dance in front of a bunch of people,” Ashley Joyner, junior in Kappa Delta, said.
Tickets for this year’s All-Sing can be purchased at the UT ticket office for $8 with a student ID or $15 without. Friday night’s performance will be held at 7 p.m. and Saturday’s will be at 1 p.m. Both will take place in the Alumni Memorial Building.