This beloved and competitive Homecoming tradition gives social clubs and other groups on campus the opportunity to showcase creative performances and compete for prestigious titles. The show normally takes place in the fall during Homecoming festivities, but COVID modifications moved the performances and Homecoming football game to February.
Sing started in March of 1962 when two of HSU’s social clubs decided to create a show to promote campus musical involvement. Sing of 1967 was the first performance in conjunction with Homecoming and the pairing has remained a tradition ever since. Today, the acts are given points based on costuming, quality of sound and originality of the script. One show will be awarded a grand prize for having earned the most points.
Because of this competition, friendly rivalry between clubs has ultimately ensued and gives both Sing participants and viewers an even better show experience. Alumni in particular return specifically to cheer their respective former clubs on. Each club is allowed seven to nine minutes for their performance and can choose to do so with their brother or sister club, adding to the excitement.
Brooklyn Hill is a graduate student from Breckenridge, Texas, majoring in human development. She is a member of the Delta social club and is a Sing co-chair for her club. Hill explains that this year’s behind-the-scenes Sing experience is more of a challenge.
“We have had to pack in practices in a month instead of having the whole fall to prepare,” Hill said. “It has also been difficult learning to sing and enunciate with masks. This year’s group has very diverse personalities and is overall hilarious. This is what I believe sets Sing apart, the different voices and time and personality that goes into each act.”
Shows this Homecoming will take place in February on Friday the 12 and Saturday the 13. Tickets can be purchased at https://connect.hsutx.edu/HomecomngRegistration2021. We are so excited about this year’s show and hope to see you there.