Ashes to Ashes; Step Sing 2018

One of Samford University’s most beloved traditions is Step Sing, a singing and dancing competition where groups from all across campus compete to win. Every year it brings people together to raise money for a charity or cause. This year, seventeen groups competed, including Zeta Tau Alpha’s group.

Over three long weeks of practices, 72 Zeta’s spent hours learning the music and choreography for our show. It was directed by Mallory Killam, a senior, and Caroline Colee, a junior, and it was entitled “Ashes to Ashes.” The theme was Chimney Sweeps and it featured songs like “How Long” by Charlie Puth, “Explosions” by Ellie Goulding, and “Carry On My Wayward Son” by Kansas.

Step Sing is always a great way to bond for the Zeta’s who participate in the show, as they spend immense amounts of time practicing and performing together. About the sisterhood, Lilia Mock, a sophomore, states “This was my first year doing Zeta’s Step Sing show, and I loved that I was able to spend time with my friends and make new ones with girls who are older than me, and who I didn’t know as well before.”

Zeta’s show was viewed by sold out audiences in four different performances, one on Thursday night, one on Friday night, one on Saturday afternoon, and one on Saturday night. Of these four performances, the Friday and Saturday night shows were judged. While Zeta’s show did not win one of the top three awards, it was still a great Step Sing season full of bonding and sisterhood. It is not easy to create a seven-minute show, learn it in three weeks, and put it on stage, but the directors, committee, and all who participated did a great job, and all of Zeta is proud of “Ashes to Ashes,” Zeta’s 2018 show. We are already looking forward to next year’s Step Sing season

By Chloe Champion

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