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SING! is a longstanding Southwestern tradition that draws students and alumni to Alma Thomas Theater to witness student organizations perform short skits featuring song and dance. Performances typically take the form of parodies where faculty, administrators, and current campus events are fair game for a (mostly) light-hearted evening built around a central theme.

Skits are judged by a group of faculty, staff and alumni with awards going to the three groups with the highest point totals. In addition to cash prizes, “People’s Choice Awards” are selected by the audience, including awards for Best Costumes, Best Choreography, Best Music & Best Theme Development.

SING! News

SING! 2015 Ticket Distribution

Questions may be directed to Megan Frisque in the Office of University Relations - Alumni and Parents. 

STUDENT TICKETS: Each student may pick-up ONE complimentary ticket. Additional tickets may be purchased for $8 each (cash only). If any tickets are available the night of SING! (Saturday, March 28), students may pick-up their ONE complimentary ticket (first come, first serve) at the Will Call table beginning at 7:15 p.m. outside of the Alma Thomas Theater. Students who are performing in SING! will need to have a ticket to see the rest of the show. 

Student Foundation members will distribute tickets to students on the McCombs Concourse and Bishops Lounge during the following days and times:

Tuesday, March 24: 5:30-7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 5:30-7 p.m.
Thursday, March 26: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 5:30-7 p.m.

PARENTS/FAMILY TICKETS: Parents and other family members or friends wishing to attend may purchase tickets through the Spring Family Day registration site through March 22. If any tickets are available the night of SING! (Saturday, March 28), parents and other family members may purchase tickets at the Will Call table beginning at 7:15 p.m. outside of the Alma Thomas Theater. 

ALUMNI TICKETS: Alumni may purchase tickets ($8 per person) through the online form through Wednesday, March 25. Tickets may be picked-up at the Will Call table beginning at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 outside of the Alma Thomas Theater. Please note: SING! may not be appropriate for children under the age of 13.

Introducing the 2015 SING! Coordinators

Student Foundation is proud to announce that Michelle Hershberger ’17, Sarah Surgeoner ’17 and Livi Drummond ’16 have volunteered to co-coordinate SING! 2015. Questions may be directed to any coordinator or JoAnn Lucero, the Student Foundation adviser. 

Resources for Student Organizations Participating in SING! 2015 

The 2015 SING! theme is “Spirits of Southwestern” in honor of Southwestern’s 175th Anniversary. Here are resources for student organizations to review: (1) Rules, (2) Schedule and Deadlines, and (3) Performance Standards and Theme

SING! Winners (since 1980 revival)

1980 Pi Kappa Alpha
1981 Zeta Tau Alpha
1982 Alpha Delta Pi
1983 Pi Kappa Alpha
1984 Pi Kappa Alpha
1985 Pi Kappa Alpha
1986 Pi Kappa Alpha
1987 Pi Kappa Alpha
1988 Pi Kappa Alpha
1989 Residence Life
1990 Zeta Tau Alpha
1991 Delta Delta Delta
1992 Pi Kappa Alpha
1993 Alpha Pi Omega
1994 Zeta Tau Alpha
1995 Alpha Delta Pi
1996 Alpha Delta Pi
1997 Zeta Tau Alpha
1998 Delta Delta Delta
1999 Zeta Tau Alpha
2000 Zeta Tau Alpha
2001 Zeta Tau Alpha
2002 Sigma Phi Lambda / Kappa Upsilon Chi
2003 EBONY
2004 Zeta Tau Alpha
2005 Sigma Phi Lambda / Kappa Upsilon Chi
2006 Zeta Tau Alpha
2007 Zeta Tau Alpha
2008 Delta Delta Delta
2009 Phi Delta Theta
2010 Sigma Phi Lambda / Kappa Upsilon Chi
2011 Delta Delta Delta
2012 Delta Omicron
2014 Delta Delta Delta

Student Foundation

SING! is brought to you by Student Foundation. Founded in 1979, Student Foundation is an effort to involve all Southwestern University students interested in the advancement and support of Southwestern. Student Foundation members are involved in various areas of University support, including Alumni and Parent Relations, University Relations, Student Activities, and general public relations.