Step Sing 2018

Step Sing began as a sing-along on the steps of Renfroe Hall at the Howard College East Lake Campus in 1951. It was held once a semester and soon became a competition. In 1957, Howard College moved to its present location on Lakeshore Drive, bringing with it the tradition of Step Sing. In 1976, Step Sing moved to its current home in Wright Center Concert Hall.

Under the direction of the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Student Activities and Events, Step Sing is organized by students, including musical arrangement, choreography and costume design. Step Sing has become an educational activity in which students participate through leadership development, organizational administration and time management. Students perform three days to sold-out audiences. It continues to be one of Samford's most popular traditions, and is a popular event not only among students, but also prospective students, employees, alumni and the Birmingham community.

2018 Performances

  • Thursday, February 8 at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, February 9 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 10 at 2 p.m. *Matinee Show!
  • Saturday, February 10 at 7 p.m.

Public ticket sales will begin Friday, January 26 at 9 a.m. (central time).

Student Involvement

There are a variety of ways for students to be involved in Step Sing 2018! We have opportunities to participate both on-stage and behind the scenes. Check out the information below for how to get involved. Questions? Email

Freshman Step Sing Shows

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There will be two shows available exclusively for incoming female students for Step Sing 2018—Freshman Ladies and Freshman Girls. Sign-ups will close on Sunday, November 19 at 11:59 p.m. Once sign-ups have closed, participants will be selected at random. Date of sign-up will not play a factor in being selected for a show. Questions? Please email

Participant Info Meetings

All Step Sing participants are required to attend one participant info meeting. All meetings will be held in Brock Forum in Dwight Beeson Hall.

All meetings will start on time and last approximately 40 minutes. To respect everyone’s time, no one will be able to enter once the meetings have started.

Wednesday, October 18 at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, October 18 at 6 p.m.
Thursday, October 19 at 5 p.m.
Thursday, October 19 at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, October 24 at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, October 24 at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, October 25 at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, October 25 at 6 p.m.
Thursday, October 26 at 5 p.m.
Thursday, October 26 at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, November 14 at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, November 14 at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, November 15 at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, November 15 at 6 p.m.
Thursday, November 16 at 5 p.m.
Thursday, November 16 at 6 p.m.

Individuals who do not attend a participant info meeting will not be eligible to participate in any show for Step Sing 2018. If you are unable to attend these meetings due to work or class, please email to set up an individual meeting. Students studying abroad will have the opportunity to attend a meeting in January and should email for more information.

Overall Committee Applications

Applications are now open for students interested in serving on the Step Sing 2018 Overall Committee! We are looking for creative and hard-working people who are interested in serving. Applications will close on Thursday, November 2 at 5 p.m.

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Magic City Woodworks

Step Sing is thrilled to partner this year with Magic City Woodworks as the 2018 Step Sing Philanthropy!

Magic City Woodworks is a social impact company designed to help young men bridge the intimidating gap between unemployment and meaningful employment. Located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, this organization provides a unique opportunity for apprentices that join their team to receive high caliber job and life skill training. Magic City Woodworks is built on faith, hope, and good old fashioned hard work.

Our goal is to raise $15,000 to support the work of Magic City Woodworks and help them bring in new apprentices. We hope you will consider donating to this incredible organization and help Step Sing make a meaningful impact on our city!

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