Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2000-02-10

Samford University students will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Step Sing activity with Community/Alumni Night at the opening performance on Thursday, Feb. 17. Step Sing, the school's most popular annual tradition will be held Feb. 17-19 at 7 p.m. in Wright Center Concert Hall.

A percentage of total ticket sales from the three-night event will support Samford's Habitat for Humanity house, which will be constructed later this spring. Each of the 17 competing groups will bring items such as towels and canned goods to the Thursday performance. The items will be given to Jessie's Place, a local shelter for women and children.

According to Step Sing student chair Mary Michael Garver, the community emphasis is a way for student participants "to say thank you to the city that continues to nurture and support them."

The groups will compete for honors based on choreography, costumes, music and theme. During six-minute shows, each group of about 50 students combines singing and choreography in Broadway-type presentations.

Step Sing began as groups lining up to sing on the steps of the women's dorm when the school was located on the East Lake campus.

Tickets are $8 and $12 for Thursday night, and $10 and $14 for Friday and Saturday. The public may purchase tickets through TicketMaster at 715-6000.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.