Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-02-10

Samford University students will present Step Sing, the 54-year-old tradition in which competing groups sing and dance their way to the coveted Sweepstakes award, Feb. 17, 18 and 19.

Performances are at 7 p.m. each night in Wright Center Concert Hall. Ten competing groups will vie for honors. Two exhibition groups, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and the Samford Dance Team, will also entertain.

This year's Step Sing community service project will support Sav-A-Life, Inc. Audience members may leave baby items or monetary contributions at a drop-off station in Wright Center Lobby.

Step Sing tickets are $10, Thursday; and $13 (floor) and $15 (balcony), Friday. The Saturday performance is sold out. Tickets may be purchased online at: For information, call (205) 726-2345.

Allison Tyler, a senior from Birmingham, is Step Sing director.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.