Published on January 16, 2018 by Philip Poole  
Step Sing Winners 2017

Tickets for Samford University’s Step Sing 2018 show go on sale Friday, Jan. 26, at 9 a.m. CST.

Tickets will be available for purchase online.  Orchestra level tickets are $30 and balcony level tickets are $35.

There will be four Step Sing performances at the Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center.  The performances will take place Feb. 8-10 at 7 p.m. and a matinee show Feb. 10 at 2 p.m.   

The Step Sing Sweepstakes Trophy will be presented after the Saturday evening performance. 

Before Friday night’s show, the Office of Alumni Programs is hosting a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. in Jane H. Brock Recital Hall adjacent to the Wright Center. Alumni will enjoy light appetizers, photos with the sweepstakes trophy, step sing memorabilia—including favorite costumes from years past—and the filming of the live stream countdown show. 

Advance registration is requested for the reception.

Those who cannot attend the performances in person will be able to live stream the Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances starting at 6:30 p.m. for the live stream countdown show.

Alumni and parents who will watch the live stream are encouraged to host a Step Sing Watch Party for friends and other alumni and parents in their area. Register your party online, and the office of alumni programs will send a watch party kit complete with decorations, voting ballots and invitations.

The office of alumni programs also is looking for past Sweepstakes-winning costumes and other iconic Step Sing costumes that can be displayed during Step Sing weekend. If items are donated, the donor will receive gift-in-kind credit. Contact the alumni office at for details.

“Step Sing costumes aren't meant to be tucked away in a closet,” said Casey Ramey, Samford’s director of alumni programs. “Donate them to Samford, and we'll make sure they are put on display.”

Step Sing is a 67-year tradition that started in 1951 as a sing-along on the steps of Renfroe Hall at the Howard College’s East Lake campus. Today, students continue to gain an educational experience through arranging music, designing costumes and choreographing each unique Step Sing performance, according to Meg Burleson, student activities and events coordinator. 

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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 2nd nationally for student engagement and US News & World Report ranks Samford 86th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,729 students from 47 states and 30 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 1st nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.