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Greek Sing raises over $19,000 in support of St. Jude

Belmont’s Greek Life brought the heat once again in both fundraising and dancing at the annual Greek Sing on Sunday night.

They exceeded last year’s amount donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, raising over $19,000 in ticket sales.

While the dances all had different themes to them, one theme tied all the organizations together — empowering their fellow chapters.

The crowd was almost as enthused as the performers themselves, filling the Curb Event Center with roaring cheers before Alpha Sigma Tau even opened the show. Their theme was Delta Eta Airlines and they immediately captured the audience’s attention with energetic singing and dancing.

Phi Mu then transported the audience back to the ‘90s, featuring songs such as “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls and the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song. A neon jump rope routine was one of the highlights of this performance.

Alpha Gamma Delta performs at Greek Sing 2019 (Belmont Vision/Joe Bendekovic)

Next, Alpha Gamma Delta took the stage with a whodunit-themed performance in which the sorority was in charge of uncovering who took the funds for Greek Sing. They closed with a video tribute to childhood cancer survivors featuring Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” that reminded the audience of the real reason for Greek Sing.

During intermission the 629 Dance Team and Delta Sigma Theta provided captivating dance numbers.

After intermission Kappa Alpha Theta introduced their theme of “ThetaWorld,” that revolved around a futuristic earth landing based on the 2019 Travis Scott album “Astroworld.” Their performance featured red-colored costumes and lighting as well as singers that performed atop a giant moving replica of the globe.

Alpha Gamma Delta performs at Greek Sing 2019 (Belmont Vision/Justin Savage)

Phi Kappa Tau closed the show with an introductory video of how they discovered an underground space center on Belmont’s campus and took the audience out of this world. Their enthralling performance featured space-suit costumes and song selections from jazz to rap to, of course, Elton John’s “Rocket Man.”

Each group succeeded in capturing the audience’s undivided attention at this year’s Greek Sing, but nothing compared to the joy and excitement that erupted from the crowd when the check for over $19,000 to St. Jude was revealed at the end of the night.

This article written by Olivia Peppiatt. Photos by Joe Bendekovic and Justin Savage.

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