A real-life musical took place inside the Curb Event Center Sunday night – the annual Greek Sings competition.
Ending Greek Week with a bang, the sororities and fraternities of Belmont put together song-and-dance routines to wow the judges while raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
St. Jude representative Chase Simpson was brought onto the stage and a check was presented to the hospital with the money raised throughout the week. A total of $8,252 was raised, only slightly less than the amount of money raised during Greek Week 2014.
Kappa Alpha Theta kicked off the night with a full-on military-style routine. Each girl was dressed in a rendition of military uniform or camouflage, and the sorority’s props included a low-hanging net that needed an army crawl to go under. Throughout the routine, there were various girls “training” on the side of the stage. The group’s song choices were modern, including its own version of “Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.
The second group to go was the first fraternity of the night, Phi Kappa Tau. This group took a humorous approach and used a night around downtown as the backdrop for its performance. It had a variety of song choices, including renditions of Maroon 5’s “Sugar” and Scatman John’s “Scatman.”
Alpha Gamma Delta was the next sorority to take the stage. Dressed primarily in black and denim, they had a much simpler set consisting only of their Greek letters and two black boxes where the singers stood as they sang Belmont versions of songs like “Don’t Cha” by Pussycat Dolls.
After the short intermission, Phi Mu gave its “Greeks in the Wild” performance. They certainly lived up to it with a fantastic jump-roper and song choices, including the sorority’s own renditions of “Get Ur Freak On” by Missy Elliott.
Alpha Sigma Tau stood out with its performance, having a speakeasy theme and using older music instead of more current songs. Alpha Sigma Tau was great to watch and listen to, singing renditions of songs from hit musicals “Cabaret” and “Chicago.”
The last group to perform was Alpha Tau Omega with a take on “Tron.” Basing their performance on trying to hack into MyBelmont to change some not-so-fantastic grades, the guys used a simple set and some bright lights in order to make an impression on the audience. They also used song choices that went along with the “Tron” theme, such as Daft Punk’s “Technologic.”
And make an impression they did. During every single one of the performances, the crowd was completely enthralled. Cheering, laughing and applauding were the only noises that could be heard – other than the singing, of course.
This year, instead of the winner of Greek Sings being announced the night of, and therefore the winner of Greek Week itself, the winner will be announced Monday night at 5 p.m. inside the Curb Event Center.