Every year, Spring Sing seems to find a new way to wow audiences. The whole show is reworked for a fresh experience year after year. While reworking the content of the production itself is important, reshuffling how clubs are divided into shows has a huge impact as well. Spring Sing “Famous for Fifteen” will introduce some changes in the club division.
Women’s social club Delta Nu has decided to perform a single club show. With only two directors, there have been struggles accomplishing the magnitude of work a Spring Show entails. Ultimately, however, it has been beneficial due to the fact there are less opinions.
“It has been a struggle because it puts more responsibility on us,” Sophomore Micaleigh Coleman, Delta Nu Spring Sing director said. “But an advantage has been that it is only Emily and me. If she doesn’t like something, we’ll change it: If I don’t like something, we’ll change it.”
Though they are a women’s club, they still wanted men to be involved. The club conducted a recruitment campaign with flyers and announcements asking men to join their show regardless if they are in a club or not. Coleman, who is the music director for the Delta Nu show, said men add another dynamic to Spring Sing shows. She said she values the depth tenor and bass voices can give music and wanted them in the show to round out the sound.
According to Coleman, Delta Nu only has two appointed directors, but the Spring Sing process has been a collective job. Choreography was handled by sophomore Haley Crowe and costuming was delegated to other more experienced club members.
“This is the Delta Nu show,” Coleman said. “It has been a club effort. It only has our name on it, so we want it to be the best it can be.”
Six small clubs have gone through a major reshuffle. Chi Kappa Rho, GATA, Iota Chi, Kings Men, OEGE and Phi Kappa Delta have all decided to perform together, creating the show with the most clubs officially represented. Each club was allowed one director by the production team for a total of six, making the show with the most directors as well. Though there are many opinions represented, according to OEGE director senior Candace Whiteley, each of the six have a role, and the show has been a collaborative effort.
“Having more directors means more things can get done,” Whiteley said. “More people have more talents to put on a show.”
The smaller clubs have struggled however to gain club participation since their memberships are not as large. Having more clubs to pull from has been an advantage.
“I feel like the small club show goes unnoticed,” Whiteley said. “Our goal this year as the small club show is to not be forgotten.”
Another club experiencing a dynamic change is Delta Gamma Rho. This Spring Sing show will be the second that they will have performed with the men’s social club Omega Phi and unlike last year, the ratio of men to women is much more equal.
“The girls are getting to experience a very different kind of show with both guys and girls, sophomore Rachael Floyd said. “Vocals have had a huge improvement and are a lot stronger from years past.”
Floyd said that not only has the addition of men to the show increased the overall quality, it has also made a huge impact on the Spring Sing experience for each person involved. Floyd said it has broken the ice and opened doors for new friendships to be formed with people they may not have met outside of the show.