MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is celebrating the 60th annual All Campus Sing on April 11, hosted on the steps of Lovett Auditorium, with a pre-show at 3 p.m. and the main event beginning at 3:30 p.m.
All Campus Sing, which is organized by the University’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, is one of the most anticipated campus events at Murray State as it unites students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Participants in All Campus Sing typically consist of student groups, including fraternities and sororities, residential colleges and a number of other student organizations and clubs. Each group of performers are responsible for choreographing and performing a brief musical number on the steps of Lovett Auditorium.
“All Campus Sing is a very unique event,” said Elizabeth Wechtenhiser, chair for All Campus Sing. “In addition to providing significant donations for People to People projects, which impact music programs in more than 60 countries, the event also promotes music in the community through an instrument drive and the live event.”
In addition to celebrating music, the overall objective is for groups to come together to raise funds and awareness for the philanthropy with which Sigma Alpha Iota associates itself: the People to People project, which takes resources, music, instruments, teachers and performers to developing countries. The goal of the project is to spread music education by starting programs and schools that teach music.
Donations of used instruments will also be accepted during All Campus Sing to support local children in the pursuit of musical aspirations. Instruments accepted during the drive include the following: piccolos, flutes, clarinets, oboes, bassoons, saxophones (alto, tenor and baritone), trumpets, French horns, euphoniums, trombones, snare drums, full drum sets and accessories, bass drums, keyboards, mallet percussion instruments (marimbas and bells), recorders, tubas, guitars, electric basses and banjos. Instruments can be dropped off at any time during the event or brought to the chapter’s room in Lovett Auditorium.
“The instrument drive allows Sigma Alpha Iota to collect used instruments and donate them to local schools,” Wechtenhiser said. “The All Campus Sing event itself also allows community members and Murray State students, faculty and staff to come together and enjoy musical shows selected by various groups of individuals.”
More than 20 organizations are planning to perform during All Campus Sing as of March 26. Among the sororities and fraternities are Alpha Delta Pi, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Alpha Gamma Delta, Kappa Delta, Delta Zeta, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Pi Kappa Alpha, Alpha Sigma Phi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Pi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Alpha Gamma Rho and Alpha Tau Omega. Several residential colleges will also participate, including Elizabeth College, Regents College, Springer-Franklin College, Hester College and Lee Clark/Richmond College. Independent groups include the Black Student Council, Honors Student Council, International Student Organization and Sigma Alpha.
For those who cannot attend this year’s event, a livestream of All Campus Sing will be available at murraystate.edu/streaming.
All Campus Sing is partially sponsored by the Murray State Alumni Association and the Office of Student Affairs.