MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is celebrating the 61st annual All Campus Sing on April 17, hosted on the steps of Lovett Auditorium. All Campus Sing begins with a pre-show at 3 p.m. followed by the main event at 3:30 p.m.
All Campus Sing, which is organized by the University’s Sigma Alpha Iota chapter, 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 is responsible for choreographing and performing a brief musical number on the steps of Lovett Auditorium.
“All Campus Sing is a very special event to our chapter,” said Keena Creason, chair for All Campus Sing. “We are so grateful for the continued support and resources Murray State gives us to share our love for music! The donations we receive go to our philanthropy efforts, which impact music programs and musicians in more than 60 countries.”
In addition to celebrating music, the overall objective is for groups to come together to raise funds and awareness for Sigma Alpha Iota’s philanthropic 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. The donations will support local children in the pursuit of musical aspirations who cannot afford to purchase instruments. 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 local students to further their study and interest in music,” Creason said. “Our event also creates an environment where Murray State staff, students and the community can connect through music. We are all of different backgrounds and we all have different stories, but on this day, we all connect through our love of music.”
More than 20 organizations are planning to perform during All Campus Sing. Among the sororities are Delta Zeta, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Delta Pi, Kappa Delta and Sigma Sigma Sigma. Participating fraternities include Alpha Tau Omega, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Pi, Lambda Chi Alpha and Alpha Sigma Phi.
Several residential colleges will also participate, including Lee Clark/Richmond College,
Springer-Franklin College, Regents/Elizabeth College and Hart College. Independent groups include the Murray State Cheer Team, Sigma Alpha, International Student Organization, Honors Student Council and Black Student Council.
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 sponsored in part by the Murray State University Alumni Association and the Office of Student Affairs.
Photo: Murray State University is celebrating the 61st annual All Campus Sing on April 17, hosted on the steps of Lovett Auditorium, with a pre-show at 3:00 p.m. and the main event beginning at 3:30 p.m. All Campus Sing is organized by the University’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota and is sponsored by the Murray State Alumni Association and the Office of Student Affairs.