Step Sing! It’s a 67 year old tradition at Samford University in Birmingham where my son is a student. When my parents attended school there (then, Howard College) Step Sing was a much smaller production, literally done on the steps of one of the buildings, although my Mother said she remembers Step Sing being held in the library.
My how times have changed!
The groups around campus compete in singing and dancing routines, and they are truly amazing! The young men are hilarious and the group above, dressed in their Boy Scout costumes won the entire competition.
You can click the video link above for a quick overview of the show.
Step Sing is entirely student produced, and my son was this year’s Assistant Producer. The school brought in this huge professional production truck which gave the students fabulous experience with real-world media technology.
This is before the show started and my son is the tiny speck on this balcony wing, operating the camera. There were four full performances to sold out audiences and the production was also live-streamed to over 20,000 people.
Samford does everything possible to bring real-life experiences to their students as early as possible. Over 1,000 of their 5,000 students participate in Step Sing, giving yet another opportunity for hands-on experience in the areas of media production, journalism, business management, finance and fine arts.