Oklahoma Christian University hosted the 51st Spring Sing production in the newly named Baugh Auditorium this weekend. The men of Chi Lambda Phi walked away as the 2019 Spring Sing champions, with Gamma Rho taking second, Iota Kappa Phi in third and Kappa Sigma Tau finishing fourth.
“It’s an amazing feeling,” Chi Spring Sing Director JP Holsberry said. “The guys have put in so much work – watching film, working on moves and that is what it takes. It takes dedication, it takes a group of guys who come together as one club and the result is you are able to put together the best show you can do.”
To meet the qualifications of this year’s theme, “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” club directors were asked to choose a theme representing something their members love. With club choices ranging from breakfast foods to America, Chi settled on Shrek and Donkey as their 2019 theme.
“To Chi, we want to say thank you so much for your hard work,” Chi Spring Sing Director Collin Deister said. “I’m proud of each and every one of you for doing your best in everything. To everyone else: Thank you for coming and supporting Spring Sing, not just Chi but everyone who worked so hard to create something together. It was really a great year for Spring Sing, and it’s always good when we all get to perform for a full house each time. Thank you for your support.”
Gamma’s production of Cindy Lou Who and the Grinch won Audience Favorite, Faculty and Staff Favorite, Best Costumes, Best Vocals and Best Choreography.
“We chose this theme because who doesn’t love Christmas?” Gamma Spring Sing Director Riley Wilson said. “We thought this theme was fun, unique and different from what Gamma has typically done in the past.”
Psi Epsilon’s breakfast food show was named Best Lyrics, Student Favorite and Most Original Show. Other awards included Best Banner, which went to the Freshmen, the Unity Award, which was presented to Phi Omega Nu and Best Blurb, which was given to Kappa.
“Kappa has a legacy unlike any other club when it comes to Spring Sing,” Kappa Spring Sing Director Hunter Wiederstein said. “We don’t always win, but almost every show makes people go crazy and see how we consistently put everything we have into creating a performance people will remember.”
For this year’s philanthropy project, Spring Sing partnered with Hearts for Hearing, a local nonprofit which helps children who are diagnosed with hearing loss. Through a silent auction, donations and restaurant nights, Spring Sing presented Hearts for Hearing with a check for $7,103.82 after last night’s performance.
“I would just like to tell the guys that I am so proud of them and Collin is, too,” Holsberry said. “You all really performed the show that we made unbelievably. We knew it was a good show going in, but all of you are the ones who made it the show that it was.”