Saturday, February 19, 2011

ACU Sing Song

It's ACU Sing Song Weekend in Abilene. I wish we could be there. If you aren't familiar with Sing Song...it's a long standing tradition at ACU...50+ years worth. All the fraternities and sororities compete against each other as well as classes. Between each act, the "hosts and hostesses" do production numbers. I grew up watching Sing Song and always wanted to be a host.

It's pretty hard to believe that it was 20 years ago when Stephen Bailey, Val Durrington, Darcy Washburn Chapman, Martha Kate Stallings Gunn, Kristin Ward, Kimberly Meador Conder and I were hosts. What an experience! My Dad was there...he literally willed himself to live long enough to see that show. I sang a song called "If I Sing" dedicated to him. ("If I sing...you are the music"). I am grateful for the wonderful memories I have of that time--even 20 years later!

Here are a few fun pics from back in the DAY!


Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire"
L-R...Val Durrington, Kimberly Conder, BST, Kristin Ward, Stephen Bailey, Darcy Chapman, Martha Kate Gunn


"We May Never Pass This Way Again"

Stephen entertained the entire crowd. It was so fun to see! Stephen was my roommate and we had a blast getting to be hosts together.

"If I Sing"...for my dad.

out of the yearbook....weirdly morbid.

"Man in the Mirror" Yep...you heard me...
Our 15 year reunion...we all got to lead worship together at Homecoming chapel. So fun! I love these guys! (We missed you, Kimberly!)

Here are a couple of more pics of Sing Song memories of other years from college....

My freshman year we were eyeballs. Stephen directed us....I can probably still sing every word of that song. "I first saw you in the burger line....blue eyes cryin' in the Bean..." Gotta love it!
L-R Nino Elliot, BST, Wendy Wray Ogren, Stephen Bailey, Amy Nichols Boone, Patrice Nataliccio Powell

My senior year I directed Gamma Sigs. We were doctors and surgeons. (I was dressed as a patient)

3 comments:

Dustin said...

i really think you need to bring the permed mullet back.

Wendy said...

I judged in the "entertainment" category Saturday night. SO fun! Can't believe that it's been 20 years! Wendy Beth

annie said...

These pics were hilarious to scroll through! I LOVED Spring Sing at HU.....can still remember all the songs & a little bit of the "choreography" from "Bee Bop" way back in '74. Happy memories!