York College's 36th annual Songfest production was celebrated over the High School Days weekend with its closing finale Saturday night. During the final weeks before opening night, students rehearsed late into the evenings learning the music and perfecting their production team's assigned choreography. Those practices paid big dividends as each night's show entertained audiences from across the country.
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Due to ongoing construction, Songfest was not able to utilize the YHS auditorium this year and set about to make the production work in a different venue: the newly constructed Campbell Activity Center. Through a gracious investment by Cornerstone Bank, as well as some gifts by alumni and friends, the college was able to purchase a stage as well as rent the lighting and sound equipment needed for the production.
The success of this year's show is attributed in large part to the talented voices of the six hosts and hostesses: Erin Davidson, Angel Gray, Laurel Simpson, Ryne Smith, Jordon Suter, and Carson Tuttle. Under the direction of Amy Fraser, they have been steadily at work on their solos and group numbers since the campus-wide auditions in December. From their opening Titanium on Thursday night to Saturday's finale Light Up The World, audiences were wowed by their performances.
Each of the eight social clubs did their part to make this year's Songfest one of the most memorable in its long, rich history. Alpha Chi Epsilon and Beta Beta Sigma were decked out in Superman costumes for their memorable Superheroes performance. Lovestruck members of Delta Chi Alpha and Kyodai put on an extremely entertaining Crazy in Love in their colorful outfits. Kingsmen and Omega Phi went camouflage with their battle tested selections in This is War. And Sig Tau and Theta Psi had a riveting look and sound with their rendition of York's Most Wanted.
At the completion of the show Saturday night, clubs anxiously awaited with the audience to hear the judges' tally of their three-night production. It was all Delta Chi Alpha and Kyodai as they swept the awards for Best Music, Best Costumes, Best Choreography, and Best Theme to take this year's President's Award for the best club show overall.
Each year, approximately 25 percent of the student body is involved in Songfest and 1,500+ audience members attend. Congratulations to everyone who had a part in Songfest 2013!
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