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Songfest 2018

Photo by Photo by Meredith Seaver

First year members of Chi Omega performed the opening number of Songfest prior to the competing acts.

Texas A&M’s Chi Omega hosted the 40th Annual Songfest Nov. 2 & 3, 2018.  Groups from across campus, often one male and one female organization, pair up to perform in an effort to win for their chosen philanthropy.

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  • Members of the Aggie Club of Engineers and Gamma Phi Beta danced to a medley of songs tied together with a Sandlot theme.

  • Gamma Phi Beta and the Aggie Club of Engineers selected Girls on the Run and Camp Hope as their philanthropies, respectively.

  • Each group featured portions of both only women and only men on stage to highlight their strengths.

  • Aggie Gems and Company D-2 from the Corps of Cadets titled their number “This is America”.

  • Alpha Delta Pi, Aggie Business Kings and Alpha Gamma Rho were the one three group team participating in Songfest this year.

  • Alpha Delta Pi, Aggie Business Kings and Alpha Gamma Rho performed “Dirty Dancing”, lifts included.

  • Willy Wonka was the name of the Aggie Sisters for Christ and Suits performance.

  • Throughout the evening performances are scored by a panel of judges.

  • Squadron 17 and Pi Beta Phi danced to a Harry Potter compilation and featured dancers dressed as Voldemort and Harry Potter.

  • Pi Beta Phi and Squadron 17 danced for the benefit of the Boys and Girls Club of the Brazos Valley and March of Dimes, respectively.

  • The Harry Potter performance was voted as Act’s Favorite at the end of the night. Earlier in the week, acts had the opportunity to watch and cast votes to select the favorite among their peers. The award includes $1,000 towards the groups’ chosen philanthropies.

  • The Incredibles, performed by Kappa Kappa Gamma and Brotherhood of Aggie Mentors, included characters such as Mr. Incredible, Edna Mode and Syndrome.

  • Alpha Omicron Pi and Aggie Men’s Alliance danced to a medley of “Saturday Night Fever” related music.

  • While Saturday Night Fever is associated with disco, dancers were able to incorporate hip hop.

  • After Intermission, Delta Zeta and Gents began Act II with a performance based around the movie “Now You See Me”. The men were dressed up as FBI agents in pursuit of magicians on the run.

  • During their feature section, ladies of Delta Zeta leap to showcase their dance skills.

  • Ol’ Ags and Kappa Alpha Theta based their performance around the movie musical “Mamma Mia”, featuring leads dressed as Donna, Sophie, and a few more main characters from the film.

  • At the end of each performance, each group would rush to the center of the stage and cheer after weeks of practicing.

  • Delta Gamma and Century Men’s Society created a circus themed “The Greatest Show on Earth”.

  • Century Men’s Society and Delta Gamma were selected by the judges as the first place winners.

  • They finished their performance with “The Greatest Show” from “The Greatest Showman”.

  • Narnia, by Zeta Tau Alpha and One Army, began with a solo meant to be Lucy Pevensie from “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”.

  • The climax of the Narnia performance was the killing of Aslan by the White Witch.

  • Kappa Delta and Brothers Under Christ based their performance on the movie “Inside Out”.

  • Bing Bong was one of the main characters that made an appearance during the Inside Out dance.

  • Brothers Under Christ and Kappa Delta danced for the benefit of The Bridge Ministries and The Prenatal Clinic of Bryan, respectfully.

  • Alpha Chi Omega and Brotherhood of Christian Aggies performed based on the storyline of “Titanic”.

  • The Titanic performance featured songs that fit the theme such as “Ice, Ice, Baby”.

  • Not only do the winners receive award money for their philanthropies, each group also receives money for participating.

  • When it came time for the men to dance on stage, you could not be shy about it.

  • The last group participating in Songfest was Delta Delta Delta and Aggie Men’s Club performing “Jumanji”.

  • The groups based their lead dancers off of the recent Jumanji remake with Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black.

  • Delta Delta Delta and Aggie Men’s Club chose St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Kairos Christian School as their respective philanthropies.

  • “Chi-O-Pro”s finished the evening with a dance number while the judges scores were being tallied.

  • As the first place winners, Delta Gamma and Century Men’s Society received $8,000.

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