Preview: Spring Sing brings OC home

OC social clubs and the freshman class are ready to break a leg after preparing for the 47th-annual Spring Sing show since January. They will finally compete for the trophy on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

There’s much to be said for the feeling of accomplishment – hours upon hours of learning songs, working out choreography, nailing harmonies.

Longtime fans of OC Spring Sing may encounter a few surprises this year. Clubs like Kappa Sigma Tau and Delta Gamma Sigma are breaking from some of their traditional choreography to bring something new to their shows. Kappa is excited to feature some moves that have never been used before in any Spring Sing routine.

Along with some new moves, most clubs will keep with tradition and incorporate their signature moves. Theta Theta Theta is even bringing back an old tradition that has been missing from their show for a few years.

This year’s performance will feature more than 600 students, the largest group to ever take the OC Spring Sing stage. The audience will see a few traditionally small clubs take the stage in notably larger numbers.

Even with new variety incorporated into the show, many Spring Sing participants look forward to carrying on an iconic OC tradition. To the executive staff, Spring Sing is special because of the way it delivers on OC’s promise to be different.

“We are called to a higher standard. We want people to be able to come here and see that we’re different from what’s out there on TV, and that we’re having fun,” staff advisor Amanda Watson said.

Reece Kingcade, band and vocal director, said Spring Sing is the perfect opportunity for anyone who wants to be involved in campus life, no matter what their skills are.

“I’ve made some of my best friends here; we spend hours putting this stuff together and working hard,” he said. “That’s the impact for me. I’ve been able to establish and continue relationships working on Spring Sing.”

For more information about the show, and to see videos of years past, visit oc.edu/springsing.

Alpha Gamma Omega
Theme: Will Turner and Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
“We have one our most fun and entertaining shows this year. Everyone has worked really hard, and all the participants are ready to see their hard work pay off.” – Josh Rodman

Chi Lambda Phi
Theme: Lewis and Clark
“I’m really excited for everyone to see our show. It’s gonna be a good one. Get ready.” – Bryan Leftwich
Twitter: @ChiLambdaPhi

Delta Gamma Sigma
Theme: Jerry Seinfeld and George Costanza (Seinfeld)
“We have a lot of new choreography this year along with some of the classic Delta moves. We can’t wait to show people what we’ve been working on. Fourth place or bust.” – Nick Thomas
Twitter: @DoseofBull

Freshmen
Theme: Barbie and Ken
Twitter: @OCFreshExp

Gamma Rho
Theme: Strawberries and Pineapples
“Gamma is continuing the legacy of excellence in Spring Sing this year. We are very excited to see all our hard work come together, not only by Gamma, but by the other clubs as well. It’s going to be a great show!” – Kelcy Nash
Twitter: @GammaRho

Iota Kappa Phi
Theme: Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller (A League of Their Own)
“It’s been a lot of fun, and we’re so happy with the way our show turned out. We’re ready to be in front of people and show everyone what we’ve been working on!”
Twitter: @IotaKappaPhi

Kappa Sigma Tau
Theme: Robin Hood and Little John
“Kappa’s Spring Sing theme is Robin Hood and Little John. We have a great song selection this year, and some great original moves that haven’t been seen in Spring Sing before!” – Scott Ulrich
Twitter: @KappaSigmaTau

Pi Zeta Phi
Theme: Anastasia and Drizella (Cinderella)
“Pi’s theme is the wicked stepsisters from Cinderella. Our show is quirky, silly, and downright sassy. Our sisters have worked so hard to bring life to our entertaining show, and we can’t wait for everyone to see it!” – Lauren Smith
Twitter: @PiZetaPhi

Psi Epsilon
Theme: Chewbacca and Han Solo (Star Wars)
“Psi has a show that only Psi could pull off. We hope to encourage and lift people’s spirits every night we perform!” – Sean Steele
Twitter: @PsiSamurai

Theta Theta Theta
Theme: DJ Tanner and Kimmy Gibbler (Full House)
“Our show is really cute this year, and we’re bringing back an old Theta Spring Sing tradition. Our girls have worked so hard, and we can’t wait to perform for a ‘Full House’ of friends, family and alumni!” – Allyson Stewart
Twitter: @TriThetaDoves