OPA wins first revived All-Sing charity event

A blend of harmonious voices rang through Derryberry Auditorium last night as Tech’s student groups competed in All-Sing, one of Tennessee Tech’s oldest student organization competitions. Phi Delta Theta hosted the event as part of their philanthropy week.

Phi Delta Theta brought All-Sing back to Tech not only to entertain their fellow students and community, but also to raise funds for the ALS Association, their national philanthropy. All proceeds, about $3,000, raised during their philanthropy week were donated to the association to help in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Disney a cappella was the theme of last night’s sing-off. All student groups had 10 minutes to perform a song or medley of songs from a Disney movie of their choice.

“Phi Delta Theta’s energy right now is excitement,” said Phi Delta Theta philanthropy chair Matthew Phillips before the event. “Of course there are some nerves, but we have been working hard to bring this tradition back, and we are ecstatic for people to come out.”

Everyone brought excitement and energy into their performances. Phillips said the event created healthy competition between the seven groups that participated: Phi Mu, Phi Gamma Delta, Kappa Delta, Delta Gamma, Omega Phi Alpha, The Disney Club and Alpha Delta Pi.

Performers dressed the part from kimonos to body paint. Some groups were serious and others were humorous, but each drew its own enthusiastic cheers from the audience.

Omega Phi Alpha was awarded first place for their interpretation of “Mulan.” Phi Mu won second place for “Tarzan,” and Delta Gamma came in third for “The Little Mermaid.”

To end the evening, trophies were presented to the three Greek organizations that raised the most money for ALS during philanthropy week: Omega Phi Alpha, Delta Gamma and Phi Mu.

Phi Delta Theta has sponsored All Sing since 1968, making it the second oldest student organization contest, beaten only by Homecoming. This was the first All-Sing event held in seven years, but Phillips said they plan on making it an annual event, like in previous years.