And the Beat Goes On: All-Sing Tradition Continues at UT Knoxville

All-Sing 2010KNOXVILLE — Students will get the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, jumping this week with this year’s All-Sing competition, a campus tradition of more than 75 years.

The 2010 All-Sing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building.

This year’s theme is “Tik-Tok on the Clock…All-Sing Never Stops.” The competition includes 21 student organizations performing songs from “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Aladdin,” “Legally Blonde,” “Cats,” “Les Misérables” and hits from The Beatles and Motown.

Divisional and overall awards will be given as well as awards for best female and male soloists.

The competition debuted in 1932 as “Song-Fest” and has been a campus institution ever since. Song-Fest began as an initiative by the Young Men’s Christian Association and the All Students’ Club as a singing competition to familiarize students, faculty and the community with songs of the times.

Tickets for Thursday night are $5 for UT students, $8 for UT faculty and staff and $10 for the general public. Tickets for Friday night are $10 for UT students, $13 for UT faculty and staff and $15 for the general public. Tickets may be purchased in the Central Ticket Office at (865) 974-3381 or through Tickets Unlimited at (865) 656-4444 or http://www.knoxvilletickets.com.

The All-Sing competition is presented by All Campus Events (ACE). ACE is a component of the Central Program Council, which represents seven committees under the Office of Student Activities. The goal of this student-driven organization is to plan campus events that have become longstanding UT traditions. Each year ACE organizes Volunteer Challenge, Homecoming, All-Sing and Carnicus. For more information, contact the Office of Student Activities at (865) 974-5455 or ace@utk.edu.

C O N T A C T :

Rebekah Winkler (865-974-8304, rwinkler@utk.edu)

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