Greek Week begins with Spring Sing

Henderson Senior Jorden Stallings laughs while waiting to take the stage with fellow members of Phi Mu during Spring Sing at Diddle Arena. (Ian Maule/HERALD)

Whitney Allen

Diddle Arena filled with music, sorority chants and nervous anticipation Sunday evening. Over 2,500 filled the bleachers for Spring Sing, the kickoff event for Greek Week.

The theme of Greek Week this year was “Generation Greek.” Performances for Spring Sing captured multiple generations with Alpha Delta Pi sorority’s performance, “P.S. 1851 Teaches the 1910’s,” all the way to our current generation with Alpha Omicron Pi sorority’s performance, “Greeks of Instagram”.

Every fraternity and sorority participated for a total of twenty different acts.

Phi Mu sorority opened the show with “Lions, Phi’s and Bears…Oh My!” which was based off of “The Wizard of Oz.”

Nashville sophomore and Phi Mu sister Hanna Jobes portrayed Dorothy. Jobes said they picked the Wizard of Oz theme so they could incorporate the three values of their sorority into the performance—love, honor and truth.

“We weren’t nervous that much,” Jobes said. “We were just really excited to go on stage and kill it.”

The brothers of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity took the audience through “The Evolution of Justin Timberlake.”

Brentwood, Tenn., senior Dallas Wilson was the Spring Sing chair. Wilson said they knew they wanted to incorporate pop music and Justin Timberlake into their performance so they were very satisfied with the theme.

“It’s mainly about the brotherhood. We just decided to have fun up there,” Wilson said. “It went by way too fast.”

Wilson is a film major and is creating a documentary about FIJI’s Spring Sing. Most of the practices were recorded as well as the final performance.

The finished documentary will be online within the next month, Wilson said.

Louisville junior and Spring Sing Overall chair David Miller MC’d the show alongside his co-chair Lynlee Jackson.

“I thought tonight went great. It achieved all expectations we could have imagined,” Miller said. “We were really happy everyone stayed for the entire show.”

The winner of Spring Sing, and the overall winners of Greek Week, will be announced at Sunday’s convocation.