By Sylvana Uribe/Staff Writer
As the semester comes to a close, throwbacks to music video favorites will come to life onstage with the 64th annual Spring Sing on Friday, May 22, at 7 p.m.
Every Spring, the college and Associated Student Body organize a fundraiser by giving students and employees the opportunity to perform in front of their peers. Performances range from dances and poetry as well as theatrical and comedy acts alluding to the theme, which is music videos this year.
Money raised contributes to the LBCC Foundation’s scholarship fund.
ASB Rep. of Communications Brittany Lieberman, 25, a communications major, said, “It’s a fun event for everyone, there are lots of laughs and you get to see another side of your classmates that you wouldn’t normally get to see on campus.”
This year’s performances will be in the LAC Auditorium as opposed to the gym, which has hosted the competition for the past two years. Using costumes and custom set designs, performers will have a maximum of seven minutes to impress judges with their acts.
Student Life coordinator Teila Robertson said she was excited the competition was moved back to the Auditorium and glad students will be on a stage meant for performances.
Robertson said, “We’re looking forward to the good performers, acts the clubs are working on, and individual acts, so it’s going to be another great Spring Sing.”
George Felix, 20, a biomedical engineer major, said he is starting to feel the pressure as his group prepares to represent their club, Aztlan, in the competition.
Felix said the group is working hard to learn its dance routine, but also “study for finals so we’re scrambling to make sure that we’re getting everything done and not fall behind in school.”
ASB Cultural Affairs chair at the LAC Alberto Moreno, 23, a Spanish literature major, said he has never attended Spring Sing before but is looking forward to it.
“I think the music video theme is very creative,” Moreno said. “I don’t know what to expect, I know a lot of students are going to participate and expose their talents to the student body so I’m very excited to see what they’re going to bring to Spring Sing.”
Awards in the clubs and open division include first place for the men and women’s social service clubs as well as recognitions in categories like best choreography, dramatic performance, costume design and ticket sales champion for groups who sell the most presale tickets.
In the independent division, which refers to soloists and groups of seven or less, performers will compete for titles of best vocals as well as best instrumental and dance.
Presale tickets can be purchased from Spring Sing participants for $5 or for $7 at the door. More information about the event may be obtained by contacting Robertson at (562) 938-4978 or firstname.lastname@example.org.