Story by Carlos Ochoa/Staff Writer/@carlosochoalbcc
Photos by Joshua Miller/Co-editor in chief/@joshua_miller8
The Tong men’s social-service club won its third straight Judge’s Choice Award with the “Hollywood Undead” performance as LBCC hosted its 65th annual Spring Sing in LAC’s Auditorium on April 1.
The theme “Flashback Friday” included performances by students, alumni and employees who showed off their skills in dance, rapping, singing, choreography, music, acting and poetry.
Tong’s winning act included imitating the singing and dancing of celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Selena Quintanilla-Perez, Tupac Shakur and Elvis Presley.
Along with the Judge’s Choice Award, Tong received Best Costume Design and Most Tickets Sold. PNK won the award for Stage Design while TNT won the award for Choreography.
Jeremiah Miro of Tong won an award for Dramatic Performance For The Best or Most Entertaining Male Identified Performer or Character, while Alice Owen of Athena won Dramatic Performance For The Best or Most Entertaining Female Identified Performer or Character.
Erick Mazariegos, 22, a Spring Sing performer, president of Tong and communications major, said, “I’m glad we won, but I am glad it is over.”
Mazariegos said Spring Sing requires a lot of time, practicing five days a week for 2-3 hours while trying to succeed in school.
He said his favorite part was the feeling he received from knowing his club did a good job and worked hard, even if it may be the last time he could perform.
Jerry Zepeda, 21, an applied economics major and Tong member, said, “My favorite part of the Order of Tong’s performance was the finale, with the fog and Hollywood theme. It tied together really well,”
Zepeda said if he were to perform, he would most likely be a background dancer.
Dalziel Arambula, 23, ASB president, former president of Tong and communication studies major, said, “As an alumnus, I am proud of the club and am glad to have back-to-back-to-back wins. I am proud of the hard work, it definitely paid off.”
He said his favorite part of Tong’s performance was the Michael Jackson segment, but also said, “Everyone’s performance overall was great, it takes a lot and I really liked TNT’s performance.”
Arambula said Tong has been involved in the college’s Spring Sing events since the beginning and said, “We don’t plan on losing the crown.”