Greek Sing is Carnegie Mellon’s largest philanthropic event. It is a great opportunity for brothers with a background in theater to show off their skills, and a new experience for brothers who have never stepped onto a stage. However, Greek Sing is far more than that. A former SigEp characterized the difference this way: “Why do we do Booth? To strengthen our brotherhood. Why do we do Buggy? To strengthen our brotherhood. Why do we do Greek Sing? To raise money for charity.” Each year SigEp not only mounts thrilling productions that frequently place us at the top of the leaderboard, we also serve as leaders in fundraising.
What is Greek Sing?
During spring semester, Fraternities and Sororities pair up to write, direct, choreograph and perform 13 minute condensed versions of musicals, culminating in a night of intense competition. As part of the competition organizations also raise money for charity through fundraising, events, donations and ticket sales. The competition is scheduled for the first Saturday after spring break at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum. Show night is a high-octane extravaganza that flies by in the blink of an eye, and everyone involved leaves filled with awe at the talent our Greek community contains and proud of the money raised for a great cause.
This year Sigep paired up with the sisters of Kappa Kappa Gamma and did Moana for Greek Sing. We had a ton of fun preparing for the show and are super proud of the outcome…. We placed 1st in both the show and philanthropy, raising over $16,000 for Camp Kesem, an organization that organizes summer camps for children whose families have been affected by cancer. We are super incredibly grateful to the sisters of Kappa Kappa Gamma for an awesome show experience and even more grateful to our amazing alumni network that supported both us and Camp Kesem so faithfully through this whole process.