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The voice of and for USM students


The voice of and for USM students


Southern Miss hosts annual Chi Omega Songfest

Sarah Grace Meyn

In a dazzling display of talent and camaraderie, the Epsilon Delta chapter of Chi Omega at The University of Southern Mississippi brought the campus community together for the 72nd edition of Songfest on Tuesday, November 7 for a good cause. The Reed Green Coliseum was alive with music, cheers, and a spirit of friendly competition as fraternities and sororities showcased their musical prowess while participating to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Songfest is an eagerly anticipated annual music event that serves as a platform for different Greek organizations to compete in various musical competitions. This year’s edition saw a diverse range of performances, highlighting the creativity and dedication of the participating fraternities and sororities.

Hosted by the Epsilon Delta chapter of Chi Omega, Songfest drew a large and enthusiastic crowd to the Hattiesburg campus. The Reed Green Coliseum, the chosen venue for the event, provided the perfect backdrop for the spectacular performances that unfolded throughout the evening.

Admission to the event was free, with the public warmly welcomed to witness the musical extravaganza. Attendees were not only treated to an evening of entertainment but also encouraged to contribute to a noble cause. Donations were actively encouraged to support Songfest’s designated charity beneficiary—the Mississippi Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The charitable aspect of Songfest added a meaningful dimension to the event, as the Greek community rallied together to make a positive impact. The Mississippi Make-A-Wish Foundation, dedicated to granting the wishes of children facing critical illnesses, stood as the beacon of hope that the fraternity and sorority participants aimed to support through their collective efforts.

“I think everyone who can should be involved in the Songfest,” said Logan Broadus of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. “It’s a good thing for our community as we come together to celebrate this super sweet moment.”

As the performances unfolded, each fraternity and sorority brought their unique flair to the stage, showcasing a variety of musical genres and styles. Judges, composed of faculty members and community leaders, faced the challenging task of selecting winners from the pool of exceptionally talented participants.

The 72nd edition of Songfest not only celebrated the musical talents of the Greek community at The University of Southern Mississippi but also reinforced the spirit of philanthropy and community engagement. The event raised over thirty eight thousand dollars this year. The FSL (Fraternity and Sorority Life) community were supportive of Joshlyn, this year’s recipient. The event served as a reminder that, beyond the harmonious melodies and spirited performances, there lies a commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others.

As the final notes echoed through the Reed Green Coliseum, the Epsilon Delta chapter of Chi Omega, along with the participating fraternities and sororities, could take pride in knowing that their collective efforts had not only entertained but also contributed to a worthy cause.

After the Songfest, the University community is left with memories of a night filled with music, unity, and philanthropy, setting the stage for the continued success of this cherished annual tradition.

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