Groups compete for bragging rights at Homecoming S...

Groups compete for bragging rights at Homecoming Step Show

Perfectly synchronized performers will create a flurry of color and sound in the annual MTSU Homecoming Step Show at 7 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 30, at Murphy Center.

Groups representing six of the eight Greek organizations in MTSU’s National Pan-Hellenic Council will design and execute intricately choreographed routines, displaying dynamic showmanship to impress the judges. Each will be assessed for creativity, complexity, synchronization, crowd interaction and other criteria.

“Groups spend at least half of the year planning their performances and rehearse from three to six months in advance,” says Una Norwood, president of MTSU’s NPHC.

The first-place fraternity and sorority will be awarded $1,000 each. Second-place finishers will get $500 each. The No. 1 fraternity or sorority also will receive another $500 for what judges determine is the competition’s finest overall performance.

Organizations competing in this year’s NPHC-sponsored event include fraternities Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi and Phi Beta Sigma and sororities Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho and Zeta Phi Beta.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $17 for floor seats through Thursday, Sept. 29, and $15 and $20, respectively, on the day of the event. Only cash payments will be accepted. Tickets may be purchased at Murphy Center’s Gate A ticket office.

For more information, contact Greek Affairs Coordinator Dave Sullivan at 615-898-5812 or

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