On Saturday, March 21st, the members of the Tau Chapter at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA teamed up with the sisters of Kappa Alpha Theta to place 1st in Carnegie Mellon’s annual Greek Sing event, one of the main philanthropic events of the Greek community. The event requires an organization to dedicate many weeks and months to the effort, creating elaborate, Broadway-esque sets and nailing down dance routines for a full 15-minute show, filled with a live band, and live microphones. The vent is judged by prominent members of the Drama and Musical Theater faculty. The men of the Tau Chapter and the women of Kappa Alpha Theta performed the 2004 Best Picture winner “Chicago” to rave reviews amongst the judges and students alike, and they took home the prestigious 1st place trophy for the first time since 2005.
The event raised $36,000 for Gilda’s Club of Western Pennsylvania, a support network for cancer patients and a beacon for pancreatic cancer research. The Greek Sing event is a prelude to Carnegie Mellon’s annual Spring Carnival, a campus-wide celebration that features the unique and remarkable Booth and Buggy competitions, the two other events that form CMU’s elusive Triple Crown, a feat that only Tau Chapter has managed to achieve among the other 17 fraternities at Carnegie Mellon.