STG Talent Show 2017
Club & Greek

Sigma Tau Gamma Hosts Talent Show Event

The brothers of Sigma Tau Gamma hosted their event “Sig Tau’s Got Talent” on Wednesday, Nov. 29 in Pollak Theater.

The event was co-sponsored by the sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma. Tickets were $5 in advance and $7 at the door with all proceeds going to Special Olympics New Jersey. Starting at 10 p.m. and ending around 11:30 p.m., there were eight acts who competed in the show.

The talent show was hosted by brother of Sigma Tau Gamma, Bobby Jones, and sister of Phi Sigma Sigma, Jill Murphy.

“I had a great time hosting Sigma Tau Gamma’s talent show, especially because it was my first time doing it! Being able to co-host with Bobby Jones was an experience I don’t regret, and I would love to host more events in the future,” said Murphy, a senior communication student.

Acts that performed during the event include Amelia Vitale, sister of Alpha Sigma Tau, who performed “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston, the Sea Sharps A Capella group with a mashup of popular songs, and Malibu from Blue Hawk Records who performed their debut single “Brighter Blue.”

“We had some amazing acts perform, and I didn’t expect them all to be so talented. Malibu from Blue Hawk Records and Amelia from Alpha Sigma Tau were two acts that really stuck out to me because of their vocals and how the audience got so into their performances. There’s so much talent at Monmouth that goes unnoticed until events like this,” Murphy continued.

Amy Bellina, Director of Student Activities and Student Center Operations, was also impressed with the talent at Monmouth that the event showcased. “The event definitely highlighted the variety of talent we have on campus. It was great to see so many student performers, and hopefully it will encourage others to perform in the future,” Bellina said.

Through ticket sales, the event was able to raise money for Special Olympics New Jersey. “We raised over $1000 for Special Olympics. This is the most money our chapter has raised for Special Olympics and it wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for our performers, judges, and the sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma,” said Henry Tran, brother of Sigma Tau Gamma.

Performers competed for first, second and third place prizes which were a $25 Amazon gift card for first place, $15 Uber gift card for second, and a $10 Chick-fil-A gift card for third. Vitale was awarded first place, Sea Sharps A Capella where voted for second place, and Demi Dentes of Alpha Omicron Pi took third place.

The event served as a way to raise money and awareness for a great cause and also showcase some of the many talent students at Monmouth.