by Austin Painter
As the opening night of Makin’ Music approaches, most cast members are focused on putting together their last performance and doing all they can to win. Their directors are thinking about how much time and energy they’ve put into their club’s shows. Coordinators are thinking about how to make the overall show run smoothly. Everyone is focused on something else, but often times it’s not about what is most important.
Makin’ Music, outside of the competition, is about the never-ending memories that you make during the year. It’s about the time spent developing friendships and working towards a common goal with other cast members, directors, and coordinators. It’s about cheering for every club, every show, and every performance no matter what.
One of the more memorable aspects of Makin’ Music is closing the show each night with the entire auditorium singing, “A Common Love.” Even though it’s a song that you normally hear during worship services, it’s incredibly meaningful and beneficial for Makin’ Music. The whole audience is invited to stand and sing as we think back on friendships and relationships that will go into eternity.
Thinking back on being a part of Makin’ Music for four years, I can honestly say that singing was always a very memorable time for me. Makin’ Music just goes to show that you can always find something spiritual in the events and activities on FHU’s campus.