FHU to Present Annual Makin' Music April 12-13

APRIL 1, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University students will present the 2013 edition of Makin’ Music April 12-13 in Loyd Auditorium. The musical extravaganza will feature competitive entries from six social clubs and performances by the hosts and hostesses and the ShowBand.


A springtime tradition at FHU since 1978, the show is the university’s largest student production. It utilizes the combined talents of approximately 500 students. The club competition consists of seven-minute musicals designed, written, choreographed and performed by students. Between the club shows, hosts and hostesses entertain the audience with a variety of vocal numbers. The ShowBand accompanies all of the hosts and hostesses and performs in a segment of its own. A trio of emcees and “the voice of Makin’ Music” offer comedic interludes and introduce the various numbers. Trophy presentations to the winning clubs Saturday evening climax the weekend’s activities.

Student coordinators for the event are Mary Deffenbaugh, a senior public relations major from Marion, Ky.; Jared Hutson, a senior exercise science major from Allen, Texas; and Hannah Danner, a convergent media major from Blackwater, Mo. They are assisted by a team of managers who oversee everything from the judges to the production of the printed program.

Hosts for Makin’ Music, selected by audition, are Alex Courington, a senior double major in Bible and child and family studies from Adamsville, Ala.; Payton Smith, a junior public relations major from Rossville, Ga.; and Matt Kyser, a sophomore Bible and exercise science major from Houston, Texas. Hostesses include the following: Rachel Shannon, a senior communication major from Jackson; Aubrey Davidson, a junior biology major from Benton, Ky.; and Britlyn Jarrett a sophomore kinesiology major from Gallatin, Tenn.

Shows are presented Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday. Tickets for Friday’s show and the matinee are $16.25; Saturday’s evening show is $21.25. Tickets may be ordered at makinmusictickets.com. For assistance or additional information, one may email makinmusic@fhu.edu or call 731-989-6055.