FHU Students Dedicate Makin' Music to Those Who Have 'Carried On'

APRIL 8, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University students participating in this year’s production of Makin’ Music April 12-13 have decided to dedicate the show to those who have or are dealing with cancer.

The Freed-Hardeman family has been particularly hard hit with cancer this year. The students, staff and faculty have participated in several events and given their time, money and support to those who are or have been dealing with this disease. “One thing we have learned this year,” Show Producer Tony Allen said, “is that God is greater than cancer.” The theme for this year’s show is “Carry On,” a tribute to those who “have inspired us all to carry on,” according to the dedication.

Makin’ Music, a traditional rite of spring at FHU, 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.