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FHU Students to Present Makin’ Music 2016 April 8 - 9

Henderson, Tenn. - Mar 28, 2016

It will be “A Brand New Beat” when Freed-Hardeman University students take the stage April 8 - 9 for the latest edition of Makin’ Music, the annual spring musical extravaganza presented by students since 1978. Approximately 400 students are involved with this year’s show.

This year’s hosts and hostesses include the following: Charlie Stolz, senior accounting major from Columbia, Tennessee; Patrick Spears, senior criminal justice major from Memphis; Brett Simpson, junior exercise science major from Knoxville; Madison Jobe, junior English major from Selmer, Tennessee; Meredith Goodman, junior nursing major also from Selmer; and Anna Farley, senior nursing major from Jackson, Tennessee.

The group will present a total of eight numbers interspersed between competitive entries from five social clubs. Hosts and hostesses are directed by Peggy Weaver, Jackson, Tennessee. The Makin’ Music Showband, directed by FHU faculty member Steve Browning, will accompany the hosts and hostesses.

Tony Allen, associate vice president of student services, for the 10th year is the producer of Makin’ Music. Students Abby Besson and Eric Winningham are the coordinators of this year’s show. Besson is a senior public relations major from Cynthiana, Kentucky, and Winningham is a senior marketing major from Orlando, Florida.

Club shows will be presented by Chi Beta Chi, Phi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Rho, Theta Nu and Xi Chi Delta. Their performances will be judged three times in five categories: vocals, lyrics, costume and set design, blocking and staging and entertainment value.

Makin’ Music performances are set for April 8 at 7:30pm and April 9 at 2 and 7:30pm in Loyd Auditorium. Tickets for Friday night and Saturday matinee are $16.25; Saturday evening’s performance when the sweepstakes trophy will be presented are $21.25. They are available at