One of USC's oldest philanthropic traditions, Songfest is a celebration of music, dance, and friendly competition. Student organizations across USC compete against one another to see who can come up with the best-choreographed song and dance routine, and in the past, all money raised went to support Troy Camp. The first Songfest was held in the Greek Theatre in 1954, and continued at USC until 2015.
Now, thanks to Trojan Pride, the tradition of Songfest will continue to live on. The group will be bringing back the event by hosting this year's Songfest in Bovard Auditorium this Saturday, March 31st.
The president of Trojan Pride, Caroline Reynolds, says that she remembers competing in Songfest her freshman year with members of her sorority, and that "It was kind of like [her] introduction to being involved at USC."
Reynolds wanted to bring Songfest back to USC because "It is a tradition that had been going on here for over half a century. Students started songfest after WWII because they felt that USC needed something that would bring students together. Rebooting the tradition will continue to connect current and past USC students."
This Saturday, you can catch The Trojan Men, 4th Quarter All-Stars, and other student groups as they show off their moves in hopes of being crowned the champion of Songfest. Admission is free, and all attendees will receive a free Songfest hat.
Songfest will be held in Bovard Auditorium on Saturday, March 31st at 7pm.