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KNOXVILLE — Students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, carry on more than 75 years of tradition with this year’s All-Sing competition.

The 2009 All-Sing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building.

The competition debuted in 1932 as “Song-Fest” and has been a campus institution ever since. “Song-Fest” began as an initiative by the Young Men’s Christian Association and the All Students’ Club as a singing competition to familiarize students, faculty and the community with songs of the times.

This year’s theme is “I Sing, You Sing, We All Sing for All-Sing.” The competition includes 19 student organizations performing songs from the days of World War II; the Grand Ole Opry; “Grease;” “The Prince of Egypt;” “The Sound of Music;” and “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” among others.

Divisional and overall awards also will be given as well as awards for best female and male soloists.

Tickets are $8 for students and $15 for the general public. Tickets may be purchased in the Central Ticket Office at (865) 974-3381 or through Tickets Unlimited at (865) 656-4444 or

The All-Sing competition is presented by All Campus Events (ACE). ACE is a component of the Central Program Council, which represents seven committees under the Office of Student Activities. The goal of this student-driven organization is to plan campus events that have become longstanding UT traditions. Each year ACE organizes Volunteer Challenge, Homecoming, All-Sing and Carnicus. For more information, contact the Office of Student Activities at (865) 974-5455 or


Rebekah Winkler, UT media relations, (865) 974-8304,

Kerri Killgore Lovegrove, ACE advisor, (865) 974-5455,