Excitement builds for step show

Last year’s flyer. Photo courtesy of Famu_greek life Instagram

Ready for a show? Let’s hope so, because Florida A&M University’s NPHC Homecoming Greek Step Show will be held on Oct. 28 in the Lawson Center.

It is expected to bring out the entire student body, alums and even faculty. The theme for this year is “A Nightmare on FAMU Way.”

It is hosted by FAMU alumna Melanie Mitchell.

Last year’s step show was the first since the COVID-19 pandemic, causing homecoming 2020 to be postponed. During the comeback last year, the crowd was astounded by how both sororities and fraternities brought the heat to the stage like they never skipped a beat.

As the new homecoming season approaches and new students have arrived on the hill, first-year students and transfers have voiced their excitement about what is coming next week.

Dylan Lefrank, a transfer student from Orlando, said, “First and foremost, I’m excited to attend my first FAMU Greek step show as a transfer student. I’m mainly looking forward to seeing alumni come out and support. I’ve watched the step shows before on YouTube. I wouldn’t say I’m expecting anything much,” Lefrank said. “I’m just expecting a lot of Greeks from out of town to come and support their respected organizations, and I’m sure many students, especially first-year students, are going to be excited to watch.”

Elijah Avella, a third-year transfer student, is eager for next week’s festivities.

“I am looking forward to the NPHC Step Show. I’m excited to see all the organizations put their practice on show. This will be my second semester on campus, but my first fall on the Hill, and I can’t wait to see how the production comes to life,” Avella said.

Derrian Martin, a master’s candidate, said, “I am very excited to see the show that the organizations will put on. A lot of hard work and creativity goes into putting on a performance for everyone, so I’m excited to see what they come up with. I think it will be a good event for everyone to come and see how students use different skills to put a show together! I am just hoping for affordable tickets,” Martin said.

Tickets have gone live, and students are buzzing about the prices being higher than usual. Some students wonder if they will attend. Tickets have started at $15 for the early bird special and have gone up to $35, but the pricing won’t stop everyone from attending.