Talent show to benefit campus organizations

The stars will come out on campus tonight.The Mu Phi Epsilon music fraternity and the Music Educators Organization will present “The Stars at TCU” talent show in PepsiCo Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.

From baton twirlers to dancers, to singer/songwriters, Christa Bentley, director of the talent show and member of Mu Phi Epsilon, said there will be an eclectic group of acts.

“All the acts are really incredible,” Bentley said. “I just hope that people come out and watch the talent that the students have.”

Bentley said about 20 acts auditioned Oct. 17 to be one of 12 acts featured in the show. Sophomore sociology major Aaron Mullenix was one of them.

Mullenix, who sings and plays piano, will be performing “Happiness is a Warm Gun” by The Beatles with his roommate Bryce Gammill, sophomore music major.

“Just auditioning for the talent show was a blast, and now I am really excited about our performance,” Mullenix said. “We have practiced about every day for the past two weeks and our audition went really well, so I am sure our performance will be great.”

Mullenix also said most of all, he hopes students will come out and listen to great music.

The money raised for the show will benefit Mu Phi Epsilon and the Music Educators Organization, Bentley said.

“When our fraternity decided to put on a talent show, I felt like it was something I wanted to take on,” she said. “The money made will benefit our new member class by allowing us to have more recitals.”

Robert Meckna, professor of art history and the Mu Phi Epsilon faculty adviser, said the event is shaping up nicely and is expected to be a success.

“Anyone who goes will have their spirits elevated, and the money goes to good causes, such as Frog House,” he said. “These are really good students with loads of talent, and they’re sure to put on a memorable show.