Louisville Song Birds

Written by Jacqueline Newell

Most fraternity/sorority communities have some sort of song and dance competition that have become traditions and have year round hype. When I was at the University of Louisville, I learned about their competition called Fryberger Sing and I saw them take it to a whole new level.

Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Les Miserables

77 years ago, a music professor named Agnes Moore Fryberger left the university as a result of illness. In response, fraternities and sororities took to the steps of Grawemeyer Hall to sing barber shop style and pay tribute to the professor. Today, the competition is all out; hundreds of fraternity men and sorority women participate with themes ranging from Nelly to Barbara Streisand and everything in between.

Check out their costumes!

Check out their costumes!



This year, the Alpha Theta chapter of Sigma Kappa donned colonial style shirts, corsets, and rosettes inspired by the French revolutions to bring the music of Les Miserables to life. The Saturday before the actual event, the women had a preview for their alumnae so they could receive feedback and that is when I got to experience one of the coolest university traditions I have ever seen.

Now grab some sweet tea, put on your best colonial garb and settle in for a fantastic performance!


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