Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. brothers Scott Grant, ’16; Kelly Petty, ’15; Jovan Campbell, ’14; and Paul Oyefesobi, ’14, perform at last year’s Dance Marathon. The Kappas, along with other members of Lehigh’s Multicultural Greek Council, are scheduled to perform Friday at their annual yard show on the UC Front Lawn. (Photo Courtesy of Lehigh Communications & Public Affairs)

Lehigh’s Multicultural Greek Council prepares for annual yard show

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Members of Lehigh’s Multicultural Greek Council will perform in their annual yard show Friday, which aims to showcase each chapter’s individual identity and the organization as a whole.

Chris Naunay, ’16, a member of Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity Inc. and the former president of the Multicultural Greek Council, said students will get to know the organizations better by watching the performances, which will include stepping, strolling and saluting. He said each of the routines is “important and reflect(s) the cultural aspects of our organization(s).”

“We wanted to put on an interactive and crowd-stunning show with our various performances,” Naunay said.

He said attendees should expect a “unique and one-of-a-kind show” that will be both informative and entertaining. This year, Naunay will be performing in the yard show and said he thinks the acts will be “crazier and sharper than ever before.”

“I recommend students attend so they can get the full Lehigh experience,” Naunay said. “I feel that many students don’t necessarily explore the entire Lehigh community and as a result have a hindered college experience without even knowing it. Coming out to events such as our yard show helps create an open mind, brings many out of their comfort zones and allows for new connections to be made throughout campus that can benefit everyone involved.”

Since the yard show is an annual event, Naunay said he hopes this year’s crowd will be not only bigger and louder than last year’s, but will bring a more diverse group of students to learn about the Multicultural Greek Council and enjoy the experience.  He said the organization plans to reach out to the greater Bethlehem community and students other than just those involved with Greek life.

Matt Smith, ’14, said he plans to attend this year’s yard show for the first time with his friends.

“I heard from students who attended last year that it was really fun,” Smith said. “I’m looking forward to the stepping performance. I heard it’s really cool and that the performers are all extremely talented.”

Julia Elsner, ’15, also said plans to attend the show for the first time.

“Last year, I saw a step performance by some of the MGC groups at Lehigh’s Dance Marathon, and it was amazing,” Elsner said. “So I’m excited to see the stepping part of the yard show. It takes a lot of skill to be good at stepping and members of the council definitely practice a lot for these shows. Since performances like this one are geared towards everyone, it has the ability to attract a diverse crowd and bring everyone together.”

Elsner said she hopes to expand her horizons and take advantage of different and fun activities offered to students at Lehigh.

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