SATURDAY: Sweet Signatures to host Olympicpalooza benefit concert for Women’s Resource Center

Join Sweet Signatures and other Elon a capella groups on Saturday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Whitley Auditorium to support the Alamance County organization.

As it does each spring, Sweet Signatures will host a concert featuring Elon’s a capella groups, with the groups gathering this year in Whitley Auditorium on Saturday, March 4. However, things are going to look a little bit different this year, as it’s the first time Sweet Signatures is hosting the event to benefit a local charity — the Women’s Resource Center in Alamance County.

Olympicpalooza graphic“We voted on a few charities that we thought would mean the most to us, and this is the one our group picked. It has been an awesome process” said Sarah Gombos ’23, president of Sweet Signatures. “I’m really proud of us for starting this partnership because we hope it will become a lasting thing for the future.”

A speaker from the Women’s Resource Center of Alamance County will speak at the concert to share how the funds from the benefit concert will be used.

In addition to an exciting new partnership, this year’s theme for the concert is Olympicpalooza. The crowd can expect to see performers dressed as different Olympic athletes, with Sweet Signatures dressed as skiers.

“Last year it was Dramapalooza, so it was focused on different movies. Another year we did decades. Our vice president is in charge of that, and we’re all really excited,” Gombos explained.

In addition to fun costumes, the audience can expect to see a jam-packed show, as it features seven Elon a capella groups. Additionally, they will witness a first ever group duet by Sweet Signatures and Ripchord as they perform “Everybody Talks” by Neon Trees.

Being a part of Sweet Signature means a lot to Gombos, as she’s been able to feel a great sense of community with her friends and continue a passion for singing.

“I did a lot of singing in high school. I was in choir, and I was also in an a capella group. It was definitely something that drew me to Elon because I knew they had a strong a capella presence on campus,” Gombos explained. “It’s been awesome, and a great way to continue singing. Sweet Signatures are all my best friends, and they are the best part of my college experience. Singing just feels like the bonus at the end of the day. Obviously, it’s awesome, but everyone in Sweet Signatures are my best friend,” Gombos said.

As the president of Sweet Signatures, Gombos is getting a different perspective on what goes into making a benefit concert happen.

“I’m the president this year and I’m overseeing all of our concerts, and this one is a lot more work in terms of making the soundtrack schedule, reading all the group biographies perform, etc. There’s a lot of coordination with that which I’m not used to, in comparison to our other concerts where it’s just us,” Gombos explained. “It’s a lot more work, but so exciting. I text all the presidents often since we’re all trying to promote this concert, it will be a great vibe once we’re all there.”

Come enjoy all the hard work of Elon’s a capella groups on Saturday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Whitley Auditorium at a great spring benefit performance. Tickets are available for purchase this week in the Mosley Student Center.