Islander Revue Talent Showcase Raises Money for Student Scholarships

Published: November 11, 2016

Islander Revue Talent Showcase Raises Money for Student Scholarships

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The 17th annual Islander Revue music and dance extravaganza, which took place Nov. 4 at the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center, pitted student organizations against each other in a battle of music and choreography. The theme this year was “One Hit Wonders.” Organizations competed to win more than $2,000 in cash prizes. Proceeds from ticket sales benefited student scholarships.

“Each team picked a song that they believed was a one-hit wonder to perform,” said Russell Wagner, Director of Engagement at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. “We have a good variety of groups with everything from theatre, Greeks and honor societies. We have a little piece of the entire campus represented.”

Contestants were judged on entertainment value, musical quality, creativity and choreography. The Stage, a student dance organization, took first place in the competition and won $1,000. Other participants included:

  • Islander Improv - $500
  • Singers’ Theatre - $350
  • Gamma Phi Beta - $100
  • African Student Organization - $75
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta - $50
  • Delta Delta Delta - $50
  • Alpha Gamma Delta - $50
  • Zeta Tau Alpha - $50

Islander Revue, which was organized in part by the Student Foundation Association, was sponsored by Whataburger.

This year’s judges included: Stephanie Garza, Board Member of the Islander Alumni Association and Marketing Director for the House of Rock; Rudy Gonzalez, General Manager for Whataburger; Dr. Trent Hill, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at A&M-Corpus Christi, Heidi Hovda, Director of Special Events and Social Media and Film Commission at the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau; and Dave Ross, Radio Host of Planet 102.3.