My senior year of high school I sat in the audience of JPAC while I was attending the prospective student event, GROW (now called Explore Ouachita!). Having never seen a Tiger Tunes show, I didn’t know what to expect. All of a sudden, the lights went down, the curtains came up and it was show time. Throughout the show I laughed until I cried and sat there in awe. I couldn’t help but think, “Wow, Ouachita is so fun, and all of these clubs look like something I would love to be a part of! Maybe Ouachita could be the school for me!”
Fast forward a year, and I was signing up to be a part of my first-ever Tunes show. I was so excited – and so naïve. I know that sounds kind of crazy, but let me explain myself! Tunes is honestly my favorite time of the year, but it also can be one of the hardest times of the year. The memories you make, the scholarship funds raised and the feeling you get on that stage is priceless. But it can be a major time management challenge as you try to balance rehearsals, work, classes, homework and more.
This is my fourth and final year to participate in Tunes (wow, tearing up as I type that). But throughout the last few years, I have learned 4 valuable lessons on how to make the best out of this crazy season of life we call Tiger Tunes.
I can’t believe I will be performing on the JPAC stage in my last Tunes show in just a few days! Tiger Tunes is so special. Some of my favorite memories come from this crazy time. With Tunes around the corner and it seems like you have tests in every class (it never fails), remember these are some of the best and most fun days of your life. It’s show time!
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