A CAPE and Radio SNHU event last spring. (Image courtesy: Jazmyne Concannon)

SNHU campus organizations CAPE and Radio SNHU are set to co-host the first karaoke night of the school year. It will occur in the Last Chapter Pub (the Pub) on Monday, August 29 at 8pm.

Karaoke night has always been a hit in the SNHU community, according to CAPE President, Nicholas Gaston (’23). Past events brought a near-full house as everyone went to sing and cheer on their friends.

From pop-rock songs like Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” (1981) to show tunes like “You’re the One That I Want” from “Grease” (1978), the song choices are near-limitless.

“Students love to come and listen to students or participate in the singing, making it an [enjoyable] environment for everyone,” said Gaston. “Students can expect a fun and community-like environment.”

Performing isn’t required, however, all students are encouraged to join the scene. “Students don’t have to come to sing at all; they can just enjoy the Pub and be a spectator if they choose to,” said Gaston.

Students interested in getting up on stage can sign up with the song they choose. They may also elect to fly solo or perform in a group.

“I guess my advice would be to bring some courage and confidence because it is fun to go up and sing. Maybe the crowd will even start singing along,” said Gaston.

Karaoke night offers students a sense of togetherness as people bond over their favorite tunes. It’s where students can loosen up and go beyond their comfort zones.

“I am hoping with this event, it will be a great way for new students and returning students to grow out of their shells and try something different. To me this event is a great way for students to meet each other and get to know each other through the love of music,” said Gaston.

CAPE will be holding their general member meetings every Monday in The Last Chapter Pub from 6-7 pm starting September 12. Radio SNHU general meetings will occur Tuesdays at 3:30 in Robert Frost, room 314.