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Local Voice Leads Others To “Take Note”

Although Clemson University’s football team had an impressive 28-14 Homecoming win over Wake Forest University locals have been talking about something else from Clemson this past weekend. One of our own, Carlyle Griffin, took center stage Friday night at Clemson’s famous Tigerama. Griffin, a freshman at Clemson, tried out for the schools all female a cappella group known as “Take Note” when she arrived on campus and was thrilled to find out she was part of the exclusive singing group who generally only has 12-16 members.

According to Clemson University Tigerama was just a dream that began on Nov. 8, 1957. Joe Sherman and Blue Key Honor Society oversaw the inaugural performance of Tigerama, making it the second-largest, completely student-run show in the nation.

Tigerama has become a hallmark event of the Homecoming weekend in Tigertown, highlighting for an audience of thousands the best of what Clemson University has to offer. Since 1957, Tigerama has been more than a celebration of Clemson’s Homecoming, it is a unique experience for Tiger fans of all ages. Tigerama is not only a catalyst for school spirit, it is also a source of essential scholarship support. Since its founding in 1957, proceeds from Tigerama have provided the top student from each academic major a Tigerama scholarship, which recognizes excellence in the classroom and leadership in the community. Thank you for assisting in our efforts to foster community support and give back to the campus and student body.

“It was an amazing experience to be a part of Tigerama, especially as a freshman, because it was so different from what I have done in the past. I hear it is the second largest student run pep rally to be held across the nation so it’s a really big production and a ton of students and fans come out to support it. We all had some nerves heading up to the stage just because there were so many people there but once we started singing it was just a lot of fun. We have such a talented and supportive group that it’s easy for us to get up there and enjoy what we are doing regardless of the circumstances”, said Griffin on her first Tigerama as a student and soloist. Watching the video of Griffin perform you would have never guessed she was nervous. She took the microphone and lead “Take Note” as they sang “Water Under The Bridge” by Adele. Judging by the response the group received it is safe to say our local voice is no longer our secret.

Christie Slocum (426 Posts)