The Homecoming Steering Committee will host two sessions of Air Jam on Oct. 20 in John R. Emens Auditorium at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. due to fire codes and limited seating. Air Jam features Ball State organizations lip-syncing and performing choreographed dances for the cheering crowd. Taylor Irby // DN File
Air Jam accepts all participating groups, credits second showtime
Thanks to a second showtime for this year's Air Jam performances, no groups will be turned away from participating in the popular homecoming event.
The reason for the change, said Air Jam chair Catherine Burgess, is due to the constraints of construction in John R. Emens Auditorium.
“After receiving over 20 group entries, we decided to conduct two separate shows to be as inclusive to the student population as possible,” Burgess said. “This annual tradition has continued to prove its popularity by these eager groups and we are happy to be able to allow each one of them to perform at Emens.”
Awards will be given at each show — division winners, overall winner and crowd favorite — and the group with the highest score between both shows will be announced over the Homecoming social media sites within a half hour after the second show’s conclusion. The same judges will also be present at both shows, Burgess said.
The Air Jam 2016 shows will be Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.. Tickets for both shows go on sale Oct. 6 at 8 a.m. at the Sursa Box Office.
7:00 p.m. Show (listed in alpha order, picked at random)
Alpha Gamma Delta & Lambda Chi Alpha
Black Student Association
Delta Zeta & Sigma Chi
Epsilon Sigma Alpha & Sigma Nu
Phi Mu & Phi Sigma Kappa
Rhythms Dance Troupe
Sigma Kappa & Phi Delta Theta
9:00 p.m. Show (listed in alpha order, picked at random)
Alpha Chi Omega & Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Alpha Kappa Alpha & Alpha Tau Omega
Alpha Omicron Pi & Delta Tau Delta
Alpha Phi & Sigma Phi Epsilon
Association of Collegiate A Cappella
FIJI & Chi Omega
Kappa Delta & Phi Kappa Psi
Pi Beta Phi & Theta Chi
Pi Kappa Phi & Delta Sigma Pi