February 21, 2012 at 11:11 PM
The co-ed a cappella ensemble None Of The Above performed during the Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Council Dance Marathon Friday night in the dancer tunnel at the Bryce Jordan Center.
Justin Barrett, music director of NOTA, said he was more nervous to perform at THON than at other venues, but added that he knew his fellow singers supported and trusted him to do a good job.
Barrett (junior-mathematics) said performing at THON was a great experience because it was even more interactive than NOTA’s other performances. He said people would walk by them and join along in their songs.
NOTA performed five songs for the dancers, and Barrett said his favorite was Beyonce’s “End of Time” because it “really pumps everyone up.”
After NOTA performed, they were able to spend some time on the floor of the BJC with dancers, moralers and other students.
Barrett said this was his most memorable experience of the 46-hour-long philanthropy and that he liked seeing the event from the dancers’ perspective.
College-age students don’t always have an opportunity to give back, but THON is Penn State students’ chance, Barrett said.
“THON is a way for the students to give something to the kids and to the community in general,” he said.