Serenading a sorority can be tricky and nerve-racking, especially if you’re unprepared. Here are some features that no serenade should ever be without. Complete the checklist and the only way you can mess up is by not knowing the song!
Doing serenades without bringing flowers is like taking a girl on a $50 dinner on the back of your bicycle. Spend the extra hundred dollars and get a nice bouquet of flowers or a dozen roses for each house you visit, trust us, it’s a good move.
Song From the Heart
Often times a chapter will rewrite a well known song with words to incorporate Greek life or perhaps the chapter to whom they are serenading. Its often a good idea to pick a song that the girls will know, and hopefully one your members can remember.
Do you have a guitarist or budding musician in your chapter? Having someone play live music to sing to helps everyone keep their beat and really shows that you took that extra step.
Shirt and tie. Anything less and you might as well go in your underwear. Some chapters will coordinate their shirt and tie colors, or even wear matching chapter ties. Every chapter is different, but remember the better you look the better the show.
Appropriate Introductions (and Pickup Lines!)
It’s not uncommon to use serenades as a way to introduce your new class of pledges to the girls on campus. It’s also not uncommon for these young gentlemen to embarrass not only themselves but the chapter with inappropriate pick up lines. Alternatives to cheesy pickup lines:
- Give a girl a rose after you introduce yourself.
- Read a few lines from your favorite poem.
Remember: a serenade should be appropriate for your Grandmother, Mother, Sister, Girlfriend and if your as smooth as you think, your future wife.
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