OSID to host step show featuring Gateway Highsteppers Drill Team, MC Tres and A-Game

Washburn University’s Office of Student Involvement and Development (OSID) will be hosting a step show on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 7-8 p.m. in White Concert Hall.

According to Britannica.com, “Stepping involves clapping, body slapping, vocalizations, and dramatic movements. Stepping was developed by African American fraternities and sororities in the mid-20th century and also is practiced by Latino and Asian American Greek-letter fraternities as well as by other groups, and it has become a recreational and competitive activity in some American high schools.”

The show will feature the Gateway Highsteppers Drill Team as well as rappers MC Tres and A-Game. The Gateway Highsteppers Drill Team is based out of Kansas City, Kansas and was founded in 1997.

On his website, MC Tres is described as “a wordsmith to say the least, a rapper with prolific bars, and powerful messages delivered in a way that everyone can understand. This is a skill that only true MC’s possess. Simply put, his music feels GOOD.”

MC Tres has toured nationally with bookings from the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA).

“In 2016, MC Tres joined forces with his long time friend and fellow rapper A-Game and they continued touring the college market,” says mctres.net.

MC Tres and A-Game, in conjunction with the Gateway Highsteppers Drill Team, are expected to put on an exciting performance for the Washburn community.

Edited by: Kyle Manthe and Madison Dean