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Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia continues to ramp up its efforts to stay connected with alumni members. With the internet playing a larger role in the Fraternity’s ability to communicate with its members, we have two online resources available for you. Sinfonia Resonance is a bimonthly e-newsletter intended specifically for alumni Sinfonians. This publication is sent free of charge to all alumni with a valid e-mail address listed with the Fraternity. Sinfonia Resonance features timely stories about Fraternity, the Sinfonia Educational Foundation and individual members. Read our most recent issue at

Sinfonia Circle provides an easy way for alumni to reconnect and stay connected with brothers they have lost touch with over the years. It also allows alumni to leverage their network of connections to find jobs, housing, business associates and other Sinfonians with similar interests. Sinfonia Circle provides an exclusive, dynamic, secure and user-friendly online community, driven by alumni Sinfonians themselves. Get connected at


Heritage of Change Sinfonia’s Living Generations


Sinfonia’s Strategic Plan Achieving the Fraternity’s vision


Sinfonia Educational Foundation


Alumni Accent

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Revered Founder Ossian E. Mills (1856-1920)

Charter Members Robert T. Bayley Frederick W. Briggs George A. Burdich Henry P. Dreyer George S. Dunham Archie M. Gardner John F. Hartwell

William C. Holcomb Albert J. Stephens Frank Leslie Stone Shirley F. Stupp William E. Tanner Delbert L. Webster

First printed as the Sinfonia Year Book in 1901.

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia was founded October 6, 1898, at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia has initiated 130,000 members since 1898.

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The Object of this Fraternity shall be for the development of the best and truest fraternal spirit; the mutual welfare and brotherhood of musical students; the advancement of music in America and a loyalty to the Alma Mater.

To the Editor How Do I Subscribe? It was good to get reconnected again. Having spent the past 40 years leading nonprofit organizations, I know the value of lists and keeping one’s donors and supporters current. I went first to the magazine and appreciated the explanation of what happened years ago. However, on a cursory reading, I didn’t find anywhere within the magazine where I could sign up for a subscription and, alas, prevent the same dilemma. Of course, I then noticed the nice accompanying letter and subscription card. However, a respectful suggestion: Include within the magazine itself a minimum of three places to subscribe, in nice, clear language, so that the history does not repeat itself. —MARSHALL MCNOTT, BETA UPSILON (EMPORIA STATE) ’54

Editor: Great point, Brother McNott, and we assure you we’ll be continuing to reach out to alumni Sinfonians to encourage them to subscribe. All brothers are asked to encourage other Sinfonians they know to subscribe online at

Thanks for the Magazine Thanks for the recent magazine, which contained a note that you wanted to “welcome me back.” I want to assure you I have received The Sinfonian ever since I pledged in 1978. When I first came to Oklahoma, I found my way back into the workings of the local chapter and tried to attend every Ritual possible. I have been in every alumni directory since joining and look forward to continuing my lifetime membership. Thank you for your hard work at the National Headquarters. OAS AAS LLS!

Remembering a Musician of Character For many years outside the loop, I was most grateful to receive the complimentary December 2007 issue of The Sinfonian. Although catching up on what I’d missed was great, one unexpected item gave me pause: a notice of the passing of Gordon L. Ohlsson, Beta Gamma (Columbia) ’48. Dr. Ohlsson was my voice teacher and undergraduate advisor as well as a faculty advisor for Delta Omega Chapter (Southeastern Louisiana). At the time, many of my brothers and I probably didn’t know enough about what being a Sinfonian truly meant. Dr. Ohlsson exemplified it for us. He was very much a Christian gentleman, and a heck of a bass-baritone. His warmth, generosity and openness is, I’m sure, remembered by all acquaintances. I believe now more than ever that Gordon L. Ohlsson exemplified what being a Sinfonian is all about: setting the example for those who need one—as a musician not just of prowess but of character. Long live the spirit of Dr. Gordon L. Ohlsson. Long live Sinfonia! — FRED BICKHAM, DELTA OMEGA




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By Ben Cunningham, Epsilon Nu (Jacksonville State) ’95


is often told as the story of great events—wars, technological leaps, the capricious swings of economic boom and bust. But for those who live it, history is life—times of plenty or trouble paying the rent; gaping at the first footsteps in moon dust or a message zapped around the globe in an instant; a friend in uniform who never made it home. And those who share the same wonders and trials, who tell the same stories to each other and to their children, share a bond that means more than just starting their ages with the same number. Generations are bonded by the glue of common experience. The members of each wave of humanity share a view of the world their parents cannot understand, and remember a world their children will never know. Every person’s experience is unique, of course, but generations are connected in ways their members may not consider. Those connections shape each generation’s sense of itself, and they fix how it is perceived and remembered by posterity. Perhaps most importantly, they shape society itself, determining the character of countries and the shape of the world to come.

“With cars came a new style of living. We did more things away from home, and the closeness of the old neighborhood loosened. It was so much easier to get away.”

Sociologists, historians, marketers and demographers debate what defines each generation. But the history they lived through is undeniable. Historians have described around 15 generations that have lived in the United States since its establishment, beginning with the firebrand founders to today’s toddlers only now absorbing the world around them. Since the Fraternity’s establishment in 1898, members of roughly seven generations have become Sinfonians, each passing the torch on to the next. Of those, members four or five of generations still sing its songs. Over a century, they have seen the world change rapidly, from the still-agrarian world of the early 20th century to the information technology age of today. From the generation who fought and won World War II and their younger brothers who built the postwar world, to the Baby Boomers who lived out its benefits and challenged its conventions, to their inheritors in Generation X and the Millennials who are building the world to come, they bring a wide range of experience and expectations that shape the society in which we live. No one has seen the world change more, or done more to change it, than have the generations born in the first few decades of the 20th century, sometimes collectively referred to as “the Civics.” In the early 1900s, many Americans still lived close to their families’ agrarian roots. World War I gave more than 4 million doughboys who fought it a taste of the wider world. In 1929, the crash of the

stock market and the ensuing Great Depression changed the lives of millions for the worse. Many Americans were on the move, some having lost homes or farms to foreclosure, heading to cities to find work; others out of work fled metropolises for cheaper living in the country. Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s election to the presidency in 1933 marked the beginning of a slow recovery from those hard times, with the government working in new ways to help individuals pull themselves—and the country—up by their bootstraps, with work programs and public infrastructure projects. That recovery project was interrupted in 1941, with Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor pulling the United States into World War II. Almost overnight, the country set in motion a gigantic effort to defeat the Axis Powers. More than 16 million volunteers and draftees donned uniforms and sailed for distant, dangerous shores. At home, the fabric of daily life changed

Earl Birkicht, Zeta (Missouri) ’50

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Since the Fraternity's establishment in 1898, members of roughly seven generations have become Sinfonians, each passing the torch on to the next. Of those, members of four or five generations still sing its songs. in dramatic ways, as women stepped into factories and offices to keep the country running, as well as supply the arsenals of war, while men overseas fought to liberate Europe from Nazi control and challenge Japanese dominance of the Pacific. For some, the war and the changes it wrought were simply a continuation of shifts that had begun during the Depression. One of those was Earl Birkicht, Zeta (Missouri) ’50, whose family had moved 300 miles from his birthplace in St. Louis to southern Indiana to “take refuge,” as Birkicht puts it, when his parents were out of work. They waited there for their chance to return. “One day, my mother got a telegram from her employer—‘Can you be at work in the morning?’ Three hundred miles away, Depression, who had any cash?” Birkicht says, remembering. “She was at work in the morning. I don’t know how she did that, exactly. But as she put it, that meant the Depression was over.” Birkicht moved with his family back to St. Louis, into a one-bedroom frame house in a working-class neighborhood. His parents slept in the bedroom, he and his sister on rollaway beds in the living room. Birkicht’s father, a landscaper and florist, was working as well, making the “luxury” of a live-in housekeeper possible—she slept on a rollaway in the dining room.

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“This was high on the hog indeed,” Birkicht says, laughing. He recalls the pre-war world of his childhood as starkly different from today, but somehow not so long ago. His neighborhood was still lighted by gas lamps, lit each night by a lamplighter who lived across the street. Milk was delivered by horse-drawn wagon— bottles were left on the front porch. He remembers how the bottle caps would push off when milk froze and expanded in the winter. Birkicht graduated from high school in 1946, just young enough to miss service in the war in which so many of his friends fought. He didn’t skip service altogether, though. “Anyone that got out of high school in the spring of ’46 had only one sensible way to go: the Military” he says. He enlisted in the Army and spent most of his time stationed at New Mexico’s White Sands Proving Ground. The military afforded Birkicht and thousands of other men more than just discipline and a steady paycheck. The GI Bill would send them to college, with the government picking up the tab. Once the province of a fortunate elite, vets flooded into the nation’s higher education system, changing the schools and society at large in immeasurable ways. It was those like Birkicht, not so much the veterans of World War II, who reaped the

rewards this educational revolution offered, according to Chuck Underwood, author of The Generational Imperative: Understanding Generational Differences in the Workplace, Marketplace, and Living Room. “(War) veterans were focused more on starting families when they returned,” says Underwood. Also, the nation’s economy “took off like a rocket ship” after the war, he says, making good jobs plentiful. That was a difficult opportunity to turn down for a generation that had seen its parents struggle through the depression and the war. It was younger men, with no war to keep them from school, who swelled the rolls of America’s colleges. After his service was up, Birkicht enrolled at the University of Missouri. This was a big deal for people from his end of town. “College was definitely something you’d figure for the upscale, or the major-league, tophalf percent of the class or something,” he says. Having grown up with music—Birkicht remembers strumming ukuleles with his sister while his father played along on guitar, and listening to the New York Philharmonic and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Sundays on CBS—he fell in with a group of musicians and into Sinfonia. After college, he turned his love of music and hobby of electronic recording into a job with a recording studio. Then, the Lutheran Layman’s League, which produced the Lutheran Hour radio show, needed help. He took a job as an engineer there, remaining until retirement. He met and married a school teacher, Collette, and they raised a daughter, Barbara, now an attorney. Birkicht, who turns 80 in October, remained in St. Louis, moving only a few times, allowing him to watch the neighborhoods he knew change over time with the rest of society. Post-war wealth and emergence from the Great Depression allowed many families to buy cars for the first time.

“With cars came a new style of living. We did more things away from home, and the closeness of the old neighborhood loosened. It was so much easier to get away,” he says. It wasn’t just cars Americans were buying. Underwood says the postwar era marked incredible shifts in the way people lived their lives and the way the country worked. “With all of this sudden post-war prosperity, Americans began a very conspicuous consumption lifestyle,” he says. Suddenly, seemingly every family was adding to its home a washing machine, a dishwasher, a television. The thinking about education was changing, too, with the now well-established Civic Generation sitting on nest eggs their parents couldn’t have imagined. For many in the middle class, college was now an expectation.

his was the world Walter Walton, Beta Mu (Central Methodist) ’63, experienced coming of age in Crystal City, Missouri, in the 1950s and 1960s. Walton compares his youth


to the television show “Happy Days”—his generation would be the first, by the way, to have the nationwide cultural reference point of TV. He says he remembers those times as safe; parents wouldn’t mind sending kids out all day to play, not seeing them until sundown or suppertime. The son of an insurance salesman, Walton was the first in his immediate family to attend college. But there was never any doubt that he’d go after he finished high school in 1959. “When I was growing up, when I graduated from high school, some people would say, ‘Well, why did you go on to college?’ I said, ‘Well, I didn’t know I couldn’t.’ College was the next step

from high school,” Walton says. “I was a sophomore in college before I realized, ‘You mean I don’t have to be here?’” Walton went on to Westminster College and later transferred to Central Methodist University, where he began studying biology for a career teaching science. He had plenty of company. When World War II ended, those who fought and endured it dove into rearing families. The post-war period saw 76 million children born between 1946

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and 1964, the most commonly accepted range for what became known as the “Baby Boom.” When those children began coming of age in the 1960s, colleges around the country filled up once again. Walton sang in the a cappella choir and played trumpet for a year in the marching band, making the connections that would lead him to Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Campuses in the 1960s are remembered as places of unrest and protest, but Walton says that little of the social upheaval that rocked other areas of the country reached his quiet college towns in Fayette and Fulton, Missouri. “We didn’t have any unrest on the campus,” Walton says. “We were kind of protected from that, I guess, being a small, religious college. And if that would have happened, they probably would have shipped the kids home.” Another defining feature of the 1960s was a factor in Watson’s life, though. His studies in pursuit of a career in science education—and later, a heart condition—kept him from being drafted for service in the Vietnam War. In all, 2.7 million Americans in uniform served in that war, which generated unprecedented resentment on the home front and fueled a good deal of unrest on campuses nationwide. Walton graduated college in 1964 and went on to teach for five years. Eventually, he decided the classroom wasn’t for him, and he joined his father in the insurance business. He and his wife, whom he met at CMU, have raised four children, all of whom are involved with music to some degree. In 1992, the heart condition that kept him out of the Army nearly cost him his life. He underwent surgery for a heart transplant that July, but has recovered. He continues to work at his insurance business, even though he has, like many baby boomers, begun to receive Social Security checks. “I kid people when I say this, but I’ll probably die in my chair,” he says.

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ying Social Security a little more warily is Generation X, those born between roughly the mid-1960s to the late 1970s. Underwood says children of this generation saw more divorce than in any previous era in American history. Figures from the Census Bureau indeed show divorce rates climbed steadily in the 1970s, with the rate per 1,000 people doubling from 2.5 in 1965 to 5 in 1976. “Generation X experienced the most psychologically difficult childhood in American history,” Underwood says. “Their parents divorced in record numbers. Forty percent of Xers came of age in either divorced or singleparent households, or their parents were the first generation of truly time-starved, dual-career parents, because their parents were the first to enjoy the benefits of the women’s movement.” It wasn’t just at home that Generation X might have felt betrayed, according to Underwood. Richard Nixon, Oliver North, Jim Baker, Bill Clinton and Pete Rose let them down, too.


“Xers came of age,” says Underwood, “when government leaders, business leaders, religious leaders and sports heroes were lying and cheating and failing to deliver on their promises.” Underwood says this led many young people of the era to grow up cynical, distrusting of major institutions and of older people in general. But that cynicism may have translated into a staunch individualism and a commitment to do right by their responsibilities— with an intense focus on their families. Tony Smee, Iota Psi (Southeast Missouri State) ’87, didn’t experience the kind of homesplitting childhood trauma that many people his age did, and he doesn’t recall seeing it second-hand through the lives of close friends. Growing up in Bernie, Missouri, in the 1970s and 1980s, he lived what he describes as a middle-class life. While his father was a college-educated school administrator, he had a close view of another way of life through both sets of his grandparents. One set was sharecroppers, the other relied on logging for a living.

“I was able to see some of that poverty when I grew up, but I had the benefit of a middleclass family,” says Smee. While his father had the privilege of being the first in his family to go to college, it was expected for Smee, especially given his dad’s background as an educator. He enrolled at nearby Southeast Missouri State University, and, building on a musical background that began when he learned guitar at age six from his grandmother, played saxophone in the SEMO marching band. There, he met Sinfonians and found his way into the Fraternity. By the time he graduated with a degree in graphic design, Smee was managing the art department for a production facility. But

he grew tired of working in an eight-by-ten room in a factory, never seeing the outdoors. He went to work for the Boy Scouts of America for three years, where he met people who connected him into a career of managing restoration and construction companies as a vice president and general manager. Now 39, Smee may have absorbed some of his generation’s focus on family. He and his wife have two children, an 11-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son. He admits to being “wrapped up in his kids.” “Although I spend a lot of time on business, the time that I’m not spending in business, I’m spending with my family,” he says. “We’re either playing music together or we’re at kids’ activities or that kind of thing.”

“Although I spend a lot of time on business, the time that I’m not spending in business, I’m spending with my family, we’re either playing music together or we’re at kids’ activities or that kind of thing.” Tony Smee, Iota Psi (Southeast Missouri State) ’87

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Defining a Generation Each generation bears a variety of alternate names, often aimed at further defining the character of the generation: 1925-1945 Civic Generation Silent Generation Back-End Boomers Frugal Generation Pre-War Generation Depression Generation Reagan Generation

1946-1964 Baby Boomers Doom Generation War Babies Love Generation Me Generation Hippies Lost Generation Breakthrough Generation

1965-1979 Generation X Baby-Busters Slackers The Generation After Latchkey Kids Gap Generation

1980-2000 Millennials Generation Y Net Generation Generation MyPod Generation iGeneration Connected Generation Generation whY

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he next generation also has a unique connection with family. Generation Y or Millennials, those who are coming of age around the turn of the millennium, were born primarily in the 1980s and have been moving from college into the nation’s workplaces for about four years now. They are also the generation still in college, filling both the Fraternity’s young alumni and collegiate ranks. They have been the recipients of incredible devotion from their parents, according to Underwood. “Millennials... are the most adult-supervised and most heavily coddled generation of kids in American history,” he says. Underwood describes their moms and dads as “helicopter parents,” even into the kids’ college careers, hovering nearby either physically or via phone, text message or e-mail. “Technology permits closeness like no other generation has been able to enjoy,” he says.


Growing up in Greensboro, North Carolina, Ashley Roseboro, Pi Zeta (Lindenwood) ’07, isn’t sure if he can say he was lavished with parental attention, but being an only child his mom and dad kept him booked with a full slate of activities, anything to keep him from sitting in front of the television all day. Piano lessons, marching band, theater, choir, sports—Roseboro was indeed a busy kid. That hectic pace made necessary some of the technology Underwood mentioned. “If you’re doing all of that, you have to find some way to keep track of everything,” he says. “So the best way to do that—so that everybody’s on the same page—is to put it in something like a Palm Pilot.”

Roseboro estimates he’s owned two or three of the handheld digital schedulers. He also remembers having computers around from an early age, beginning with a Tandy 1000 and eventually graduating to the latest laptops. He now carries a smartphone that operates on the Windows platform which sends him an alert anytime he gets a message from a friend on his account at Facebook, the personal networking Web site. “It’s kind of rolled over into my adult life,” he says. “I’m consistently busy with something, whether it’s my work, my social life, performing, whatever. There’s got to be a way to schedule this stuff out so I’m not going to schedule meeting A over meeting B.” After high school, Roseboro went on to Greensboro College, taking a double major in vocal performance and political science and sociology, graduating in 2004. He then went on to earn a master’s degree in criminal justice from Boston University. After that, he took a job with the national office of his other fraternity, Theta Xi, traveling the country to work with collegiate chapters. Then, his ability to juggle tasks came in very handy, as he took a position with the successful 2006 U.S. Senate campaign of Missouri’s Claire McCaskill. “Things in political campaigns change by the second,” he says. “Something that was there a second ago, if you miss the train, won’t be

there the next second. So... the ability to handle when your boss comes in and says, ‘Hey, I need you to do this and I need you to do it now,’ is very important.” Following the campaign, Roseboro, now 26, settled in St. Louis, working in an office of the Missouri House of Representatives. He auditioned for a local production of The Music Man. There, he met some Sinfonians, and wound up joining the Fraternity in 2007.

he younger children of Generation X are only now making their way into high school, and those Millenials who have had children are just beginning to send them off to kindergarten. It will be decades still before their impact is felt on the world and within Sinfonia. But the example of their forebears is available to examine: they are generations who changed the tide of war, who changed the expectations of middle class life, who changed ideas of family life, and who are now changing what it means to communicate. We don’t yet know what kind of world the next generation will inherit, or what they’ll do with it once it’s theirs to shape. But we can say one thing with certainty: expect nothing to stay the same.

Contributing author Ben Cunningham, Epsilon Nu (Jacksonville State) ’95, works as metro editor of The Anniston Star, a daily newspaper near his home in Jacksonville, Alabama, where he lives with his wife Sherri.


Cover and article photos were taken by Bill Leslie ( Go to to see more of his work.

“If you’re doing all of that, you have to find some way to keep track of everything, so the best way to do that—so that everybody’s on the same page— is to put it in something like a Palm Pilot.” Ashley Roseboro, Pi Zeta (Lindenwood) ’07

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INTO TOMORROW Fraternity Appoints Teams to Lead Strategic Plan Implementation

In the last issue of The Sinfonian, we introduced you to the Fraternity’s strategic plan for 2007-12. After reading the plan, many brothers stepped forward to offer to lead its implementation. From those, fifteen alumni were selected to serve on leadership teams that will chart the course toward the Fraternity’s strategic vision. These teams were appointed in December 2007 and given just six weeks to design the implementation of their areas of the strategic plan. In that time, they each devised a system of subcommittees that will tackle the ambitious goals of program development that will lead to

the fulfillment of the plan’s vision for 2012. Once appointed by the leadership teams, the subcommittees will work diligently to meet the objectives laid out for them by their managers, the leadership teams, who will hold them accountable to keep on the project timelines. The leadership teams are made up of brothers with an incredibly varied background of experience within the Fraternity and the community. Meet the brothers who will lead toward the accomplishment of these important goals:



To provide a rewarding, meaningful, and enjoyable collegiate experience by creating and enhancing programs and support provided to collegiate members and chapters.

To strengthen alumni engagement—identification with and commitment to Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia—by improving communication and broadening opportunities for involvement in a wide variety of events and programs.

Scott Irlbacher, Lambda Gamma (Edinboro) ’00 • Assistant director of fraternal life at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. • Previously coordinator of fraternity and sorority life at Penn State University. • Recently served on the Fraternity’s Risk Management Committee. • Served Province 21 (Pennsylvania) as collegiate province representative from 2004 to 2006.

Jeff Hoffman, Lambda Beta (Susquehanna) ’88 • School psychologist in the Fairfax County (Virginia) Public Schools. • Member and then chairman of the Alumni Affairs Committee since 2003. • Province alumni coordinator of Province 27 from 1999 to 2003.

Stephen R. McGrew, Kappa Zeta (West Virginia Wesleyan) ’00 • Coordinator of church relations at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, West Virginia, where he serves as the liaison between the college and entities of the United Methodist Church. • Co-advisor of the Kappa Zeta Chapter. • Served as Assistant CPR of Province 27 in 2003-04.

Justin Lee, Alpha Lambda (Illinois Wesleyan) ’99 • Music teacher in the Heritage Community Unit School District in Homer and Broadlands, Illinois, where he directs the performing ensembles for grades 5-12. • Province alumni coordinator for Province 37 since 2002.

K. Dean Shatley II, Rho Tau (Appalachian State) ’93 • Attorney with Roberts & Stevens, P.A., in Asheville, North Carolina, where he specializes in education law. • Recently retired from nine successful years of service as province governor of Province 20 (North Carolina). • Served as member and then chairman of the Fraternity’s Risk Management Committee.

William Mulligan, Epsilon Iota (Florida State) ’87 • Director of performing arts at Manhattan College in New York City. • Founding president of the New York City Alumni Association. • Twice served on the Alumni Affairs Committee.

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To enhance the leadership and effectiveness of national, province and local volunteers and increase recognition and appreciation of all volunteers.

To increase focus on the central role of music in Sinfonia by enhancing the quality of musical activities and deepening members’ understanding of the power of music.

Michael Knight, Omicron Epsilon (Western Carolina) ’02 • Rate comparison specialist with Automobile Protection Corporation in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. • Holds a degree in management from Western Carolina University. • Founding president of Atlanta Area Alumni Association.

Adam R. Bernick, Pi Delta (Vanderbilt) ’00 • Director of bands at Randolph School in Huntsville, Alabama, and former assistant director of bands at Vanderbilt University. • Province governor of Province 15 (Central/Western Tennessee and Western Kentucky) in 2005-07. • Former sponsor of a musically focused living/learning campus housing program at Vanderbilt.

Justin Koszarek, Delta Nu (Bradley) ’02 • Graduate student in music education at Northern Illinois University. • Music director at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Plainfield, Illinois. • Extensive experience in leadership of volunteers through the American Red Cross and AmeriCorps. • Deputy province governor of Province 37 (Northern Illinois) since 2007. Keven M. Webb, Eta Iota (Louisiana-Monroe) ’83 • Owner of Webb Software, LLC, in Ball, Louisiana, providing information technology consulting and software development and integration. • Volunteer for other non-profit organizations, including development of an active volunteer corps. • Extensive experience in project management and process review and planning.

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Lamar R. Hylton, Pi Eta (Morgan State) ’01 • Community living coordinator at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. • Alumni advisor of Pi Eta Chapter since 2007. • Volunteer experience in Singing Men of Ohio Society of Alumni and Friends and in the American College Personnel Association. Mark Stice, Delta Iota (Western Michigan) ’94 • Director of Bands at Okemos High School in Okemos, Michigan • Served on staff with two national drum and bugle corps’ • Province Governor of Province 2 (Michigan and Northern Ohio) from 2004-2008

INCREASED MISSION AWARENESS To increase awareness of the Fraternity’s mission by instilling in every Sinfonian a deep and consistent understanding of the Object, ideals and Ritual. Sean Leno, Phi Omega (Dayton) ’00 • Graduate student in business administration at DeVry University in Dayton, Ohio. • Former Fraternity employee; served as retreat coordinator at the National Headquarters in 2003-05.

John Mongiovi, Upsilon Psi (South Florida) ’94 • Licensed and certified hypnotist and owner of Mind-Body Dynamics, LLC, in Evansville, Indiana. • Extensive experience since 1997 on the National Executive Committee as National Vice President (current), Committeeman-at-Large and Chairman of the CPRs’ Council. • Regarded as the Fraternity’s foremost expert on the Ritual and its message as well as founder and primary instructor of the annual Ritual Education Workshop. J. Bryan Pittard, Mu Eta (Central Florida) ’95 • Senior software engineer for Symvionics, a defense contractor. • Adjunct professor of digital media for the University of Central Florida. • Served as CPR of Province 13 in 1999-01. • Served on the Awards Committee in 2003-06.

CALLING ALL BROTHERS! We need scores of volunteers to work on the programs and initiatives called for in the strategic plan. Will you consider serving? Volunteers are needed for subcommittees in all areas of the strategic plan. In all, the Fraternity needs well over 100 brothers to roll up their sleeves and volunteer to work on the wide array of projects currently on the table. Interested in finding out more about the projects on which your help is needed? Go to to read more and to volunteer!

Timothy Weale, Phi Omega (Dayton) ’00 • Graduate student in computer science and engineering at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. • Deputy province governor of Province 3 since 2008. • Province alumni coordinator of Province 3 in 2005-08.

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Sinfonia Educational Foundation BY MATTHEW RYAN GARBER Mu Delta (Longwood) ’99 Director of Development, Sinfonia Educational Foundation

ENGAGEMENT and SUPPORT The Classic “Chicken and Egg” Question and the Importance of Annual Giving

any of us know the fabled question, “which came first: the chicken or the egg?” This brilliant question stumps some and creates a stirring debate for others. But today, I will argue that the answer is neither. The development of each arose from the development of the other, through simultaneous and complex growth over long lengths of time. Each had to rely on the other to “come first.” If you are still reading, then perhaps you are thinking, “What does this have to do with Sinfonia, let alone the Foundation?” There is a long-standing debate over alumni engagement versus alumni support, not just in Sinfonia, but in countless organizations around the globe. Which comes first and which is uniquely dependent upon the other? If we look at Sinfonia’s new strategic plan, we see a triangular cycle of advancement. At the top is an enhanced collegiate experience, which leads to strengthened alumni engagement, which continues to


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increased alumni support and then returns to the top. This is not a unique philosophy; it is a model of success used by many nonprofit organizations, most likely including your alma mater and your church or other charitable organization. This is not a linear pattern, but a flywheel in continuous motion—each step resulting in the next. Each portion relies on the one before it to become stronger and better. In time, this flywheel will spin faster to create a stronger Sinfonia.

At this moment, at the dawn of a new strategic vision for Sinfonia, we ask ourselves, “Where do we start?” Engagement? Support? The experience? Yes. We start with all three at this moment, just as the chicken and the egg evolved together in a symbiotic evolution. For alumni, many of whom have careers and families and multiple other responsibilities in life, which comes first: engagement or support? Both. Sinfonia needs both to happen simultaneously. Alumni ask to be engaged before supporting the Fraternity’s objectives through the SEF, and rightfully so. However, in the interest of fiscal responsibility, we cannot mail correspondence to every alumnus. In addition to new electronic communications such as Sinfonia Resonance, Sinfonia reached out by reconnecting through the recent alumni directory and sending all brothers a complimentary issue of The Sinfonian. In return, Sinfonia asked for alumni support in the form of a subscription to help continue that service.

When brothers write a check to support Sinfonia, it’s more than money in our coffers. It becomes a vote of approval for the direction of the Fraternity.

What Sinfonia received was a group of brothers who were willing to stand up and take the lead so that the Fraternity could continue on its march to the next generation. If engagement and support depend on each other, and we recognize that both are necessary for the advancement of Sinfonia, then we can begin to dispel the thoughts of, “They only call me when they want money.” Sinfonia is not a beggar coming to the door asking for five bucks. This is more than money—what we need is support. There are many ways to show support, including contributions of time and talent. But the most common and tangible way to support an organization’s advancement is through sustained, annual financial support. When brothers write a check to support Sinfonia, it’s more than money in our coffers. It becomes a vote of approval for the direction of the Fraternity. Think of why you may support your church, your school or some other charity. Is it because you gain a tangible reward for your efforts? No. For example, I support my alma mater, Longwood University, because not only did my experience there make me a better person, but I also believe in what the university is doing on its campus and in the community. I contribute to my political party and individual candidates because I believe they will make others’ lives better. I am on the board of

a social service nonprofit in Evansville because I believe the health services they provide are necessary here and now. I personally support the Fraternity through gifts to the SEF (and my enrollment as a Life Loyal Sinfonian) because I believe in what Sinfonia does for the brothers who come after me and for the surrounding communities. When these organizations become stronger, it gives me a sense of greater pride to be associated with them. My degree is more valuable every day Longwood grows. My pride in Sinfonia grows each day that it becomes a stronger Fraternity for the brothers being initiated today. When you believe in these missions and purposes, then financial contributions become a normal extension of your beliefs. Annual support is critical to such success because it allows Sinfonia to continue working. There is so much growth to be accomplished that it will take growth in financial support to accomplish it. Sustained support means we can focus our efforts on growth and the outreach of our mission. A simple gift not only gives financial backing to our projects, but also shows others that growth is possible. This allows for more brothers to jump on this train that is moving into the next generation.

As you go through this magazine, think of your own journey as a Sinfonian. Think of what Sinfonia did for you and your life. What did you gain from your association with this Fraternity over the years? Fond memories? Timeless friendships? Life lessons? Success in a career? Sinfonia has worked for you in the past. Believe in its mission and show your support.

Did You Know? You can sign up for affordable, monthly contributions to be withdrawn automatically. Go to to find out how.

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Alumni Accent

INTRODUCING Life Loyal Sinfonian

n March 2008, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia launched Life Loyal Sinfonian, a new alumni program that promises to revolutionize alumni engagement in Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. By enrolling as a Life Loyal Sinfonian, brothers express their commitment and loyalty to Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia while simultaneously helping to ensure a bright future for their Fraternity. Life Loyal Sinfonian stands alone as the best and primary way for brothers to maintain their connection. Through pre-launch buzz alone, the program is off to an amazing start—200 brothers have already enrolled. Are you ready to become the next Life Loyal Sinfonian?


WHAT is Life Loyal Sinfonian? Life Loyal Sinfonian is a program that provides a number of valuable benefits to those who enroll. Most importantly, each enrollee receives a lifetime subscription to the Fraternity’s official magazine, The Sinfonian, ensuring a lifetime of news and updates important to all Sinfonians. In addition to a lifetime subscription, Life Loyal Sinfonians receive: A Life Loyal certificate, lapel pin and customized wallet card. A discount on Sinfonia merchandise from the Sinfonia Store. Recognition in The Sinfonian and on the Life Loyal Sinfonian website. A growing number of discounts with nationally recognized businesses.

WHY should I become a Life Loyal Sinfonian? When you enroll as a Life Loyal Sinfonian, a major portion of your enrollment fee is set aside into the Life Loyal Fund, which not only continues to fund your 16 The Sinfonian May 2008

Additionally, the first 500 brothers to sign up will be recognized as Life Loyal Sinfonian charter members. While the program wasn’t officially announced until March, we hinted about a “lifetime subscription” on the subscription card sent out with the last issue of The Sinfonian. With close to 200 members already registered, the “charter member countdown” has already begun!

WHO can become a Life Loyal Sinfonian?

subscription throughout your lifetime, but also generates additional revenues for alumni engagement activities nationwide. In other words, alumni support will be directly benefiting alumni programs. As a Life Loyal Sinfonian, your support will impact alumni engagement programs such as: National, regional, and local alumni outreach events. Sinfonia Circle, our online social network. Sinfonia Resonance, our free alumni e-newsletter. Future enhancements to The Sinfonian. Alumni transition support provided to graduating brothers. New alumni engagement initiatives arising from the strategic plan.

WHEN should I become a Life Loyal Sinfonian? As soon as possible! Enrolling right away is a smart investment because, over the course of a lifetime, subscribing annually to The Sinfonian will exceed the cost of enrolling as a Life Loyal Sinfonian now.

Life Loyal Sinfonian is geared toward every brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Every brother who enrolls will receive a lifetime of benefits from the Fraternity. Those who have already enrolled come from every walk of life. Some are still collegiate members who are securing their fraternal bond, others have upgraded from their Lifetime or Sustaining membership, but most Life Loyal Sinfonians will be alumni longing to maintain their lifelong connection with Phi Mu Alpha.

HOW do I become a Life Loyal Sinfonian? Just go to to review all the details and enroll. The enrollment fee for Life Loyal Sinfonian is just $299, or 12 monthly installments of $29. The website will be your regular source for updates on membership and discount offerings with partnered businesses. If you would prefer to enroll by mail or phone, please call the National Headquarters. Sinfonians who enrolled in the past as Lifetime or Sustaining members will continue to receive the magazine throughout their lifetimes, but can upgrade to Life Loyal Sinfonian at a significantly reduced cost. We hope that you will consider becoming a Life Loyal Sinfonian. MAKE IT LAST.

Atlanta Area Alumni Association

Tulsa Area Alumni Association

The Atlanta Alumni Association had a busy semester. We traveled to the Rho Theta installation at Armstrong Atlantic State College and to the fall Ritual at Omicron Epsilon (Western Carolina University). We also attended the Province 33 Workshop, held at Berry College. We currently have about 15 alumni brothers and are working to invite more of our brothers from the Atlanta area.

Dallas/Ft. Worth Area Alumni Association Our group has been engaged in a number of activities, including two trips by Patrick Dougherty, Rho Chi (Fredonia State) ’70, and Marc Perez, Gamma Theta (North Texas) ’99, to visit the Gamma Iota Chapter and the Pi Psi Chapter. Additionally, we hosted our Founder’s Day event in Denton, held our annual Holiday Dinner at Logan’s Roadhouse, and presented a Mills Music Mission for the residents of Parkwood Retirement Home in Bedford.

Greater Houston Alumni Association All is great as we were officially welcomed to the fold by George Beverley, province governor, at the annual Province 40 council meeting held at Sam Houston State University. GHAA President Jehielk Burke, Omicron Lambda (Grambling State) ’97, presented Governor Beverley and members certificates of appreciation in recognition of their valuable contributions to the chartering of GHAA. Secretary Kenneth Tice, Zeta Psi (East Carolina) ’00, was installed as province alumni coordinator.

Philadelphia Area Alumni Association While visiting the PAAA in December, Daniel Krueger, director of alumni engagement, explained the vision of alumni involvement in the national fraternity for the next five years. In January, we had our semiannual business meeting and elections for the 2008-09 year. After a rather unusual break from activity over the late summer and fall, the association has a revived energy, and is ready for the activities and special events planned for the upcoming spring season.

St. Louis Area Alumni Association This year has seen the creation and installation of the Saint Louis Area Alumni Association. We have approximately 25 alumni brothers that meet regularly on the second Sunday of each month. For our installation, the local collegiate chapter of Pi Zeta (Lindenwood University) performed the official Initiation Ritual. The presentation was wonderful and well attended by both alumni and collegiate Sinfonians from across the area.

Our first meeting as an interest group occurred at McNellie’s Public House in September 2007. This past January we received our charter making us the tenth active alumni association. Since forming we have had several meetings as well as sponsored a reception at the Oklahoma Music Educators Association annual convention. Our meetings are typically held on the third Thursday of every month. We have several projects planned for this year. Check our Web site ( for more information.

Indianapolis Alumni Interest Group Last winter, 65 brothers expressed an interest in starting an alumni association in the Indianapolis area. A number of alumni met on January 26 and February 10, 2008. We are seeking to petition to become an alumni association and capitalize on the Sinfonia Educational Foundation’s desire to have a Mills Music Mission in the Indianapolis area. At our second meeting, SEF Director of Development Matthew Garber, Mu Delta (Longwood) ’99, joined us to share the vision of the project.

Chicago Alumni Interest Group Our group continues to build brotherhood in the Chicagoland area. Recently, the group hosted two social events that favored the fun side of fraternity. In October, several brothers spent an evening bowling and a large group met for lunch and games at Dave & Busters in December. The interest group hopes to achieve full alumni association status this year. Chicagoland Sinfonians can join the group by logging on to Sinfonia Circle (see inside front cover for more information).

Los Angeles Alumni Interest Group Our group had an exciting and eventful winter. We held our second Mills Music Mission in December with help from local chapter brothers. At our January mixer, at the home of one of our members, we talked, sang, had dinner, and elected officers for the first time. At our subsequent officers meeting, held online, we adopted bylaws. All the details are at our Web site,

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Alumni Accent

Alumni Updates Dr. Leon J. Bly, Nu Sigma (William and Mary) ’65, was the recipient of The Midwest Clinic International Award in December 2007. The award was established in 1992 to recognize persons who have made a major contribution to music education internationally. This award reflects the respect and appreciation that Bly has earned during the course of his professional career, the gratitude that the Midwest Clinic holds for him, and the appreciation for his contributions to the field of instrumental music education. Donald G. Canedy, Gamma Omega (Indiana State) ’49, co-founded Making of Music Inc. in California. The objective for the nonprofit organization is to bring a balanced and high-quality music education to all elementary school students (K-5). Pastor John H. Evans, Alpha Tau (Wittenberg) ’46, and John Siebert, Kappa Sigma (Valpraiso) ’65, recently found that they had more than music in common after crossing paths at a Habitat for Humanity event in the Cleveland, Ohio area. The reunited brothers encourage chapters, as well as individual brothers, to consider supporting Habitat for Humanity in their communities Brother Evans is the Visitation Pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Berea, Ohio. He and his wife, Mary, have raised funds and recruited volunteers to build sixteen homes in the greater Cleveland area. Brother Siebert is involved in the local music scene in Cleveland, has played in the National Community Band in four times and runs the North Central Ohio Adult Music Camp (NCOCAMC) with many attendees in the 70’s and 80’s.

Frederic Fisher, Delta Tau (Oklahoma State) ’61, has been in the process of composing many inter-disciplinary writings. One of his recent articles, China’s Gifts, represents his dual love of journalism—his original major while in college—and music. Corporal Jason Gray, Iota Nu (Troy) ’95, of the Millbrook (Alabama) Police Department was saluted as the Protect and Serve Award winner in December 2007 by the local CBS affiliate and the Protect and Serve partners. Corporal Gray stopped at a gas station while making his regular patrols and noticed a robbery taking place inside the store. After calling for police back-up, he was able to secure the scene and arrest the suspect. Due to his alert action, he was able to protect the lives of the store employees. Dr. Wynne J. Harrell, Gamma Sigma (Wichita State) ’54, was recently designated as a Lowell Mason Fellow by the Music Educators National Conference (MENC). He was recognized in a ceremony at the National Museum of Music in the Arts in Washington, D.C., on March 9, 2006. He is first Missouri music educator ever to receive the distinction. A lifetime music educator, Brother Harrell was a successful public school instrumental teacher. He became the Coordinator and Professor of Music Education at Missouri State University and served as the CMENC sponsor for 20 years. The Missouri Music Educators Association Harrell Music Scholarships bear his name as a tribute to his dedication and commitment to music education in Missouri. Bart A. Midwood, Beta Tau (Miami) ’56, has established himself as an accomplished writer with novels published by such companies as Random House, Dutton, British American and Bel Esprit. Additionally, he has had published short fiction and journalism with Esquire, Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review and TransAtlantic Review. He has also composed many songs and film music. His most notable work was the background tracks for a documentary about apartheid in South Africa titled “End of the Dialogue.”

> Pastor John H. Evans and John Siebert at a Habitat for Humanity event.

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Alumni Association Contacts

Fiddle player Christopher Sexton, Nu Psi (Shenandoah) ’95, and his band, Nothin' Fancy, won a top accolade at the 34th Annual National Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America Awards when the band was named “Entertaining Group of the Year” by the organization’s members. The awards were held at the Music City Sheraton Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sunday, February 3. Brother Sexton also received a nomination for Fiddler of the Year. Dr. John W. Vandertuin, Epsilon (Michigan) ’91, of Brantford, Ontario, Canada, internationally known blind concert organist, improviser, and composer, was made a Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists (honoris causa) at their national convention held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has released two CDs, the latest of which was dedicated to His Holiness John Paul II and was recognized by the Vatican. Vandertuin has had many compositions published, the most current being a large organ work for solo organ titled Variations of “Aurelia,” which was commissioned in Canada and premiered there by the composer in October 2007. This work was honored by the prime minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper. Brother Vandertuin continues his work as a freelance performer and composer. Jari A. Villanueva, Kappa (Peabody) ’74, has been selected as the Director of Veterans Affairs, Maryland National Guard Honor Guard (MDHG). The MDHG consists of over 65 Army National Guard and Air Guard personnel who support military funerals in the State. Villanueva retired from the United States Air Force where he spent 23 years with The USAF Band in Washington, D.C. He is considered the country’s foremost expert on military bugle calls, particularly the call of Taps which is sounded at military funerals. As a ceremonial trumpeter, Villanueva participated in a variety of ceremonies and concerts, such as state arrivals at the White House, retirement and award ceremonies and special ceremonies involving a solo bugler. He participated in over 5,000 ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and was responsible for all the music performed by the USAF Bands for state funerals. His arrangement of Goin’ Home has been played at many prominent ceremonies and was a requested selection at the funerals of President Ronald Reagan and President Gerald R. Ford. He was responsible for moving the bugle used at President John F. Kennedy’s funeral from the Smithsonian to Arlington where it is currently on display. In addition, he helped write the ceremonial music requirements for the Air Force Instructions and protocol for presenting the flag to the next of kin at Arlington. His military awards and decorations include the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with three oak leaf clusters, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with six oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal with one service star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon. Villanueva is an adjunct professor in the Music Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and serves as Director of Bands. In addition, he is music director for the National Civil War Field Music School where students learn to play fife, drum and bugle.

Atlanta - Michael Knight Central Florida - James Rode Central Ohio - Dustin Keith Dallas/Ft. Worth - Alan Oldfield Greater Houston - Jehielk Burke New York City - Rich Legon Philadelphia – David Wolf St. Louis - Wes Scott Tulsa Area – Phillip Rerat Washington, D.C. - Benjamin Whelan-Morin

Alumni Association Interest Group Contacts Alabama: Huntsville Area - Thomas Sparks Alabama: Jacksonville Area - Ben Cunningham Arizona: Phoenix Area - Don Hassler California: Los Angeles Area - Christopher Thaxter California: Orange County - Bincins Garcia Florida: Tampa Area - Paul Rauscher Georgia: Athens Area - Joe Boyles Illinois: Central - Justin Lee Illinois: Chicago Area - Justin Koszarek Indiana: Evansville/Tri-State Area - Dan Krueger Indiana: Indianapolis Area - Mike Rebholz Lousiana: Southeastern - Will Powell Minnesota: Twin Cities - Blake Kuncl North Carolina: Fayetteville Area - David Crow Tennessee: Nashville Area - Jeff Sheehan Virginia: Richmond Area - Jordan Ashworth Washington/Oregon: Vancouver/Portland Area Dr. James Rourk West Virginia: North Central - Steve McGrew May 2008 The Sinfonian 19

Alumni Accent

Sinfonians in Circulation Satori by Stanley by Kraig Kilby (audio CD) Get your groove on with Kraig Kilby, Kappa Omicron (Cal State University-Long Beach) ’67, whose contemporary and smooth jazz-inspired instrumental compact disc recording, titled Satori, has arrived. An instrumental fusion that has to be heard to be believed, aficionados and amateurs alike will fall in love with the sounds of Satori. The CD can be heard and purchased at and

How to Build a Life With a Lemonade Stand by Justin Trawick

Lori Biscuit, The Musical Detective by Kyri Demby

(audio CD) A Washington, D.C. area native, the music of Justin Trawick, Mu Delta (Longwood) ’01, is an upbeat, foot-tapping experience with sounds that range from bluegrass to acoustic hip hop. Self-released in 2007, his debut album, How to Build a Life With a Lemonade Stand, is a live studio recording that he did with his band in Falls Church, Virginia, in August 2006. Instrumentation for the album includes acoustic guitar, harmonica, piano, upright bass, drums, cello, and vocals. How to Build a Life With a Lemonade Stand is available at as well as iTunes.

(children’s book) Lori Biscuit, The Musical Detective is a new, full-color, illustrated book by elementary music teacher Kyri Demby, Pi Gamma (Bethune-Cookman) ’99. It is the introductory book of the Lori Biscuit series and introduces musical concepts in the form of weapons. Readers will learn musical concepts such as dynamics (loud or soft), tempo (fast or slow) and pitch (high or low). Visit to purchase Lori Biscuit, The Musical Detective.

Off the Charts: A Sinfonian View of Pop Culture CELL PHONE RINGTONE






Maurice Gatling Omicron Phi (Alabama) '88

"Love Me Like You"ll Never See Me Again" by Alicia Keys

Roger Moritz Eta Nu (St. Mary's-MN) '88

Theme from Söldner

Eric de los Santos Nu Eta (Texas-San Antonio) '98

"Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd

Wallace Longstreth III Theta Xi (Drury) '64

Marcus Lewis Alpha Beta (Drake) '04

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"I don't download ringtones." Theme from Ghostbusters

Finding Fish: A Memoir by Antwone Q. Fisher Biography of Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron) Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris

"Missing You" by Brandy

"Kategorie C" by Kategorie C "Jambi " by Tool

Mathematical Introduction to "Well, Well, Well" Logic by Herbert (spiritual) B. Enderton Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

"Bye Bye Bye " by N*Sync

"Get a life."

"You bring me work."

Bahamas cruise Germany

"Why don't you rethink life?"


"Who's Britney Spears?"

Owensville, Missouri

"Take back your privacy."


The Final Chord Boston University – Delta Omicron Robert E. Leavitt ’57 – 8/18/2006 Capital University – Epsilon Rho Dr. Robert W. Hartwell ’55 – 2/15/2008 Delmar College – Kappa Chi Paul J. Grace ’66 – 10/10/2007 Duquesne University – Iota Lambda Dr. Donald R. Beikman ’67 – 1/6/2008 Eastman School of Music – Alpha Nu James Bein ’38 – 10/15/2007 Fort Hays State University – Alpha Phi Warren H. Kopke ’46 – 8/4/2007 Bernard Schulte ’54 – 10/9/2007 Furman University – Gamma Eta Dan A. Ellis ’58 – 11/04/2007 Illinois Wesleyan University – Alpha Lambda John O. Weaver ’43 – 6/16/2007 James M. Winn ’40 – 7/19/2007 Indiana University – Gamma Tau Dr. Ronald R. Manley ’61 – 5/1/2007 Iowa State University – Alpha Delta James L. Horn ’48 – 10/26/2006 Lawrence University – Gamma Zeta Fred A Rubino ’41 – 11/23/2006 Mansfield University – Beta Omicron Bernard L. Harvard ’84 – 07/21/2007

Murray State University – Gamma Delta George S. Bieber ’52 – 9/11/2006 Vincent Perrier ’47 – 1/9/08 Robert A. Radford ’41 – 2/18/2007 Conley C. Taylor ’47 – 1/23/2008 New England Conservatory – Alpha Ercolino Ferretti ’48 – 12/23/2006 Northwestern University – Iota John P. Browne, Jr. ’48 – 11/19/2006 Robert P. Merevick ’42 – 10/4/2007 Ohio State University – Beta Xi Rodger O. Borror ’39 – 11/9/2007 Ohio Wesleyan University – Omega Dr. Jack T. Collins ’50 – 4/29/2007 Dr. Richard F. Rosser ’49 – 9/21/2007 Pacific University – Mu Chi Mark W. Westlund ’65 – 9/28/2007 San Francisco State University – Eta Sigma Orville H. Hinshaw, Jr ’57 – 4/27/2007 San Jose State University – Beta Eta George A. Haydon ’36 – 9/24/2007 SUNY-Potsdam – Theta Iota David L. Ameele ’66 – 10/1/2007 Susquehanna University – Lambda Beta Frederic C. Billman ’78 (Hon.) – 11/22/2007 Texas State University-San Marcos – Gamma Phi Robert J. Marrou ’74 – 10/26/2007

James Bein, Alpha Nu (Eastman) ’38. Graduated from the Eastman School of Music in 1941. Taught viola at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. One of the founding members and first conductor of the Hamilton Symphony. Fought in WWII. Dan A. Ellis, Gamma Eta (Furman) ’58. Longtime Furman University band director and founder of the school's popular Lakeside Concert series. Received a Citation of Excellence from the South Carolina Music Educators Association in 1978 and another from the National Band Association in 1979. Inducted into the South Carolina Music Educators Hall of Fame in 1993. Served as province governor from 1983 to 1995. Dr. Marvin E. Hartig, Epsilon Upsilon (Evansville) Hon. ’71. Worked at University of Evansville (UE) for 36 years and retired as professor emeritus. As director and dean, developed the University Evening College into one of the largest in the nation among cities the size of Evansville, earning more National Science Foundation awards and Federal Nurse Training grants for its education and nursing students than any other institution in Indiana. Managed Tri-State Concert Band for over 15 years, giving local musicians an opportunity to present free summer concerts to the public. Trustee and treasurer of Local No. 35 of the American Federation of Musicians for decades.

University of California-Los Angeles – Beta Psi James A Warren ’48 – 11/9/2007 University of Evansville – Epsilon Upsilon Dr. Marvin E. Hartig ’71 – 10/13/2007 University of Georgia – Epsilon Lambda Harvey N. Edwards ’55 – 9/1/2007 University of Illinois – Alpha Xi Oathur C. Carpenter ’51 – 1/31/2007 Dr. John W. Leman ’60 – 9/21/2007 Dennis A. Shaul ’65 – 1/2/2008 University of Michigan – Epsilon Loren E. Cady ’46 – 9/28/2007 Charles W. Wingert ’53 – 12/5/2006 University of Nebraska – Upsilon Clarence L. Croft ’53 – 2/5/2007 University of Tennessee-Chattanooga – Beta Alpha Brent L. King ’75 – 10/16/2007 University of Texas-El Paso – Nu Lambda Jorge Avendano ’85 – 11/30/2007 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater – Xi Pi Gary Sigurdson ’72 – 08/19/2007 Washington State University – Chi Dana L. Cleveland ’46 – 10/23/2007 Wayne State University – Gamma Omicron David M. Bonamici ’47 – 9/11/2007

Dr. Robert W. Hartwill, Epsilon Phi (Capital) ’55. Retired director of bands at Eastern Kentucky University and the Stephen Collins Foster Music Camp. Served as executive director for the Kentucky Music Educators Association. Served as province governor from 1975 to 1978. Dr. John W. Leman, Alpha Xi (Illinois) ’60. Longtime professor in the choral conducting and music education departments at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Appointed 14th director of choruses for Cincinnati's May Festival. Founding director of the Cincinnati International Chorale. Conductor of the Middletown Civic Chorus. National chairman of male choruses of the American Choral Directors Association. Dr. Richard F. Rosser, Omega (Ohio Wesleyan) ’49. DePauw University’s 17th president from 1977 to 1986. Past president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Received 10 honorary degrees and awards. Authored the textbook Introduction to Soviet Foreign Policy as well as numerous education articles.

Correction: In the December 2007 issue, we mistakenly omitted important service to Sinfonia from the obituary of Sandy Feldstein, Theta Iota (SUNY-Potsdam) ’60. Brother Feldstein served as a trustee of the Foundation from 1995-97. We regret the error. May 2008 The Sinfonian 21

Campus Notes Albany State University – Rho Delta One of the goals of this past semester was to become more visible on campus. We accomplished this by performing for various campus events such as football games, campus visitations, and hosting a Christmas concert. The chapter was also able to perform three Mills Music Missions at various locations, usher for recitals and concerts in the city, and help the tornado relief effort in Ashburn, Georgia. California State University-Fullerton – Omicron Pi The largest and most successful event in the fall was the annual “Help Phi Mu Alpha Help Kids” fund-raiser that benefits Canyon Acres Children’s Center, a home for children under age 12 that have been abused as a result of neglect in foster care. The chapter raised over $3,800 for the center to help brighten the children’s holiday. A Mills Music Mission was presented for the center in addition to the money and gifts.

Christopher Newport University – Omicron Nu We co-hosted a Halloween social dance with the local CMENC chapter. We transformed our studio theater into a highly decorative, beatpounding dance club. It > The Beta Delta Chapter cooked out for provided music students one of their recruitment events. a chance to be social and meet the brothers. Along with the party, we hosted a “Movie Musical Night” where we showed The Producers. We put on an American Music Recital and traveled to the Governor’s Inn, a local assisted living community, to perform a Mills Music Mission. Del Mar College – Kappa Chi This past fall, we participated in the Del Mar College Fall Carnival. We performed music for the carnival, which consisted of jazz, rock, barbershop and more. At the beginning of the semester, a group of us went to Spohn Hospital to visit and perform for some of their patients; among them was the wife of our faculty advisor. Additionally, we’ve initiated four outstanding gentlemen. Delta State University – Theta Upsilon On the weekend before Halloween, the chapter presented a very successful three-night haunted house fund-raiser in a long-abandoned schoolhouse in the Mississippi Delta. We enlisted the help of about twenty to assist the brothers in putting on this event, which was the center of activity for the community each night. It was the chapter’s most successful fund-raiser of the semester and made Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia more visible to the whole community.

> The brothers of Omicron Pi planned their Mills Music Mission with Amy Rowland, Program Manager at Canyon Acres Children’s Center.

Capital University – Epsilon Phi Our chapter has been hard at work over the past few months. Following our leaving the Greek governing body, we have been working on functioning as an independent organization. This has helped us grow closer as brothers and expand our service to our school and the community. We have been hard at work volunteering for the local chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and helping them with their fund-raisers. Central Methodist University – Beta Mu We have put out our name in the community and on campus with fund-raisers and a Mills Music Mission. One of our fund-raisers was a copier bash entitled “A Case of the Mondays,” which we held during midterm exams. Our Mills Music Mission took us to Rest Haven Nursing Home in Fayette. After we finished, one of the residents serenaded us, which was quite a treat. 22 The Sinfonian May 2008

Fisk University – Zeta Rho Class, style and grace are just some of the many themes that surrounded the Evening of Red, Black and Gold. A large group of distinguished young men and women assembled themselves in the Appleton Room of Jubilee Hall to enjoy this night of elegance. Chef Uwem Umontuen provided a plethora of refreshments. Candles illuminated the room, capturing the eyes of everyone. The night closed with the men of Phi Mu Alpha serenading all the women. Grambling State University – Omicron Lambda Brothers attending GSU decided to make their own “New Orleans Style” second line band called “The Red & Black Second Line Band.” After performing in many Mardi Gras parades, the band is now the premier show band in the northern Louisiana area. The mayor of Shreveport dubbed the group “the mayor’s band” and they will have the honor of leading him through the streets during the biggest parade in northern Louisiana, the Krewe of Highland parade.

> Xi Alpha has grown to 40 brothers, pictured here showing off their campus.

Hastings College – Xi Alpha Our chapter has 15 newly initiated brothers and a total of 40 active members. One of our newly initiated brothers is from Gehren, Germany. We had a successful Mills Music Mission singing Christmas carols at a local retirement community. Our 2006–07 initiated class of 10 members formed a group to raise money by singing last Valentine’s Day. The group is still together and singing. Hillsdale College – Nu Upsilon The chapter conducted its second annual Electric Serenade in September, in which the members serenaded sororities with rock ’n’ roll songs from a pickup truck. November brought the third annual Battle of the Bands, which drew an estimated 600 students and raised $400 for a local middle school band program. The chapter also hosted an acoustic music concert in late November.

Lebanon Valley College – Iota Kappa In December, the chapter held its annual Renaldo Rovers Memorial Concert in the Leedy Theater of Lebanon Valley College’s Mund College > The Iota Kappa horn section brought fans to Center. Many students, their feet during their finale of "Take on Me" family members, and at the Reynaldo Rovers Memorial Concert. friends attended to support the brotherhood. The American Music Concert featured a variety of acts, ranging from a sax quartet performing “Saxability” by Lennie Niehaus to Beck’s “Clap Hands.” The chapter concluded the concert with “Take on Me,” which brought fans to their feet. Marshall University – Zeta Eta We are working with the For the Boys charity, which benefits the sons of Marshall University trumpet professor Martin Saunders. His two sons, Brayden, 10, and Trevin, 7, were diagnosed with PNP deficiency and have had to undergo life-saving bone marrow transplants. We have involved the music department by putting up “Brayden and Trevin’s Christmas Tree” in the music office with ornaments that list gifts for the boys, as well as donations to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association.

> The Rho Epsilon Chapter enjoyed success in their first semester since their installation.

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Campus Notes

> The Mu Theta Chapter created letters to display at football games.

Middle Tennessee State University – Omicron Tau With the addition of six gentlemen, we are representing Sinfonia thirty-strong. Support for our alma mater and surrounding areas was also a strong attribute. Our president, Matthew Smith, Omicron Tau ’03, was a member of the homecoming court. Grade point averages skyrocketed, with an amazing 3.1 for the chapter, and the probationary members achieved a cumulative 3.2. Our chapter also raised almost $1,000 for St. Jude’s Hospital for the cause of curing childhood cancer.

Northern Kentucky University – Xi Lambda The chapter began the semester planning for National Hazing Prevention Week. We answered questions about hazing and passed out free shirts that said “DON’T HAZE ME” on the front. The brothers also participated in the sixth annual Pumpkin Bust at NKU, placing second. Finally, the chapter performed a Mills Music Mission at a facility of the Clermont County Board of MRDD (Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities).

Millikin University – Beta Theta Throughout the past semester, our chapter accomplished a Mills Music Mission and an American Music Recital, and we met with Beta Theta alumnus Col. Thomas Rotondi, Beta Theta (Millikin) ’71, now conductor of the United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own.” We held our second annual Millikin Music Mayhem, a music-based game show similar to Jeopardy. We organized Christmas caroling around the campus in early December.

Ohio State University – Beta Xi Our fall quarter was both successful and productive. Some notable points including a probationary class of nine outstanding young men, Christmas caroling in downtown Columbus, meeting the brothers from the Epsilon Chapter at the Ohio State vs. Michigan game, and acting as the mentor chapter to the Ohio Northern University colony.

Missouri State University – Iota Rho In 1997, our chapter created a time capsule, and we chose to celebrate its opening on Founder’s Day 2007. We planned a weekend full of events and invited our alumni to join us. We tailgated at a football game, performed a step sing, held our Founder’s Day ceremony, and opened the time capsule. In total, we enjoyed the company of almost 100 of our alumni, many of whom were active when the capsule was buried.

> Over 100 Iota Rho Sinfonians came back to campus to open the chapter’s 10-year time capsule. 24 The Sinfonian May 2008

Radford University – Xi Theta We decided to take a deeper look into the founding principles of our Fraternity and tried to promote those ideals on a broader basis. In addition to sponsoring and putting on performances around the University, the chapter sang the national anthem for a competition sponsored by the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association, caroled for the elderly, started personal visits for shut-ins in our area and tried even harder to reach all students here who love music. University of Arkansas – Alpha Omicron The fall semester brought seven new members to the chapter. Additionally, we initiated two honorary members. Keith Rutledge, a local band director, and Dr. Eddie Jones, a university choir director, will be fine additions to our organization. We performed Mills Music Missions at two senior citizen care centers, Butterfield Village and North Hills. The chapter also was awarded all seven citations by our province governor.

> Alpha Iota members gathered with a number of their alumni.

University of Georgia – Epsilon Lambda We continued our tradition of holding a Mills Music Mission every semester and decided to hold the event during the holiday season. The chapter visited local nursing homes and sang Christmas carols and some old favorites to the residents. This was a memorable holiday treat for everyone involved. With the addition of a new a capella group, the chapter hopes to make future Mills Music Missions even more memorable and special for everyone involved. University of Louisville – Zeta Kappa Our chapter had the honor of singing the national anthem for the Kentucky Music Educators Association marching band finals in Louisville, a marching band competition in Oldham County, Kentucky, as well as singing the national anthem and “America” for a Veterans Day ceremony on campus. We also had the pleasure of initiating two faculty members, Ansyn Banks, professor of jazz trumpet, and Sidney King, professor of classical bass.

> The Alpha Omicron Chapter performed a Mills Music Mission at a local retirement home.

University of Miami – Beta Tau For the past year, we have had the honor and privilege of working with the Florida Epsilon Colony at Florida International University. Our efforts paid off at the end of last semester when we were able to initiate one of the newest chapters of the Fraternity. Brothers from surrounding chapters as well as members of the National Executive Committee attended the initiation. University of Michigan – Epsilon The chapter is proud to announce that it initiated 13 new brothers and now boasts 37 active members, along with a strong alumni body. This year has been an exciting one for the brothers, as they have performed as a group at numerous occasions, including concerts at several local hospitals and a national anthem performance at a Big Ten volleyball meet.

> The “Oldie Moldie All-Stars” is comprised of members of the Eta Nu Chapter.

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Campus Notes

University of North Alabama – Pi Omicron The chapter provided services to members of the Pride of Dixie Marching Band by helping them move in to their dorm rooms. After everyone had been moved in, our chapter and Tau Beta Sigma hosted a cookout for the members of the marching band. During the cookout, we strengthened relations with the Tau Beta Sigma chapter, made valuable contacts with potential members and met an alumni brother new to the area. University of Northern Iowa – Beta Nu With the addition of seven new members, the chapter is off to a great start this year. Some of our activities have included a chamber music recital, an American composers recital, weekly pizza sales, weekly meetings and working on making a chapter Web site. We are working hard in preparation of our annual Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz concerts, along with the Tall Corn Jazz Festival. University of the Pacific – Beta Pi Our chapter established the Music in the Schools program, which plans special events and forwards all the proceeds from ticket sales to Stockton Unified School District’s newly founded Visual and Performing Arts program. After a November concert, we raised approximately $2,000 from ticket sales, private donations and program ad space purchased by local businesses. Additionally, $3,000 in donated student-model instruments was presented to the program, a gesture that will help educate a new generation of musicians. University of Redlands – Delta Pi The chapter hosted an all-campus benefit swing dance with all donations sent to VH1’s Save the Music. We also held a winter recital where we debuted a brother’s composition for men’s chorus. We featured Lux Aurumque by Eric Whitacre and a few arrangements by Sinfonian alumni. The chapter initiated 14 new members, which tripled our chapter size. University of South Florida – Upsilon Psi Our chapter continued its success in expanding the Sinfonian spirit with the addition of five new brothers who provided a gift of new signs to increase campus awareness. We hosted a fund-raiser at a local ice cream parlor, supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We placed second overall in the Chi Omega Spike-It-Up volleyball tournament. We also co-sponsored the university’s Festival of Winds that invited high school students to perform with clinicians in a college atmosphere.

> The brothers of Pi Mu gave the gift of song at Christmas and brightened the lives of the residents of the St. Petersburg retirement home. University of Tampa – Pi Mu We went to two nursing homes in St. Petersburg, Florida, and sang an entire program of Christmas songs, Fraternity songs and doo-wop a capella. An elderly woman in a wheelchair came up to us and told us that she is a Chi Omega from Illinois and remembers Phi Mu Alpha when they used to visit her chapter house and serenade the sisters. It made our chapter even more proud to be Sinfonians! University of TennesseeChattanooga – Beta Alpha Our 33rd Annual All Sing Competition raised over $2,250 that was dispersed to four local schools’ music programs. We are funding a onetime, $500 Musicianly Man scholarship for an incoming freshman. We helped cook and feed the Marching Mocs and local high school marching bands at the annual Band Day. We provided 500 bottles of water for the Panhellenic sororities at their bid day. We initiated seven new members into the Fraternity in 2007.

> Beta Alpha raised over $2,250 for local schools' music programs.

Vanderbilt University – Pi Delta Our chapter has conducted a number of Mills Music Missions. We sang at multiple venues across Nashville including the nearby Baptist Hospital, Belcourt Terrace Nursing Home and Lakeshore Estates Nursing and Retirement Home. One of the huge benefits of doing these Mills Music Missions for us, besides bringing music to places around the community, is the inspiration it has provided to our class of probationary members.

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> The Pi Delta Chapter brought the Mills Music Mission to multiple Nashville health care facilities.

Chapters Installed/Reactivated in Fall 2007:

> Kappa Zeta brothers posed for a group photo on campus. West Virginia Wesleyan College – Kappa Zeta On the weekend of October 20, the chapter celebrated the tenth anniversary of its reactivation with an honorary initiation, which many alumni attended. The weekend was one of many positive things happening with the chapter. Other exciting activities included a retreat to Lyrecrest, a large fall class and hosting the Province 39 workshop in which National Collegiate Representative Micah White was initiated as an honorary member of our chapter.

> Florida International University – Rho Eta (Installed: 11/2/2007) Send letters of congratulations to: Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Rho Eta Chapter WPAC 155B School of Music Florida International University Miami, FL 33199 > Armstrong Atlantic State University – Rho Theta (Installed: 11/4/2007) Send letters of congratulations to: Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Rho Theta Chapter Music Department 11935 Abercorn St. Savannah, GA 31419

Current Colony Activity Colonies The following groups are in the process of establishing a new chapter, or reactivating a previously inactive one, through the Fraternity's Colony Program, an 18- to 30-month program of creating the organizational structure and experience necessary for effective chapter operation. Contacts for these and all other colonies are listed at right. California State University-Fresno – Gamma Pi Colony We felt great pride singing at rest homes near our province workshop at CSU-Stanislaus. It was a joy to sing with a large group and share our love of music with those less fortunate. The response to the songs taught us the true meaning of being a Sinfonian. As we petition for Phase II of colonization, we start to reap the benefits with every smile and handshake we get from our audiences. University of Texas-El Paso – Nu Lambda Colony Over ten new men have joined the group since the beginning of the semester. We established a service project for the music department by ushering at concert events. Our first recital was held in November, where we presented works by American composers. In December, we presented a Red and Black Recital in which the audience was asked to participate by wearing red and black attire as we presented works by various composers.

Where is my chapter? Space is limited—preference is given to submissions about creative, unique or interesting chapter and colony events. To read submissions from other chapters, visit Submission by chapters of news and photos for Campus Notes are due by the deadlines listed in the inside front cover. The next deadline is September 15, 2008. Articles are limited to 75 words.

Phase 11 > Rider University – New Jersey Gamma (Prov. 1) E-mail: > Tougaloo College – Mississippi Beta (Prov. 24) E-mail: > University of Missouri-St. Louis – Missouri Beta (Prov. 19) E-mail: Phase 1 > California State University-Fresno – Gamma Pi (Prov. 11) E-mail: > Carnegie Mellon University – Alpha Omega (Prov. 39) E-mail: > Coastal Carolina University – South Carolina Beta (Prov. 30) E-mail: > Grand Valley State University – Michigan Alpha (Prov. 2) E-mail: reedch@student.gvsu.ed > Norfolk State University – Virginia Delta (Prov. 18) E-mail: > Northern Arizona University – Kappa Xi (Prov. 35) E-mail: > Ohio Northern University – Ohio Beta (Prov. 3) E-mail: > Stillman College – Alabama Delta (Prov. 34) E-mail: > University of Nebraska-Omaha – Upsilon (Prov. 6) E-mail: > University of Texas-El Paso – Nu Lambda (Prov. 35) E-mail:

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Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Directory

Directory This directory information is provided for the convenience of Sinfonians so that they may establish contact with the Fraternity’s volunteers for the sole purpose of conducting Fraternity business; it may not be used for commercial or other non-Fraternity related purposes. All information current as of February 22, 2008. Correction: In the previous issue’s directory, the Commission on Standards was incorrectly labeled as the Alumni Affairs Committee. Our apologies for the error.

Sinfonia Educational Foundation

Strategic Plan Leadership Teams

Board of Trustees

Enriched Collegiate Experience SCOTT A. IRLBACHER, 4183 Indian Trace Dr., Apt. 11, Oxford, OH 45056. (412) 951-5542. STEPHEN R. MCGREW, 21 Shawnee Terr., Buckhannon, WV 26201. (304) 924-2229. K. DEAN SHATLEY II, 1 Knollwood Pl., Asheville, NC 28804-9776. (828) 280-7009.

DEREK J. DANILSON, President, 12 Turnbridge Rd., Newark, DE 19713. (610) 908-7950. COL. JOHN R. BOURGEOIS, Vice-President, 220 Hunters Rd., PO Box 274, Washington, VA 22747-0274. (540) 987-9012. ANDREW F. WEST, Secretary, 3050 Tamarron Blvd. #9301, Austin, TX 78746. (512) 284-7426. JOSEPH T. ALME, Trustee, 1930 23rd Ave. SE, Minot, ND 58701. (701) 838-4579. DR. RICHARD A. CROSBY, Trustee, 212 Delmar Dr., Richmond, KY 40475. (859) 624-9946. BINCINS C. GARCIA, Trustee, 311 E. North St., Anaheim, CA 92805. (714) 396-0725. CLINT W. WILLIAMS, Trustee, 105 1/2 South Jones Ave., Norman, OK 73069. (405) 206-8912.

National Staff National Executive Committee

DR. RICHARD A. CROSBY, National President, 212 Delmar Dr., Richmond, KY 40475. (859) 624-9946. JOHN A. MONGIOVI, National Vice President, 132 Buena Vista Rd., Evansville, IN 47710. (812) 760-7011. WALTER C. RILEY, Committeeman-At-Large, 3330 Curtis Dr., Apt. 1, Suitland, MD 20746. (301) 840-3984. MICAH P. WHITE, National Collegiate Representative, 1612 10th St. S, Arlington, VA 22204. (571) 213-9201. MARK R. LICHTENBERG, Chair, PGs’ Council, 4730 Boardwalk Dr., Evansville, IN 47725. (812) 626-0725. JOHN A. FERGUSON, Chair, CPRs’ Council, 6033 N. Sheridan, Unit 22E, Chicago, IL 60660. (773) 334-8643. Other Officers

MARK R. LICHTENBERG, National Secretary-Treasurer, 4730 Boardwalk Dr., Evansville, IN 47725. (812) 626-0725. DR. BRUCE E. GBUR, National Historian, 514 N Juliette Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502. (785) 776-9424. K. DEAN SHATLEY II, Secretary, PGs’ Council, 1 Knollwood Pl., Asheville, NC 28804-9776. (828) 280-7009. JOHN H.B. PHILLIPS, Secretary, CPRs’ Council, 34 Columbine Ln., Battle Creek, MI 49015. (269) 317-1034. Past National Presidents

DR. DARHYL S. RAMSEY (2000-03), 2500 Potomac Pkwy., Denton, TX 76210. (940) 566-3170.

TERRY L. BLAIR (1997-2000), 902 East Gaslight Dr., Springfield, MO 65810. (417) 887-1207. ROBERT L. HAUSE III (1991-94), 2208 S Charles Blvd., Greenville, NC 27858-5201. (252) 756-5793. DR. T. JERVIS UNDERWOOD (1988-91), 930 Crystal Cove, Oak Point, TX 75068. (972) 292-2393. DR. WILLIAM B. DEDERER (1985-88), 7777 Quarry Cliff Ct., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-7251. (614) 864-4654. EMILE H. SERPOSS (1979-82), 26 Oliver St., Apt. 4D, Brooklyn, NY 11209. (718) 238-8456. DR. LUCIEN P. STARK (1976-79), 425 Greenbriar Rd., Lexington, KY 40503. (859) 276-4681. J. EUGENE DUNCAN (1973-76), 727 N. Wilson Ave., Morehead, KY 40351. (606) 784-5711.

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10600 Old State Rd., Evansville, IN 47711-1399 Toll-Free: (800) 473-2649 Local: (812) 867-2433 Fax: (812) 867-0633 RYAN T. RIPPERTON, Executive Director, ext.107. JEREMY M. EVANS, Assistant Executive Director, ext.102. DANIEL E. KRUEGER, Director of Alumni Engagement, ext.104. JARED J. MADISON, Retreat Coordinator & Programs Associate, ext.103. TONYA R. MCGUIRE, Controller, ext.105. DEBRA L. CELUCH, Executive Assistant, ext.107. JENNIFER D. ZAHN, Administrative Assistant, ext.100. JON W. RADER, Shipping Clerk, ext.106. MATTHEW R. GARBER, SEF Director of Development, ext.110.

Appointed Committees Commission on Standards AARON B. ECKHARDT, Chair, 5011 N. Glenwood Ave., Apt 1, Chicago, IL 60640. (312) 282-4274. JARED E.J. IVORY, 237 Yellowstone Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22903. (504) 939-5753. A. MICHAEL MOREAU, 4545 Kingwood Dr., Apt. 3103, Kingwood, TX 77345-2610. (409) 201-6890. ROBERT N. WHITMOYER, 211 Baldwin Blvd., Orchard Hills, Shamokin Dam, PA 17876. (570) 743-1741. ASHLEY E. GLENN, 1424 Old Dandridge Pike, New Market, TN 37820. (865) 932-7438. JOHN A. FERGUSON, ex-officio non-voting, 6033 N. Sheridan, Unit 22E, Chicago, IL 60660. (773) 334-8643 Legislative Committee

MARK R. LICHTENBERG, Chair, 4730 Boardwalk Dr., Evansville, IN 47725. (812) 626-0725. PHILLIP A. HERNANDEZ, Committeeman, Legislative, Augsburg College, Campus Box 22, 2211 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55454-1350. (612) 330-1322. JOHN H.B. PHILLIPS, 34 Columbine Ln., Battle Creek, MI 49015. (269) 317-1034. JOHN M. ISRAEL, 631 Oregon Trail Ct., St. Charles, MO 63304. (314) 753-5438. J. GREGORY COOPER, POB 667121, Houston, TX 77266. (713) 817-2021.

Strengthened Alumni Engagement JEFFREY D. HOFFMAN, 7731 Martha's Ln., Falls Church, VA 22043. (703) 645-2279. JUSTIN R. LEE, 1402 N. McKinley Ave., Apt. 3, Champaign, IL 61821. (217) 239-0225. WILLIAM C. MULLIGAN, 105 Arden St., Apt. 5D, New York, NY 10040. (917) 543-3340. Enhanced Volunteer Development MICHAEL L. KNIGHT, 3600 Yarmouth Hill NW, Lawrenceville, GA 30044. (770) 923-8392. JUSTIN M. KOSZAREK, 7513 Heatherstone Ln., Plainfield, IL 60586. (815) 327-4555. KEVEN M. WEBB, PO Box 739, Ball, LA 71405. (318) 640-5651. Increased Mission Awareness SEAN N. LENO, 735 N 12th St., Miamisburg, OH 45342. (937) 620-3335. JOHN A. MONGIOVI, 132 Buena Vista Rd., Evansville, IN 47710. (812) 760-7011. J. BRYAN PITTARD, 1043 Great Shady Ln., Orlando, FL 32825. (407) 737-2719. TIMOTHY F. WEALE, 4730 Middletowne St., Apt. B, Columbus, OH 43214. (614) 208-4364. Heightened Musical Focus ADAM R. BERNICK, 1208 Todd Mill Cir., Huntsville, AL 35803. (256) 604-4022. LAMAR R. HYLTON, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd., Baltimore, MD 21204. (410) 337-6548. MARK D. STICE, 3519 Kendalwood Dr., Lansing, MI 78911. (517) 272-3270.

Province Officers In the directory of province officers, the following abbreviations are used throughout: “PG” for Province Governor, “DPG” for Deputy PG, “CPR” for Collegiate Province Representative, “ACPR” for Assistant CPR, and “PAC” for Province Alumni Coordinator.

Province 7 Kansas, Colorado

PG: DR. BRUCE E. GBUR, 514 N Juliette Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502. (785) 776-9424.

Province 2 Michigan, Northern Ohio

DPG: JAMAL D. DUNCAN, 131 Rampart Way, Apt. 104,

CPR: R. MICHAEL POMMIER, 214 S Broadway, Franklin, KS 66735. (620) 704-2854. ACPR: CHRISTOPHER C. POWELL, 2700 Kimball Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502. (785) 331-8784. Province 8 Oklahoma

PG: COLBY E. DICK, 4066 E 25th St., Tulsa, OK 74114-4702. (918) 914-2675.

CPR: CHRISTOPHER S. HALL, 101 E. University Dr., Apt E15, Weatherford, OK 73096. (580) 748-1009. ACPR: ORIEN J. LANDIS, 12804 E 138th, Broken Arrow, OK 74011. (918) 451-7984.

East Lansing, MI 48823. (517) 214-3144.

CPR: BENJAMIN A. STRACK, 119 North Sage St., Apt. 207, Kalamazoo , MI 49006. (616) 443-4193. ACPR: JUSTIN R. HUBBARD, 900 Appian Way, Apt. 17, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858. (517) 285-5389. PAC: KYLE E. KOEHS, 10100 Haley Ln #107, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189. (248) 515-5071. Province 3 Central and Southern Ohio

PG: MATTHEW BURGIO, 12630 Adeline Cir., Athens, OH 45701. (740) 592-1734. DPG: TIMOTHY F. WEALE, 4730 Middletowne St., Apt. B, Columbus, OH 43214. (614) 208-4364. CPR: JEREMY W. ADAMS, 74 Euclid Ave., Columbus, OH 43201. (614) 596-2877. ACPR: JONATHON M. STUCK, CU-3063, 1 College and Main, Columbus, OH 43209. (330) 232-1458.

Province 9 Southern Texas

PG: DR. J. ROBERT WHALIN, 108 Laurel Ridge, San Marcos, TX 78666. (512) 754-7306. DPG: ANDREW F. WEST, 3050 Tamarron Blvd. #9301, Austin, TX 78746. (512) 284-7426. CPR: WALLACE C. STANLEY, 1629 Post Rd. #6324, San Marcos, TX 78666. (817) 614-6234. ACPR: BENJAMIN N. BALLEZA, 7122 Wodd Hollow #37, Austin, TX 78731. (210) 913-8528. PAC: JOHN M. ROBERTSON, 13030 Blanco Rd ., Apt. 401, San Antonio, TX 78216. (210) 693-2944.

PG: DR. LOUIS G. YOUNG, 2180 Landover Tr., Conway, AR 72032. (501) 513-9971. DPG: BRENT A. SHIRES, 1825 Chicot Dr., Conway, AR 72034. (501) 764-1621. CPR: J. RUSSELL SHIELDS, 202 Reynolds Rd., Paragould, AR 72450. (870) 919-4733. ACPR: DEREK A. FUZZELL, 1794 N. Calhoun St., Wynne, AR 72396. (870) 238-3426. PAC: WILLIAM W. WEAVER, 1806 Sanford Dr. #1, Little Rock, AR 72227. (501) 993-5130.

Province 11 Northern California


Province 6 Nebraska, Western Iowa PG: BRETT A. LYON, 714 S. Cecelia St., Sioux City, IA 51106. (712) 899-4680. CPR: KYLE D. SANDALL, 800 Turner, Hastings, NE 68521. (402) 216-6284. ACPR: KASEY M. FARRELL, 2215 Metropolitan St., Sioux City, IA 51109. (712) 281-2714. PAC: ERIK T. KARRE, 4114 1st Ave., Kearney, NE 68847. (308) 440-2641.

Province 16 Northern Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Northern South Dakota PG: DR. ALAN D. LAFAVE, 1616 N Harrison St., Aberdeen, SD 57401. (605) 229-0874. CPR: GRANT R. BEAMAN, 1200 S. Jay St., #224, Aberdeen, SD 57401. (605) 201-0473. ACPR: THOMAS J. DIEDE, 12979 387th Ave ., Aberdeen, SD 57401. (605) 229-2796. PAC: STEVEN J. WARZEHA, PO BOX 936, Aberdeen, SD 57402. (952) 237-5100. Province 17 Upstate New York

PG: PATRICK M. O'BRIEN, 44 Beach St., Massena, NY 13662. (315) 296-1639. Fredonia, NY 14063. (716) 969-4831. ACPR: MICHAEL A. COLLETTI, 953 Danby Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850. (716) 445-3683.

Reno, NV 89523. (775) 746-9213. NV 89503. (775) 544-3236. ACPR: ANTHONY J.H. YI, Townhouse B2, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95211. (559) 240-5921. PAC: HOBAB OLIVAS, 3612 Soda Canyon Dr., Ceres, CA 95307. (209) 606-1862. Province 12 Eastern Tennessee

PG: ASHLEY E. GLENN, 1424 Old Dandridge Pike, New Market, TN 37820. (865) 932-7438.

Province 18 Virginia

PG: DAVID L. DAVIS, 3208 W Grace St., Richmond, VA 23221. (804) 358-4078. CPR: ERNEST T. STOKES, 717 Keeling Dr., Chesapeake, VA 23322. (757) 577-2515. ACPR: COLLIN C. WILSON, Longwood Univ., Box 2844, 717A Bizzarre St. , Farmville, VA 23909. (757) 880-5989. PAC: CHRIS M. DAVIS, 2138 Laura Rd. NW, Roanoke, VA 24017. (540) 798-5615.

CPR: JAMES E. PETERS, 1406 Skyline Dr., L78, Johnson City, TN 37604. (423) 416-2785.

PAC: CHRISTOPHER F. SILVER, 3617 Koons Rd., Province 5 Southern Illinois, Southeastern Missouri, Southwestern Indiana PG: MARK R. LICHTENBERG, 4730 Boardwalk Dr., Evansville, IN 47725. (812) 626-0725. CPR: DANNY L. CARTER, 105 S. Pine St., Gardner, IL 60424. (815) 260-2729. ACPR: MATTHEW A. TECK, 74 Cirlce Dr., #6451, Edwardsville, IL 62026. (224) 730-1815. PAC: MARK S. SALZMAN, 1956 St. Christopher Way, Arnold, MO 63010. (636) 461-2550.

Province 15 Middle, West Tennessee and Western Kentucky PG: DR. TERRY A. MCROBERTS, 319 Parker Dr., Jackson, TN 38305. (731) 661-0574. DPG: DR. THOMAS R KING, APSU Dept of Music, Box 4625, Clarksville, TN 37044. (931) 221-7648. CPR: NATHANIEL D. HUDSON, 913 Fairwin Ave., Nashville, TN 37216. (615) 262-1279. ACPR: MARIO T. KEE, 101 University Ave., Apt. B-308, Clarksville, TN 37040. (731) 618-8058.

CPR: SAMUEL P. JIVIDEN, 70 Brigham Rd., Apt. 411,

CPR: JASON A. ROAMER, 102 Moraine Way, Apt. 3C, Reno, Province 4 Arkansas

LA 70363-3603. (985) 688-6798. PAC: TAVELL L. KINDALL, 115 Luke Dr., Monroe, LA 71203. (318) 345-1251.

DPG: PHILLIP D. BRANTLEY, 1013 Basin Ct., Windsor, CO 80550. (970) 686-9904.

Province 1 New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut PG: DAVID GOSS, 75 Morse Ave., Rutherford, NJ 07070. (201) 988-1941. CPR: MICHAEL L. BREECE, 219A Burrs Rd., Burlington, NJ 08016. (609) 694-7041. ACPR: KEVIN W. OTT, 602 Flock Rd., Hamilton, NJ 08690. (609) 571-5392. PAC: THOMAS UBRIACO III, 89 Notch Rd., Oak Ridge, NJ 07438-8840. (973) 697-8781.

ACPR: WILLIAM S. POWELL, 211 Ash St., Houma,

Chattanooga, TN 37412. (423) 834-4476. Province 13 Southern and Central Florida PG: JOE RITCHIE, 1044 Abell Cir., Oviedo, FL 32765. (407) 971-0304. DPG: CRAIG A. PUGATCH, 2271 NW 34 Ter., Coconut Creek, FL 33066. (954) 551-1568. CPR: DANIEL J. MURPHY, 4456 Crystal Lake Dr., Pompano Beach, FL 33064. (954) 942-7421. ACPR: MATHEW J. HABIB, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr., Box# 4286, Lakeland, FL 33801. (407) 719-8872. PAC: JAMES A. RODE, 1045 Club Sylvan Dr. Apt. H, Orlando, FL 32825. (407) 697-6163. Province 14 Louisiana

PG: BRIAN M. STRATTON, 2855 Ranch House Dr. W., Apt. 225, Ft. Worth, TX 76116. (817) 738-3486.

Province 19 Missouri

PG: JOHN M. ISRAEL, 631 Oregon Trail Ct., St. Charles, MO 63304. (314) 753-5438. CPR: WILLIAM C. TORRES, 11504 E 33rd Terr., Independence, MO 64052. (816) 726-7739. ACPR: MICHAEL D. ISRAEL, 442 Parkshire Place Dr., Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368. (636) 240-6419. PAC: JAYSON W. MOLL, 275 Cherokee Dr. , #14, Liberty, MO 64068. (816) 407-7036. Province 20 North Carolina

PG: PATRICK S. CLANCY, 317 Lenox Ave., Concord, NC 28025. (919) 605-1483. CPR: CHRISTOPHER D. O'DONNELL, ASU Box 14692, Boone, NC 28607. (910) 591-9044. ACPR: JOSHUA B. CVIJANOVIC, 38-A Aspen Dr., Greensboro, NC 27409. (336) 202-4007. PAC: J. DAVID CROW JR, 3236 Turtle Point Dr., Apt. C, Fayetteville, NC 28304. (910) 322-5031.

CPR: TIMOTHY P. CARTER, 5111 Fullerton Ave., Baker, LA 70714. (225) 978-1026.

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Province 21 Northeast Ohio, Central and Western Pennsylvania PG: ROBERT N. WHITMOYER, 211 Baldwin Blvd., Orchard Hills, Shamokin Dam, PA 17876. (570) 743-1741. CPR: JAMES W. HOPPER, 4015 Gibsonia Rd., Gibsonia, PA 15044. (724) 816-2592. ACPR: NICHOLAS J. SAMSON, 204 Madison Ave., Apt 5, Youngstown, OH 44504-1635. (724) 866-5296. PAC: JUSTIN A. STAUB, 964 Keller Dr., Red Lion, PA 17402. (717) 870-5870. Province 22 Southern California

PG: BINCINS C. GARCIA, 311 E. North St., Anaheim, CA 92805. (714) 396-0725.

DPG: NICHOLAS A. JONES, 2450 E. Nutwood Ave. E-10, Fullerton, CA 92831. (951) 961-6261.

CPR: JESSE A. REYES, 2446 Nutwood Ave. #H33, Fullerton, CA 92831. (951) 796-9057. ACPR: JOHN-DAVID R. MINJARES, 6741 E DeLeon St., Long Beach, CA 90815. (562) 881-3798. PAC: BRIAN R. RICE, 1205 N Grove St. Apt. H, Redlands, CA 92374. (434) 227-0084. Province 23 Northwestern Texas, Eastern New Mexico PG: PETER A. MARTENS, 3203 21st St., Lubbock, TX 79410. (806) 788-1220. DPG: CHRISTOPHER A. YANCEY, 5411 4th St. #64, Lubbock, TX 79416. (832) 754-8655. CPR: FONG T. CHAU, 1603 9th Ave., Canyon, TX 79015. (832) 704-8889. Province 24 Mississippi

PG: DAVID W. GARRAWAY, 117 Brycewood Cir., Hattiesburg, MS 39402. (601) 264-8050.

Province 27 Northern Virginia, Eastern West Virginia, Southeast Pennsylvania, Eastern Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia PG: REV. DONALD W. CRAMER II, 353 College Hill, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. (570) 784-3123. DPG: JEFFREY D. HOFFMAN, 7731 Martha's Ln., Falls Church, VA 22043. (703) 645-2279. CPR: MICHAEL P. MOLASKI, 20A Duke St., Newark, DE 19711. (302) 379-0316. ACPR: KEVIN T. BOEHM, 6 Phillips Ct., Sussex, NJ 07461. (973) 919-7078. PAC: MATTHEW J. WILLIAMS, 22 Eastwoods Rd., Tunkhannock, PA 18657. (570) 836-3894. Province 28 Northern and Central Indiana

PG: D. BLAKE WAGNER, 520 C Sutherland Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46205. (317) 920-7875. DPG: ANDREW W. MILLER, 2534 Dean Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47803. (812) 239-7393. CPR: RYAN R. THOMSON, 1901 S. Park Rd., Apt. H 105, Kokomo, IN 46902. (630) 440-2699. ACPR: JONATHAN N. BUSAROW, 2307 Alan Dr., Valparaiso, IN 46383. (937) 266-6792. PAC: BILL J. WHITE, 1704 N Glenwood Ave., Muncie, IN 47304. (765) 730-4551. Province 29 Southeastern Minnesota, Wisconsin, Northern Michigan PG: MATTHEW A. BLASINSKI, 217 S Mills St., Madison, WI 53715. (608) 469-5474. DPG: ROBERT J. BRANIA, POB 251, Kieler, WI 53812. (608) 568-3586. CPR: AARON P. ATHAS, 601 Short St., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538. (920) 563-7414. ACPR: MICHAEL J. ANDERSON, 217 S. Mills St., Madison, WI 53715. (651) 398-3507. PAC: JOSEPH W. SCHOEBEL, W4598 Fern Ave., Montello, WI 53949. (715) 697-4046.

DPG: JIM N. SESSER, 1925 Patton Dr., Starkville, MS 39759. (662) 325-5165.

CPR: MARK D. HELMSTETTER, DSU Box 216, Delta State Univ., Cleveland, MS 38732. (504) 912-3970. ACPR: BENJAMIN M. TUBERVILLE, 410 Bishop Rd. Apt 510, Cleveland, MS 38732-2512. (601) 938-0506. Province 25 Central and Eastern Kentucky, and Western West Virginia PG: DR. RICHARD A. CROSBY, 212 Delmar Dr., Richmond, KY 40475. (859) 624-9946. DPG: JEREMY D. QUAVE, 332 Lancaster Ave., Apt. 1, Richmond, KY 40475. (859) 200-5772. CPR: GEORGE H. FLORES, 4100 S. 1st St., Louisville, KY 40208. (859) 771-5166. PAC: TRAMAYNE J. ROBERSON, 5734 Lantana Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224. (513) 305-4507. Province 26 Iowa, Northwestern Illinois, Southern Minnesota PG: CALVIN R. VAN NIEWAAL, 3000 30th St. Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403. (319) 365-6560. CPR: CARL T. ROWLES, 701 N C St., Box 4246, Indianola, IA 50125. (515) 370-1060. ACPR: NICHOLAS J. MCGAHAN, 2801 University Ave., Rm. 129, Des Moines, IA 50311. (847) 736-8817. PAC: DR. SCOTT A. SHOEMAKER, 383 Parkland Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403. (319) 331-7089.

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Province 30 South Carolina, Eastern Georgia PG: ROBERT W. PETTIS, 527 S Boundary Rd., Camden, SC 29020. (803) 622-5277. CPR: MARK P. JOHNSON, 104 Old Post Cir., Goose Creek, SC 29445. (843) 822-7791. ACPR: MATTHEW D. HALL, Lander Univ., 320 Stanley Ave., CPO Box 6614, Greenwood, SC 29649. (864) 621-4795. PAC: S. MONTEZ AIKEN, 113 Lucille Rd., Ridgeville, SC 29472. (843) 871-0406. Province 32 North Central, Northeast Texas

PG: KEVIN L. MCNERNEY, 1533 Shalain Dr., Garland, TX 75040. (972) 414-7971. DPG: JAMES T. MANN, JR., 2523 Ohio Dr., Apt. 106, Plano, TX 75093. (972) 896-0547. CPR: DANIEL P. KILEY, 503 Panhandle St., Denton, TX 76201. (972) 599-9062. ACPR: PHILLIP M. MUNIZ, Box T-2646, Stephenville, TX 76402. (682) 551-1300. PAC: MARCELO M. PEREZ, 1710 Sam Bass Blvd., #121, Denton, TX 76205. (940) 206-8781. Province 33 Northern and Central Georgia

PG: MATTHEW R. KOPERNIAK, 2155 Landsmere Dr., Mableton, GA 30126. (706) 338-4983. CPR: GREGORY L. DENSON, 433 Highland Ave., Apt. 1252, Atlanta, GA 30312. (678) 973-2121. ACPR: HENRY L. BRADFORD, 126 Chase Rd., Huntsville, AL 35811. (256) 536-3121. PAC: JONATHAN K. COTTON, 105 Westchester Dr., B2, Athens, GA 30606. (706) 773-5590.

Province 34 Alabama

PG: TONY COWAN, 1059 McNeil Ave., Mobile, AL 36609. (251) 343-9195. DPG: L. SCOTT ERB, 129 Cedar Rock Rd., Leeds, AL 35094. (205) 542-9700. CPR: MATTHEW J. MCCOY, 800 Energy Center Blvd., #807, Northport, AL 35473. (256) 601-6427. ACPR: LUIS D. FISHER, 510 B Elder St., Florence, AL 35630. (256) 766-6853. PAC: FRANK R. MILES, 6107 Heidi Pl., Montgomery, AL 36117. (334) 356-9026. Province 35 Arizona, New Mexico, Extreme West Texas PG: STEPHEN L. COURTRIGHT, 1000 Orme School Rd., Orme, AZ 86333. (928) 524-6144. PAC: DONALD E. HASSLER, 2114 E Alameda Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282. (480) 784-4966. Province 36 Northern Florida, Southern Georgia PG: TORRE C. GOODSON, 2415 N. Brierwood Dr., #170, Albany GA 31705. (404) 543-5383. DPG: WESLEY K. BABCOCK, 4781 Michelle St., Valdosta GA 31605. (229) 506-0990. CPR: EDWIN C. GILLIAM, JR., 106 B Augusta Ct., Leesburg, GA 31763. (229) 854-3515. ACPR: MARCUS A. GUNN, 2415 Dawson Rd. U4, Albnay, GA 31707. (229) 376-7836. Province 37 Northern and Central Illinois

PG: AARON B. ECKHARDT, 5011 N. Glenwood Ave., Apt. 1, Chicago, IL 60640. (312) 282-4274. DPG: JUSTIN M. KOSZAREK, 7513 Heatherstone Ln., Plainfield, IL 60586. (815) 327-4555. CPR: PAUL E. LATTAN, 629 West Orlando Ave., Apt. 301, Normal, IL 61761. (217) 971-6807. ACPR: MAT E. FOLZ, 10209 Radford Rd., Louisville, KY 40223. (502) 457-9942. PAC: RICHARD E. VANDEWALKER, 113 1/2 S. Sangamon, Lincoln, IL 62656. (817) 521-8667. Province 38 Idaho, Oregon, Washington

PG: DOUGLAS A. EVANS, POB 872255, Vancouver, WA 98687. (360) 936-0022. CPR: GRAHAM M. SHACKELFORD, 220 Tacoma Ave. S, Apt. 908, Tacoma, WA 98402-2570. (253) 970-3727. ACPR: PAUL M. TAYLOR, 416 King St., Missoula, MT 59801. (406) 240-0768. Province 39 Central West Virginia, Western Maryland



PG: ANDREW J. ZERANCE, 121 Edward St., McKees Rocks, PA 15136. (412) 777-9742. CPR: BRANDON C. DICKSON, 417-2 Wilson Ave., Morgantown, WV 26501. (304) 290-2147. ACPR: DANIEL N. SKIPPER, 1518 Gnegy Church Rd., Oakland, MD 21550. (240) 321-4906. PAC: ARNOLD B. MCNEAL, JR., 324 Frederick Hall, 1 Sand Spring Dr., Frostburg, MD 21532. (301) 687-5545. Province 40 Southeastern Texas

PG: GEORGE T. BEVERLEY, 2403 South St., Beaumont, TX 77702. (409) 832-8175. CPR: KYLE R. NORMAN, 9212 Burdine St. Apt. 1012, Houston, TX 77096-3244. (210) 296-8323. ACPR: ADAM J. HIGHTOWER, 10505 Rosehaven Dr., Houston, TX 77501. (713) 213-1153. PAC: KENNETH G. TICE, 8300 FM 1960, Apt. 9258, Humble, TX 77346. (252) 971-7185.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The 2009 National Convention is headed to Orlando. July 15-19, 2009 Wyndham Orlando Resort


Call for National Officer Nominations pproximately one year before each National Convention, the Fraternity solicits letters from the membership at large naming possible nominees for the offices of National President, National Vice President, Committeeman-at-Large and National Collegiate Representative. The nominations process allows the Nominating Committee to consider the opinions of a wide range of brothers regarding who should lead the Fraternity during the coming triennium. Once the Nominating Committee selects the official slate of nominees, other brothers interested in these positions may be nominated from the floor by any National Assembly delegate (national officer, province governor, or collegiate province representative). The Nominating Committee will meet in early November to determine the official slate of nominees. Nominees’ names and biographies will appear in Spring 2009 in both The Red & Black and The Sinfonian.


Article IV, Section Two of the National Constitution defines the eligibility requirements for these three offices. The three other National Executive Committee positions are not nominated by the Nominating Committee. To submit a nomination, send a typewritten, formal letter to the Nominating Committee by November 1, 2008 (postmark deadline). Include in the letter the nominee’s name, address, telephone number, email address and a description of his qualifications. Mail the letter to the following address (please note that e-mail nominations will not be accepted): Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity National Headquarters Attn: Nominating Committee 10600 Old State Road Evansville, IN 47711-1399

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For the

Good Order Generations

of the


s someone who will be 51 years old by the time you receive this edition of The Sinfonian, I have always been aware of being a “Baby Boomer.” I remember coming of age at the end of the turbulence of the Vietnam War, with those in my age group being, in many ways, quite different from the Woodstock folks who had reached maturity some seven or eight years before. When I completed my studies and became a college professor I was aware that I was teaching “Generation X” students. However, it was not until the Fraternity recently undertook the process of developing its Strategic Plan that I realized there was a new generation called “Millennials.” I knew that there was something different about my current students than the group of students I taught when I arrived at EKU in 1986, but I didn’t know the name. While these students are often characterized as willing to challenge authority, they also seem even more eager to belong to organizations that are meaningful. This is certainly one factor in the tremendous growth experienced by Sinfonia in recent years, as the number of chapters has increased and the average number of members per chapter has increased. But far from giving all the credit to a generational mindset alone, I truly think that a lion’s share of the credit goes to the mission and philosophy of the Fraternity as espoused by its revered Founder. Sinfonia is unified in its message, and it is a message that resonates. Sinfonia has always provided young men with the chance to learn and grow together. This Fraternity has been about music and

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brotherhood since its inception more than 100 years ago in Boston. That combination appealed to the founding generation, the Civics, the Baby Boomers and the Xers, and it is more appealing than ever today with the Millennials. Young men continue to seek the life-changing experience of being a brother in Sinfonia. In short, we are a college fraternity with members from all generations, and we are trying to speak to all those generations. As evidence of this I would offer our new Strategic Plan. Its goals celebrate all the major aspects of being a Sinfonian, from the first days of the collegiate experience through the lifelong journey of alumni membership. If you are not already acquainted with this plan, I would urge you to look it over. You can read it online at No matter what your generation, I hope that you are as proud of our Fraternity as I am. Today’s Sinfonians give thanks to all the generations who got us to where we are, and I look forward to tomorrow’s bright future, to be led by future leaders who are still in college being molded by the spirit of Sinfonia. The way lies before us, Brothers… let us proceed.

Affectionately, and Fraternally Yours, In ΦMA, Richard A. Crosby, Eta-Omicron (Cincinnati) ’75 National President



10600 Old State Road Evansville, IN 47711-1399


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