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Building a Better Future

The mission of the Sinfonia Educational Foundation is to enrich the lives of collegiate Sinfonians and to advance music in America by support-

Our ing scholarship, education, and the development of leadership and noble ideals among future

generations of musicians and supporters of music in America.

The mission of the Sinfonia Educational Foundation is fulfilled through:

10600 Old State Road Evansville, IN 47711-1399

The solicitation and proper stewardship of tangible and intangible gifts acquired through annual and planned giving and capital campaigns in support of qualifying programs.

Mission Scholarships for collegiate students to recognize and encourage academic achievement. Grants and awards to individuals and chapters in support of projects that further the educational goals of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Sponsorship of educational and leadership development programs.

Table of Contents 4 Board of Trustees 6 New Staff Member Hired 7 How you can Help 9 Scholarship Recipients 11 Chapter Grants 13 Leadership Conclave 14 Research Grants 15 The Future Foundation 16 Donor Listing 22 Elegy to Sinfonia

President Joseph T. Alme is a graduate of Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music. He holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado. He has served the Fraternity in different capacities including Governor of Province 16. Joe is Chief Financial Officer of the International Music Camp, one of the largest summer arts camps in the world, located at the International Peace Garden on the border between the United States and Canada.

Vice-President Colonel John R. Bourgeois, USMC (retired), was Director of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band from 1979 to 1996. During his nearly 40 years with the Marine Band, Colonel Bourgeois served nine presidential administrations - from presidents Eisenhower to Clinton. As Director for 17 years, he regularly conducted the Marine Band and the Marine Chamber Orchestra at the White House, appearing there more frequently than any other musician in the nation. In 2000, Colonel Bourgeois was awarded the prestigious Man of Music award.

Treasurer Brett Lyon is a graduate of Morningside College (B.S. Education, Physical Education) in Sioux City, IA. Initiated in November of 1999, he served both chapter and province level offices including Collegiate Province Representative for Province 6 from 2002-2005. He currently works as the Special Assistant for Nussle- Vander Plaats for Governor and resides in Sioux City.

Board of T Dr. Richard Crosby is Pro-

John Mongioviis a

Derek J. Danilson, Beta

fessor of Music at Eastern Kentucky University, where he’s taught since 1986. He pledged the Eta-Omicron Chapter at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in1975. He is active as a pianist, teacher, composer, conductor and adjudicator. He also serves as the National President for Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity.

graduate of Rollins College (1993 – Biology/PreMed) and the University of South Florida (1996 – M.M. music theory). Initiated in 1994, he has served as chapter president (1994-1996), Collegiate Province Representative (1996-1997), CPRs’ Council Chairman (1997-2000), Committeeman-At-Large (2000-2006), National Historian (2000-2006), National VicePresident (2006-2009), and as a member of the Music Outreach Committee for Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. He is a nationally certified and state licensed hypnotist, and is owner of Mind-Body Dynamics, LLC, which provides educational and therapeutic services in hypnosis, intuitive development, and energy techniques.

Nu ‘91 began his Sinfonian journey at the University of Northern Iowa and served in a variety of chapter offices including Vice President, Treasurer, and Fraternity Education Officer. In 1994, he r In his spare time, he plays euphonium and baritone with the Atlantic Brass Band. He recently completed his MBA at the University of Delaware and currently works as an IT Auditor for a major accounting firm.

Secretary Andrew West was initiated into the Alpha Iota chapter in the spring of 2003. He has served in several positions in his chapter, including Treasurer (200405) and President (2005-present). Andrew is currently pursuing his Bachelors degree in music history at the University of Texas, and plans to undertake graduate study in musicology or public administration. Andrew is also the past-CPR of Province 9, and currently serves as the ACPR of the province.vv

Trustees Clint Williams was

initiated into the Mu chapter in the spring of 2000 where he served several positions, including FEO and President. He is completing degrees in religious studies and voice at the University of Oklahoma and plans to pursue graduate work in Islamic Studies and politics of the Middle East upon graduation. Clint currently serves as Deputy Province Governor in Province 8 and on the Music Outreach Committee.


ment resulting in a $150,000 turnaround and huge

ees is proud to announce that it has hired Matthew

savings for the University.

R. Garber, Mu Delta (Longwood) ’99, to serve as its

Director of Development.

Garber received the unanimous endorsement of the

search committee headed by SEF Trustee Derek J.

This historic move by the Sinfonia Educational

Selected from among many qualified candidates,

Foundation marks the first time in the SEF’s 51-year

Danilson. Danilson explained, “Matt’s skills and

history that it has employed its own full-time staff

experience helped him stand out from some truly ex-

member. For many years, the Fraternity’s staff has

ceptional candidates as being the one we felt could be

been stretched to also include SEF operations, taking

successful and open a new page in the SEF’s history.”

valuable time away from the very organization the SEF

is intended to support. The Board of Trustees felt that

works from an office in the Fraternity’s National Head-

the SEF would never fulfill its potential as long as it

quarters in Evansville, Indiana. On the selection of

did not have a dedicated staff member responsible for

Garber for this important position, Executive Director

its own fundraising programs.

(and SEF Chief Operating Officer) Ryan T. Ripperton

stated, “I have every faith in Matt to fulfill the many

Garber, originally from Winchester, Virginia, was

Beginning his duties in January of 2006, Garber

initiated into the Mu Delta Chapter at Longwood Uni-

challenges of this trailblazing position. We needed an

versity in 1999. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal

extremely organized, outgoing personality that truly

Music from Longwood University. Since his initiation

understands the organization’s important mission

he served his chapter in several officer positions in-

and is able to articulate it in an inspiring way, and we

cluding President, Treasurer, Secretary and Music Di-

found exactly that in Matt.”

rector. He has also served three terms as the Collegiate

Province Representative for Province 18 (Virginia).

mine to work for Sinfonia and I am extremely excited

about this new path in my lifelong journey.”

For the past three years Matt has worked for

Garber commented, “It has always been a dream of

Longwood University as the Conference Administrator for the Office of Conferences, Scheduling and Special Events. During his tenure in that position, he designed

a master reorganization plan, which included a business plan for the opening of a Conference Center, a marketing program, and a fiscally responsible depart-

Matthew R. Garber Director of Development

Ways to Support the SEF One of the most basic roles of the Sinfonian alumnus is to support the Fraternity’s efforts to develop the highest qualities of manhood and musicianship, and to ensure that this experience is available for generations of students to come. The Sinfonia Educational Foundation was formed as a means by which loyal alumni members who benefited from their own fraternal experience can help to preserve that experience for future students throughout America. Cash or Check: This is the most popular method for making a donation to the Sinfonia Educational Foundation. The Foundation’s address is 10600 Old State Road, Evansville, IN 477111399

Credit Card: The SEF accepts all major credit cards and debit cards through various communication avenues. By using online giving, this method can be used for monthly, quarterly and yearly contributions.

Corporate Matching Gifts: Numerous companies match an employee’s personal donation to non-profit, tax exempt foundations. Check the matching gift list at the SEF’s website, or ask your employer if they participate in a gift-matching program. Endowments and Memorials/ Tributes: The SEF can establish a special endowment or memorial gift in perpetuity to meet your personal desires and estate plans. Please contact the Foundation for details.

Planned Gifts Bequests: Consider a gift of personal assets through your will. The SEF will work with you and your estate planner in designing a planned gift that meets both your short– and long-term financial goals. Planned gifts include, but are not limited to, cash, bonds, stock, securities, personal property, retirement plan assets and insurance policies.

For more information or assistance, please contact the SEF at 1-800-473-2649 ext 110

“As students we were in the ‘getting ‘ business; as alumni we should be in the ‘giving’ business”

- Percy Jewett Burrell 1910

Since its start in 1999 the Scholarship Program has given out thousands of dollars to deserving Sinfonian to fulfill their financial and academic goals. It has since become one of the more popular and beneficial ways the SEF can enrich the lives of collegiate Sinfonians.

Scholarship Thank you To Committee:

A special thank you to the Scholarship Committee for their service to the Sinfonia Educational Foundation: Dr. R. Wayne Pope (Chair), Mr. Christopher M. Donze, Mr. Breysi Garcia, Mr. Jeremy Hatfield, and Dr. G. Moffatt Williams.

2006 Sinfonia Educational Foundation Scholarships Gregory Dalakian, Xi Mu (Delaware) Greg is a student at University of Delaware and an active member of the Xi Mu Chapter. Holding offices such as chorale leader and vice-president, Greg has been an active member of his chapter since his initiation in November of 2004. When asked what being a Sinfonian meant to him, he responded, “The relationships and bonds that I have with

Delta Chapter. With saxophone as his primary instrument he is also involved with several ensembles on campus. With future plans of being a college professor, Maurice uses the ideals of Sinfonia in his everyday interactions, on campus as well as off. Maurice is currently the Secretary of the Mu Delta Chapter.

John Paul Reed, Jr., Beta Omega (Louisiana) Current President, John is an active member of the Beta

my fraternity brothers is the true meaning of Sinfonia in my

Omega Chapter at LSU. Initiated in April of 2004, he is a


trumpet performance major and very active in university ensembles. On being a Sinfonian, brother Reed states, “I had

Maurice Ellis, Mu Delta (Longwood)

been in the fraternity for less than a year when I truly began

A music education major at Longwood University is Virginia,

to see the virtues that we cherish so much... The brothers of

Maurice is a member of the executive committee of the Mu

the chapter were much more than Phi Mu Alpha, they were

Recipients Sinfonians. In every letter of the word.”

more spiritual view of Sinfonia.”

Joshua Tharp, Theta Pi (Morehead) Josh is a senior music education major at Morehead State

2006 Delta Iota Alumni Scholarship

University in Kentucky. Serving his chapter on many com-

Jordan Cave, Beta Kappa (Coe College)

mittees as well as chapter secretary, Josh has been an active

Brother Cave is a member of the Beta Kappa Chapter at Coe

member of Sinfonia since his initiation. His future aspira-

College in Colorado. Initiated in April of 2004, Jordan is

tions include going forward in his education working for his

currently the treasurer of the chapter, and very active on the

masters in either music history or instrumental conducting.

campus. Jordan states, “I know that as much as Sinfonia has

2006 James H. Patrenos Memorial Scholarship Christopher Reynolds, Nu Psi (Shenandoah)

Brother Reynolds is an Organ Performance Graduate student at Shenandoah University in Virginia. Initiated in 2002, Christopher has been the source of much of the musical programming for his chapter, being music director for four years. He stated in his essay, “The secrets we share are timeless and are only known among all Sinfonians regardless of age. After [an alumni weekend] I had a different, deeper, and

given to me, I must also give just as much, if not more, for the sake of music in return. I will make certain that I advance music not only as a collegiate, but as an alumni in the future.”

2006 Recipients Beta Xi, $1,750 (The Ohio State University) Lois Brock was the driving force of the OSU band department as secretary. She organized major events and kept the students on their toes. Sadly, Lois lost her fight with breast cancer in January of 2003. The brothers of Phi Mu Alpha, Beta Xi chapter decided at that time to commission a work in memory of Lois. Drawing together $10,000 in funds, including $4,000 from their own chapter account, they commissioned Dr. David R. Gillingham. The piece “No Shadow of Turning” was premiered in November of 2005 and has since been performed in many venues including the Ohio Music Educators Association Conference in Cleveland. “No Shadow of Turning” will be released in November of 2006 on the Wind Symphony CD titled “Redline Tango”.

Chapter Matc Omicron Iota, $250 (University of Wisconsin- Platteville) A young chapter, the brothers of Omicron Iota have commissioned David Ott to compose a new work for choir and brass to celebrate their 10th anniversary as a chapter. Many alumni have been invited to the event, and the composition has been based off of concepts found in Sinfonia Songs based in Probationary Education for the Chapter.


Thank you to Committee: A special thank you to the Matching Grants Committee for their service to the Sinfonia Educational Foundation:

ching Grants Dr. Thomas R. King (Chair), Mr. J. Mark Hutchins, Mr. Darrien Simmons, and Mr. Keven Webb.


Summer Leadership Institute

Our Vision


“The vision of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia’s Leadership Institute program is to develop leadership, and inspire and motivate members of our brotherhood through educational and musical experiences in a meaningful and enriching fraternal environment.”

Each summer, not during a convention year, collegiate Sinfonians from across the country meet in Evansville for four days to explore the ideals of leadership. Facilitators from all walks of life are brought in to speak on such topics as motivation, leadership, inspirations, and diversity. Thanks to supporters of the SEF we are able to assist in programs such as this, and with your help can make sure that collegiates receive even more programming in the future to ensure the future leaders of Sinfonia have the tools necessary to lead society for the benefit of the common good. Here’s what collegiate Sinfonians are saying about the Summer Leadership Institute:

“I took every little bit of information and thought to myself, how would this better affect my life, or my chapter.” - Nathan Van Walker, Upsilon Psi ’04

“I feel it inspires us to continue to uphold the ideals of Sinfonia and truly live them so as to lead by example.” - Noah Potvin, Rho Upsilon ’02

“It gave me a new, better perspective on life.” - Benjamin Martin, Sigma Psi ’04

“I have a new sense of passion for Sinfonia that I never thought possible.” - James Hoeltje, Zeta Tau ’04

“Being in the company of 150 brothers who truly care about the fraternity and want to make a difference was inspiring.” -Michael Moreau, Eta Mu ’03


“It strengthens my resolve to be a good man and Sinfonian. Hopefully that will make me different from who I was and from others around me.” - Daniel Harrison, Omicron Omega ’03

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2006Research Sinfonia Winds Travel Grants Recipients Grant Recipient with Headshot At the National Convention in Cleveland, OH July 19-23 the SEF handed out $2,226.28 in travel grants to students par-

Future Foundation

ticipating in Sinfonia Winds. After the applications were reviewed, the committee found that the original budget of $2,000 would not sufficiently cover the applicants who needed the funds the most. The Board of Trustees approved the increased amount, truly allowing for the enrichment of lives at this valuable program.

Carlos Gonzalez, Jr., Kappa Chi ’02 Carlos is a current junior music education major at the University of Texas, San Antonia and a brother of the Nu Eta Chapter. He has served both his initiating chapter and his current chapter in several leadership positions including President and Secretary. He is the Collegiate Province Representative-elect for Province 9.

Matthew Hall, Rho Alpha ’05 Matthew is a sophomore music education major at Lander University in South Carolina, and played oboe/english horn with this year’s Sinfonia Winds. A young Sinfonian, Hall has already bee active in his chapter participating in the Mills Music Mission and being recently elected as Secretary. In the future he hopes to have a seat in the “Pershing’s Own” until retirement.

Joshua Reeves, Delta Omega ’06 Joshua is a recently initiated brother and a music education student at Southeastern Louisiana University. On becoming a Sinfonian, Joshua stated, “I have changed a lot in the past semester. Sinfonia has been a positive and enabling means to accomplish my goals.”

Samuel Ross, Alpha Omicron ’05 Sam is a music performance major at the University of Arkansas, and has served his chapter as Secretary. He hopes to perform with one of the military bands in the Washington D.C. area, and feels as though this experience will help him spread his love for music.


Jase Springer, Kappa Omicron ’06 Jase is a double major in music performance and marketing at California State University, Long Beach. As a member of the re-chartering class, Jase served as treasurer for the colony. In the future Jase hopes to study in Japan to earn his MBA and return to the United States to start his own professional wind ensemble, and advance music in America.

Research Grants Since 1969, over $40,000 in research grants have been awarded for a wide range of topics, including historical research in such areas as African-American composers and musical activities, shape-note singing, and industrial bands, as well as studies in the areas of music therapy and music education.

2006 Recipient - Annette Richter, $1,000 “Fiddles, Harmonicas and Banjos: Thomas Hart Benton and His Connection to American Folk Music and Musicians” Annett Richter is a PhD candidate at University of Minnesota in Musicology. She currently holds three masters degrees including an MA in American Studies from Martin-Luther-Universität in Germany. As a guitarist, Richter was trained at the music conservatories in Merseburg and Halle, Germany, and studied under Jeffrey Van at the University of Minnesota.

Thank you To Committee: A special thank you to the Research Grants Committee for their service to the Sinfonia Educational

Foundation: Dr. Bruce A. Thompson (Chair), Mr. Bruce D. Hall, Mr. David Klingshirn, Dr. Rolland H. Shaw, and Dr. James E. Woodward.

Board of Trustees Triples Programs “New programs, better programs, more dollars for Sinfo-

study overseas as coursework or even independent study.

nians,” exclaimed Matt Garber, Director of Development,

These dollars are applicable to travel, tuition or other

at the 2006 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Convention

expenses associated with studying abroad. This type of

Awards Gala in Cleveland, Ohio. That night, the Sinfonia

contribution to a comprehensive liberal arts education is

Educational Foundation (SEF) announced its new line of

essential for the development of world citizens, the type

programs for the 2007 fiscal year. The Board of Trustees

of Sinfonians that will lead Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia as well

made the pledge in March of 2006 to triple programs that

as the American music movement into the future. The

enrich lives and advance music. Previously, the SEF had

SEF also increased the amount of financial support given

given out several $500 scholarships and a few thousand

for staple programs such as Chapter and Province Match-

dollars in grants. After reviewing the financial assistance

ing Grants, Research Grants and Travel Grants.

formerly given and the growing need for financial assis-

tance at a time when higher education costs have skyrock-

of not only the Fraternity but also to the advancement

eted, the Board of Trustees recognized that the SEF had

of music,” stated Jeff Spoeri, President of the Sinfonia

to take a stand to support collegians.

Educational Foundation. “We strive to instill in collegiate

Sinfonians leadership and noble ideals. These values al-


The new programs are highlighted by five times the

“The mission of the SEF is critical to the advancement

amount of scholarship dollars including the $2,500 and

low musicians and supporters of music to leave the walls

$5,000 SEF scholarships. Also included was the Overseas

of their institutions and go into society, acting as citizen

Travel Grant program. Two $1,000 grants are now avail-

leaders for the common good.”

able for collegiate Sinfonians to assist in their efforts to

With your support, the SEF will continue its mission to enrich lives and support music in America. The Sinfonia Educational Foundation has created giving clubs to begin immediately in the 2007 appeal year. The giving clubs, based on the different musical dynamic markings, from pianissimo to fortissimo, will have memberships based on yearly contributions. Each appeal year, donors will be noted in the annual report under the segmented giving clubs listed. “It was important for us as a foundation to show our supporters that gifts of any size are important,” stated Matt Garber, Director of Development. “That’s why we went with dynamics. In a musical work, forte is no more important than piano. All dynamics play a part in the making of music.” Supporters of the SEF will continue to have the ability to give anonymously at their discretion. The Legacy Society marks the beginning of an effort to find the silent supporters of the SEF. The society is for any individual who has made arrangements for the SEF as a planned gift. Bequests, trusts and life insurance policies are some of the ways planned gifts can be incorporated into any estate planning. “We know there are many individuals who have made provisions to include the SEF as their favorite charity in personal estate plans,” said Garber. “We thank those individuals just as much as any other donor.” Individuals who have made such provisions are invited to contact the office to sign up for the Legacy Society. Members will receive updates on the activities of the SEF as well as a copy of the annual report each year. Giving Clubs

Giving Societies

The giving clubs, based on the different musical dynamic mark-

The giving societies are based on lifetime giving.

ings, from pianissimo to fortissimo, have memberships based on cumulative yearly contributions. Each appeal year, donors are

Foundation Society Lifetime gifts over $10,000.00.

listed in the annual report under the segmented giving clubs listed.


Mezzo Forte

Legacy Society

Minimum Gift of $500.00

The Legacy Society is for any individual who has made ar-



rangements for the SEF as a planned gift. Bequests, trusts



Mezzo Piano

Music Makers’ Circle

Gifts up to $49.99 Minimum Gift of $50.00 Minimum Gift of $100.00 Minimum Gift of $250.00

Minimum Gift of $1,000.00 Minimum Gift of $2,500.00 Minimum Gift of $5,000.00

and life insurance policies are some of the ways planned gifts can be incorporated into any estate planning. Individuals who have made such provisions are invited to contact the office to sign up for the Legacy Society.

2006 Annual Appeal Summary: 2006 was a successful year for the SEF, and because of the loyalty support of our donors, we were able to


increase our programs as we have. In 2006 the SEF received $54,307.84 from 999 donors, a 7.5% increase from last year in dollars received. This included nearly 250 new donors, who have found the SEF for the first time. Our great thanks to the donors listed here. Without your support the Foundation would not be able to continue enriching lives and advancing music.

DONOR LISTING The following listing is of donors who made a donation received between June 1, 2005 and May 31, 2006. Giving clubs will be noted in the next fiscal year’s annual report Fall 2007. NON-MEMBER DONORS Lynette Mischel Nelson Mongiovi CHAPTER DONORS Alpha Zeta Gamma Alpha Delta Eta Delta Iota Zeta Mu Zeta Psi Kappa Chi Mu Delta Nu Psi Rho Upsilon PROVINCE DONORS Province 18 Province 20 Province 21 Province 22 Province 25 Province 27 Province 32 Province 40 INDIVIDUAL DONORS Adrian College Sigma Upsilon

Phillip E. O’Jibway Alabama State University Delta Beta

Ralph J. Bryson Herbert C. Canada Albion College Beta Iota

Eric L. Buffenbarger Mano R. Hardies Craig W. Jones David H. Lindberg Frank C. Pearson William L. Vandenburg

Alderson-Broaddus College Pi Lambda

Andrew J. Cutright Alma College


Iota Alpha

William G. Hartwell American Conservatory Rho

Norman A. Curtis Frank H. Kells Gene O. Sjostrand Stephen S. Fargo Earnest D. Stilley

American University Chi Psi

Bruce S. Maccabee Appalachian State University Rho Tau

Patrick S. Clancy Miller A. Nifong Karl D. Shatley Robert J. Upchurch

Arizona State University Kappa Nu

Barre K. Griffith

Baylor University Gamma Iota

James D. Corbin Donald R. Poston

Glen D. Bohannon Berry College

Butler University

Belmont University Omicron Rho

Kappa Gamma

Phillip C. Dean Wesley J. Taylor Bethany College Gamma Mu

John H. Frykman Bethel College

Paul W. Weve

Paul E. Lautenschlager Lowell G. Roddy

Arkansas Tech University Kappa Eta

T. Shane Keith Auburn University Delta Psi

John G. Million Augustana College Zeta Beta

Gregory D. Braid Matthew D. Haeger Jeffrey A. Howell Austin Peay State University

Mu Omega

Arkansas State University Omicron Omega

Buena Vista College

Xi Sigma

Bethune-Cookman College Pi Gamma

Ashley D. Smart Boston Conservatory Lambda Pi

Robert A. Orr Boston University Delta Omicron

James P. Galas Robert C. Hayes Judson R. Shannon Donald L. Thatcher

Craig E. Hastings David Saurman Dale E. Stille Matthew B. Wallace Ernest J. Zuerrer

Alpha Sigma

Harry F. Henderson Robert T. Hinkle

California State University-Fullerton Omicron Pi

Donald G. Gunderson Bruce A. Healey Nicholas A. Jones Jack G. Reidling Gregory P. Rochford Terry L. Sanford

California State University-Long Beach Kappa Omicron

Mark A. Ball Russell L. Campbell William V. Loose Gary K. McRoberts Jerry D. Meade Alden H. Tadokoro

California State University-Los Angeles

Bradley University

Roy A. Empens Ronald R. Gustafson

Ball State University Delta Lambda Bruce M. Behlow Nathan W. Bills Fritz J. Dolak Jason R. Harris Richard J. Havrilla F. K. McLaughlin Joseph C. Neirinck Levon C. Noel Christopher M. Worrick

Iota Omicron

Delta Nu

Arnold A. Downs Jeremy M. Evans Joseph D. Goble John E. Gupton Eugene W. Holmes John M. Kostelny Mark R. Lichtenberg Wayne E. Schmitt George M. Smerk Ronald D. Smith James P. Tallman David S. Verdick Dale E. Wilken

Bucknell University Alpha Phi

Raymond L. Tyler

Charles L. Wilder

Richard H. Bagby Lawrence W. Johansen Ronald A. Makely Lawrence Stumpf

Daniel L. Snyder Richard W. Alleshouse Robert L. Krichbaum

Harold W. Carle Edgar D. Gates Bruce E. Gbur Bruce R. Giles Dallas D. Lloyd William D. Mandle Eugene A. Sharick

Eta Upsilon

Gamma Pi

Baldwin-Wallace College

Centenary College

Central Methodist University

James R. Morris

Beta Phi

Donald J. Emberg George T. Estevez Enoch D. Frankhouser Edwin T. Hunter Charles A. Norton Daniel A. Rose Robert G. Schoeneweis Charles D. Streator Robert S. Wisdom

California State University-Fresno

Bowling Green State University

Theta Tau

Zeta Upsilon

Capital University Epsilon Phi

Aaron B. Eckhard Edward B. Duling Henry B. Angle Jack K. Wagner Kurt T. Meyers Stephen M. Clarke Thomas A. Gregg Timothy P. Pindell

Carnegie Mellon University

Beta Mu

Christopher M. Auchly Herbert C. Biederman Ralph L. Clark William R. Dineen Andrew J. Higgins J. S. Jackson Joel P. Kidwell Robert L. Moore Todd D. Oberlin Robert L. Siler James A. Vornberg Thomas L. Yancey

Central Michigan University Nu Pi

Larry N. Collins Donald D. Volz Central Missouri State University Epsilon Gamma

Christopher A. Small Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Omicron

William P. Bowman Willis H. Hackman Leland L. Marsh Robert F. Wolfersteig

Clarion University of Pennsylvania Omicron Mu

Jonathan W. Engel David J. Huemme Edson A. Outwin Coe College Beta Kappa

Clay H. Dawson James B. Hinman Calvin R. Van Niewaal

Alpha Omega

William D. Benswanger Barry P. Catelinet Bernard J. Dobroski

College of Emporia Beta Zeta

Glen C. Hutchison

College of Music Eta

Jack P. Moorhead Charles A. Nau Robert B. Whitcomb College of William and Mary Nu Sigma

Richard K. Brown David L. Davis Matthew J. Duggan James C. McKeon Jeffrey T. Spoeri Paul N. Wengert

Colorado State University-Pueblo Nu Rho

Richard J. Schultz Columbia University Beta Gamma

Arthur A. Dercksen David A. Karp Emile H. Serposs Raymond D. Shannon Merle R. Pflueger

Combs College of Music Beta

Cedric N. Elmer William M. Godfrey David G. Goss Larry Hines

Cumberland College Delta Alpha

Chris L. Sutton Davidson College Gamma Kappa James G. Humphreys Joseph H. Vernon Del Mar College Kappa Chi

Teodoro Garcia Arthur R. Maines Denison University Nu

William A. Onderdonk DePauw University Lambda

Gerald H. Doty Edwin C. Salter Clayton P. Reed Dickinson College Theta Chi

Keith B. Cooper John F. Shuman Richard A. Vickery Drake University Alpha Beta


Jonathan J. Barrett Dennis E. Cole Sam D. Cretsinger Clarence R. Eppard Kirk M. Hayes James T. Hinchliff Marcus F. Lewis Richard J. McCoy Kenneth F. McLaughlin James A. Sellards

Drury College Theta Xi

John C. Overbey East Carolina University Zeta Psi

Gary W. Barlow M. D. Blackwell John B. Heath William P. Pope Larry K. Shell Julian D. Wagemaker

East Tennessee State University Lambda Sigma

Gary S. Hagy Marvin L. Heimbach Herman A. Stribling Eastern Illinois University Xi Upsilon

Gary A. Gerdt J. Douglas Newlin Ronald E. Steinacher

Paul M. Hanna Clifford K. Madsen Kenneth D. Schwartz Fort Hays State University Alpha Phi

Howard University

Friends University

Frostburg State University

Delta Xi

Lawrence M. Halman Frank P. Lozano Eastman School of Music Alpha Nu

David M. Baumgartner John H. Beck William K. Decker E. L. Fairley Raymond H. Handfield Byron W. Hanson Max O. Mogensen Paul M. Wos Roger P. Phelps Joseph A. Zawistowski

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Lambda Gamma

Scott A. Irlbacher Marvin E. Knieriem Franklin M. Zelinka Elmhurst College Pi Iota

Thomas J. DuFore Emporia State University Beta Upsilon

Xi Omega

L. F. Caponiti Alan L. Gordon Terrence A. Ruth Robert F. Tupa

Furman University Gamma Eta

Vincent Adkins Richard H. Capps C. M. Cherry Barry L. Ellis George T. Ligler Patrick A. Mainieri Michael J. McClimon

Georgetown College Theta Psi

Gerald L. Piercey Georgia College & State University Eta Alpha George A. Coats Matthew S. Davis Joseph M. McMillan Robert C. Tanner Georgia Southern University Zeta Omicron Robert A. Lichty Samuel K. Lowder John D. Thompson Georgia State University Phi Chi

Byron S. Brooks Frank A. Malambri Edwin R. Wortman

Nick C. Jones

Florida Southern College

Omicron Lambda

Theta Sigma

Lawrence E. Coonfare Robert L. Van Nest Disney A. Weaver Florida State University Epsilon Iota

James H. Alexander Merrill J. Edwards Larry J. Gerber

Ithaca College

Fredonia State University Rho Chi Donald J. Carducci John E. Cereso Robert E. Coon Edward A. Dedee Jeffrey P. Geblein James R. Goodenbery Dennis Leipold Joseph L. Saglimbeni Alan H. Siebert

Hal K. Starkey Warren E. Lawrence

Eastern Michigan University

Hastings College

Frank A. Fleischer David H. Skinner Robert F. Swift David G. Tovey

Xi Alpha

Zeta Phi

Michael E. Gerace Robert C. Grant Stephen Johnson Jared J. Madison

John M. Burley Kenneth L. Miller Robert O. Webster

Eastern Kentucky University Omicron Psi

Epsilon Pi

Grambling State University Tavell L. Kindall Hardin-Simmons University Theta Lambda

Thomas A. Bishop Floyd L. Wheeler Hartwick College

Erik T. Karre Jeffrey A. Vyhlidal

George A. Robinson Warren A. Robson Paul C. Rosenberger A. L. Smith Edward L. Symonds


Illinois State University

Jack C. Saltzman Gary D. Tiffany

Jacksonville State University

Zeta Iota

Francis S. Abel Allen O. Breach Jared E. Ivory Walter C. Riley

Nu Omicron

Illinois Wesleyan University Alpha Lambda

Roger W. Coventry Douglas G. Engelhardt Wayne L. Francisco Charles T. Gaines Charles R. Gebeck Robert A. Guenzler Terrill G. Hayes Richard Hewitt Robert Jorgensen Stanley J. Kreider Darrell T. Piersol Harry R. Rosenbloom Russell J. Tambling John O. Weaver Edward E. Winkler

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Jeffrey S. Grover John M. Israel

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Charles E. Coltrane Eric F. Dell Stephen V. Johnkoski John A. Lower Donnell Mohr Gordon C. Spink

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Lylburn A. Greer Donald C. Jordan

Minneapolis College of Music

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Leroy C. Fisher

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Minot State University

Theta Omega

Kappa Pi

Mansfield University Beta Omicron

Mark L. Christ O. D. Deitz Kirk M. Dunklee Nicholas J. Farrell Michael W. Gregory Gene C. Harbach John R. Rossbacher James R. Smith Kevin B. Styer Perry H. Yaw David M. Zimmerman

Mars Hill College Pi Rho

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Lynn W. Brown

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Delta Chi

Lambda Chi

Joseph T. Alme Gary A. Stenehjem Mississippi State University Lambda Phi James A. Brown Burrel S. Hood John W. McMahan Jim N. Sesser

Miami University


Alpha Theta

George T. Beverley Gary A. Brown William F. Hargraves Donald R. Harrell Gary B. Holt Ryan D. James Michael W. Kurty Jerome M. Stanley Frederick Williams

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Murray State University Gamma Delta

David A. Carmichael Winston R. Chesney Glenn W. Danks John C. Gardner Larry M. Griffin George T. James Donald S. Langellier Albert J. Leveck Norbert A. Stirzaker Mark A. VanHook Michael A. Yaffe

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Robert R. Bird Russell V. Brown National Honorary Alpha Alpha

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Joseph B. Carlucci Toby M. Daisy Casey E. Viers David B. Williams

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Charles W. McAdam

Eta Zeta

Montclair State University

Nicholls State University William S. Powell

Occidental College

New York College of Music Kappa Omega

Jayson W. Moll Robert C. Cope Roscoe W. Scott

Beta Epsilon

Iota Rho

Missouri Western State University Nu Gamma

Lambda Mu

Morehead State University

Frederick R. Schiff Richard V. Tipton

Robert J. Symington

Philip H. De Felice

Cobey D. Fletcher Harry L. Pellegrin Lambda Psi

Nu Chi

Missouri State University

McNeese State University

Mercer University

Mount Union College

Zeta Chi

James E. Arndt

Scott D. Banks David Goss Edmund A. Moderacki Robert Edwin Steinfort

Theta Pi

Timothy W. Conner John W. Flinn Morehouse College Xi Eta

Adriel A. Hilton Morningside College Gamma Xi

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Robert Smith Mount Senario College Lambda Iota

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Richard C. Engsberg Seymour Helderman Vito E. Mason Charles L. Reifsnyder

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William N. Wells Northeastern State University Xi Zeta

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James M. Doyle Edwin F. Miner Lawrence H. Pierce Edward J. Pitlik Richard W. Quigg Donald J. Schabel Jerrold H. Zar

Northern Iowa University Beta Nu Derek J. Danilson

Philip A. Austin Eugene J. Bohrnstedt Rex P. Brown John P. Browne Manu Chander Robert D. Conrad O. L. Igou Edward A. Imhoff Kenneth D. Lowenberg Gregory S. Maxson Edward J. O’Connor Donald L. Robinson Lee T. Schneider David A. Sheldon Richard J. Sovinec Matthew J. Suzuki Roger L. Thompson Thomas O. Traband Mark E. Wolfram

Eta Kappa

Frank B. Geddes Jay J. Kahn Stephen M. Lott Ohio State University Beta Xi

James P. Allen Mark R. Freiman James H. Gabriel Roy J. Hawthorne Geary H. Larrick Richard L. Stoltzman Dale A. Swisher Alan C. Williams

Ohio University Alpha Kappa

Matthew Burgio Peter G. Couladis Ronald D. Giles Jeremy J. Hatfield Charles C. Laux Bruno Linder Darren T. Mauch Robert F. Monti

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David C. Austin Don K. Black Joseph C. Boltinghouse Albert B. Cinelli Roger G. Kennedy

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Peter D. Whipple Oklahoma State University Delta Tau

Charles H. Billingsley Connie N. Fisher Old Dominion University Iota Tau

James M. Anno Olivet College Kappa Epsilon

F. Ivan Frazier Harvey E. Whitman Ouachita Baptist University Mu Omicron

Sergio F. Manriquez Alex R. Nisbet William R. Rudder Peabody Conservatory Kappa

Lonnie L. Smith Michael J. Vicari Edward J. Weaver Pennsylvania State University Alpha Zeta

Thomas J. Anderson John A. Andes William L. Chipman Donald W. Cramer David S. Henrich Donald A. Lambert Robert G. McKeever Robert A. Navarra Jephrey L. Rebert Joseph G. Streamer Stanley R. Weimer

Pepperdine University Epsilon Chi

Booker T. Moten Phillips University Gamma Upsilon

David L. Davis Pittsburg State University Beta Delta

Thomas J. Dechicchio Russell L. Jones Rowan University Zeta Alpha

Charles R. King Anthony J. Orecchio Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Eta Nu Thomas J. Baryl Joseph D. Buchmann Lawrence J. Crolla Jeffrey R. Highland Robert G. Rettig

Timothy P. Carter Southwestern Oklahoma State University Tau Phi

Zeta Mu

Samford University

State University of New York – Potsdam

Sam Houston State University Daniel M. Pfannstiel Pi Sigma

John K. Jones San Diego State University Epsilon Omicron

Donald W. Artimez Tamaron L. Conseur Ralph T. Dudgeon Brian K. Eisenberg Karl W. Fitch

San Jose State University Beta Eta

Joseph E. Bruggman Ephraim P. Engleman Eugene J. Hall Dale Olson Phillip E. Strong Edwin F. Taylor Russell T. Wolfram

Shenandoah University Nu Psi

Andrew F. Haff Phillip A. Hernandez Joseph A. Mercaldi David L. Selby Micah P. White

Simpson College Pi

Dennis C. Crabtree Robert E. Jessup Robert L. Larsen Southeast Missouri State University Iota Psi

Allen W. Brickhaus James T. Conder Trent H. Duff Richard A. Eichenberger Thomas J. Nickel Mark S. Salzman Paul D. Sander Robert A. Scully Southeastern Louisiana University Delta Omega

Melvin L. Lusk Roy J. Nastasi Brian M. Stratton


Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Epsilon Kappa Jacob R. Hayes Southern Methodist University Delta Upsilon

Gene E. Fields Roy Wylie Southern University Mu Psi

Charles P. Adams James M. Christy Eric M. Pennello George F. Wilkinson

Theta Iota

Alan E. Adams Lavern R. Doud Kevin J. Giroux Theodore E. Grab Gary C. Jaquay Patrick M. O’Brien Allan C. Ripley

State University of West Georgia Nu Beta

Christopher M. Donze Michael L. Watson Kwandi T. Willis Stetson University Xi Nu

James D. Cain Robert E. Fort Anthony Hose Susquehanna University Lambda Beta

William N. Garrett David R. Getz Jeffrey D. Hoffman Carl P. Steidel Brian R. White Robert N. Whitmoyer

Texas State University San Marcos Gamma Phi

Jose V. Conde Charles Dagher Brian D. Foley Fred J. Fryer

Zeta Sigma

Christopher M. Lund Robert S. Meinecke Texas Wesleyan University Gamma Chi

David A. Jobe Trenton State College Lambda Nu

Donald J. Barnett James S. Little Frank P. Van Note Troy University Iota Nu

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Terry A. McRoberts University of Alabama Omicron Phi

Ronald C. Higgins University of Arizona

University of Arkansas

Temple University Rho Upsilon

Karl D. Krelove Tennessee State University Eta Xi

John L. Williams Tennessee Tech University Xi Chi

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Barry H. Barkan Jeffrey H. Vick Alpha Omicron

Lawrence E. Guinn Zachary R. Hagins John R. McFann University of CaliforniaLos Angeles Beta Psi

Ralph D. Jacobson Richard H. Keagy Kiyoshi Matsuhara Arthur W. Mautner Albert J. McNeil Sheldon M. Mehr Michael G. Price

University of Central Florida Mu Eta

Carlos J. Bonilla Justin N. Stuempfle University of Cincinnati Eta Omicron

Texas Christian University

Richard L. Roden Stephen J. Urion

University of Colorado

Delta Mu

University of Dayton Cortland E. Bolles Timothy F. Weale University of Delaware Xi Mu

Lowell C. Matthews Aaron G. Paquette University of Denver Epsilon Zeta

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Gary Ahrens John A. Bennett Richard C. Bernhardt Richard W. Carl Michael A. Crowell Robert O. Herendeen John K. Koehler Michael I. Kuhr Charles A. Williams

University of Florida Eta Omega

Alpha Upsilon

Raymond C. Austin Wilfred Burkle Stuart J. Ling Donald E. Schmaus George Ward

Norman S. Beyer Laurens A. Blankers Stephen G. Fincher Collan S. Walker Claude A. Walton

Phi Omega

Texas Tech University

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Thomas S. Crewson Richard A. Crosby H. L. Marshall David A. Perry

Beta Chi

Jon W. Bauman

Carl Henrik Dybdahl Henriksen University of Georgia Epsilon Lambda

Allen C. Crowell Clayton A. Godbee Anthony C. Harris Matthew R. Koperniak Charles L. McPhail Wiley C. Owen Raymond Patricio David K. Stone

University of Hartford Zeta Omega

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Neale K. Bartee Ray Brejcha Paul S. Christensen Ralph B. Clark Thomas E. Clark Edward A. Fitzgerald George M. Hall J William Holl Richard E. Jorgensen Austin McDowell Rickey L. Oeth Daniel W. Porter Dennis A. Shaul James R. Skidmore Edwin C. Thayer

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Michael L. Braz Frank H. Bueker Francis D. Calistro Paul J. D’Angelo Christopher M. Day Robert L. Decker William Higgins Buckley J. Hugo George W. King Budd E. Malchus Paul R. Ray Roland R. Reynolds

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Martin B. Bernstein Hambarson Bogosian Earl F. Groner Dorian P. Hall Robert L. Hause William B. Iveson Thomas C. Mattison George L. Stone

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Billy R. Albers Raymond E. Alburn David S. Metcalfe H. Owen Reed John M. Sandy

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Keith W. Heckman Vaughn M. Jaenike Robert B. Lowe

Earl H. Mitchell John C. Nelson Eric J. Rasmussen University of Nevada

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Burton L. Karson Burton A. Zipser

Xi Delta

Daniel J. Barthel Kevin W. McCarthy James F. Winn Kelly B. Wolf

University of North Carolina Alpha Rho

David A. Brown Robert L. Cannon Lloyd P. Farrar Charles R. Jones Vernon C. Park Charles W. Patton Ryan T. Ripperton Thomas C. Talton Bynum E. Weathers

University of North Texas Gamma Theta

Samuel H. Adler Leroy M. Anderson Robert B. Buchanan Stanley H. Cox Grady E. Coyle Douglas A. Evans Jerry D. Hale Matthew B. Hiller Loyd Lott James T. Mann Kevin L. McNerney Robert J. Rogers Jack E. Rumbley T. Jervis Underwood Chris P. Xeros

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David A. Clayton Nathan M. Collier Thomas L. Foresee Clint W. Williams

University of Omaha Epsilon Omega

James E. Watkins University of Oregon Psi

Gene D. Slater

University of Southern Mississippi Eta Phi

Earl J. Fox David W. Garraway John M. Gossman Roy H. Hinton Vernon Hooker Perry E. Lawley Owen N. Parker

University of Tennessee Theta Omicron

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Adam R. Deimling Roy C. Delay University of Tennessee-Martin Sigma Psi

Christopher R. Sollmann University of Texas-Austin Alpha Iota

Mark A. Bartley University of the Pacific

Peter A. Anderson

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Wake Forest University

Delta Rho

Samuel A. Armato Joseph M. Chopp Jack E. Granatella Frederick C. Haak

University of Wisconsin-Platteville Omicron Iota

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Robert A. Holquist University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Xi Pi

Stephen C. Boelter Douglas J. Herman Daniel E. Krueger James D. Snyder Thomas S. Volbrecht

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Gary R. McKnight William S. Tihen Valdosta State University Zeta Gamma

Andrew C. Bell Christopher A. Carter

Beta Pi

Norman C. Chapman Haworth A. Clover Anthony C. Dahl Paul C. Nasman Walter E. Urben

University of Tulsa Alpha Chi

Robert N. Bostick Jordan A. Friesen George R. Gregory Scott D. Larson Robert G. Leekley

University of Redlands

University of Washington

V. Wes Burns Howard R. Hudson Donald M. Kelly

Gerald S. Hartley Charles J. Lietwiler Donald R. Sayre

Delta Pi

Theron B. McClure


Valparaiso University Kappa Sigma

Jason W. Bornhop Scott A. Concilla Richard E. Davies John W. Frett Sean M. Hoyer Dale G. Rudy John P. Schoening William M. Tadevich David S. Walker Craig A. Winters

Rho Psi

Allan R. Riggs Washburn University Kappa Rho

Lawrence L. Daeschner Washington University Zeta Nu

Franklin Haspiel Wayne State University Gamma Omicron

Alfred Gwillim Leo G. Harrison Gordon W. Mathie Paul R. McCaffrey Carl H. Rohde James J. Smela Sam A. Tundo

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Scott E. Cullen William J. Horan Edward A. Meisner James N. O’Donnell Joseph J. Szabo Harry Wilkinson Matthew J. Williams

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Roger L. Dehn Carl W. Doubleday Franklin M. Friedman Tim D. Griffin Diether Haenicke Thomas R. Kasdorf John H. Phillips Mark A. Sluiter Robert L. Spradling Mark D. Stamper Mark D. Stice Robert S. Todd James H. vanWestrienen Daniel L. White Western Oregon State College Lambda Eta

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Daniel B. Coble Gary L. Gillard Edward T. Schell Paul D. Talbert

Wichita State University Gamma Sigma

Gilbert M. Frazey Richard D. Howell Robert W. Schmidt Donald A. Woodmansee

William Carey College

Mu Zeta

Nu Xi

West Texas A&M University

William Jewell College

Robert S. Porter

Iota Pi

Richard W. Munsell Marc C. Shellum West Virginia University Epsilon Sigma

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William M. Haynes Stephen R. McGrew

Vanderbilt University

Western Carolina University

Pi Delta

Omicron Epsilon

Adam R. Bernick Daniel C. Shirley

Michael L. Knight Scott A. McCloy

VanderCook College of Music

Western Illinois University

Paul E. Parker Kappa Mu

Kent T. Dicus William Paterson University Omicron Alpha

Jeffrey C. Bittner Williamette University Eta Pi

Thomas J. Mathiesen Norman C. Walters Winthrop University Nu Kappa

Taylor L. Berry David W. Blair Benjamin A. Hingle Matthew R. McCurley

Xi Kappa

Kappa Psi

John A. Ferguson Charles E. Torbett

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University of South Carolina

University of West Alabama

Stuart T. Baumann Javier I. Betancourt

Tony Cowan John E. Feathers

Virginia Commonwealth University

Western Kentucky University

Youngstown State University

Gamma Beta

Bruce D. Hall William T. Pearson James V. Wilkinson

Fred A. Burazer Esotto Pellegrini Edward R. Phillips

University of South Florida

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Richard B. Crosby Neil E. Jenkins John A. Mongiovi

Delta Sigma

Bryan R. Bermudez Kenneth M. Corbett Charles E. Courtney Robert S. Garrett Kenneth A. Pierce Johnathan H. Tufts Mark T. Virtucio


Upsilon Psi

Lambda Omicron

Rho Omega

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Michael T. Throndsen


Matthew A. Blasinski Einar M. Cannelin Richard E. Jensen Arnold O. Lehmann

Mu Alpha

Daniel S. Wheeler Wagner College Zeta Theta

Iota Mu

Robert L. Caudill Charles J. Cron Carl S. Goad Dale Royse William F. Skaggs

Western Michigan University Delta Iota

Russell D. Amos Thomas L. Bancroft Daniel K. Christian Granville B. Cutler

Delta Eta

Elegy to Sinfonia Written by Mark Wilson Youngstown State University: Delta Eta Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Synopsis: The poem begins with the main character lamenting the loss of morals and general aimlessness of society. He has lost hope that we are capable of achieving our potential. He is found in this sad state by three spirits. Each of these spirits brings a different message. The first tries to tell him that good qualities could not exist without greed, laziness, and other deplorable characteristics. He therefore considers these horrible traits to be good. This is obviously faulty logic, and our hero sees through it. The second spirit tries to corrupt the hero by telling him that there is greater happiness in being evil and corrupt. This also is rejected by the hero, though it makes him even more sad because he sees no better way. The third spirit looks the most suspect, but he is the only one that brings good news. He talks of Sinfonia, and how through this organization there is purpose and goodness. This enlivens the hero’s spirit and he believes in Sinfonia, but he still doesn’t feel completely content. He attributes his unrest to lingering thoughts of the first two spirits and decides to sleep off his perturbation. But sleep finds him no better, and a war-like dream assaults him. He is told that Sinfonia alone is not enough, but that he must act upon Sinfonia’s principles as well. His fraternity brothers fight alongside him in their struggle. In the middle of the battle he is tempted one last time, this time with a table of fruits luring him away from the battle. But the call of his brothers brings him back and he takes up the fight once more. He is not assured of any victory, moral or otherwise, but takes strength in his brothers and their cause. -Why then, soulless passion, despised love, Thee, warring thoughts in a troubled mind, Oh wherefore dost thou contradict thyself, And wherefore sing of discord and of hate O’er truth, and beauty, and earth’s bright fate? 5 For such, my thoughts, thus dark and wearily borne; And thus, as well, human kind’s dying light, Setting o’er hills and vales, diminishing hope. Noble truth, thou are gone; lost from the flock. Mortal sin and slothful ways leave thee bereft 10 Of substance, greatness, and sincerity; Apathy, thy mistress, attends thy funeral, Whilst noble intentions and true hearts sleep, So lost amidst chaos of troubled souls. -Thus lamenting was I found in the dark 15 Such youthful joy as I once had, now lost; Trembling, knowing that my world’s hope, once bright, Was now quite lost, corrupted ever more; Morals, ambition, such things might I dream, But fruitless the search for any of them now. 20 -Thus found me spir’ts three, each with purpose new; The first, with gravity profound, thus spake: “Oh why, saddened boy, dost thou moan and weep? Know’st thou not of sweet repose now present? For thy world, for which thou dost now lament, 25 It is, in fact, now in its golden age Of endless harvest, and riches unknown; For greed, most good, creates the darkest gloom From which bright hope can everlasting burn. For what is one without the other, its foil? 30 And apathy, the greatest of all these, Gives brilliance a power beyond thy dreams, Creating gods of flocks of men and beasts. So now, what say you to my simple words, Reason their guide, virtue their final goal?” 35 -Vexed my mind was, for though no fault I found Through reason, yet my heart cried out to me: “This likes us not! For though his words seem true, If avarice, endorsed, is left alone Brilliance, sweet music of blessed reason 40 Will never reach the heights of noble art; And, left wallowing, thus mediocre Will rot, never reaching full fruition, But merely remain a dream, lost and spent.” Thus angered was I at his falsities 45 That in a strong rage I sent him away, Banishing his weak temptations and lies; -Then wearied from my heated thought I slept Upon a bed of straw whilst visions dark Still played within my sorrow-stricken mind. 50 Sleeping so, the second spirit did see My repose, and gently waked was I,


Though for purpose ill or good I knew not. “Be thou good or evil?” said I to him, “For once this night before was I so found 55 By spirit fair, though feeding lies was his Intent; And so wherefore com’st thou this night That I might discern thy intent as well?” -“Justified your care,” began the spir’t thus, “For not all fruits upon the vine are sweet, 60 And thus such care must ever nobles take; But this, my task, sincere unto the last Will I impart, for all good minds should hear This fairest gospel to which I adhere: Your tears they tell the sorrow that you feel 65 For life, the world’s most deplorable state, Aimless, and without morality’s fire. But I speak of fire beyond wildest hope, For in such greed and sloth is found the best Our noble race can offer to itself 70 Discarding false pretense of visions pure Can we, Glutton’s fairest children, be free From binding chains of responsibility. Duty, honor, worthless these, for much more Is due to us, embracing what is best, 75 That which you now perceive to be the worst.” -Repulsed was I at his bold decree; For thou still tired, deaf I wasn’t yet To hear his tragic lies; Tragic, for I knew Though wrong, still many people sought him out 80 And pledged their lives unto his horrid cause Of greed, and sin, and drunken revelry. -Lamenting thus, then dread filled up my heart For though the second spirit was no more, Still yet remained a third to fill my woe 85 Beyond its brimming point, and thus I wept. -When spirit third came unto me ‘twas dawn, And came not he within a pleasing guise, But as a shade most dark, and visage grim; “Your way is bleak,” said he, “but hope have I, 90 I speak of honor, brotherhood, and love. Their name together reads: Sinfonia! I speak, most humbly, of sincerity, Making endeavors joyous and worthwhile, And keeping friendships dear to thine true hearts; 95 Of proud nobility, such that e’en gods Could not undo its strong and goodly bonds; Inspired are such men, ever striving hard For the good of brotherhood, self, and group; And none are lost from the happy group’s flock, 100 For once you are a brother, always so, That none are scattered, all remain as one. My message clear, imparted here and now, Give up your grief and come unto my cause.” -Entranced, I was, at these his words so true; 105

My heart renewed, enflamed with passion bright. Departed thus, he left me to my thoughts To contemplate Sinfonia’s bold call. Faultless it seemed, and yet I paused in doubt, For though the way I had found was righteous, 110 Still my heart, though more content, was not at rest; I decided, at length, to merely sleep, Attributing my unease to spir’ts former Whose messages were filled with untrue lies. -And yet sweet sleep found me no happier, 115 For darkest visions assaulted my dreams; Spears of foes innumerable faced me, And hope seemed but a petty trifling, For none such as I could fight such numbers. So I called out, so desperate, alone: 120 “Why such trials? Wherefore such bleak despair? I have heard Sinfonia’s call, but lo! Though accepted, it brings me no relief.” Then a great voice burst forth in stern reply: “Committed thou art to thy noblest cause, 125 And true in heart, pure in body and mind; And yet these are not enough to stay true, For life’s horrid forces will not sit idly by Whilst intentions noble do naught but dream; Action, the answer you seek, virtuous deeds, 130 These will bring thy goals to final triumph.” “But why such numbers?” my quick reply, “Foes unconquerable block firm my way.” The answer, unfeeling, came thus to me: “But such is thy task, thine utmost purpose, 135 A steadfast challenge, not impossible, But trying, fitting to a man seeking To be worthy of Sinfonia’s proud name.” -And then came hope, for brothers right and left Beside me stood in arms, the host most fit 140 For battle for honor, nobility, And idyllic love of brother and group. But still our foe marched ever onward, Coming nearer as an e’er growing storm; And we stood silent, awed at the numbers; 145 And as they came, cottages were razed, Pastures green were turned to ashen hues And an oncoming night enveloped all. -Such had been my life, emptiness its king, Always aspiring to something greater 150 Than the mundane existence thrust on me. And was Sinfonia the answer now? Did e’en it have strength to give me purpose, Or was it I who needed strength to fight For the group’s inspired cause, and doing so 155 Bring not only myself to betterment, But my ever loyal brothers as well? Ever a struggle, perhaps, but in the end Finding the greatest joyfulness e’er known.

-Interrupted, my thoughts were, for war loom And now I discerned music in my dream Pervading the field where battle called us; “Music is our bond,” said my brother proud, This heartened me in the face of such odds. The music, though, was that of fire and death And as the evil host drew near it grew Till terror it inspired in stoutest hearts; But as I looked ‘round at my noble kin, Our collective will changed the song of death, For though the battle hymn did still remain, 1 Above it pierced melody most clear So bright and true it washed away our fears That whether death or life await us now We stand together, as brothers we unite. -The war began, and true we brothers fought, Our bond kindling strength unknown before; But yet the battle waged on longer still And weariness came to our taxed limbs. I looked around at my allies, still strong Of heart, but sorely burdened physically; 180 And I myself was most spent in spirit And wished to end the hopeless struggling, But thousands yet remained to bear us down. -And then, as if a dream within the dream A table, arrayed with endless fruits 185 Was set before me and only I saw, For clear it was that it was temptation, Finding me thus weak, and tempting me so. Weary, I was, and good it seemed to me That while battle raged I might find repose 19 In food and wine, ne’r needing any more. So close was I to giving up on hope, When from the battle a loud voice was heard, And though it sounded as only one voice, It came from each brother, strengthening all: “Ακόµα µια φορά στους αγαπητούς φίλους παραβιάσεων.” Yes brothers, onward, though we may not win Always onward, ne’r wavering, e’er more. Spirits unite; May we sing ever on! 200

Pronunciation guide for Greek lines: Ah-kah’-ma mi’-a faw-rah’ stoos Ah-gah’’-peh-toos’ phil’-oos pa-ra-bi-ah’’-seh-own’ Analysis: The poem is in unrhymed iambic pentameter, sometimes known as English heroic verse, and is modeled (loosely) after a form of poem known as the pastoral elegy. Traditionally, an elegy laments the death of someone, but I used a variation of this, instead writing about the “death” of hope for our world and its eventual resurrection through the tenets of the fraternity. For anyone familiar with some of the principles of Sinfonia’s Ritual, the theme of rebirth is a common one. I did not originally intend this link to the Ritual, but the two work together surprisingly well. For anyone who is intrigued or interested in the style of poetry used, my chief sources of inspiration were the works of John Milton, particularly his poem Lycidas, his quasi-epic poem Paradise Regained, and his play Samson Agonistes. The presence of three spirits also draws comparison to Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Lycidas provides, by far, the biggest inspiration for the style and meter, but aspects of the other works can also be found. The opening line is an allusion to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (“Why then, oh brawling love, oh loving hate / Oh anything of nothing first create) and it simply uses oxy-morons to display contrasting and turbulent thoughts. The lines near the end of the poem are in Greek (since PMA is a Greek organization) and are also Shakespeare. This time it is Henry V’s “Once more unto the breach dear friends.” It’s not an exact Greekto-English translation, but it’s close. The words simply convey the message that the group must continue to strive against the odds (‘dear friends’ also imparts a feeling of camaraderie and warmth). I did not intend for Shakespeare to be an influence at both the beginning and end, but it provides a nifty parallelism. Line 10 separates the words ‘lost from the flock’ with a semicolon and period on opposite sides to accentuate the feeling of being lost. The first two spirits use many of the same words as the third spirit (think ‘noble’ or ‘sincerity’) to try and trick the hero, but they use them to try and persuade him to corrupt causes. The second spirit in particular uses such tricks, since his argument is the most evil and unbelievable. I purposely tried to write the second spirit’s lines in perfect iambic pentameter (as opposed to the rest of the poem, which is anything but). I also used two rhymes within the second spirit’s speech (two of only three in the whole poem) to further emphasize that he is more of a ‘smooth talker’ and is sneakier than the others. The sections on Sinfonia should speak for themselves, but there are a few references that only PMA brothers will fully understand and appreciate.

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Since this is a poem about a music fraternity, I also drew some inspiration from a musical source for the poem. The battle in the latter half of the poem was inspired by a track from the soundtrack to Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Track 15 “The Black Gate Opens”). Part of me was imagining the brotherhood standing resolutely, being surrounded by innumerable forces as the gates of Mordor slowly swung open and a hideous red eye gazed down upon us. The flute solo on the track that transcends the otherwise warlike music inspired the melody created by the collective will of the brothers in the battle. The images and music of the film certainly helped while writing the poem. Certain lines throughout the poem have words such as ‘razed’ or ‘despised’ that, for the sake of the meter of the line, must be pronounced ‘raz-ed’ and ‘de-spis-ed’. These are not the only instances, but I didn’t have the time to manually put the stresses in and I don’t know how to type stressed letters. However, the lines where this occurs are 1, 52, 77, 143, 146, 147, 171, 178, 185. Similarly, for the sake of the meter, I had to shorten some words to remove a syllable (examples would include changing ‘never’ and ‘even’ to ne’r and e’en). But during a recitation of the poem, pronouncing the entire word is notonly acceptable but probably encouraged. A small hyphen ‘-‘ has also been placed before lines in the poem that mark a new passage within the poem.





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As this poem is unrhymed and is modeled after much of Milton’s work, many times there is no break at the end of a line. In general, the punctuation of the poem indicates natural pauses with commas, semi-colons, and periods, each with respectively greater pause. In those instances where there is no punctuation between lines, often they are intended to be read seamlessly as one passage, rather than with a break or pause between them. Milton’s poetry has often been likened to good organ music. In an organ piece rarely is there any one passage that stands above the rest or that is particularly unique. Rather, it is a seamless experience where each note and passage (and thus each line of poetry) is worth no more or less than any other. Remembering this principle will help facilitate better reading of the poem – compassionate, and with conviction and creativity – but not overly dramatic. The words themselves, with a competent reading of them, should provide much of the emotion for the poem. In closing, I would like to say that it was not my intention to perfectly emulate the poems and styles I borrowed while writing this poem. Rather, my intent was simply to write something that both I and my fraternity brothers could be proud of. I feel I have accomplished that, and would like to thank anyone who has encour-


aged, appreciated, or supported either the effort or the result of my work. -Brother Mark Wilson

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SEF Annual Report - 2006  
SEF Annual Report - 2006  

The Sinfonian Educational Foundation Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2006