Music fraternity plans School of Music formal


Phi Mu Alpha members are looking to raise music awareness and leave their mark on campus with the first School of Music formal in the new millennium.

Cody Gardner, senior movement science major, is in charge of planing the historical event and is looking to have everything ready by late April.

The formal would be open to all students in the School of Music, and the organization hopes to create a sense of unification and socialization among everyone enrolled, Gardner said.

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The event would be held in the Kelly Alumni Center in order to eliminate the need for transportation. Gardner said transportation issues have hurt many organizational gatherings in the past.

He added the formal, including catering and entertainment, should cost around $1,500.

With the plan almost finished, the next step would be to shift focus to fundraising and gathering publicity, Phi Mu Alpha Vice President Michael Shafer said.

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Phi Mu Alpha has several fundraisers planned throughout the semester including selling wristbands for the School of Music, Gardner said.

Phi Mu Alpha is looking toward fellow musical organizations Kappa Kappa Psi, Mu Epsilon Phi and Tau Beta Sigma along with the School of Music faculty and staff to join together and create the best event possible.

“It would be an overwhelming accomplishment in getting all of the organizations under one event,” Shafer said. “We’re all here at TCU for the same purpose, and that’s music.”