WCU’s Phi Mu Alpha (PMA) Sinfonia will perform commissioned serenades on Tuesday, Feb. 14 for anyone you want to impress or embarrass on campus.
Students can purchase a serenade for their significant other, a friend or professor. The fraternity’s choir will show up and perform, “A Serenade To A Girl.” The group will deliver roses for $3, sing the serenade for $5 and $8 for both.
“I love making someone’s day through using musical performance, and the serenade fundraiser is something I look forward to every year,” said song director, Andrew Brown.
Payments can be made through PMA’s Instagram, phimualpha_oe, using Venmo, PayPal, or Cash App. PMA will be in the first-floor hall of Coulter a few days before the event to accept cash.
The Valentine’s Day fundraiser proceeds will go to the Camden Cohick’s Love of Music Scholarship. The scholarship is for Camden Cohick, a brother of the fraternity who died by suicide in March 2021.
PMA holds many annual events like the Men’s Mental Health Concert, American Music Recital (AMR) and the Mills Music Mission.
The men’s music fraternity, dedicated to the advancement of music in America, is for any man who appreciates and wants to spread the love of music. There are no auditions to join, you do not have to play an instrument or be a music major to be a part of the fraternity.
PMA’s president, Jason Puckett, a math major, joined the fraternity in his first year. He was in the marching band in high school and is a part of WCU’s Pride of the Mountains band. Music was a big part of Puckett’s life, so he wanted to keep that connection.
“I had a great time… Immediately I knew that it was a really good group of guys. The brotherhood I saw between them was pretty intense. Not something I have seen in other places,” said Puckett.
The national organization of PMA was founded in 1898 and has more than 260,000 members. WCU’s chapter, Omicron Epsilon, was founded in 1995 and currently has 23 members. PMA’s goal is to advance brotherhood and music interests across America.
Other music fraternities on campus include Sigma Alpha Iota, a women’s professional music fraternity and Kappa Kappa Psi, a co-ed band fraternity.
“So even if someone doesn’t identify as a man, there are definitely places in music where they can find something kind of similar to what we do,” said vice president of PMA, Logan King.