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Phi Mu Alpha celebrates Founders Day

Austin Peay State University will host Phi Mu Alphas Founders Day Ceremony.
This event, open to the public, will take place at 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5 in the Clement Building Auditorium.

The ceremony will feature events that will focus on the fraternitys past, present, and future. The group will also pay tribute to its founding father with a special selection of music.

Known as Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha is a national fraternity of musicians and one of the oldest fraternities at APSU.
Austin Peay State University will host Phi Mu Alpha's Founders Day Ceremony.
This event, open to the public, will take place at 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5 in the Clement Building Auditorium.

The ceremony will feature events that will focus on the fraternity's past, present, and future. The group will also pay tribute to its founding father with a special selection of music.

Known as Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha is a national fraternity of musicians and one of the oldest fraternities at APSU.

Sinfonia was born Oct. 6, 1898, at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Mass. Bursar of the conservatory, Ossian Everett Mills, sought to create an order in which men who a shared love of music could develop the virtues of manhood in themselves and in their fellows.

Sinfonia became a national fraternity Oct. 6, 1900, with the admission of a group of men at the Broad Street Conservatory in Philadelphia. Since then Sinfonia has grown into the largest music fraternity in the world, with more than 150,000 initiates and chapters on more than 200 college and university campuses across the nation.

Phi Mu Alpha hosts the annual Mid-South Marching Invitational as well as the Mid-South Jazz Festival and many other music events throughout the year. Celebrity members of the fraternity include “American Idol” Rueben Studdard, Mr. Rogers and Andy Griffith.

For more information, contact Professor of Music Thomas King (931) 221-7648. -- Barry A. Williams