The Midwest Clinic begins its 68th annual session December 17th in Chicago, Illinois. Phi Mu Alpha has long been involved with Midwest, through a number of brothers who served founding roles as board members and clinicians, and also by having a presence each year to greet alumni and collegiate brothers in attendance, and reacquaint them with the Fraternity’s programs and current initiatives. This year marks the 10th year that Sinfonia has participated as an official exhibitor, and debuts our newly redesigned booth displays at Midwest.
One of the largest events of its kind, the Midwest Clinic offers first-rate and cutting edge instruction on topics of interest to band and orchestra musicians and conductors worldwide, and performance opportunities for hundreds of musicians,
The Midwest Clinic is one of four national events at which Sinfonia exhibits, with the primary purposes being to promote the Fraternity’s object and musical initiatives and to provide our brothers with an opportunity to renew fraternal bonds and reconnect with Sinfonia. Sinfonia also exhibits each year at the Barbershop Harmony Society convention, the Drum Corps International World Championships and the annual meeting of the Texas Music Educators Association.
Last year, Phi Mu Alpha originated a “Sounds of the Season” step sing with a chorus of 126 collegiate and alumni brothers to share holiday and Fraternity music with the Midwest audience. This year’s sing will take place on Thursday, December 18 at 5:00 pm, outside the entrance to the Exhibit Hall. We encourage any and all brothers attending Midwest or in the Chicago area to join us for this special event. You are not required to be registered for Midwest Clinic to participate.
Stop by our booth, #875, say hello, and catch up on the latest news and events, including the upcoming 55th National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. Let us know what’s new in your life and career. Join us for the Alumni Dinner on Thursday evening if you can. If you aren’t able to attend Midwest this year, follow our progress on Facebook at www.facebook.com/phimualphasinfonia .
Stay tuned for updates and news of interest as the week continues!