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Exchange Server Migration Completed

The work on Sinfonia's Exchange Server migration and email upgrade scheduled for August 10-11 has now been completed. We have completed testing to the best of our ability internally, and our email systems are back up and running. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we continue to move forward with

August 12th, 2018|

Exchange Server Migration and Upgrade

Due to work required to migrate the Fraternity's Microsoft Exchange Server and perform needed upgrades to our email solutions, National Headquarters and Fraternity email systems will be offline effective as of 6:00 PM CDT, Friday, August 10, 2018. We anticipate that the work may take the rest of Friday and the early

August 10th, 2018|

Leadership Institute 2017 Registration Open

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Registration for Leadership Institute 2017 and the Ultimate Musical Experience is now open. Leadership Institute begins on Thursday, June 29 and runs through Sunday, July 2. The Ultimate Musical Experience begins on Tuesday, June 27 and runs through Sunday, July 2. Both events will be held on the campus of the

June 2nd, 2017|

Memorial Day 2017

Memorial Day 2017: Sinfonia Remembers Memorial Day is meant for reflection and remembrance, so we take a moment today to remember all those who have given "the last full measure of devotion" in defense of our liberty, and to give thanks for their service.  While decorating the graves of the fallen

May 28th, 2017|

President Lichtenberg Issues Statement on Federal Budget Priorities

Brothers: Earlier this month, the White House released a fiscal year 2018 budget blueprint, which outlines spending priorities that may have a significant impact on arts and arts education programs across the country if they are ultimately approved. It is important to note that the release from the Executive Branch

March 30th, 2017|

Staff Changes at Lyrecrest

ADP Brandon M. Smith Completes Contract Assistant Director of Programs Brandon M. Smith, Xi Gamma 2011, will end his tenure on the National Staff on Friday, October 21, 2016. Brother Smith served in the position under a two-year contract which ended in late September. During his time at Lyrecrest, Brandon helped Mark Helmstetter

October 21st, 2016|
  • Important Notice

Reminder – 2016-17 Convention Tax Rate

This is a reminder to all chapters and affiliates subject to the payment of Convention Tax that the rate in 2016-17 increases from $100.00 to $130.00 per reporting period. This will be reflected on chapter personnel reports beginning this fall. For those who may be new to office, the delegates of the National Assembly

September 15th, 2016|

Sinfonia Opposes Cuts to Military Music Funding

White House Petition Needs 80,000 Signatures by July 19, 2016 Representative Martha McSally (AZ) added an amendment to House Bill H.R. 5293, the proposed Department of Defense budget for 2017, that stated "none of the funds made available by this Act may be used for performances by a military musical unit

July 13th, 2016|

Bray Cottage at Lyrecrest Closed June 17 – July 1

The Bray Cottage at Lyrecrest will be closed from Friday, June 17 through Friday, July 1, 2016 so that some needed repairs can be made to the interior. During this period, we regret that we will not be able to house traveling brothers as we normally would.  We ask your understanding during the period

June 20th, 2016|

Leadership Institute Registration Closes June 15, 2016

Registration for Leadership Institute, the Council of Chapter Presidents Pre-Conference, and the Chapter Officer Forum Pre-Conference will close at 11:59:59 PM CDT on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.  All pending registrations must be completed and paid by that deadline in order to guarantee your attendance at this popular event. We've had strong response to

June 10th, 2016|

Sing as One – Founder’s Day 2015

Beginning in 2013, we asked that chapters and alumni brothers "Sing as One" on Founder's Day, by performing group and individual Mills Music Missions on October 6.  This was a planned preview of the theme of our 55th National Convention, and much more.  We ask again this year that each chapter, colony and alumni association,

October 4th, 2015|

New Presidential Video Series Debuts

Meet newly-elected National President Mark Lichtenberg in the first installment of his new video series called "Mark's Remarks...direct to you from your National President."  In this month's video, Mark recaps the National Convention in New Orleans, introduces the new #IAmSinfonia program, and issues a musical challenge for all members and affiliates. Mark plans

September 19th, 2015|

Fraternity Reveals 55th National Convention Theme

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity unveiled the official theme for the 55th National Convention through a promotional video released Wednesday, April 29. The theme is “Sing As One,” representing the culmination of a three-year effort to focus the Fraternity forward.

April 30th, 2015|

Gravesite Taps Ceremony for Clark Terry – Sunday, March 15

Brother Clark Terry, who passed away in February, was one of the first African-Americans to earn the rank of Bandsman in the US Navy during World War II, and received a military honors funeral when he was laid to rest.  Unfortunately, due to budget cuts, the Navy was unable to provide a live performance of

March 12th, 2015|

Lew Soloff Passes Away Suddenly on March 8, 2015

We are sad to report the passing of Brother Lewis "Lew" Soloff, Alpha Nu (Eastman) 1961, who died of an apparent heart attack on Sunday, March 8 while walking in New York City with his daughter and her family.  Brother Soloff first rose to fame playing lead trumpet with the group Blood, Sweat and Tears from 1968-1973.  His

March 12th, 2015|