Spring 2017 President’s Letter

Greetings Brothers!

I hope everyone has survived the massive thunderstorms that have been hitting the Midwest over the past couple days. We should be getting some spectacular May flowers after this week. 😊  Over the Spring Showcase weekend on April 22nd, the Executive Committee had a chance to meet in person and discuss some exciting plans coming up this year!

On April 26th Purdue Bands and Orchestras, with the help of students, staff, family, friends, and alumni, raised over $300,000 for the department! We rocked out all of the high-volume challenges we set out to win, including most donations from new alumni in the last ten years and most donations from alumni (twice!). We set the record for the most participation at 1,843 donations and winning those bonus challenges earned the Bands and Orchestras an additional $40,020. Amazing work to all those involved!

If you’ve been getting the Alumni Darts and Arrow, you will know that Gamma Pi has been making waves on campus, on the District level, and now they’re poised to make a splash on the National scene. They worked their tails off helping move everything stored at the hangars to new storage facilities and inventoried as they went. This set them up to win the Outstanding Service Project Award at the North Central District Convention this year and had them in the running for Governor’s Cup, as well. While they didn’t win Gov Cup, they were asked to move on to present at National Convention to be considered for Founder’s Trophy, a HUGE honor! We could not be more proud of the work Gamma Pi is doing on and off the stage. (more…)

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