American Music Recital on Nov. 29 to feature two Greek organizations

November 23, 2012

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The Sigma Alpha Iota and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Greek music organizations at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will give a free concert on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall. Approximately 30 student musicians will perform a variety of classical and popular music selections.

Both Greek organizations are international music fraternities, SAI for women and PMAS for men.

“Our purpose is to further the cause of music in our community and across the world,” said Haley DeShane, who is the president of UW-Platteville’s SAI chapter. “I am excited about performing with Phi Mu in this recital. We usually have separate recitals, but decided to combine our efforts this semester.”

Brian Blanchette, president of PMAS and business administration and music major from Mineral Point, Wis., said PMAS is equally glad to be performing with SAI.

“The object of our fraternity is to develop the best and truest fraternal spirit, the mutual welfare and brotherhood of musical students, the advancement of music in America, and a loyalty to the alma mater,” said Blanchette. “We are looking forward to this concert with SAI. It should prove to be quite interesting with that much talent on stage.”

DeShane, a business administration major from Erie, Ill., with minors in Spanish and instrumental music education, said the two fraternities are also working together to purchase a five-octave marimba, which is similar to a xylophone, for the UW-Platteville Music Program.

For more information, contact DeShane at

Contact: Haley DeShane, president, UW-Platteville Sigma Alpha Iota chapter,

Written by: Barbara Weinbrenner, communications specialist, UW-Platteville College of Liberal Arts and Education, (608) 342-6191,



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