by Tess McKenna, Beta Gamma Chapter of TBΣ, University of Texas at Austin |
[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #0099FF;”]T[/dropcap]he ladies of the Beta Gamma Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma love music, and we demonstrate our passion for it through our fundraisers and service events.
The Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest brings high school musicians from all over Texas to perform pieces for U.I.L. state judges at the University of Texas’s Butler School of Music. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to help out and raise money at this two-day competition. We sold concessions, worked as runners, posted results, and documented scores. We also encouraged the high school students to continue participating in band in college.
We support local band programs in Austin through our Adopt-a-School volunteer event. During this event, members of Tau Beta Sigma and the Longhorn Band are encouraged to play their instruments in the stands and communicate with high school students during one of their football games. In September, we joined the Reagan High School Band, and a good time was had by all.
We look forward to many more opportunities to impact and to be positive role models for younger musicians.