Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia at UMass Amherst - Sigma Alpha Chapter

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia at UMass Amherst - Sigma Alpha Chapter This is the official page for the Sigma Alpha Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, located at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is the world’s oldest and largest secret national fraternal society in music. Sinfonia was born on October 6, 1898, at the New England Conservatory in Boston, when a group of thirteen young men under the guidance of Ossian Everett Mills met "to consider the social life of the young men students of that institution [and] to devise ways and means by which it might be improved." Sinfonia became a national fraternity on October 6, 1900, with the admission of a group of men at the Broad Street Conservatory in Philadelphia. For over a century, Sinfonians in nearly every field of study and professional endeavor have transformed music in America. The opportunity of becoming a Sinfonian is offered to as many men as possible who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of the Fraternity’s Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America. Go to https://www.sinfonia.org/about/ for more information.

Mission: The Object of this Fraternity shall be for the development of 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.

It’s UMass night at Fenway Park for tonight’s Red Sox game! Here’s some brothers who played with the UMass Hoop Ba...
05/14/2019

It’s UMass night at Fenway Park for tonight’s Red Sox game! Here’s some brothers who played with the UMass Hoop Band before the game! ⚾️⚪️🔴

We were so lucky yesterday to welcome four new honorary members in to our chapter! These four esteemed men possess all a...
05/07/2019

We were so lucky yesterday to welcome four new honorary members in to our chapter! These four esteemed men possess all and even more of the qualities in both music and manhood that we strive to uphold and we are so honored to now call them our brothers!
Pictured left to right: Michael Wiseman, Frank Battisti, Thom Hannum, and David Sporny

Another great game of football this morning with the Kappa Kappa Psi - Epsilon Nu Chapter - UMass Amherst! Make sure to ...
05/02/2019

Another great game of football this morning with the Kappa Kappa Psi - Epsilon Nu Chapter - UMass Amherst! Make sure to head to their recital at the George N. Parks Marching Band Building at 5:30 today where members of all 4 Greek music organizations at UMass will perform! 🏈🎺🎷

Posted @withrepost • @kkpsi_epsilonnu We had a great time playing football with Phi My Alpha Sinfonia this morning!! Be sure to check out our spring recital tonight at 5:30 in the big room where you will see some ΚΚΨ and ΦΜΑ brothers performing, along with some others! And free food!

04/28/2019

American Music Recital

04/28/2019

A quick rehearsal of one of our favorite red book songs “Brother at the Door” before tonight’s American Musical Recital! Come down to the George N. Parks Marching Band Building tonight at 7PM to hear more! 🎤🎷🎺

Hey we know them!
04/23/2019

Hey we know them!

Welcome the new Brothers to the Sigma Alpha Chapter at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst!

We’re less than one week away from our American Music Recital! Come hear some great groups in our final performance of...
04/22/2019

We’re less than one week away from our American Music Recital! Come hear some great groups in our final performance of the semester this Sunday, April 28th at 7PM at the George N. Parks Marching Band Building!

04/17/2019

A little sneak peek into our music rehearsal as we prepare for our American Music Recital on April 28th at 7PM! It’s going to be a great concert and we hope to see you there! 🎤🎷
#phimualpha #amr #sinfonia

Some brothers in Buffalo ahead of UMass’ Frozen Four matchup tonight against Denver! Let’s Go UMass! ⚪️🔴#Froz...
04/11/2019

Some brothers in Buffalo ahead of UMass’ Frozen Four matchup tonight against Denver! Let’s Go UMass! ⚪️🔴
#FrozenFour #NewMass

Congratulations to the newly initiated Omicron class of the Sigma Alpha Chapter! These wonderful men have proved time an...
04/08/2019

Congratulations to the newly initiated Omicron class of the Sigma Alpha Chapter! These wonderful men have proved time and time again that they hold the many of qualities of Sinfonians and we’re so glad to finally be able to call them our brothers! Here they are pictured with their FEO Aaron Roesselet.

We’re proud to present our 2019-2020 Executive Committee! Time to get to work boys!President: Justin SchindlerVice Pre...
04/07/2019

We’re proud to present our 2019-2020 Executive Committee! Time to get to work boys!

President: Justin Schindler
Vice President: Jack Mellish
Secretary: Mark Disler
Treasurer: Zach Curtis
Fraternity Education Officer: Ben Goslin
Warden: John Charbonneau
Historian: John Wood
Music Director: Gianni Davilli
Alumni Relations Officer: Zack Kirsch

On Wednesday April 3rd at 7:30 pm, you can find us at Brother Matt Naeger and Meghan Ferris’ joint junior recital! Joi...
03/25/2019

On Wednesday April 3rd at 7:30 pm, you can find us at Brother Matt Naeger and Meghan Ferris’ joint junior recital! Join us in Bezanson Recital Hall to listen to great music!

You won’t want to miss brother Ed Senn’s senior recital tomorrow (3/24)! At 8 pm in Bezanson Recital Hall, Ed will s...
03/23/2019

You won’t want to miss brother Ed Senn’s senior recital tomorrow (3/24)!
At 8 pm in Bezanson Recital Hall, Ed will share with you a diverse repertoire of bassoon music including the world premiere of a piece composed by D. H. Regnier!

Tomorrow, Saturday 3/23, brothers Jack Mellish  and Gianni Davilli will be performing a joint recital on saxophone and e...
03/23/2019

Tomorrow, Saturday 3/23, brothers Jack Mellish and Gianni Davilli will be performing a joint recital on saxophone and euphonium! Catch them at 5:45 in Bezanson Recital Hall to be convinced of the legitimacy of these orchestral instruments!

We welcome you to Brother Alex Wang’s senior recital tomorrow night, Monday March 18th at 7:30pm in Bezanson Recital H...
03/17/2019

We welcome you to Brother Alex Wang’s senior recital tomorrow night, Monday March 18th at 7:30pm in Bezanson Recital Hall! Come see Alex and friends show off the product of their hard work!

We had a great time performing at Providence Place at Ingleside today! Thank you so much for giving us the pleasure of s...
03/03/2019

We had a great time performing at Providence Place at Ingleside today! Thank you so much for giving us the pleasure of singing in your space!
#millsmusicmission #phimualpha #sinfonia #musicianlymen

Thank you to Soldiers Home in Holyoke for letting us share our music with you! We had a blast and hope to be back again#...
03/03/2019

Thank you to Soldiers Home in Holyoke for letting us share our music with you! We had a blast and hope to be back again
#sinfonia #phimualpha #umassamherst #umassmusic #millsmusicmission

Tonight’s the night! We have an event-packed evening supporting a great cause starting at 7 in GNiP, put on those heel...
02/23/2019

Tonight’s the night! We have an event-packed evening supporting a great cause starting at 7 in GNiP, put on those heels and/or that suit and come get a free swing dancing lesson and more!

If you can’t make it, we understand, really (#sadfonia), but you can still contribute to this excellent cause via HKI.org or our Venmo @ PMASA!

Our Swing Night is benefiting Helen Keller International, which provides supplements and dietary training to prevent blindness and childhood mortality. It is ranked as an extremely effective organization by multiple independent charity watchdog organizations. Please give!

#swingnight #sinfonia #menofmusic #phimualpha

Don’t be mistaken. We are deadly serious about how fun our Swing Night TOMORROW NIGHT will be! We’re so excited to s...
02/22/2019

Don’t be mistaken. We are deadly serious about how fun our Swing Night TOMORROW NIGHT will be!
We’re so excited to see it come to fruition and hope you can make it.
#sinfonia #swingfonia #helenkellerinternational #dance

Chapter Vice President EJ Sousa playing along during one of our rehearsals for Swing Night! Despite leading the band for...
02/20/2019

Chapter Vice President EJ Sousa playing along during one of our rehearsals for Swing Night!

Despite leading the band for a number of charts, EJ picks up his horn when he isn’t conducting.

#sinfonia #phimualpha #swing #umassmusic #umassamherst

02/19/2019

Here’s a taste of what’s to come at our Swing Night next Saturday! It’s been a lot of fun preparing for this event and we hope you can make it

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia at UMass Amherst - Sigma Alpha Chapter's cover photo
02/13/2019

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia at UMass Amherst - Sigma Alpha Chapter's cover photo

We are VERY excited to present to you our current Probationary Member class! This class is made up of individuals with d...
02/13/2019

We are VERY excited to present to you our current Probationary Member class!
This class is made up of individuals with diverse passions, talents, and academic majors but is united by one common love: music! 🎶 We look forward to an excellent addition of brothers to our organization.
#phimualpha #sinfonia

Swingfonia is hard at work preparing the charts for our upcoming Swing Night! Catch us in action Saturday, February 23rd...
02/10/2019

Swingfonia is hard at work preparing the charts for our upcoming Swing Night! Catch us in action Saturday, February 23rd at 7pm in the Marching Band Building!

We’ll be in the Bezanson lobby of the FAC from 11:30 to 3:30 for the rest of this week to schedule serenades for next ...
02/06/2019

We’ll be in the Bezanson lobby of the FAC from 11:30 to 3:30 for the rest of this week to schedule serenades for next week!
Come stop by and we’ll put together a time and place that works for your performance!

Want to surprise that special someone or put a smile on your friend’s face? Buy a serenade from the brothers of Phi Mu...
02/05/2019

Want to surprise that special someone or put a smile on your friend’s face? Buy a serenade from the brothers of Phi Mu Alpha for various time slots next week (2/11-2/15) at $3 for one song or $5 for two!

Message our page with your song choice(s), time, and place, and we will get in touch about completing your order!

Fraternity Education Officer, Aaron Roesselet speaking at our "speed dating" rush event. Come to one of our next events ...
01/30/2019

Fraternity Education Officer, Aaron Roesselet speaking at our "speed dating" rush event. Come to one of our next events this week!

Wednesday: Jam Session/Karaoke - FAC 150
Thursday: Singing with the Brothers - FAC 44
Friday: Sigma Alpha Mixer - FAC 44

These events all start at 7 pm. We hope to see you there!

12/10/2018
We have some new offers for our quesadilla fundraiser tomorrow (Friday)!!We sincerely thank those who have already order...
11/01/2018

We have some new offers for our quesadilla fundraiser tomorrow (Friday)!!

We sincerely thank those who have already ordered. The funds gained from these sales will be used towards our object: advancing music in America. As we work to this end, our efforts and accomplishments will be dutifully posted. Thank you for helping us!

Photos from Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia at UMass Amherst - Sigma Alpha Chapter's post
10/17/2018

Photos from Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia at UMass Amherst - Sigma Alpha Chapter's post

The brothers paid a visit to the Not Bread Alone soup kitchen by First Church in Amherst! We had a blast and hope to be ...
10/17/2018

The brothers paid a visit to the Not Bread Alone soup kitchen by First Church in Amherst! We had a blast and hope to be back again soon.

05/06/2018

Live-stream of the American Music Recital!!

We are collecting donations to donate the the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas band program, and if you can donate, please use Venmo! Our code is
@PMA-SA

Perfomances by time:
6:47 Star Spangled Banner - Whole chapter
8:31 Hail Sinfonia! - Whole chapter
9:25 Danny Boy - Whole chapter
12:15 Workin’ on the Railroad - Whole chapter
15:00 Wagon Wheel - Owen Lodge
19:05 She's Always a Woman - Ed Senn, Aaron Roesselet, Justin Schindler, Drew Hoener, Alex Clifford, Matt Biz
22:55 Damage Done - Matt Storie
25:20 Like a Stone - Matt Storie
30:15 (I've had) The Time of My Life - Jon Bailey, Nate Smith, Matt Biz
36:00 Ant Thing - Matt Naeger
41:15 Can't Help Falling in Love - Jack Crossley
45:30 Star Wars Medley - Jack Mellish, Griffin Barber, Pete Crump, EJ Sousa
1:07:21 When Twilight Shadows Deepen-Whole Chapter
1:09:41 Hallelujah - Whole Chapter
1:15:10 A Serenade to a Girl - Whole Chapter
1:17:22 Yesterday - Nate Smith
1:21:00 Monsters Inc. Theme - Ben Perrone and Sabrina Azinheira
1:24:30 Lullaby (Goodnight my Angel) - Aaron Roesselet, Nathaniel Smith, Jack Mellish, Jeffrey Cifello
1:28:55 Samson - Jeffrey Cifello and Lillian Povey
1:35:32 My Way - Trombone Ensemble
1:40:20 Ripped Pants - Nu Class (Boiz)
1:43:52 Brother to Brother - Whole Chapter
1:49:09 Vive Ľ Amore - Whole Chapter
1:51:11 Brothers, Sing on! - Whole Chapter

05/06/2018

Today at 2 PM in room 44 of the Fine Arts Center we will be holding our American Music Recital! Come take a short break from studying for finals and enjoy the music. We will also be accepting donations to benefit the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Band.

04/30/2018

Our American Music Recital is in 6 days! Here’s a sneak preview of one of the performances:

At our upcoming American Music Recital, we will be accepting donations to benefit the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Scho...
04/18/2018

At our upcoming American Music Recital, we will be accepting donations to benefit the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Band. Brother Ben Perrone had the pleasure of making music with students of MSDHS throughout both his High School and College careers. The connections we make in music help us make it through trying times; please come and give at our American Music Recital on Sunday, May 6th in room 44 of the Fine Arts Center, at 2 PM.

This weekend, the brothers pursued the Mills Music Mission of bringing music to our community by singing at Linda Manor ...
04/09/2018

This weekend, the brothers pursued the Mills Music Mission of bringing music to our community by singing at Linda Manor in Leeds and CareOne in Northampton. Thank you for letting us share our music with you!

Some brothers from UMass met some brothers from George Mason University (Rho Omicron) at the Men’s A-10 Tournament in ...
03/09/2018

Some brothers from UMass met some brothers from George Mason University (Rho Omicron) at the Men’s A-10 Tournament in Washington, D.C.!

02/07/2018

Phi Mu Alpha is once again holding our Send-A-Serenade Fundraiser this Valentine's week! Send a serenade to your significant other, someone who you want to be your significant other, or a friend! A group of our brothers will go to them and sing a song or two just for you.
Come to the Bezanson Lobby in the Fine Arts Center during the hours of 11:30-2:30 the week before and sign up with one song being $3 and $5 for two.
Help spread music this Valentine's Day!

Can't make that time? That's okay! We take Venmo! Just pay @pmaSA and shoot EJ Sousa a message!

Congratulations to the 9 newly initiated Nu Class of the Sigma Alpha Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia! Pictured here alo...
12/12/2017

Congratulations to the 9 newly initiated Nu Class of the Sigma Alpha Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia! Pictured here along with their FEO Mike Holman.

12/04/2017

Chapter Recital

This past Sunday the Brothers of the Sigma Alpha Chapter put on a concert at the beautiful Providence Place at Ingleside...
11/16/2017

This past Sunday the Brothers of the Sigma Alpha Chapter put on a concert at the beautiful Providence Place at Ingleside in nearby Holyoke. In addition to our A-Cappella selections and piano accompanied pieces, our Big Band also performed. Thank you to everyone who came and watched us make music!

Homecoming 2017! Thanks to all our wonderful alumni for coming! Also, the chapter Instagram has been resurrected! Follow...
10/24/2017

Homecoming 2017! Thanks to all our wonderful alumni for coming! Also, the chapter Instagram has been resurrected! Follow @umass.sinfonia for updates and pictures of your favorite musicianly men!

We pinned 9 wonderful new PM's today!
09/24/2017

We pinned 9 wonderful new PM's today!

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity
09/15/2017
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity

Today we celebrate 203 years of the poem that inspired “The Star-Spangled Banner” and Sinfonia's hand in creating national unity through community singing. The "Star Spangled Banner" was first ordered to be played at military and naval occasions by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. In 1918, the Service Version of the National Anthem was prepared by a committee of twelve men, nine of whom were Sinfonians.

All the Brothers at Band Camp 2017 got together for a picture! Photo creds to Jeff Chan
09/04/2017

All the Brothers at Band Camp 2017 got together for a picture! Photo creds to Jeff Chan

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151 Presidents Dr (256 Fine Arts Center)
Amherst, MA
01003

General information

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE President: Gianni Davilli Vice President: Emanuel (EJ) Sousa Secretary: Alexander Wang Treasurer: Chad Macomber Fraternity Education Officer: Aaron Roesselet Historian: Jeffrey Cifello Warden: John (Jack) Mellish Music Director: Nathaniel Smith Alumni Relations Officer: Mike Nicholson

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