Today, Iota Pi left campus to share our love of music with our community! We assembled a small band of brothers and played at the Village, a local retirement home. Our own Aimee Ware prepared a flute solo for the audience, and Becky Hennings and Karissa Finn entertained with a clarinet duet. The full band then wowed everyone with a variety of patriotic music, including a moving medley of the songs from each branch of the military. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it (including us!) and it’s a project Iota Pi will continue to do.
In other news, Iota Pi was recognized by the City of San Luis Obispo Department of Parks and Recreation as Volunteers of the Month! The award was given for our recent Musical Carnival, where brothers go to a local after-school program to teach kids about music. The several “stations” include an instrument petting zoo, singing and rhythm, and create-your-own instrument. This is the second such carnival Iota Pi has done in SLO, and we already have another elementary school requesting a carnival!
Big thanks must be given to Leila Jewell and the Music Committee for organizing both of these events. We continue to look forward to the new ways in which they will help Iota Pi spread a respect and love for music!