Friday, September 28, 2012

The Oldie Moldie All-Stars play in Chicago

Arts & Entertainment Editor

The Oldie Moldie All-Stars performed in Chicago’s Millennium Park for Saint Mary’s University’s Centennial celebration on Sept. 22.

The group consisting of 12 SMU students who are members of SMU’s Phi Mu Alpha music fraternity played an hour set at the event for alumni, family and friends of SMU.

“It made me realize that I’m part of something bigger than I imagined,” said SMU junior and leader of the Oldies Miles Dunna. With the ability to meet alumni who were members of Phi Mu Alpha, Dunna said he’s proud to be part of the “long tradition that is growing bigger and stronger throughout time.”

As the group grows this year, it is also “the first time that the group will be playing out of the state of Minnesota,” said Bob Fisher, faculty advisor of the group and horns player in the band.

Fisher said he is excited because the group is very different than last year’s. Seven of the 12 members are new and had not performed together.  Therefore, prior to the event, the group had a tune-up performance in SMU’s Common Room on Sept. 20 before Saturday’s show in Chicago.

“It is great to see the group grow together when we practice,” Fisher said. “The show in the Common Room helped us get some jitters out before our big show in Chicago.”

SMU junior Aaron Fimon is a baritone singer and first year member of the group who was excited and nervous for this big opportunity.

“We will be ready for the show, but I have to admit I am a little nervous,” Fimon said prior to the Chicago event. “I am excited to represent the school and fraternity; I will have to bring even more energy to make the show the best it can be.”

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