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  • Virginia Military Institute - Phi Sigma Iota
    Summer Programs Research at VMI Scholarships Office of the Dean Dean s Office P 540 464 7212 F 540 464 7719 Dean s Office Virginia Military Institute 210 Smith Hall Lexington VA 24450 Home Academics Programs Phi Sigma Iota Phi Sigma Iota an honor society in Modern Languages Cultures National Modern Languages Cultures Honor Society Phi Sigma Iota was founded in 1922 at Allegheny College in Meadville Pennsylvania by Dr Henry W Church members of his department of languages and advanced students who were meeting to discuss linguistic and literary matters PSI became a national society when Beta Chapter was established at The Pennsylvania State University in April 1925 Less than a year later Gamma Chapter at the College of Wooster followed them With these three chapters as the nucleus of the national organization the first convention was held in May 1926 at Allegheny College At a National Convention held at Bloomington Illinois in November 1935 Phi Sigma Iota merged with Alpha Zeta Pi a similar society west of the Mississippi organized by Dr Etienne Renaud and his associates in the Department of Languages at the University of Denver in 1917 In 1949 Phi Sigma Iota was voted membership into the US Association of College Honor Societies the first language society to receive that honor In 1978 under the Presidency of Dr Santiago Vilas the Society expanded into the National Foreign Language Honor Society Phi Sigma Iota to honor outstanding achievements in any foreign language including Classics Philology Applied Linguistics Comparative Literature and Bilingual Education In 1982 the Society became the International Foreign Language Honor Society by installing its first Chapter in a foreign country at Universidad Regiomontana Monterrey Mexico Today the Society maintains approximately 250 local chapters in the US France and Mexico Qualifications for membership Collegiate Members At

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Pi Delta Phi
    Counseling Career Services Disabilities Services Miller Academic Center Advising Math Resource Center The Writing Center Resources Registrar Financial Aid Canvas Login Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Academics Majors Minors Areas of Study Course Catalog Enrichment Programs Services Support Summer Programs Research at VMI Scholarships Office of the Dean Dean s Office P 540 464 7212 F 540 464 7719 Dean s Office Virginia Military Institute 210 Smith Hall Lexington VA 24450 Home Academics Programs Pi Delta Phi Pi Delta Phi an honor society in French National French Honor Society Pi Delta Phi established in 1906 is the French National Honor Society for undergraduate and graduate students The purpose of the Society is to recognize outstanding scholarship in the French language and its literatures to increase the knowledge and appreciation of Americans for the cultural contributions of the French speaking world and to stimulate and to encourage French and francophone cultural activities Qualifications for membership By nomination and completion of at

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Sigma Delta Pi
    Society established in 1919 at the University of California in Berkeley Its insignia is the royal seal of Fernando and Isabel representing Castille León and Aragón The Society s colors are red and gold and its flower is the red carnation The purpose of Sigma Delta Phi is to To honor those who attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language and in the study of the literature and culture of the Spanish speaking peoples To honor those who have made the Hispanic contributions to modern culture better known in the English speaking world To encourage college and university students to acquire a greater interest in and a deeper understanding of Hispanic culture To foster friendly relations and mutual respect between the nations of Hispanic speech and those of English speech To serve its membership in ways which will contribute to the attainment of the goals and ideals of the society Qualifications for membership The society shall receive into its membership irrespective of membership in or affiliation with other organizations only those who attain its standards of high academic achievement in the study of the Spanish language the literature and culture of Hispanic nations and other college level subjects Membership may also be granted to those persons who give evidence of professional merit proficiency or special distinction in the fields of Hispanic study and culture or who have made significant contributions to these fields of endeavor Membership shall be conferred in strict accordance with the standards established by the Association of College Honor Societies The bases of selection shall be 1 the scholastic or professional record of the candidate 2 the distinction the candidate has achieved in the field of Hispanic studies 3 the candidate s demonstrated support of the goals and ideals of the society 4 the character

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Tau Beta Pi
    Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Academics Majors Minors Areas of Study Course Catalog Enrichment Programs Services Support Summer Programs Research at VMI Scholarships Office of the Dean Dean s Office P 540 464 7212 F 540 464 7719 Dean s Office Virginia Military Institute 210 Smith Hall Lexington VA 24450 Home Academics Programs Tau Beta Pi Tau Beta Pi an honor society in Engineering National Engineering Honor Society Integrity and Excellence in Engineering The Tau Beta Pi Association national engineering honor society was founded at Lehigh University in 1885 by Dr Edward Higginson Williams Jr to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as undergraduates in engineering or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges Preamble to the Constitution An honor society is an association of primarily collegiate members and chapters whose purposes are to encourage and recognize superior scholarship and or leadership achievement either in broad fields of education or in departmental fields at either undergraduate or graduate levels The honor society has followed the expansion and specialization of higher education in America When Phi Beta Kappa was organized in 1776 no thought was given to its proper field since all colleges then in existence were for the training of men for the service of the church and the state With the expansion of education into new fields a choice had to be made and the society elected to operate in the field of the liberal arts and sciences Although this was not finally voted until 1898 the trend was evident years earlier and 1885 saw the establishment of Tau Beta Pi Tau Beta Pi is the

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  • Virginia Military Institute - About the Regimental Band
    s Office Clubs and Events Health Welfare and Safety Regimental Band About Cadet Leadership Student Consumer Information Parents and Family Info Cadet Sign In Out Cadet in Barracks Cadet out of Barracks Holly Leech Commandant Office Manager P 540 464 7313 F 540 464 7748 E leechhc vmi edu OC 540 464 7293 OB 135 Evening Night OC 540 464 7962 OB 123 or 540 464 7285 NB 496 Guard Room 540 464 7294 Jackson Arch Commandant s Office Virginia Military Institute Jackson Arch Barracks Lexington VA 24450 Band Company The VMI Regimental Band was formed in 1947 and consists of 154 cadets from every class and major The band travels in excess of 10 000 miles each year as the musical ambassadors to the Corps of Cadets and is a competitive vehicle on and off Post Its nature is that of a military band and derives its standard operating procedures from the Army Field Music Manual 22 5 on Drill and Ceremonies Band Company is open to all cadets interested in music performance at any level regardless of talent and experience In addition to a traditional military band elements of the Regimental Band include the VMI Pipe Band the Commanders Jazz Band the Institute Brass Ensemble Drummers and Herald Trumpets Cadet Buglers and the Concert Band The Regimental Band and its compliment units perform in excess of 150 commitments annually including weekly parades on the VMI Post and at parades and sporting events across the country VMI Regimental Band and Pipes performs in 2008 Tournament of Roses Parade Honors First place awards at St Patrick s Day Parade in New York City 1992 1996 1997 1999 2001 2002 Ten times the Queens Band the featured post for the Bands appearing at the Endymion Parade the largest Parade at the

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Pipe Band
    Cadet Sign In Out Cadet in Barracks Cadet out of Barracks Holly Leech Commandant Office Manager P 540 464 7313 F 540 464 7748 E leechhc vmi edu OC 540 464 7293 OB 135 Evening Night OC 540 464 7962 OB 123 or 540 464 7285 NB 496 Guard Room 540 464 7294 Jackson Arch Commandant s Office Virginia Military Institute Jackson Arch Barracks Lexington VA 24450 The Pipe Band Listen When Johnnie Comes Marching Home Again Scotland the Brave Throughout History the bagpipe has been used as an instrument of war its sound can inspire troops into battle while simultaneously instilling fear into the hearts the enemy The VMI Pipe Band directed by Maj Burt Mitchell keeps this tradition alive now as a ceremonial unit instilling pride in the Corps of Cadets as a regular feature of on post parades and as musical ambassadors throughout the Eastern United States through concerts parades ceremonies and festivals Pipe Major Cadet 2nd LT Matthew Wendler Drum Major Cadet Jacob Pullias Scheduled Performances 9 1 Labor Day Parade Buena Vista VA 9 26 Frontier Culture Museum s Golf Tournament Dinner Staunton VA 10 18 VMI Navy half time show Annapolis MD 11 15 Boxing Tournament Richmond VA 12 6 UKROP s Christmas Parade Richmond VA 1 31 Wounded Warriors Tattoo Englewood FL 2 21 Sons of the Revolution s George Washington Birthday Dinner Richmond VA 4 11 USMA Military Tattoo West Point NY About the Uniform The tartan worn by the Pipes and Drums is the New Market Battlefield Tartan Named for the battle in which the Corps of Cadets distinguished themselves the primary colors of the tartan are the school colors of red yellow and white along with blue gray of cadet uniform Designed by Cadet Donny Hasseltine and Donald Frasier of

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Glee Club
    Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Commandant s Office Clubs and Events Health Welfare and Safety Regimental Band About Cadet Leadership Student Consumer Information Parents and Family Info Cadet Sign In Out Cadet in Barracks Cadet out of Barracks Holly Leech Commandant Office Manager P 540 464 7313 F 540 464 7748 E leechhc vmi edu OC 540 464 7293 OB 135 Evening Night OC 540 464 7962 OB 123 or 540 464 7285 NB 496 Guard Room 540 464 7294 Jackson Arch Commandant s Office Virginia Military Institute Jackson Arch Barracks Lexington VA 24450 Glee Club The Glee Club continues its traditional program of concerts throughout Virginia and the eastern United States for alumni chapter gatherings recruiting dinners conventions Spring Tour and numerous appearances at VMI during the year The Club¹s small select group The Sentinels concentrates on appearances at events where the full Club would not be appropriate In addition to singing the standard repertoire The Sentinels feature popular music and entertainment of a lighter nature The VMI Glee Club is listed as an activity in the first VMI yearbook the BOMB published in 1885 In its early days the club performed as much instrumental music as vocal with guitars mandolins and violins accompanying the singing The early entertainment took the form of minstrel shows with formal concerts as we now know them not becoming standard fare until the 1930s The father of the modern VMI Glee Club was the legendary professor of English Colonel Herbert N Dillard 34 who while a cadet was instrumental in organizing a club from informal groups which gathered on the stoops of Barracks to serenade the Corps late at night Colonel Dillard became the Club s first director in 1941 and except for the

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Regimental Band Music Selections
    Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Commandant s Office Clubs and Events Health Welfare and Safety Regimental Band About Cadet Leadership Student Consumer Information Parents and Family Info Cadet Sign In Out Cadet in Barracks Cadet out of Barracks Holly Leech Commandant Office Manager P 540 464 7313 F 540 464 7748 E leechhc vmi edu OC 540 464 7293 OB 135 Evening Night OC 540 464 7962 OB 123 or 540 464 7285 NB 496 Guard Room 540 464 7294 Jackson Arch Commandant s Office Virginia Military Institute Jackson Arch Barracks Lexington VA 24450 Musical Selections Shenandoah Doxology I Herald Trumpets God Bless America Irving Berlin arr Higgins Salute to America s Finest Songs of the US Armed Forces arr Wolpe Scotland the Brave Traditional arr Mitchell Stand Up for Jesus Pipes and Drums with Regimental Band Star Spangled Banner MI Herald Trumpets This is My Country Al Jacobs arr Cotter VMI Spirit Regimental Band A live recording of the VMI Regimental Band and Pipe Band

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