...TO SERVE OUR SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES IN ANY AND ALL WAYS POSSIBLE, WHETHER IT BE THROUGH OUR CRAFT OR THE FITNESS OF OURSELVES....
Exert from The Mission
MU KAPPA PHI, MUSIC ORGANIZATION
Mu Kapa Phi, Music Organization was established and exists for young men who desire to better their communities through efforts stemmed from the finest of the arts. Each young man afforded membership holds high the valued qualities of: Musicianship; Service; Scholarship; Leadership; and Brotherhood. These young men recognize the creation of prosperity through Music, and believe that "Spreading the Love of Music" is essential to life, as Music is the only universal language.
As most Stanzas are comprised of band and choral students, these gentlemen work alongside Band and Choir Directors to ensure that rehearsal locations are organized and equipped, that practices are productive and well disciplined, that performances run smoothly, and that any needs of their specific director is met. Through a uniquely designed process, young men learn the importance of: Punctuality; Responsibility; Togetherness; Community Outreach and Involvement; Performance; Dedication; Socialization; Respect; and Teaching. Those who practice the ideals of this order represent a body of world changers, eager to make a difference in society. Whether it is through the solicitation of their gifts or genuine kindness and assistance to their fellow man.
A Distinct Identity
Mu Kappa Phi, Music Organization was founded on Sunday April 18, 2004 at 301 S. Bayou Street in Mobile, Alabama by 7 Young High School Musicians: Most Musical Reggie Hill; M.M. Marshall Freeman; M.M. Jeremy Gibbs; M.M. Jarvis Dennison; M.M. Roderick Copeland; M.M. Javonta McClain; and M.M. Quentin Agee.
These, young men, comprised of the 3 most influential schools in the area at the time (S.S. Murphy, J.L. LeFlore, and C.F. Vigor), decided to establish an organization that would connect High School Musicians of Mobile, Alabama and showcase to the city the importance of Music and Service. These young men met; designed an insignia; established a motto, purpose, creed, and hymn; created a constitution and bylaws; constructed an initiation ceremony; and elected officers. The impact is ever growing. The rest is history.
Mu Kappa Phi, Music Organization currently hosts Stanzas (chapters) in multiple locations throughout the Southeast region of the United States. Membership is offered to any male who meets the GPA, application, and interview requirements, and is at least a 2nd semester Freshmen. Certain fees are assessed according to the adopted constitution and bylaws. Major projects include: Music Awareness Week; Travel Jams; Molding Tomorrow, Today!; Drippin' In Success; The Scholarship Symposium; Music Honor Ensembles; The Gift of Christmas; The MKPhi Ball; and Soul Bayou. Additional Programs include: BAM (Be A Man); MKPhi Honoro Ensembles; and The 8th Notes (Elementary & Middle Schools Mentor Program).
BOOTS ON THE GROUND!
Let Your Leaders Hear You!
Bro. Xavier Johnson addresses the Mobile City Council, regarding Parks & Recreation Policy. How long will we be afraid of negative possibilities, when we could create positive opportunities. Be sure to check the coverage on the link below. #JoinThe Process #SpeakForTheVoiceless #Leadership
They said our youth would be hostile and violent, if we hosted an evening event. We proved them wrong. Thanks to all of those who supported our New Members Presentation. We had a blast! #UntilNextTime #Peace
THE LESS FORTUNATE MATTER
Love Thy Neighbor
For the 2nd consecutive year, members of Mu Kappa Phi have volunteered their hours to feed the homeless - at First Christian Church, near downtown Mobile. We a proud to stand side by side with those working to make things better, especially for those who need a hand up in life! #ItCouldBeUS #WorthwhileOutreach #TheBIGPicture
Members of Mu Kappa Phi, Music Organization recently assisted the Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. with their "Adopt-A-Mile" community cleanliness and beautification project. The designation is located on Broad Street. It stretches between Government Street, downtown, and Calloway-Smith Middle School - on Beauregard Street, near I-165. Pictured are the Presidents of each Fraternity: Maestro Tyler Spencer (Mobile AL Stanza) and Basileus Hasheem Ahmaad (Rho Alpha Chapter). #commUNITY #Service #QuePsiPhi #MKPhi
8th Notes Peer Mentoring Initiative
MKPhi has taken on the task of revitalizing Music programs all across Mobile County. When The Organization was founded, most high school bands had at least 200 members, while the choirs had at least 100. The numbers are nothing like this in 2019. We believe this is because our middle school programs are nearly non-existent.
Through the 8th Notes initiative, operating on M.A.R.S. (Musicianship; Academic Readiness; and Service) - members of MKPhi will provide private lessons, tutoring sessions, and peer mentoring for young people Grades 3-8. This free program allows low income families access to the same opportunities as those who can easily participate in the fine arts.
We are proud to stand with, and extremely thankful for Mobile County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood who has appropriated $10K towards our efforts!
2018 - 2019 LEADERSHIP
MOBILE Alabama Stanza
Maestro: Bro. Tyler Spencer (Murphy)
Vice Maestro: Bro. Nehemiah Wheeler (Murphy)
2nd Vice Maestro: Bro. Tony Darrington (LeFlore)
Composer: Bro. Tyler Gunn (Murphy)
Metronome: Bro. Marquaris Jones-Smith (Blount)
Section Leader: Bro. Trayvon Hall (LeFlore)
Asst. Section Leader: Bro. Xavier Johnson (Davidson)
Adjudicator: Bro. Corbin Wilson (Murphy)
Amoroso: Bro. Austin Powe (Blount)
Music Librarian: Bro. Kyle Pettway (Blount)
Maestro = President; VM = VP of Service; 2nd VM = VP of Fellowship; Composer = Secretary; Metronome = Treasurer; Section Leader = Fraternal Education Officer; ASL = AFEO; Adjudicator = Sergeant-at-Arms; Amoroso = Chaplain; Music Librarian = Historian
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