On Saturday, Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity and Kappa Delta Sorority cosponsored TCNJ Making the Band in the Cromwell Lounge. During the event, which attracted more than 100 people, participating fraternities and sororities competed with each other to prove they were the best performers. The participants came to the competition with a chosen song, dance and costumes, while the organizers provided them with “ridiculous instruments,” according to John Birckhead, secretary and risk management chair of Phi Alpha Delta.
The event was an opportunity to raise money for charity, aside from their usual food drives with Mercer Street Friends and a campus beautification project in which the fraternity regularly participates.
“The fraternity is always looking for new ideas and programs that are fun to put on at the College, and to raise money for charity,” Birckhead said.
In the end, Sigma Alpha Epsilon took home top prize in a tiebreaker between them and Phi Sigma Sigma.
Half of the proceeds from the event went to the Lauren Talbot Memorial Fund.
“(This fund is for) one of my students from my student teaching experience who passed away from a car accident in the rain about six weeks ago,” Birckhead said.
The remaining money was given to the winner, who kept half and donated the rest to their charity, the Children’s Miracle Network.