Looking for something to do on a Saturday night? Why not have a great time and benefit a great charity.like Save the Music Foundation. Sigma Phi Epsilon, a WCU fraternity, is hosting the Barry Goslin Jr. Memorial Concert on Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Sykes ballroom. The tickets will cost $5 if purchased before the concert and $7 at the door. Tickets go on sale at the SSI window on Feb. 3. Along with music there will be food and an auction at the event.
Four bands are performing including Nothing But Excuses, Fusion, Shotgun Addiction and Arrangement. All the bands are from the Philadelphia area and have played at the local hotspot Grape Street Pub in Manayunk.
The concert will donate all proceeds to the Save the Music Foundation in honor of Barry Goslin Jr., a WCU alumni and Sigma Phi Epsilon brother, who died in January 2006 only one year after graduating from WCU.
“Barry loved all kinds of music,” said Mike Mezzasalma, a brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon who knew Goslin. Since music was such a large part of Goslin’s life, his brothers decided that, “It was the best way to honor his memory,” said Mezzasalma.
The VH1 Save the Music Foundation “Is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in America’s public schools and raising awareness about the importance of music as a part of each child’s complete education,” according to their Web site, www. vh1.com/partners/save_the_music. They have collected $34 million worth of new instruments, which they donated to schools.
This event is a special philanthropic event for Sigma Phi Epsilon, who usually sponsors events for National Youth AIDS and the American Heart Association. They have 30 members and have been recognized by West Chester University for 28 years.
This event still needs student organizations as sponsors. Any interested organizations can contact either John Dispaldo or Tim Mellor who are the main people running the event.