MYPAA Announces Memphis Sound Alumni Association

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Members, Staff, and Volunteer Alumni of Memphis Sound now have an official place within MYPAA (Mid-South Youth Performing Arts Association). The Association is charged with keeping the Memphis spirit alive through events, fundraisers, volunteerism, and various other projects.

Will McAlister and Jonathan Annis have been selected as Co-Coordinators for the Alumni Association.. Will McAlister marched in the Memphis Sound Quad line in 2005 and came back to serve as the Quad Section Leader for the 2007 World Championship Season. Will met his fiancé (Ashley Burgess) while marching with Memphis Sound. Will is a 2008 University of Alabama Graduate with a BA in History with a Theatre minor. Will currently resides in Arkansas. Jonathan Annis marched in the Memphis Sound Brass Line as a Euphonium player in 2006. He is working to finish his Bachelor’s in Music Composition & Saxophone Performance from Carson-Newman College. Jonathan currently resides in Tennessee.

Membership in the Association is restricted to Members, Staff, and Volunteer Alumni of Memphis Sound. Dues collected from the Alumni Association goes directly into a scholarship fund for current members of the corps. All paid Alumni Association members will have a chance to decide on which students should receive scholarship and percentage of their dues that are covered.

Membership levels:

$10 Basic Membership – Receive a Free ‘We Bleed Purple’ Bumper Sticker

$25 Sustaining Membership – Above plus an Alumni Association T-shirt

$50 Board Membership (Alumni Board) – Above plus a Lifetime

Discount Pass good for 10% off purchases and all MYPAA/Memphis Sound/Forte controlled events for life. There are only 40 passes available, and enrollment is closed by November 1, 2009.

**If an Alumnus wants to participate in both the Uniform Reservation and Board Membership plans, they can submit both forms with a total of $100 and take advantage of both programs as a combo/discount

For more information about Memphis Sound Alumni Association please visit our webpage –; Contact us via email at director [at] memphisdrumcorps [dot] org ; or leave a voice mail for the corps – (901) 405-9476

Please mail to MSAA 1779 Kirby Parkway, Suite # 1-93 Memphis, Tennessee 38138

Posted by on Saturday, July 4th, 2009. Filed under DCI Open.