With UM’s spring semester now in full swing, here’s a look at all the things we accomplished last semester and what we have coming up this semester!
Last semester we got the pleasure of DJing at popular campus hangout, The Rathskeller. WVUM staff and the UM student body alike gathered to eat food, spend time with friends, and listen to music spun by WVUM DJs.
Phi Mu Alpha’s “Ampliphi”
Last fall we sponsored Phi Mu Alpha’s “Ampliphi,” a battle of the bands event. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is the University of Miami’s professional men’s music fraternity, and this year all proceeds raised went to Guitars Over Guns, a Miami-based nonprofit that provides music education for inner-city kids in Miami and Chicago. WVUM DJ’d the event throughout the night in between featured competing student acts Foxlove, The Step Dads, [X], and Kihouti with special guest performances from Phi Mu Alpha Vice President and Ampliphi chair Eitan Snyder as well as Unistiq, a band of Guitars Over Guns alumni. The event raised over $1,000 for Guitars Over Guns, and WVUM is excited it was involved in such a great philanthropy event.
III Points Party
It has become an annual tradition for WVUM to partner with the alternative music festival, III Points. This year we celebrated the campus on festival by bringing in popular and DJ Nick Leon, who performed at III Points this year. WVUM provided pizza (courtesy of The Big Cheese) and sno cones, while students sat by the Lakeview Patio Stage listening to Leon’s set, along with few other WVUM DJs.
Cat 5 Music Showcase
Cat 5 is a student-run organization that operates as a full-service music publishing company, searching to find placements in television, movie and commercial spots for the songs that are part of our continually expanding catalog. The showcase lineup consisted of entirely student acts showcasing their original songs. WVUM promoted the event and had its own table set up during the showcase.
This semester WVUM plans on being even more involved on the University of Miami’s campus! January 25, WVUM will be involved in UM’s Spring Involvement Fair, celebrating WVUM’s 5oth birthday in style with a pool party and live musicians, participating in Relay for Life, and we will be having Radiothon from February 25- March 3! WVUM has a lot coming up and we couldn’t do it without our dedicated listeners and followers.
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