By Emily Margeson
Delta omicron professional music fraternity hosted one of two major fundraisers on campus Saturday. Students came and danced the night away at “Saturday Night Lights” in the Noel Fine Arts Center courtyard to support the fraternity.
Fundraising is important for groups like Delta Omicron as this fraternity helps give scholarships and donates money to other music organizations and events.
The music for Saturday Night Lights was provided by Dancin’ til Dawn, a DJ service operated in Wausau. The owner, Marshall De Lonay, is a junior here at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
“The people that came had a good time,” De Lonay said. “It’s always more fun to DJ when you have people that are enjoying themselves.”
The other major fundraiser held by the fraternity is the Spring Fling and will occur in April. This event is similar, but music will be provided by students in jazz ensemble.
“I would love to see more people at Spring Fling, especially people I haven’t seen at other events in the music department,” said Delta Omicron president, Cullen Sutherland.
Having more people at events reates a sense of community and allows students to make connections in different departments.
Spring Fling will be open to all students and feature swing dancing.
Members of this fraternity are responsible for ushering events, volunteering, helping with auditions, working at state solo ensemble, and most importantly promoting music on campus.
“There are always events going on here, I just don’t think everyone knows about them,” Sutherland said.
Promoting music on campus has been a major objective for Delta Omicron recently.
“Seeing new and different people at events is exciting for us,” Sutherland said.
Bringing people from all areas of campus to join in the excitement could bring a new meaning to concerts and events.
“We would really like to see the COFAC come together as a group and not just split up by departments,” said second vice president of the fraternity David Schoonover.