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Gamma Pi Chapter of Delta Omicron Raises Funds for Allison Perno Fund

Money to benefit East Hills Middle School Music Students

Allison PernoBethlehem, Pa., April 8, 2013—The Gamma Pi Chapter of Delta Omicron will present a check for $1,200 to the Allison Perno Fund during the Moravian College Wind Ensemble’s Anniversaries and Student Work, on Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m., in Foy Concert Hall.

“This past summer, the Moravian College community suffered the loss of campus safety officer Joe Perno’s twelve-year old daughter. Her sudden death was crushing; she was an energetic and talented clarinetist, passionately involved in the music program at her middle school,” said Melissa Zirkel ’13 “ Over the past eight months, the members of the Gamma Pi Chapter of Delta Omicron have committed themselves to collecting donations for the Allison Perno Fund.”

“With well over $1,200 raised, a check will be presented at the Wind Ensemble Concert on Friday, April 19th, 2013, She continued. “All proceeds will be sent to East Hill Middle School towards a music scholarship. The members of D.O. will continue to collect donations toward this fund for the remainder of the school year. Officer Joe Perno and his family are very dear to our hearts; we support him, his family, and friends.”

The concert is the second “Anniversaries” wind ensemble concerts featuring Instrumental Concerto competition winner Ian Vogler, a senior baritone saxophonist. Included are three premiers specifically written for the ensemble by Michael McAndrew ’15, and Michael Battipaglia ’13. This performance will also be live-streamed on http://www.ustream.tv/channel/moravianlive.

General admission is $10, and $5 for students and seniors. Foy Hall is located on Moravian’s Hurd Campus in downtown historic Bethlehem, Pa. For further questions, please contact Bill Bauman of the Music Department at 610-861-1650 or email at music@moravian.edu.

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Bill Bauman of the Music Department at 610-861-1650 or email at music@moravian.edu at least one week prior to the event.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America’s sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College’s Web site at www.moravian.edu.