The Theta Lambda chapter of Tau Beta Sigma was installed on Auburn’s campus on May 24, 1992. We currently have thirty-one Active sisters, twenty-five female and six male members, and we serve the Auburn University Music Department.
Within the 2016-2017 school year, our sisters recorded over 1335 service hours through our chapter projects for our band and our community. For our marching band, we assist with all aspects of uniform organization, maintenance, and distribution, and we ensure that our band members are looking their best. Outside of this, we also assist with Summer Band Camps and Honor Bands hosted by the Music Department, and we help with setup for our ensemble rehearsals.
Our chapter is also very involved with service to our community. In 2016-2017, we partnered with local scholls to help out at All-State Band auditions and the MPA Festival. We partner with Kappa Kappa Psi to from AU Rock Stars, a group that goes to high school football games and joins the high school marching band to play stand tunes during the game. AU Rock Stars also performed stand tunes and sang Christmas Carols at a local nursing home. Theta Lambda organized two Scouts Days over the past year. We helped local Boy Scouts ad Girls Scouts earn their music merit badge by making DIY instruments, learning about music around the world, and trying out different instruments.
Theta Lambda strives to participate in District and National projects as well, and we hosted the 2016 Southeast District Convention at Auburn University along with the Pi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi. We were recognized at the Southeast District Convention in 2017 for completing every requirement in the Focus on Five Campaign. We also hosted two Women in Music speakers.
We are also a very social group of sisters, regularly hosting events with Auburn’s Kappa Kappa Psi, Sigma Alpha Iota, and Phi Mu Alpha chapters, including a Halloween social, a semiformal, and our annual music organization Spring Formal.
We were honored and excited to be named a 2015 Chapter Leadership Award Finalist. War eagle!
Theta Lambda Chapter
Serving the Bands at Auburn University
The Theta Lambda chapter of Tau Beta Sigma was installed at Auburn University on May 24, 1992. There were 36 colonizing members, and their President was Tracy Moore. Theta Lambda’s first sponsor was Dr. Timothy Kelley, and its big sister chapter was the Alpha Omega chapter at Florida State University.
In 2001, Theta Lambda became the largest chapter of Tau Beta Sigma in the country with 101 members. It has also been a finalist for the Grace and A. Frank Martin Chapter Leadership Award six times and received the prestigious award at the 2001 National Award at Corpus Christi, Texas. Theta Lambda has had four little sister chapters over the years – Eta Lambda at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Iota Delta at the University of West Georgia, Iota Sigma at Huntingdon College, and Theta Sigma at Miles College. Theta Lambda’s current sponsor is Dr. Nikki Gross.
For more information about how we participate in the four pillars of Tau Beta Sigma, follow the links below!