Tuba Phi Tuba was organized on the campus of Virginia State University, and was founded on October 2nd, 1971 by the Honorable John Crawley. T-Phi is a fellowship of talented brass musicians, not a fraternity, who are focused on music in the HBCU world. We currently have 12 established Chapters that consist in the CIAA, MEAC, and the SIAC.
We act as a section of the band first and T-Phi second. Our fellowship was developed to be a role model for the band, the school, the community and other organizations. One of our main priorities is to promote music in a positive manor and to recruit other musicians to stay active in music. Our objectives are to support the band director and his staff to the best of our abilities, to at all times to put forth our best attitude and performance, to continuously be ready to lend a helping hand to fellow bandsmen, to always take responsibility for our actions, and keep our motivation and dedication at an all time high.
We promote musical and marching excellence through our program, by teaching students the history of their particular band and university through hard work, ethics, and leadership training. Through the years many of our members have gone on to become some of the best high school and college band directors in their field of study.
Since T-Phi always pushes for that extra step and that extra note, we are respected by our directors, fellow bandsmen and the university family. Our organization is unique from all others because it develops men and women of common goals and interests into bandsmen and musicians of great caliber which part of an elite marching musical machine, which was cut from a master mold and forged for excellence! We vow to continuously provide a positive attitude, performance, and to always conduct ourselves in high esteem. Our hope is to spark the interest of children and to get them involved in music programs. We also want to help our current music programs develop and continue in a positive direction. Tuba Phi Tuba recruits musicians and bonds with other brass players of common goals by respecting musicians of all kinds.
Brothers and Sisters of Tuba Phi Tuba