Campus Lights, "the longest running student produced and performed
the South," was founded by the Gamma Delta Chapter of
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America in 1938. The
originated as a fund raiser to pay for the fraternity's
chartering the Gamma Delta Chapter, the brothers decided to
Vaudevillian performances as a means to raise scholarship money
prospective music majors who would attend Murray State
University. During World
War II, the sisters of
Sigma Alpha Iota, Iota Beta Chapter, stepped in to "let
the show go on"
while the brothers of Gamma Delta went off to serve our
country. Upon return
from the war, a partnership emerged in an effort to keep the
that had begun with a concept called Campus Lights.
Today, the Gamma Delta Chapter and the Iota Beta Chapter
continue to produce
and perform shows. Campus Lights runs the last Thursday through
Sunday of the
month of January. Due to copyright laws, the organizations
decided to perform
musical theater works that are written by popular librettists
and composers of
our time. Recent performances have included: Guys and Dolls,
You, The Music Man, and, most recently, The
Wizard of Oz.
All proceeds from the show are given to the Department of Music
and every four
years one outstanding prospective student is honored with a
scholarship to attend Murray State University.
The brothers of Gamma Delta and the sisters of Iota Beta gladly
attendance at this year's show! Ticket information may be
contacting the Murray State University Department of Music at