Panther Portrait: Maucker Union piano smashing

SIERRA STEEN, Managing Editor | [email protected]

On Friday, Oct. 20, students walking by Maucker Union were invited to put on safety gear, grab a hammer and smash away at an old piano.

The event was held by the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity, a Greek organization consisting of music and non-music majors serving the UNI School of Music. Students wishing to partake were charged a dollar for two hits, with the money going towards the non-profit educational charity Music For All, which supports music education by providing opportunities for students across America to participate in music.

Jason Andriano, vice president of the fraternity and junior music education major, was one of the volunteers at the booth.

“Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia decided to do the piano smashing for students to release some stress and to get out and do something fun,” Andriano said.

By the end of the event, the ground was covered in piano keys, wood splinters and other remnants of the unconventional fundraising event.