Rockin’ For Robbie

December 7, 2010 Jessica Hanevik

The Gustavus Adolphus chapter of the Sigma Sigma Sigma national sorority hosted it’s first annual Rockin’ for Robbie event. The event consisted of a Battle of the Bands competition and half of the proceeds went to Tri-Sigma’s national philanthropy, the Robbie Page Memorial, and the other half went to the Gillette Children’s Hospital in St. Paul.

Seven bands competed at this event:
• Down to Funk
• ¡Flash Bandango!
• Foreman
• Moe Merkin and the Electric Pussy
• No Thanks to You
• Polis
• Summer Says Hello
The winner was ¡Flash Bandango!, who received recording time at Two Fish Studios in Mankato for getting first place. Gustavus Tri-Sigma Treasurer Betsy Scherer said the scores were pretty even across the board when it came to the judges choice, so determining the winner came down to the audience’s vote.

The group is happy with the turnout for the event, which Scherer estimates to be about 150 people throughout the night. They raised around $2,500 total from the event, so each charity will receive over $1,000.

The Robbie Page Memorial, or RPM, supports children in play therapy in hospitals. RPM was started in memory of Robbie Page. He was the son of a former Tri-Sigma national president that developed polio. It began as a fund to help cure polio, but after the treatment was found, it switched to play therapy.

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