X hits on this document

PDF document

Protocol & Etiquette Manual - page 15 / 59

125 views

0 shares

0 downloads

0 comments

15 / 59

    • ix.

      When singing the hymn, NO member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. shall be excluded from the circle.

    • x.

      When the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. hymn is sung in the presence of a Brother, he should not exclude himself from the circle.

    • xi.

      Brothers may substitute the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Hymn for the Sweetheart song. However, when this is done, brothers should form a semi-circle as no one other than a Brother is allowed inside the inner circle of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

  • xii.

    Should a Brother come to the circle after the Hymn has begun, he should wait for a suitable moment to join the circle (during the chorus between verses) thus minimizing any disruption. Should a large number of Brothers come to the circle, they should form an outer second circle around the first circle.

  • xiii.

    Brothers are reminded that the words to the chorus are “We cherish thy precepts, thy banner shall be raised.” not “We’ll.”

  • xiv.

    When singing the hymn, NO one should attempt to add content, style, flare, or modify it from its original refrain.

  • xv.

    An official copy of the National Fraternity Hymn is in Attachment C.

    • 5.2

      The Official Alpha Phi Alpha Sweetheart Song of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

        • i.

          This song is sung in honor of an Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Queen or Sweetheart.

      • ii.

        The Queen(s) or Sweetheart(s) should stand or sit in the circle of Brothers only when this song is sung.

      • iii.

        Brothers may substitute the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Hymn for the Sweetheart song. However, when this is done, brothers should form a semi-circle as no one other than a Brother is allowed inside the inner circle of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. This should be rare since the words of the Alpha Hymn are not geared toward the sweetheart but to the brotherhood. Brothers should learn the Sweetheart song!

      • iv.

        This song may be utilized to salute a bride of a Brother on her wedding day. In this case, the bride sits in the center and the Brothers will form a circle to sing this designated song. Brothers may substitute the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Hymn for the Sweetheart song. However, when this is done, brothers should form a semi-circle as no one other than a Brother is allowed inside the inner circle of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc

        • v.

          A copy of the Official Alpha Phi Alpha Sweetheart Song is included in Attachment D

      • vi.

        To hear the music to the Official Alpha Phi Alpha Sweetheart Song, please click below:

5.3

SweetheartSongMusicOnly.wav The Official Alpha Phi Alpha Toast Song of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

5.4

  • i.

    This song is sung to provide a toast to another Brother(s).

  • ii.

    This song may be performed at any time.

  • iii.

    This song is appropriate to salute a Brother on his wedding day.

  • iv.

    A copy of the Official Alpha Phi Alpha Toast Song is in Attachment E.

Other Alpha Songs and Chants

    • i.

      Alpha songs and chants are a long tradition of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

  • ii.

    All such songs should be in good taste and consistent with the decorum of an Alpha Man.

  • iii.

    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. songs and chants should never utilize profanity, defame another Fraternity or Sorority, or cast dispersion on any group or individual and should conform to the National Pan-Hellenic Council Step Show Policy http://www.nphchq.org/resources.htm.

  • iv.

    A sample list of Legacy Songs and Chants is in Attachment F.

5.5

T h e O f f i c i a l N a t i o n a l F r a t e r n i t y P r a y e r o f A l p h a P h i A l p h a F r a t e r n i t y , I n c . This is the official prayer of the fraternity. When recited, Brothers are to remove any hats or hat-like garments, bow their heads and close their eyes. The official prayer should be recited at the end of the singing of the Official National Fraternity Hymn of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. In cases where time will not permit the singing of the Official Fraternity Hymn in official meetings, i. ii. iii. iv.

the fraternity prayer may be recited.

15

15th Draft 9/18/07

Document info
Document views125
Page views125
Page last viewedSat Dec 03 11:12:13 UTC 2016
Pages59
Paragraphs1951
Words22229

Comments