Sigma Alpha Iota to Host Concert to Help Blues

Oklahoma Baptist University's women's music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota, is living out the high calling of God in Christ by lending a helping hand to Dr. Debbie Blue, senior vice president for academic services, and her husband, James, in their time of need.

Doctors diagnosed James Blue with a rare form of cancer last year. He has undergone treatment in both the United States and South Korea. To help raise funds for the Blues' medical bills and living expenses while he is seeking treatment, a benefit concert will be held Tuesday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium, located in the basement of Raley Chapel.

"This concert is an opportunity for the community to demonstrate its support for the Blues and to encourage them during their time of need," said Abigail Chaplin, a senior piano major and president of OBU's Sigma Alpha Iota chapter. "I encourage both students and faculty to attend."

The event is free and open to the public, and all proceeds will go to the Blues. The concert will include performances from the OBU music faculty with selections from musicals, operas and classical repertoire.

For more information about the Sigma Alpha Iota benefit concert, contact Abigail Chaplin via e-mail at

Sigma Alpha Iota is a national professional fraternity for women in music, which selects its members from students of earnest purpose, high personal character and marked talent. The local chapter sponsors a number of musical activities.