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Lily Altman, singer for Split Decision and third-year College student, feels that the community has been incredibly supportive of the formation of new relationships.

Jumping on the bandwagon — the U.Va. frat band epidemic

The hills of Charlottesville are alive with the sound of music — live music, that is. On any given Saturday, the soundtrack of Rugby Road almost certainly includes a myriad of voices singing along to covers of classic rock anthems performed by one of the many fraternity bands on Grounds. 

According to Isaac Henderson, step master of Iota Beta and fourth-year Education student, the Alphas incorporate movements in their performances intended to resemble that of an ape or cobra by bending their arms and knees into different poses that mimic the animals.

Step by step, Iota Beta discovers brotherhood through dance

Dating back to the mid-1900s, step dancing — or “stepping” — and strolling have become an integral part of Black fraternities and sororities across the United States. This is no exception to the Iota Beta chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., as they introduce their first-ever Stroll Like An Alpha competition to the greater University community this December.