Arts & Events

Theta’s Rock the CASA tonight



Tonight, Kappa Alpha Theta is hosting their first “Rock the CASA” event.

Seven bands will compete in a variety of categories, some determined by judges while others will be determined by the audience.

Five of the bands-Harshmellow, Young Ones, Rhinoceros Rex, Heart Strings and The Harlequins-include students from Puget Sound. The other two are Tacoma bands, Velocity and Wilde at Heart.

The bands cover a wide range of musical genres, from acoustic  to rock.

“The goal is to make this a casual event that everyone feels welcome at,” junior Katie Breece, the Chief Marketing Officer for Kappa Alpha Theta, said.

To achieve this goal, people will receive wristbands so that they can come and go as they please. There will also be a variety of other things to do, including a photo booth where students can get their pictures taken. All campus members are invited to participate.

“We really wanted to do something that appeals to the whole campus, not just the Greek community,” Breece added. “We know we have a musically-minded campus and community.”

Audience members will vote for their favorite bands by putting donations into jars. All proceeds from the event will go to the Pierce County Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).

CASA is Kappa Alpha Theta’s national philanthropy partner. CASA organizes volunteers who are paired with children going through the foster care system, providing a stable adult presence in their lives who can function as an advocate for them. The volunteers are often role models and mentors for the children. More information about CASA can be found at

Additional proceeds will go toward the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation, which provides scholarships for students.

“Because it is the first year, we are playing things by ear,” Breece said. She added that she hopes the event will grow to include the larger Tacoma community in the future.

Rock the CASA will be from 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 15 in the Rotunda. The tickets are $5 at the door, but bring extra cash to vote for your favorite bands and get your photo taken at the photo booth!

Harshmellow, Rhinoceros Rex, The Harlequins, Velocity, Wilde at Heart and Young Ones can all be found on Facebook. Help support University of Puget Sound bands by “liking” their pages!