Instrument: Tuba, Voice
Major: Area Music Education
Initiation: Beta Theta, Fall 2003
High School, Hometown: Winamac Community High School, Winamac, IN
Big Sisters: Sarah Campbell, Stacie
Big Brother: Andrea Parrott
Little Sister: Brett Caragher
Little Brother: Austin
Birthday: March 28, 1985
Hobbies: shopping at Goodwill, loving
guinea pig), watching "Hamtaro," wasting time on the Internet, hanging
out with friends, music
Favorite Color: Purple
Fun Fact: Elaina loves grammar in ways that she thinks George W.
Bush would find appalling. She loves ellipses as well.
Why did you join Tau Beta Sigma?
"I joined Tau Beta Sigma because I wanted to devote
a portion of my otherwise free time to doing something
worthwhile, i.e. service to the band, as opposed to wasting
all of my free time. Now I waste only the remaining portions
of my free time."
What is your favorite part of being a sister in
"My favorite part of being a sister is the ...
sisterhood .... (I'm so eloquent!) It is great to know that
there are so many people that love you, and if you need
them, they are there for you."
What are your favorite Tau Beta Sigma activities?
"My favorite activities are Joint and Separate
Retreats. It is great to get to know brothers and sisters
that you hadn't really talked to before."
Which of the "Five Qualities" is most important to
"'Recognition and development of your intellectual
potential' is my favorite of the five qualities because I
think it is very important for everyone to use the intellect
they have been given. Some people are not given very much
Which of the "Eight
Essential Factors" is most important to you?
"'A truthfulness and honesty which instills a sense
of trust in others' is my favorite of the eight essential
factors. I think that anything a person says or believes is
wasted if the person is not honest."
The best thing about band is ...
"that it's the one place where I can be considered
'cool.' Not to mention the insane amount of hotness that
emanates from those people who direct us ...."