Over the years, our Omega Mu brothers have been involved in many Maine Masque productions, including Charles L. Pfeiffer, Malcolm E. Fassett, Harry Lovely, Nathan F. True, Fernando T. Norcross, Theodore W. Haskell, Charles E. Stickney, Robert Irvine, William Demant, Evans B. Norcross, J. Richard Buck, Willam Keith, John D. Utterback, Harry P. Carle, Howard L. Farwell, Jacob M. Horne, Jr.; Bryant M. Patten, Sumner Waite, Norman D. Carlisle, Paul F. Slocum, Clifford H. George, Ernest F. Andrews, Robert S. Hussey, Elwood D. Bryant, Howard J. Stagg, III; Stanley T. Fuger, John T. Clark, John W. Ballou, George R. Berger, Robert D. Parks, Arthur B. Conner, Louis Louis H. Thibaudeau, Henry S. Simms, among many, many others! Praise for them is merited. Exhibiting diligence and discipline, these Omega Mu brothers, through many decades, brought a joyful vibrancy and communal vitality to the University of Maine community. What a superb gift to give the community, rich, alive, and inspiring. Significantly, many of our Omega Mu brothers were a driving force in many of the plays because of the impactful, leading roles that they often played, luring and capturing the imagination of the audience as they moved and glided, with apparent ease and poise, on the theater boards. By all reports in the Maine Campus and the Bangor Daily, their performances were quit affecting. The quality and depth of their disciplined art form joyfully enriched the lives of countless numbers of people.
Our Omega Mu Maine Masque theater brothers, just like our athlete brothers, are an enriching testament to what it means to be a fraternity brother in Omega Mu, and we are proud of their dedication, creativity, and commitment in adding such an important historic angle in our fraternal history at the University of Maine. They exemplify the good of what it means to be a positive part of the university community, and in doing so showing the good of fraternal culture. Attending a play is a special, spirited experience, and we are proud of the legacy of these brothers for their unbending commitment to the beautiful creative art and discipline of Maine Masque theater productions. These Maine Masque theater brothers make us proud, and their legacy in Maine Masque history continues to shine. They, too, like our Omega Mu athlete brothers, continue to enrich and strengthen our perseverant and determined fraternal identity, 149 years strong.
Omega Mu Maine Masque Brother
John D. Utterback,
Omega Mu Years
John D. Utterback's
1940 Snow Sculpture
"Dudley Utterback, designer and chief engineer of the winning statue in the Snow Sculpturing contest held at the University of Maine."
John D. Utterback's
1941 Snow Sculpture
"One of the finest examples of snow and ice sculpture a the carnival was 'spirit of light'.....It received first honorable mention. Dudley Utterback was the chief designer."
"Phi Gam's snow sculpture last week was probably the most beautiful this university has ever seen. There are those who say it should have had first place or nothing. Of course, its connection with the carnival was pretty remote. But if barred from first place for that reason, why was is given any mention. Because
it was too good to ignore."
"Phi Gamma Delta held a mid-winter tea dance Saturday afternoon and evening with Watie Akin's orchestra
furnishing the music."
"Phi Gamma Delta held its annual spring formal (1940) Friday evening with
Lou Paul and his orchestra playing."
Louis Thibodeau and Dudley Utterback
Omega Mu Main Masque Brothers
Dudley Utterback, Private Jessell
“What if the space be long and wide,
That parts us from our brother’s side
A soul-joined chain unites our band,
And memory links us hand in hand.”
(Phi Gamma Delta fraternity song)
Chip Chapman, ’82