Our brothers’ careers have been productive, constructive, spirited, and prosaic. They displayed impressive skills, talents, and abilities They were, and we continue to be, a beautiful and lively expression of our enduring fraternal beliefs, and that underlying harmony is far-reaching in expectation for all brothers’, undergraduate and graduate. It is the core of what our fraternal founders asserted in 1848 and 1874 and 1899: to live active, commendable, and responsible lives, and to build up community. Clearly and compellingly, they added, and continue to add, positive value at the local, state, national, global, and fraternal level because they engaged life fully and responsibly. In short, they were authoritative pillars throughout life. They were-are exemplary in their citizenship, character, and their sense of dutiful responsibility, and, in many instances, they were leading voices in their career fields. They prove that success of any kind does not occur by luck or accident, and we remember them because they continue to provide that message for our time. We have long been, from one generation to the next, proud to be Omega Mu Fijis. We continue to cherish our fraternal friendships, our shared memories, and our evolving, forward-focused history at the University of Maine. These things, above and beyond everything else, are the underlying rooted connections that make us proud to be Omega Mu Fijis. Why, after all, should we believe otherwise? Simply and clearly, year-after year, we have been doing it well since 1874, and we continue to do so now because we maintain a simple fraternal determination to succeed. Perge.
Omega Mu Portrait
Terschek F. Bye,
Omega Mu Years
Terschek F. Bye is first on the right on the front row.
1906 Christmas Party
University of Maine Clubs
University of Maine Glee Club
Terschek F. Bye, 2nd row, third in from the left.
University of Maine Orchestra
Terschek F. Bye, second row, second in from the left.
University of Maine Band
University of Maine Quartette
Terschek F. Bye, first on the right.
The Terschek Family Band
The Terschek Family Band played classical music throughout New England. They earned a favorable reputation, and in 1936 they performed in Carnegie Hall on March 14th. In addition to the family band, Terschek was a lawyer, and he owned a manufacturing company in Portland, Maine.
Carnegie Hall Concert
New York Times articles about the Terschek Family Band performing at
University of Maine Reunion in 1967
Terschek F. Bye, first row, second in from the right.
“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