Phi Boota roota was introduced to Troy University by Bryden Atwater and Will Doty, who were brothers of the McNeese State University chapter. On October 5th, 1999, the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Phi Boota roota was officially recognized by Troy University (then Troy State University) as a student organization.

The Alpha Zeta chapter provides services to both the percussion studio of Troy University and the drumline of 'The Sound of the South'. They purchase, and build equipment when requested, and move equipment for such events as concerts, masterclasses, and honor bands. The Alpha Zeta chapter also provides an organization through which individuals may grow as brothers and achieve a heightened sense of percussive awareness.

Alpha Zeta Officers - 2020

  • President: JaCorey Benjamin

  • Secretary: Rory Johnson

  • Treasurer: Janiya Bankhead

  • Warden: Rory Johnson

  • Parliamentarian: Taylor Roberson

  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Adam Blackstock

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The Phi Boota roota Alpha Zeta Academic Excellence Scholarship was created to recognize the academic achievements of the members of AZ. Currently, this scholarship awards next semester's dues to the active member with the highest semester grade point average above 3.0, to encourage academic excellence among active members of the chapter. We are proud to announce Taylor Roberson as the first recipient of this award. Taylor achieved a 3.6 GPA during the fall 2018 semester while being involved in the Sound of the South Marching Band and while fulfilling requirements to join Phi Boota roota.


Taylor Roberson (Left) accepting the Scholarship Plaque from Alpha Zeta Alumni Kristy Wright (Right) 

Troy University - Alpha Zeta

Chapter Officers