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Vol u m e 14, I ssu e 1 Rook i e Ed i t i on

Sep t em ber 3, 2019

THE SUNDODGER A Pu bl i cat i on of K ap p a K ap p a Psi , Gam m a Ch ap t er

Wh y is you r sect ion t h e best ? | p. 2

M ap of t h e Ave | p. 4

How t o m an age you r sch edu le w it h HM B| p. 5

INTHISISSUE... Cover by Dylan Majewski, Alto Sax

02 W h y is you r section th e best? 04 Best pl aces on th e Ave 05 H ow to m an age you r sch edu l e with H M B: Avoid th e str ess

WHAT IS KAPPA KAPPA PSI? Kappa Kappa Psi is a student service and leadership recognition society whose chief aim is to assist the Director of Bands in developing the leadership and enthusiasm that is required of their band. Our goals are to provide the band not only with organized and concentrated service activities, but to give our membership valid and wholesome experiences in organization, leadership and social contacts. The Fraternity is presently located in over 150 colleges and universities nationwide. On the local level, chapter responsibilities include numerous concentrated service projects as well as providing the intangible items of morale, spirit, enthusiasm, atmosphere and attitude within the band.


Membership in Kappa Kappa Psi is an educational and service activity as well as a social one. And it is this kind of activity that enriches the band student?s life and sharpens an appreciation for both the best in Music and what it takes to achieve it. It is to this end that our National Fraternity is dedicated, and we cordially invite your participation in this effort.



ach section in HMB has its own unique cultures

and traditions. As a rookie, you have the chance to bond with people in your section over the coming

season. So, what makes your particular section the best? Find out below! PICCOLOS

The trumpets think they are the best section because of the camaraderie between musicians. They are a social

The piccolos have

section, bond

a lot of fun

quickly, and are

choreography and

regulars at Red

have some of the

Robin. They are

best marching.

the most spirited

They are a positive

section and

and hardworking section and hey, playing the

always playing the melody is the cherry on top.

melody most of the time is pretty neat.

TROM BONES The trombones know how to have fun in any situation. They are an extremely diverse section but they still feel like a family, especially with Bone Breakfasts after game days. They are also the most musical section!

SAXOPHONES The saxes think they are the best section because they can unabashedly be themselves. They are there to support and push each other to be their best selves. Their section creates a feeling of belonging to a family. Saxes Never Die!


M ELLOPHONES The mellophones always know how to lighten the mood and get hyped for game day. They work hard, play harder at Buffalo Wild Wings, and don?t believe in birds.

BARITONES The baritones think they are the best section because they are the loudest section. They have the best dance moves and were quoted saying ?sorry piccolos.? They always have a fun time together as a section. CLARINETS The clarinets think they are the best section due to their healthy culture. When there are debates and disagreements, they serve to strengthen the section instead of tearing it apart. There is much section love that provides a place to bring out a little bit of their weird side.

DRUM LINE The drumline is literally the heartbeat of the band. They exemplify preparation, are very detail oriented, and SOUSAPHONES The sousaphones are a very diverse group of people but


are a tight-knit family because they are always willing to work together. They definitely need that because of "Vertical Playhouse" on game days.

the cleanest (musically) section.

W HERE TO GO ON THE AVE! By Andreas Phillips, Clarinet and Monica Mursch, Alto Sax


niversity Way, better known as "The Ave," is a stretch of city blocks filled with go-to restaurants

and hang out spots. Whether you're grabbing lunch at Mee Sum or shopping for Husky gear at the bookstore, you'll find everything you need on The Ave! Here are some of our favorites:





Boba An d Desser t s -

Boba Up


Sweet Alchemy


Kung Fu Tea


Beetle Cafe

Rest au r an t s -

University Kitchen


Samurai Noodle


Thaiger Room


Noodle Nation


Mee Sum


Byrek & Baguette


Pho Than Brothers


Cafe On The Ave


Alladin Gyro-Cery


Pho Thy Thy

Cof f ee -

Cafe Solstice


Cafe Allegro




Ugly Mug Cafe

Book st or e -

The University Bookstore



they actually had the time for

memorizing music so you

but also to assess people's

organize time with your section

lives as a whole, outside of

leader or other rookies to

through audition day. Being a part of the Husky

and including HMB. Your

rehearse. Ask for help when it's

section leader would rather


Marching Band is one of the

have a heads up that you have

most fun, rewarding

prior commitments than think

experiences of your college

you're flaky based on your

career. But with four

behavior later on."


ongrats! You made it

rehearsals a week, sectionals, and game days, it can be pretty stressful to focus on

Kn ow it ?s ok ay t o st ep ou t som et im es "The other thing would be to realize you can't give 100% to

Be h on est w it h you r self , ask f or h elp w h en you n eed it

everything (school, outside activities, social life, sleep) all

"It is possible to do all, but

the time and that it's okay!!! It's

only if you are honest about

okay that some days you'll

when you need help or when

procrastinate homework to go

you need to step out a bit.

out with your section and other

Maybe you have to become a

days maybe you need a

shadow for a week so you can

raincheck because you have a

Pr ior it ize an d com m u n icat e

read your class notes on the

huge exam."

"I would say the number one

sidelines. Maybe another

Here are a few more tips to get

thing is to identify your

week you're having trouble

you through football season:

school or work as well. Here are some helpful tips on balancing HMB with your schedule from previous Alto Sax section leader Sofia Dolce:

priorities during the fall season and communicate that as soon as possible to your respective leader. As a section leader maybe that's your co-section leader or HMB staff, but as a member definitely give your section leader a rundown of what your fall looks like. That allowed me to understand not just the level of performance


Above: Members of the brass sections at a football game

Sophomore Astrid Martin throws a dubs up while marching in the Zone

Google calen dar (or an alt er n at ive) is ever yt h in g! Whether it?s using your phone?s calendar or writing in a physical planner, it really helps to have all of your events and responsibilities visible in one place. That way, you won?t miss any important deadlines that may have slipped your mind. It also lets you find gaps in your schedule that you can use to study, relax, or practice your music! Fin d con n ect ion s t h r ou gh HM B There are over 240 people in this band. Odds are, at least one of them will have the same major or be in the same club as you. Reach out to them! Everyone has been a rookie at some point and will be glad to offer you some advice. Hopefully these tips will help you be more prepared to tackle fall quarter and make the most out of your time in and outside of band. Good luck!


Questions about Kappa Kappa Psi? Feel free to ask us!

Bayl or Bl ai r Pr esident gam m apr es@gm

An dr eas Ph i l l i ps Vice Pr esident gam m avicepr es@gm

Thank you for reading! Go Dawgs!

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