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Uponembar ki ngi nt ocol l egebandpr ogr ams , Ihavebeenaf f or dedwi t hs omes peci al oppor t uni t i es .Her eatGeor gi aSt at eUni ver s i t y, ourmar chi ngbandpr ogr am i scur r ent l yi ni t s t hi r ds eas ons i ncet hes t ar tofourf oot bal lt eam j us tt wos hor tyear sago.Ourchapt erofKappa KappaPs i ,t heNuAl phaChapt er ,i scur r ent l y i t ss econdyears i ncebei ngacol onyand cr os s edi t sAl phacl as st hi spas ts pr i ng2012. Thi snewnes sbr i ngsaboutnotonl yexci t ement , butal s ot hechancet obui l d“ Nu”t r adi t i ons andl egaci esi nouruni quepr ogr ams . I ,aswel lasmos toft hemember soft he NuAl phaChapt er ,am achar t ermemberoft he Geor gi aSt at eUni ver s i t ymar chi ngband.Thi si sas peci al pr i vi l eget hatmos tcol l egebandmembercannots ayt hatt heyhavehad. Wehaveaver yuni quepr ogr am her et hati sar ef l ect i onoft hel i vel yanddi ver s eci t yt hatwel i ve i n.Ours t udent s ,s choolandcommuni t ys howeruswi t hs uppor tandpr ai s eandwear et r ul ygr at ef ulf or t hem.Bei ngi ndownt own,s pacei sof t enl i mi t ed,butwehavef oundwayst owor kar oundt hi s .Wepr act i ce onas t at eoft hear tAs t r oTur ff i el dt hatwes har ewi t ht hef oot bal lt eam,whom t hemar chi ngbandhasagr eat r el at i ons hi pwi t h.Forourhomes t adi um,wehavet hepr i vi l egeoft hedomebei ngourhomeever yweek. Si nceourf i r s tper f or mancei nt hedomewehaver ockedt hecr owdwi t hourf ul lr ockband,andhavehad t heener gyt omat ch.Thr oughhar dwor kanddedi cat i on,wehavegot t ent owher ewear enow whi l e bui l di ngat r adi t i onands et t i ngas t andar dofexcel l encef ort hegener at i onst of ol l ow. Ihaveal s ohadt hehonort obeamemberoft heAl phacl as soft heNuAl phaChapt erofKappaKappaPs i . Bei ngi nt hef i r s tcl as s ,myl i nebr ot her s ,al ongwi t ht hechar t ermember s ,havebeen abl et os ett he f oundat i onands t r uct ur eofwhatourchapt erwi l lbecome.Thusf arwear eaver ydi ver s echapt ers ur et o gr ow wi t hourmanypr os pect i vemember s .Wehavebr ot her sofmanyr acesaswel lasmaj or sr angi ngf r om ar t ,t obi ol ogy,t obus i nes s .Aswet akeont hechal l enget obui l dachapt erands et“ Nu”t r adi t i ons ,t heNu Al phachapt erwi l lcont i nuet o“ St r i vef ort heHi ghes t ! ”


WhatDoWeDoNow? Beta Xi ,Uni versi ty of Flori da

byRebeccaSnead

Not wos emes t er sar et hes amei nt hewor l dofTauBet a Si gma.Youhavenew Si s t er st hatj us tcr os s ed,Si s t er st hat havegr aduat ed,new s er vi cepr oj ect s ,new of f i cer sandi t nevers eemst o end.Chapt er s ,duet ot hever ynat ur eof bei ng a col l ege and uni ver s i t y or gani zat i on,ar e al ways havi ngpeopl el eaveandpeopl ecome.Somes emes t er syou exper i encel ar genumber sofgr aduat esorpeopl et hathave t ol eavef orot herr eas onsandt henot hers emes t er si tf eel s l i kenoonehasl ef t .Somet i mesoncet hos eSi s t er sl eave,or eveni nt hemont hsl eadi ngupt ot hen,t her ear eyounger Si s t er swonder i nghow i nt hewor l dwi l lwemanageever yt hi ngwi t houtt hi sper s onort hatper s on?Over t hel as ts ever als emes t er sBet aXihashadal ar genumberofgr aduat esl eaveduet ol ar gercl as s esi n 20072008ands l i ght l ys mal l ert hanaver agemember s hi pcandi dat ecl as s es .Thes enumberf l uct uat i ons havel ef ts omeSi s t er swonder i ngwhati sgoi ngon… We’ vemanaged.Overt hes ummerwehadt wodi f f er ent commi t t eeswor ki ngt omakechangest oourMember s hi p Educat i on pr ogr am and our Cons t i t ut i on.We’ ve made changess ot hatal lar easofourchapt erar emovi ngi nan upwar dsdi r ect i onas ef f ect i vel yandef f i ci ent l yaspos s i bl e. Wehavecont i nuedt opr ovi deour350pi ecemar chi ngband wi t hs er vi ceaswel lasal lofourconcer tens embl es .Thi spas t s ummer17Si s t er st r avel edwi t ht hePr i deoft heSuns hi net o per f or m att he 2012 SummerOl ympi cs .Des pi t el os i ng near l yt hi r t ySi s t er s ,i ncl udi ngt hr eepas tdi s t r i ctof f i cer s ,t o gr aduat i onovert hel as tt woyear swear es t i l lf i ndi ngways t os er veourbandi nnew waysandt ohavej us tass t r ongofachapt er ,des pi t es mal l ernumber s .The chapt err oom neveri mpl odedandt her ewer enodi s as t er s .Weevenhavet enmember s hi pcandi dat est hi s s emes t er .Onet hi ngwehavel ear nedasachapt eri st hatevenwhenyout hi nkt her emaynotbe… t her e wi l lal waysbes omeonet her et os t epupandt of i l lt hathol e.Thechapt err oom i sf ul lofl eader s( s ome qui etands omevocal ) ,andi tj us tt akess omet i met os eeever yone’ spot ent i al Wecan’ twai tt os eeever yoneatDLC,Mar chf orMus i candSED Convent i oni nt hes pr i ng!


Fos t e r i ng

Good Relati onshi ps

Ot he rMus i c alOr g ani z at i o ns Onbehal fofEps i l onAl pha,wear eal lexci t edf ort he comi ngyear .Fort hepas tf ew s emes t er s ,wehave beengai ni ngmor al eandi ni t i at i vei nt heendeavor s t hatwehavedeci dedt ounder t akeandhavegr own i nt oachapt ert hatwecanbeevenmor epr oudof . However ,muchofourpas ts ucces swasnotachi eved al lbyour s el ves .Att heUni ver s i t yofSout hCar ol i na, t her ear ef ourmus i calgr eekor gani zat i ons :TauBet a Si gma,KappaKappaPs i ,Si gmaAl phaI ot a,andPhi MuAl pha.Unt i lj us taf ew s emes t er sago,t hef our or gani zat i onsdi d noti nt er actorcor r es pond much wi t heachot her ,es peci al l yi nt er msofs er vi ngt heUSCSchoolofMus i cand t heMi ght ySoundoft heSout heas t .However ,wi t hi nt hel as tf ew s emes t er st hef ouror gani zat i onsbegan t ohavemor epl anned,s oci ali nt er act i onsal ongwi t hhavi ngmor es er vi cecol l abor at i onsatUSC.Ican conf i dent l ys ayt hatouri ncr eas edcol l abor at i onwi t heachot herhasnotonl ymadeeachor gani zat i on f unct i on mor eef f i ci ent l yi n ourdut i est os er vemus i c,buthasal s o cr eat ed as ens eoff ami l yand camar ader i ebet weent he mus i calgr eekor gani zat i ons . Asar es ul toft hef our T OPROVI DEAME ANI NGF ULANDWORT HWHI L ESOCI AL or gani zat i onsj oi ntr el at i ons , E X PE RI E NCEF ORAL LE NGAGE DI NCOL L E GI AT EBANDWORK, AND weal lhaveexpandedt hes oci al T OCOOPE RAT EWI T HOT HE RMUSI CALORGANI Z AT I ONSAND ands er vi ceeventpos s i bi l i t i esat SOCI E T I E SI NE VE RYMANNE RCONSI ST E NTWI T HOURMUT UAL ourdi s pos al .Speci f i cal l y,Iwi l l PURPOSE SANDT HOSEOFT HEI NST I T UT I ONATWHI CH t al kbr i ef l yabouts omeoft he CHAPT E RSAREL OCAT E D. benef i t st hatEps i l onAl phahas achi evedf r om ournewf ound,encour agi ngr el at i ons hi pswi t ht heot hert hr eeor gani zat i ons . Ast heor gani zat i onsofΤΒΣandΚΚΨ atUSChavebecomecl os er ,wehaveconnect edourmember s hi p pr oces s esi nmor ewayst hanwehavepr evi ous l ydone.Fi r s t l y,dur i ngourr us hweek,wehol dj oi nt i nf or mat i onal sands oci alevent st oaccl i mat et hos ei nt er es t edi nj oi ni ngei t heror gani zat i ont ot hei deat hat wear eonef ami l ys epar at edbyt wodi s t i nctor gani zat i ons .OnceMEC’ sandpr os pect i vesar echos en,bot h or gani zat i onsVPM’ swor kcl os el yt oget hert oas s i gnappr opr i at ebi gsands etdat esf orcer t ai nevent s . Dur i ngt hepr oces s ,notonl ydot heMEC’ sandt hePr os pect i veshavebi gs i s t er s / br ot her si nt heoppos i t e or gani zat i on,t heyal s ohavet ogets i gnat ur esf r om andhavei nt er vi ewswi t hmember soft heoppos i t e or gani zat i on i n or dert o compl et et hepr oces s .Al s o,t het wo or gani zat i onshavej oi ned t oget hert o par t i ci pat ei n‘ Cl eanCar ol i na’onceamont h,wher ebot hor gani zat i onsgett oget herandcl eant hear ea out s i deoft heSchoolofMus i candt heMar chi ngBandBui l di ng.Ont opoft hes ecombi nedef f or t s ,t he or gani zat i onsengagei nmanyr ecr eat i onalact i vi t i est oget herj us tf orf unandor gani zat i onbondi ng.Asa r es ul toft hi si ncr eas edr el at i onbet weenbot hor gani zat i ons ,eachor gani zat i onhascr eat eda“ Soci al


Epsi lon Alpha, Uni versi ty of South Caroli na ByChr i s t i anBai l ey

Chai r ”pos i t i on,i nwhi chheors henotonl ypl anss oci alevent sf orj us tt hei rownchapt er s ,butal s owi t h bot hasaj oi ntor gani zat i on.Icoul dgoonandonaboutt heact i vi t i est hatΤΒΣandΚΚΨ col l abor at i vel y engagei n,andasar es ul thavecr eat edf ort heor gani zat i onsamor ecommunal ,f ami l yat mos pher ewhi l e al s oexpandi ngt hepos s i bi l i t i esf ors er vi cepr oj ect s . Thought her el at i ons hi pbet weenΤΒΣandΚΚΨ hasbeens i gni f i cant l ygr owi ngf ort hepas tcoupl eof year s ,ourr ecenti nvol vementwi t hΣΑΙandΦΜΑhasbeenamor er ecenti mpr ovement .Bef or er ecent l y, t heonl yi nt er act i onst heor gani zat i onshadwer et heannualMi s t l et oeBal li nt hewi nt erandt heannual Fi el dDay( dayofout dooract i vi t i es )i nt hes ummerbet weenal lf ouror gani zat i ons .However ,wi t hi nt he pas tyear ,t her el at i onsbet weent hef ouror gani zat i onshavegr owns i gni f i cant l y.Fort hef i r s tt i mei nUSC hi s t or y,t hef ouror gani zat i onMus i cChai r sgott oget herandpl annedf oraj oi ntmus i cal ebet weenal lf our gr oupsi nt hes pr i ngof2012.Theeventwasar es oundi ngs ucces swi t hahugecr owdandi thasnow becomeat r adi t i on f ort her et o beaj oi ntmus i cal eever ys pr i ng.Hopef ul l y,t hi swi l lpr omptmor e t r adi t i onsbet weent hef ouror gani zat i ons .Al ongwi t hgr oupact i vi t i es ,ourgr owi ngr el at i onswi t hΣΑΙand ΦΜΑ hasi ncr eas edouri nvol vementi nt heSchoolofMus i c,andt hr oughΣΑΙwehavet akenons ome s er vi ceoppor t uni t i eswi t ht heSchoolofMus i cf acul t y.Thi si saver ypr omi s i ngs t ar tt ot hebegi nni ngofa gr eatr el at i ons hi pbet weent hef ouror gani zat i ons . Themai npoi ntt hatIam emphas i zi ngher ei st o encour age you,i fyou ar e ata uni ver s i t y or col l eget hathasanyot hermus i calor gani zat i on ot hert hanΤΒΣ,t ot aket hei ni t i at i vet obet t ert he r el at i ons hi pyouhavewi t ht hos egr oups .Ourf i f t h pur pos es t at es t he f ol l owi ng:“ To pr ovi de a meani ngf ulandwor t hwhi l es oci alexper i encef or al lengaged i n col l egi at e band wor k,and t o cooper at ewi t hot hermus i calor gani zat i onsand s oci et i esi n ever y mannercons i s t entwi t h our mut ualpur pos esandt hos eoft hei ns t i t ut i onat whi chchapt er sar el ocat ed. ”Byuphol di ngt hi s pur pos e,Iknow f i r s t handt hati twi l li ncr eas enot j us tt heamountofs er vi ceyouwi l lpr ovi def ort he band,buti twi l lf or m abr oaderf ami l yofpeopl ewhoar eal lwor ki ngt owar dsas i mi l argoal :t oai dt hear t ofmus i c.


MuI o t aRe ac hi ngOut t ot heCo mmuni t y MuI ota,Jacksonvi lle State Uni versi ty

byAnt oni oFer r el l

St ar t i ngFal l2010,ourVi cePr es i dentofSer vi ce,Laur enNowak,andt hes er vi cecommi t t eecameup wi t ht hei deat oat t endl ocalhi ghs choolf oot bal lgamest os how ours uppor tf orourl ocalbands .We s t ar t edt hi sbecaus ewet houghti twoul dbeagr eatwayt os how ours uppor tf orl ocalhi ghs chool s .We know t hatnotever yonegoest ocol l egeorcont i nuest obei nbandbeyondhi ghs chool ,s owet houghti t woul dbeagr eatoppor t uni t yt ogi vet hes eki dsachancet opl aywi t honeoft hebes tmar chi ngbandsi n t hecount r y. Thes t udent sar eal waysecs t at i ct os eeusandf ort heoppor t uni t y t opl aywi t hus .Theyar eal waysbur s t i ngwi t hques t i onsabout col l ege,t heMar chi ngSout her ner s ,ourf r at er ni t y,andt heyj us t l ovet ohaveconver s at i onswi t hus .TheMar chi ngSout her ner sar e aver ywel l knownband,es peci al l yi nourr egi onoft hes t at e,s o t heyar eal wayst hr i l l edt os eeuss how up.Wear ef r equent l y s t oppedbyf anst hanki ngusf ors howi ngupandt el l i ngushow muchi tmeantt ot heki dsandhow gr eati twast ohearus .We al s os aw t hi sasagr eatoppor t uni t yt or ecr ui tf orours chool ,band pr ogr am,andchapt er .Whent hes t udent ss eeourent hus i as mf orour bandandf r at er ni t y,i tr enewsas par ki nt hem andget st hem exci t edandt hi nki ngaboutj oi ni ngacol l ege band,whi chi sourover al lgoal -t opr omot et heexi s t enceandwel f ar eofcol l egeanduni ver s i t ybands .I t ’ s t hes mal lt hi ngsl i ket hes et hats wayt heopi ni onofs omeonet ogot oours chooloveranot herandt o cont i nuet obei nt hebandpr ogr am. Smal lr ecr ui t mentact i vi t i esl i ket hi sar et hes ecr ett ot hes i zeofourband.Wehaveovera400member bandatas choolofar ound9, 000s t udentenr ol l ment ,whi chi sal i t t l eunus ualt os ee.Wes t ar t edget t i ng t hewor doutbycont act i ngdi r ect or sas ki ngi fwecoul dj oi nt hem att hei rgames ,andmos tl ovedt hei dea andwel comedust oj oi nt hem.Thewor dhass pr eadoft hi ss er vi ceandhow mucht hes t udent senj oyi t t hatmos tdi r ect or scont actusr eques t i ngt hatwej oi nt hem.Unf or t unat el y,weonl yhaver oom i nour s chedul est ogot oaboutf ourorf i vehi ghs choolgamesas eas ons owet r y t omi xupwher ewegoeachs eas ont opl aywi t hever yone.Sot hatwepl ay wi t hasmanys chool saspos s i bl e,af t ert he3r dquar t er ,weal s ogot ot he vi s i t i ngs chool ’ sbandt opl aywi t ht hem f ort her emai nderoft hegame.Thi s s er vi ces t ar t edwi t hj us tourchapt erbutqui ckl yPhiMuAl pha,Si gmaAl pha I ot a,andot hermar chi ngbandmember ss t ar t edas ki ngi ft heycoul dj oi nus , andwewer emor et hanhappyt ohavemor epeopl ej oi nusf r om al ldi f f er ent s ect i onsandf r at er ni t i es . Notonl yi st hi sgoodf ort hehi ghs choolki ds ,buti ti sal s ogoodf orust ohavet heoppor t uni t yt owor k t oget herwi t ht heot hermus i calor gani zat i onsf ors uchagoodcaus es howi ngt hatwecans uppor tone anot her .Wet ypi cal l yhavear ound50ormor emember soft hebandgot ot hes egames ,whi char eus ual l y t hes i zeoft hes ehi ghs choolbands ,s oi taddst ot hei rexci t ementt ohavet hes i zeoft hei rbanddoubl ed f oragame.


Al lThe t a,Al lLambda Theta Lambda,Auburn Uni versi ty ByJ es s i caLuhr s Occas i onal l yatl ar gerchapt er s ,s i s t er scanexper i enceal ackofcont r i but i onf r om t hechapt er .Si s t er ss omet i mes r el yonot her st or i s et ot heoccas i onands er vet hei rbandwhi l et heyj us ts i tont hes i del i nes .AtAubur nUni ver s i t y, ourchapt erofTauBet aSi gmacur r ent l yhas46member s ,ands omet i meswef eart hatwewi l lbeoneoft hes el ar ger chapt er st hatdon’ thaveal loft hei rs i s t er scont r i but i ng.However ,atAubur nwehaveas ayi ngcal l ed‘ Al lAubur n, Al li n’ ,t hatwasor i gi nal l yus eddur i ngt he2010f oot bal ls eas ont or al l ys uppor tf ort het eam dur i nggames .Now, al ongwi t ht heSED’ snew oper at i on100%,t hes i s t er sofThet aLambdahaves etagoalt obe‘ al li n’i never yt hi ng t hatwedo,andt ohave100% par t i ci pat i oni nal lt hatwedo. Si ncewear es i s t er sofTauBet aSi gma,weknow t hati thasbeenanhonort obes el ect edf orust os er veourband andmus i cdepar t ment .Wet her ef or es t r i vet obef i r s tandf or emos tas er vi ceor gani zat i ont hati s100% commi t t ed t ohel pi ngourbandsandmus i cdepar t menti nanywaypos s i bl e.ForThet aLambda,t hi ss t ar t sbycompl et i ngour nor mals er vi cepr oj ect st hatwehavet hr oughoutt heyear ,aswel lasbei ngoncal lf orourgr aduat eas s i s t ant si nt he mus i cdepar t ment .Thi si ncl udeshel pi ngoutdur i ngbandcampwi t hourmar chi ngbandbydi s t r i but i nguni f or ms t oal l380mar chi ngbandmember s ,i ncl udi ngf i t t i ngal lofournewmember sf ort hei runi f or ms .We’ r ecal l edupon t ohel poutt hemar chi ngbandwhent heygoonawayt r i psbydi s t r i but i ngperdi em.Weal s ohel poutt hr oughout t hes eas onbyover s eei ngpl umedi s t r i but i onandmendi nguni f or mst hr oughoutt hes eas on. Somet i mest hes et as kscandemandal otf r om ours i s t er s ,s uchaswhenwehur r yar oundourmus i cbui l di ngt r yi ng t of i ndt her i ghtuni f or mf ors omeoneknowi ngt hatt her e’ ss t i l l10peopl ewai t i ngi nl i net obef i t t edf ort hei r uni f or m. Bei ngi nchar geofpl umes ,wehavet omakes ur et ogat hert hepl umest hemomentt hatwef i ni s h per f or mi ngoneofours hows ,whi chmeanst hatt her e’ sus ual l ys i s t er sr unni ngt hr oughoutt hebandi nor dert o col l ectever yone’ spl umes . Somet i mest hemar chi ngbandi sr equi r edt ol eavef orawayt r i psasear l yas2or3 o’ cl ocki nt hemor ni ng,andours i s t er sar es t i l lexpect edt obeupandhandi ngoutperdi em t ot heband.I ns t eadof f ocus i ngont hes t r es st hatt hes et as kscans omet i mesgi veus ,wei ns t eadf ocusont hepos i t i vet hi ngst hatwe’ r e get t i ngoutofs er vi ngourband,s uchasknowi ngt hatbecaus ewef i tal loft henew member sf ort hei runi f or ms ,we haveanoppor t uni t yt ogett oknow ourf r es hmenandi nt er actwi t ht hem. Weal s ot r yt obeal li nbynotonl ys er vi ngourbandandmus i cdepar t ment ,butbys er vi ngourcommuni t yand count r yaswel l .Ever yyearwecomeupwi t hnew i deast ohel pourcommuni t yout .Forexampl e,t hi syearwe’ ve deci dedt obuyt oyst ogi vet ochi l dr eni nt hePhi l i ppi nesf orChr i s t mas ,ast heyt ypi cal l ydon’ tr ecei veanyt hi ng dur i ngt hehol i dayt i mes .Bycr eat i ngnew s er vi cepr oj ect s ,wecancont i nuet obeent hus edabouthel pi ngoutour communi t yandcount r y,whi chhel psgi veusevenmor eofar eas ont obeal li n. Thes i s t er sofThet aLambdaar es oal li nwheni tcomest os er vi ngourmus i cdepar t mentandcommuni t ybecaus e oft hebondt hatwe’ vedevel opedbet weenus .Devel opi ngt hebondbet weenusi ss omet hi ngt hatwear eal li nt o aswel l ,byi ncor por at i ngTauBet aSi gmai nt oever yas pectofourl i ves . Forus ,t hi si ss omet hi ngass i mpl eas cat chi ngupwi t honeanot herbef or epr act i ceorr ehear s al ,orgr abbi ngabi t et oeatbef or echapt er .Thi sbondt hat we’ vedevel opedt henhel psusgets t r engt ht ogett hr oughar oughweek,becaus eweknow t hatwecanal ways countonours i s t er st ol i f tusupwhenweneedi t . Ours i s t er sofThet aLambdacomef r om hi ghs chool sandbandsacr os st hecount r y,andar ei ndi f f er entcol l egesand havedi f f er entmaj or sf r om oneanot her .Wehaves i s t er swhohol dl eader s hi ppos i t i onss uchass ect i onl eader ,and wehaves i s t er st hatar es i mpl ymember sofabandher eatAubur n. Thoughwehaveal ar gechapt erf ul lof di f f er ences ,ass i s t er swehavel ear nedhow t ocomet oget hert ogi ve100% t oourband,mus i cdepar t ment , communi t y,andour s el vesbybei ngal li n,al lt het i me.


Br e aki ngt heMus i c alMo l d I ota Rho,Spelman College byBr i t neyHender s on

“ Ta uBe t aS i g maf orGr e at e rBa nds . ” “ S t r i v i ngf ort heHi ghe s t . ” “ I ti sa nHonort obeS e l ec t e dt oSe r v e. ” I fyou’ r er eadi ngt hi sar t i cl e,youhavehear dt hes ephr as esmor et hanonces i nceyouei t herj oi nedTau Bet aSi gmaNat i onalHonor ar yBandSor or i t y,I nc.orKappaKappaPs iNat i onalHonor ar yBandFr at er ni t y, I nc.dur i ngyourunder gr aduat emat r i cul at i on. Ever ychapt eracr os st henat i onhasdi f f er entl uxur i esands et backswhi chmakeusal luni que.Some chapt er shavet hel uxur yofhavi ngbeenes t abl i s heddecadesagoandal r eadyhavi ngs ett r adi t i onsby whi cht heycanmodelaf t ereachyear .However ,t hes echapt er ss t i l ldealwi t hi s s uesandmi t i gat i onss uch asbr eaki ngawayf r om t r adi t i onwi t houtcompl et el yl os i ngt hem andcons t ant l yr ecr eat i ngt hei magesof t hei rr es pect i vechapt er swi t hi nt hebandands choolasawhol e.Ont hef l i ps i de,ot herchapt er shavet he l uxur yofes t abl i s hi ngt r adi t i onsasanewerchapt erandnothavi ngt headdedpr es s ur esofl i vi ngupt o s t andar dsofpr evi ouschapt ermember sovert heyear s .Wi t hei t heroft hes es cenar i os ,onemus tt akei nt o account ,whet hert hechapt eri snewerorol der ,whowear es er vi ng.Somes chool shaves t abl eand t hr i vi ng band pr ogr ams , wher eas ot her s chool sar ebar el ys cr api ngt hepavement when i t comes t o band member s hi p, par t i ci pat i on, and even t hei r exi s t ence over al l .Onones i deoft hef enceonemi ght t hi nki teas i ert of i ndoppor t uni t i est os er ve wi t hi nat hr i vi ngband,whi l eont heot her s i de one mi ght t hi nk i t eas i er t of i nd oppor t uni t i est os er vei nt heweakerband pr ogr ams .I n ei t hers i t uat i on,i ti sal ways eas yf orchapt er st obecomes oent hr al l ed wi t hmai nt ai ni ngs er vi cepr oj ect s ,upl i f t i ng t hemar chi ngband,andl eadi ngwi t hi nt he or gani zat i on, t hat we of t en f or get how cr uci alnewerandmor ecr eat i ver ecr ui t ment t ool scanbei neachoft hes ear easandt oouror gani zat i onsasawhol e. Now youmaybet hi nki ng,“ Mychapt eral waysr ecr ui t sf ort heband. ”Butbr oadenyourhor i zons .


Howmuchmor eef f ect i vewoul di tbei fouror gani zat i onsr ecr ui t edmember sf r om notonl yt hemar chi ng bands ,butf r om al li ns t r ument alens embl esoncampus ?Somes chool sar ecur r ent l yi ns i t uat i onswher e mar chi ngbandshavebeen s us pended f orwhat everr eas ons ,yetmember sofTau Bet aSi gmaand KappaKappaPs if i ndt hems el vest r yi ngt of i l lt hevoi dof notknowi nghow t o“ s er vet heband”i ft her ei si nf act ,no band.Al t hough ouror gani zat i onsbegan wi t h mar chi ng band,Idonotbel i evet hi si swher ewemus tal s oendi n t oday’ scol l egi at ebandwor l d.I fonei ns t r ument al i s tpl ays i naj azzens embl eoranor ches t r a,as kyour s el ves ,ar et hey anyl es sval uabl easapot ent i almemberoft heSor or i t yor Fr at er ni t yt han t hei rpeer swho happen t o mar ch i nt he mar chi ngband?Theans weri sno.I nf actt heyar emor e val uabl e becaus ei topenst he doort o mor e ver s at i l e member si nt hechapt er ,andi tbr i dgest hegapbet weenTau Bet aSi gma,KappaKappaPs i ,andal lt hes t udent soncampuswhomayormaynot bef ami l i arwi t houror gani zat i onsbecaus ewear eus ual l ys er vi ngt hemar chi ngband.Ext endi ngour s er vi cesasachapt ert oal loft hei ns t r ument alens embl esonourcampus esnotonl yhel psusachi evemor e t hr oughs er vi ce,i tal l owsust of ur t herf ul f i l lourPur pos eswhi l ei nadver t ent l yi ncr eas i ngmember s hi p, t husmaki ngourOr gani zat i onst hr i veevenf ur t her .I fwebr i ngt hes e i deasi nt ocul mi nat i onaswemovef or t hi nt o2013andbeyond,wewi l l t r ul ys eechangesi nourOr gani zat i ons ,Di s t r i ct s ,andChapt er st hatwi l l be f ort he bet t er .We wi l li ncr eas e di ver s i t y amongs tours er vi ce pr oj ect s ,r ecr ui t ment capabi l i t i es , and member s hi p cat egor i es . Openi ng ourhear t sand mi ndsone s mal ls t ep ata t i me t ot hes e ens embl esout s i deofMar chi ngBand coul d pot ent i al l yal l ow ust o r ecei veamazi ngBr ot her sandSi s t er swhi chwewoul dhavenevergi ven achancehadwes t uckt ot hewaysoft heol dj us tbecaus et hati st hewayi thasbeen.

S or eme mber ,“ I ti sa nHonort oBeS e l e c t e dt oS e r ve , ”s oopt i mi z ey ours e r v i c epot ent i al . Al wa ys“ St r i v eF ort heHi g hes t ”i nal la s pe c t sofy ourc ha pt e r . Andf i g htf or ,“ Gr eat e rBa nds ”a ty ours c hoolnoma t t e rt hec ur r e nts t a t eofyourba nd pr og r a m.


A NuBe gi nni ng Geor gi aSt at eUni ver s i t y’ sKappaKappaPs i Chapt er ,NuAl pha,wi l lbecel ebr at i ngi t sf i r s t Founder ’ sDayonNovember28t h.NuAl pha begani t spr oces sofget t i nges t abl i s hedi nt he f al ls emes t erof2010.“ Ir eal l ywant edt obe i nvol ved wi t h as t udentor gani zat i on,and whenIf oundoutKappaKappaPs iwasaband f r at er ni t yt hats er vednotonl yt hebandbutt he communi t y,t hatpr et t ymuch madeup my mi ndf orme”s aysVi cePr es i dentofSer vi ce MeganGl as s cock.TheChapt ert ookal mos toneyeart of ul f i l lal lt her equi r ement s ofcr eat i ngaChapt er ,whi chi sr el at i vel yas hor tamountoft i mef oraGr eekOr gani zat i ont obef or med.

T HEBI GGE STT ROUBL E WASF I NDI NGWHATKI NDOFROL E WEWANTT OPL AYI NT HESCHOOLOFMUSI CAND HOWT HATUNI VE RSI T YWOUL DVI E W KAPPAKAPPAPSI -MeganGl as s cock

Thepr oces sofcr eat i ngt heChapt erwasnotal leas y,t hough.Ther ewer emanyr oadbl ocksandt he member sr ani nt os omepr obl emsal ongt heway. Thebi gges tr oadbl ockf ort heChapt erwasmoney. St ar t i ngupanew or gani zat i onr equi r esf i nanci als uppor tandt hegr oupwor kedr eal l yhar dt ocomeup wi t hf undr ai s er st ohel pof f s ets omecos t s .Mos toft hemoneyus edt opayof ft hef i r s ts etofduesand s er vi cepr oj ect scameoutofpocketf r om t hemember s .Anot hermaj orobs t acl ewashavi ngt hecor r ect i nf or mat i onwhent heywer ecr eat i ngt heChapt er .Notonl ydi dt heyhavet oachi evecer t ai nbas i ct as ks , l i ke cr eat i ng t he cons t i t ut i on,butt hey al s o had t ol ear n aboutt he s chool ' ss t udentor gani zat i on r egul at i onsandpr ocedur esaswel last hos eoft heFr at er ni t y' s .Manyoft hemember soft heChapt ers har d manyf ear saswel l .“ Thebi gges tt r oubl ewasf i ndi ngwhatki ndofr ol ewewantt opl ayi nt heSchoolof Mus i candhow t hatuni ver s i t ywoul dvi ew KappaKappaPs i ”s aysGl as s cock.


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Thr oughal lt hepr obl emsal ongt heway,t heChapt eres t abl i s hedi t s el fasat al ent edgr oupofs t udent s andmus i ci answhoar eal lt her ef ort hes ol epur pos eofhel pi ngt hebandpr ogr am,communi t y,and cr eat i ngl as t i ngf r i ends hi pst hr ought hebr ot her hood.NuAl phahel daj oi nts er vi cepr oj ectwi t hGeor gi a Tech’ sChapt er ,I ot a,l as tApr i l .Thet woChapt er sas s embl edapepbandandpl ayedmus i cf ort heki dsas t heycl appedal ongandl i s t enedt ot hemus i c.TheChapt eral s ohel dar ecept i onf orFr ankTi chel i ’ s conduct i ngwor ks hopt hatwasont hei rcampusl as tNovember .Thi ss er vi cepr oj ecthasbeenoneoft hei r mos tuni queandhonor i ngonesyet .Thef ut ur eoft heChapt eri st ur ni ngoutt ol ookver ys t r ong.Mar i na Peña,t heChapt er ’ sPr es i dents i ncedayoneexpl ai ns ,“ Ast hechapt ercont i nuest os t r i vehi ghereveryear , Icans eet heChapt erbei ngmor ei nvol vedonourcampusandi nourcommuni t ybot hmus i cal l yand t hr oughs er vi ce” .TheChapt eri sal r eadypl anni ngt oper f or m atal i br ar ynextmont hf orki dsi nhonorof t heNat i onalMont hofMus i ci ans hi paswel lasr et ur ni ngt ot heChi l dr en' sHeal t hcar eofAt l ant anext s emes t ert opl ayf ort heki dst her e. TheChapt ers t i l lf acesoneoft hemanys et backst hatanear l y or gani zat i onmayencount er .MemberMi chel l ePar koss ays ,“ Iwoul dr eal l yl ovet os eeourChapt erget ournamear oundcampus .Wear eoneoft heonl ys er vi cef r at er ni t i esoncampusandIwoul dl ovet os ee uss how GSU whatKappaKappaPs ii sal labout ” .Thi sonl ymakest heChapt erpus ht owor khar derat get t i ngt hei rnameoutar oundcampusands ets t andar dsf ort hei rChapt erwhi chwi l lonl ydr i vet hem t o wor khar deri nt hef ut ur e.“ OurChapt eri sgoi ngt odobi gt hi ngs ! ”s aysPeña. TheChapt erwi l lbehol di ngadi nnerpar t yNovember28t hf ort hemember st ocel ebr at et hei rFounder ’ s Day.Wi t h onl y havi ng been es t abl i s hed asa Fr at er ni t yf ora year ,ever yone as s oci at ed wi t ht he or gani zat i oni sexci t edf ort hef ut ur eoft hei rFr at er ni t yandpr oudoft heaccompl i s hment st hatt heyhave made.

Nu Alpha,Georgi a State Uni versi ty ByKat i ePhi l l i ps


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Epsi lon Theta,

Georgi aI nsti tute of Technology bySar ahWi l s on

Thr oughoutmyl i f emus i chasbr oughtmeconf i dence,oppor t uni t i es ,andf r i ends hi pst hathaves haped whoIam t oday.Par t i ci pat i ngi nmar chi ngandconcer tbandsal l owsmet ol etmycr eat i vej ui cesf l owand s t epawayf r om al loft hes t r es s esofcol l egel i f e.Qui t ef r ankl y,i tkeepsmes ane,butmys t or yi sonl yt he t i ni es tf r act i onoft hegr eati mpactmus i ccanhaveonpeopl es ’l i ves .Ar ecentt r i pt oAugus t a,Geor gi aby t heBr ot her sandSi s t er sofKappaKappaPs i ’ sI ot achapt erandTauBet aSi gma’ sEps i l onThet achapt er r emi ndedusoft hebi ggerpi ct ur et hatcans omet i mesgetl os ti nt hehazeofmar chi ngs et sands heet mus i c. Oneofmys i s t er s ,Chel s eaFecht er ,camef r om ahi ghs choolwi t hamus i cpr ogr am s os mal lt hatyou coul dhar dl ycal li tas mal lens embl e,l etal oneaband.Sowhens hedi s cover edt hi swhol enew wor l d wi t ht heGeor gi aTechMar chi ngBand,s hedeci deds hewant edt ohel poutbackhome.Wi t ht hes uppor t oft heSi s t er hood,apl anwass eti nmot i ont or oadt r i pdown t oAugus t aandwor kwi t ht hebanddi r ect orands t udent st o comeupwi t hnew war mups ,exer ci s es ,andconcer tpi eces . Thi st r i ps oonbl os s omedi nt oas er i esoft hr eevi s i t s ,oneper s emes t er ,whi chgaveBr ot her sandSi s t er sanoppor t uni t yt odo s er vi ceandenj oybei ngt oget herf oraweekend.Iwantt o f ocusont hel as toft het hr eeAugus t aTr i ps ,aswel i ket ocal l t hem,f ors omet hi ngpower f ulhappenedt her et hatmovedus al l . Ourf i nalt r i p waspacked t ot he br i m wi t h as s embl i es , i ns t r umentpet t i ng zoos ,and per f or mances .Ki nder gar t ener s wer e amazed by t hos e gi ant ,s hi ny noi s emaker swel i ket ocal lt ubasandevent hecool es tofhi ghs chool er sl ovedt hegoof ydancesand cheer swedi ddur i ngourf i ghts ongs .Seei ngt hej oyi nt heeyesoft heki dswho hadnevert ouchedani ns t r umentbef or eort hebandmember swhof i nal l ygott hat t r i ckyei ght hnot er unundert hei rf i nger smadet heear l ymor ni ngsandl ongdays f l yby.Ont hel as tdayoft het r i pwedeci dedt ovi s i toneoft henear bynur s i ng homesandpl ayf ort heel der l yr es i dent st her e.Theycl appedands angal ong wi t hus ,cheer i ngaf t erever ys ong.Whenweconcl udedourl i t t l eper f or mance,


wechat t edwi t ht hegr oupandl i s t enedt o t hei rs t or i es .Weevenmetanol dGeor gi a Techal umnuswhos t i l lhadhi sRAT( Recr ui t AtTech)cap.Hepr oudl ys howedust he f oot bal ls cor esf r om hi sf i r s tyearatTech andr emi ni s cedaboutal loft hequi r kyRAT r ul est hathavebeenpas s eddownt hr ough t hegener at i onsbyt hemar chi ngband.The r eals how s t oppert houghwasanel der l y woman who had been di agnos ed wi t h Al zhei mer ’ s .Shehadt r oubl er emember i ng herl as tmealandcoul dnotevenr ecogni ze herown daught er ,butwhen webegan pl ayi ngourf i ghts ong,s heknew ever y wor d.Yous ee,t het r uepowerofmus i ci s i t sabi l i t yt ot r ans cendcons ci oust hought andt ouchusonamuchdeeperl evel .Haven’ tweal lhadt hateuphor i cmomentof l i s t eni ngt oas ongs obeaut i f ulandpur et hati tbr i ngst ear st ot heeyes ?Thos emoment st hats hakeust o t hever ycor ear et heoneswewi l lneverf or get .Si ngi ngyourf i ghts ongmays eem l i keani ns i gni f i cantact now,butwheni t ’ st heonl yt hi ngyouhaver emember edal lday,t hos ewor dss uddenl ybecomet hemos t i mpor t antonesi nt hewor l d.Thi swoman’ ss t or yr emi ndedust hatt hei mpactofmus i ci sbi ggert hanal l ofus ,s owor ki ngt oget hert os pr eadmus i ct oot her si scr uci al .TheBr ot her sandSi s t er sofΚΚΨ andΤΒΣ her eatGeor gi aTechhavebeeni ns pi r edt opus hour s el vesf ur t herwi t hours er vi cet ot hebandandt he communi t yandI ,f orone,woul dn’ thavei tanyot her way.


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