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On the Cover: The cover of this issue features the official 2017 National Convention photo taken by Aaron Moore and the official 2017 logo designed by Robert Bratcher.





















National President, ΚΚΨ

National VPCM, ΤΒΣ

Conventions & Championships Lansing R. Dimon From Sunrise to Horns Down... Nessa Guerra


Relay For Life Elizabeth Fusco


Alpha Chapters Perform at CBDNA Braeden Weyhrich


The Roots of Our Service Rebekah Franolich

Refueling the Rocketship Emma Shaw Zeta Omicron Courtney Martin


History: 63 Years Late Makenzie Darby


Halfway There Alaina Peters

Chapter Field Representative


Lessons From The First 51. Justin Chesak

Chapter Field Representative

Understanding Our Failure Evan Thompson


Τhe Path Ahead Jonathan Markowski National President, ΤΒΣ


Promulgating Programs Dr. Nicholas Bratcher

National VP for Programs, ΚΚΨ


Here's To The Next Ten Years Siobhan Wilkes National VPCR, ΤΒΣ

Making Personal Connections Adrienne Rall


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Welcome to the Fall 2017 issue of The PODIUM, the one and only official magazine of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma. That’s rather a big deal, actually. The Fraternity and Sorority, in various forms, have published a magazine regularly since the 1920’s. The PODIUM is, in a way, the historical “scrapbook” for our organizations. It’s the primary place where our history is captured. Each issue is a snippet in time that tells you something about who we are and what we do, at that moment in the lives of our organizations. I hope you enjoy it! As we begin the 2017-2019 biennium, we begin to shift our focus towards the Centennial Celebration of Kappa Kappa Psi. One hundred years! What a milestone that will be for our movement of serving college and university bands! As we move through the next two years, you can expect many opportunities, at the chapter, district and national levels, to celebrate our past and look to the future. The high points of the Centennial Celebration will occur at the 2019 National Convention, and of course, on November 27, 2019, the centennial founding date itself. As I was honored to announce at the national convention this summer, the 2019 National Convention and the Centennial Celebration of Kappa Kappa Psi will come home to where it all began – the campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. There are many plans still in the works, but I assure you, this will be the place to be. Tau Beta Sigma will kick off their 75th Anniversary Celebration as the 2019 convention closes, so the party will continue even longer. What a great time this will be for all! Enjoy the photos from this summer’s convention in this issue. Despite a few hiccups along the way, including the “tent of doom”, Florida heat and monsoon rains, I think it was a success and a good time for those that attended. The National Intercollegiate Band was stellar! They performed a fantastic concert with nearly 1,000 people in attendance. Look for recordings to be available soon. I think you’ll want to hear the commissioned work by Steven Bryant, “Miniature Suite.” There’s much to tell about the decisions that were made during the convention. Expect to hear from the national leadership about revised Rituals, the ΚΚΨ National Membership Education Curriculum “The Road to Wisdom”, and much more. A special “Thank You!” to the brothers, sisters and friends of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma who support the organizations through their donations, pledges and bequeaths. These lay the groundwork so the future of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma can look brighter every day. I’d love to hear from you! Do you have a special story to tell of your time as an active member, or a special moment in your life that you’d like to share? Please send it to us for a future issue of The PODIUM.

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NEWS APRIL 21, 2017

Nu Rho (ΚΚΨ) Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia

APRIL 29, 2017

Eta Psi (ΤΒΣ)

Virginia Union University Richmond, Virginia




CONVENTIONS & CHAMPIONSHIPS by Lansing R. Dimon Life Member, Eta Phi - ΚΚΨ | Life Member, Eta Αlpha - ΤΒΣ Syracuse University Past NEDAA President Past member, KKΨ Alumni Committee Past member, NAA Board of Directors

On the weekend of April 7-8, I had an opportunity to have a great musical and artistic experience in Ohio surrounded by wonderful people, all there for the concept of expression with music.

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any of you might first think I’m talking about the North Central District Convention, which happened in Downtown Columbus, and…. you’re partly correct. I attended a fantastic session by brother Robert Bratcher called “Strolling & Striving in the Brilliant Light of Brotherhood,” that touched upon how we as brothers and sisters find our role, our direction, and our focus so we may serve the best and the most effectively by utilizing our talents. In truth, I’m actually talking about Winterguard International World Championships, which was in full swing about an hour west of convention in Dayton, Ohio. And in truth, while at Dayton I saw several participants and fans wearing letters, including one whose son was performing. I experience the same thing when I attend WGI Indoor Drumline and Winds finals, as well as DCI Championships, DCA Championships, and periodically, smaller shows throughout the season. For the past 8 years, I have tried to strike the balance between attending conventions were I can continue to feel a part of something bigger than myself by keeping connections in the fraternity and sorority, while at the same time teaching and leading not only my own band program, but also teaching a DCI corps I work with as well as running a winterguard program. This is not easy, and it hasn’t worked to my liking, having been at only two conventions in 8 years.

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I hope that we can broaden our scope and think outside our norms without going past our mission to serve college bands.

The bottom line is I am forced to choose between listening, discussing and talking about serving on those weekends, or doing what I do very well and actively serving the art of music through teaching. Most times I have no choice; it’s purely part of my job. The logistics of conventions, travel, and locations of many of these events becomes restrictive, complicated, and frustrating. The brief time I attended North Central to say hi to friends for a couple of hours in between WGI events was wonderful, and the conversations where people asked about the different things I do in drum corps and guard made me realize: there has to be a way to connect the two more often, not just for myself but for the other brothers and sisters who are doing the same. Marching. Teaching. Designing. Arranging. Doing. It made me consider some questions: • How many other brothers and sisters do we not have at conventions because of the same choice I’m making? • How many brothers and sisters know what is going on in the world of the pageantry arts outside of college band? And, if so, why the disconnect? • Similarly, how does that work in reverse? How many people in the pageantry arts are unaware of what is going on within the fraternity and sorority, and how do we bridge this? • Is there a missed opportunity here for networking for aspiring music educators within our ranks? Could we benefit from networking opportunities and gatherings at DCI and WGI events for brothers and sisters, whether they are performing, teaching, or in the audience?

Those groups like DCI, WGI, and others set the standards for performing groups in the marching musical activity and pageantry arts. Sure, not all groups do the same corps style of marching nor do they all do the same things in terms of color guard, but they are all part of the greater activity, and we have scores of brothers and sisters involved. Furthermore, talk about networking! In my 7 years teaching at Pioneer, we had several brothers and sisters on staff. It made it easier to connect and bond as a staff having that shared experience of brotherhood and sisterhood. Finally, I’ll share this story. During my first year at Pioneer, I taught the baritone line. In that line was a young man, junior in high school. Throughout the season, we talked and established a good connection as student and tech. After that season, he didn’t march for a few years, but kept in touch. He went to college, joined band, and later, joined Kappa Kappa Psi, having been introduced to it by me and another brother who taught there. After 9 years, we are best friends, brothers and visit often as he begins to network more and more as an instructor and as he begins to design in his area. It brings to mind the expression, “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow”.

from local high schools who fill in – is a great place to share what we do and how we may be of service. As much as we serve college bands, we serve music in all forms and all levels. As we move into our second century, I hope that we can broaden our scope and think outside our norms without going past our mission to serve college bands. Years ago, I recall a heightened focus on working with surrounding high schools to improve college band participation, and in turn strengthen our programs. I see a similar opportunity here that I hope that others will consider. Here’s hoping we continue to think about how we can do this in all ways to further the art of music, before and after college.

It’s because of connections like this that I encourage us to look forward towards creating a deeper connection with corps, guards and other activities in our area. Even the local summer community band – with its eclectic mix of veteran musicians, music teachers, adults who still play as a hobby, and students



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From Sunrise to Horns Down: A Day of Service, a History of Sisterhood by Nessa Guerra Zeta Alpha - ΤΒΣ Illinois State University

Hancock Stadium from the press box Letter of Recommendation from Dr. Foeller in petition for charter

Some people wake up early to go for a run, some people wake up early to see the sunrise, but some people wake up at 3 am to prep a football stadium for the arrival of thousands of high school students. The only people with enough determination, dedication, and passion for band to do something this crazy are the sisters of Tau Beta Sigma.

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he Zeta Alpha chapter of Tau Beta Sigma at Illinois State University has been involved with Band Day since before we were even chartered. It has become in many ways, a part of our chapter’s DNA. In the early 1960s, the group of students that brainstormed and put together the first annual Illinois State Marching Band Invitational are the same students listed on our original charter, and Dr. Foeller was the Director of Bands at that time, who also wrote us a letter of recommendation. Nowadays, Band Day is filled with college students running around trying to get everything organized and set up for the high schoolers to have a smooth competition and a great experience all together. Sara Sneyd is a former Vice President of Service for our chapter who ran Band Day for three years. She

described the process of finding enough manpower to make this day possible, saying “well, the entire marching band takes a shift, and that is around 280-300 people. Each member of our chapter takes two shifts, with some working all day long. In my last year of being Vice President of Service, we also enlisted the help of a service fraternity named Alpha Phi Omega on campus.” Some examples of the jobs that are covered on this special day include band guides, runner, souvenir table workers, registration/check-in, tabulator’s assistant, security, parking, photo/video assistant, percussion warm up field, visual warm up field, music warm up field, judge’s assistant, and programs. Some jobs are more intricate, and require more training than others. The runners for examples are actually trusted students who get the

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ISU's Big Red Marching Machine performing at Band Day recordings from the judges on the field up to the tabulators up in the press box. This allows for an easy transition and improved efficiency when scoring between bands. This “runner” position has typically been covered by TBS members. TBS members have such a crucial role in this event, specifically the Vice President of Service who like Sara Sneyd put most of the event together for the school of music. Many months of planning are required for a successful Band Day. The VPS is in charge of compiling names of volunteers, making schedules, and training volunteers for their jobs. This position is so important to our chapter that we have recently added “Vice President of Service Elect” position, who spends at least a year learning the job from the current VPS. Sara states, “I think that at least in our chapter, it is almost crucial to be training someone to take on the project. It can be difficult to juggle all of these responsibilities. Having a trainee to help with some of the work can be beneficial for everyone!” This event is such a central part of our chapter because it is probably the event where we as sisters are most visible to our campus community, specifically the marching band. At this event sisters are given the most intense jobs, and are doing a large portion of the work. This is our biggest opportunity to serve the bands because the money made from this event goes back to the school of music, and this event is a huge pull for recruitment of high schoolers from all over the state. What we didn’t realize until researching for this article, however, is that this event is truly the reason we exist. Band Day was started because they stopped including local high school bands in the homecoming day parade. Dr. Foeller, the Director of the Women’s Marching Band at the time, decided that

seeing other high school bands was too valuable of an experience to take away from his students, and they agreed. They worked tirelessly to put together that first Band Day, the first chance high schools in the area would have the opportunity to see up to twenty other bands in a single day. When asked how much work was put into planning that first band day in 1965, Dr. Foeller’s response was “it was good for the university that I didn’t get paid by the hour.” Back in Dr. Foeller’s time, the very first Band Day was run by the entirety of the marching band which was 100 members. They also had a couple of graduate assistants but for the most part, it was student run. It still is, however now it utilizes three times as many people, and the competition itself has more than doubled in size. We currently welcome 45 bands, with a waiting list just in case any bands have to drop out. In 1965, the first annual Band Day was created by and for the students, and the students who were so passionate about this event inspired others to sisterhood. Roughly ten years later with this passion driving them forward, the Zeta Alpha chapter was born. As Band Day has grown, so has our membership as we are currently around 40 active sisters strong and last fall welcomed one of our biggest rush classes. This event illustrates what our chapter of TBS is all about. We have a large push for service, with sisters completing anywhere from 8 to 30 hours of service a semester. We are also extremely intertwined with our marching band, not only because that is how much of our recruitment happens, but also because it is the largest ensemble on campus and the one we most often serve. The Big Red Marching Machine is a staple in the campus community culture, and getting to serve the ensemble is one

of the greatest values in our sorority. We owe our existence, our growth, and the definition of our local values as a chapter to the creation of this event. When Dr. Foeller noticed the students who were going above and beyond, especially at this event in the first and future years of Band Day, he did some research into Tau Beta Sigma, and suggested they start a chapter so that they would have their own community. In his words, “I sat in the corner and said, ‘go gang!’” By 1976, our chapter was chartered and growing, and Band Day was a tradition for high school marching bands all over the state of Illinois. For roughly 40 years our chapter has been significantly involved in all things serving the school of music here at ISU. Nowadays, our chapter also organizes and serve shifts for the Jr. High and High School festivals that take place in the spring, which are basically a downsized version of Band Day for concert bands. Our biggest event is still Band Day. It’s a lot of work, but it is the source of countless inside jokes, weird early morning bonding, and time of true sisterly camaraderie. Sara Sneyd says it best, “It is certainly a challenging day and everyone involved is tired, but I always see the ISU students volunteering at the event with smiles on their faces, helping each other out, and making the day fun for everyone. I think that Band Day is something that we as a TBS chapter and as a marching band take pride in and it's really fun to see that teamwork.”



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Relay For Life by Elizabeth Fusco Gamma Epsilon - TBΣ University of Miami

This past spring the Gamma Epsilon chapter of Tau Beta Sigma participated in the University of Miami’s Relay for Life in a joint team with Phi Mu Alpha, Beta Tau chapter and Sigma Alpha Iota, Sigma Chi chapter. This is the first time in years that our organizations have come together to plan a very large event, and the results were monumental.

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Frost Greeks team wins Relay for Life


n the beginning, we were having a tough time planning fundraisers for this event. We started off small by planning a few bake sales and joint concert between our three organizations, which was originally supposed to be our organizations singing sorority/fraternity songs. After giving it some more thought, we decided that this wouldn’t be enough for us to reach our goal of $1,000 and also did not accurately represent our organizations attitudes towards service. We then decided to shoot for the stars. We still hosted our bake sales, but our benefit concert turned into a massive event which included two and a half hours of performances including a joint Greek wind ensemble, an on site bake sale, a raffle, and a silent date auction. All the goods for the raffle were donated to us by a student representative for Amazon Prime. When he heard about our concert and what it was for he reached out to us immediately and wanted to help. This concert was a huge success; our venue was fully packed with people, and even Gloria Estefan made a guest appearance at our sound check. After the benefit concert we dug even deeper, and we decided on our on site fundraisers at the actual Relay for Life event. We networked with our surrounding community and we were able to get food from a very popular local

restaurant, The Big Cheese, donated to us, and our athletic band program allowed us to borrow some old marching bass drums, so we were able to quite literally “beat cancer,” allowing people to beat a bass drum with the word “cancer” taped to it. Our most successful on site fundraiser had to be several members of Tau Beta Sigma and Phi Mu Alpha agreeing to shave their heads in support of cancer research. In total, we had five brothers of Phi Mu Alpha and two sisters of Tau Beta Sigma shave their heads for the cause. In the end, all of our hard work payed off. We raised $2,751, far exceeding our goal of $1,000. The event itself raised $41,000 and was the most successful Relay for Life held at the University of Miami. The Relay for Life committee was so thankful for all the work that our team put into raising money for cancer research that we were actually declared the winners of Relay for Life at the University of Miami. We raised the most money out of all the teams participating; the next closest amount raised being $2,100. This was such a worthwhile and fulfilling experience for our chapter. We were able to work on all three of our pillars: sisterhood, service, and music. Participating in Relay for Life allowed us to grow closer as a chapter and also improve our relations with the other musical Greek

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Sisters of Gamma Epsilon perform Cantina Band, from Star Wars at the Relay for Life Benefit Concert

Gamma Epsilon sister Sinclaire Mills and Beta Tau brothers Lovell Rose and Jordan Craft perform at the Relay for Life Benefit Concert

organizations on campus. Sometimes we forget that sisterhood extends beyond the bond of Tau Beta Sigma and that it is important to maintain friendships both within and outside of organization. We also got to serve a much different group of people than we’re used to. Instead of serving the University of Miami bands we were able to serve those who are suffering from cancer, and we were able to do it in the performance of good music and selection of worthwhile projects.

Sisters of Gamma Epsilon perform Cantina Band, from Star Wars at the Relay for Life Benefit Concert Below: Gamma Epsilon president, Elizabeth Fusco, shaves the head of Beta Tau brother, Jeffrey Diamond then shaves her head in support of cancer research.

The Frost Greek team captains. Gamma Epsilon- Elizabeth Fusco Beta Tau- Eitan Snyder Sigma Chi- Vyvyan Prado PODIUM.KKYTBS.ORG - 11


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Alpha Chapters Perform at CBDNA National Conference by Braeden Weyhrich Alpha - TBΣ Oklahoma State University

Over spring break, I was one of nine sisters and four brothers of the Alpha Chapters that had the privilege of performing with the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Wind Ensemble at the 2017 CBDNA National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.

TBΣ-Alpha sisters Chelsea Zuniga and Braeden Weyhrich with Wind Ensemble colleague Mehrun Aminkhoee

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TBΣ-Alpha sisters Tyler Murray and Chelsea Zuniga


hile it was far from a break, there were many awesome experiences and opportunities for sisterly and brotherly bonding. In the words of clarinetist and TBS-Alpha President Chelsea Zuniga, “CBDNA was the best way to spend spring break!” Due to the Friday, March 17 performance, which was at the end of break, the entire ensemble stayed in Stillwater for all of break to rehearse. My brothers, sisters, colleagues, and I spent three hours each day preparing for the big concert. We put together a diverse and difficult program, including the older and more traditional pieces Konzertmusik für Blasorchester, Op. 41 by Paul Hindemith and Funeral Music for Queen Mary by Henry Purcell/ Steven Stucky, contrasted with the new and exciting works Hivemind by Peter Van Zandt Lane and Coast of Dreams by Paul Dooley. During this time, we got to work with composer Paul Dooley, who wrote one of the pieces on their program. The Alpha Chapters of KKY and TBS sponsored his two-day residency, which allowed the us to rehearse Coast of Dreams with him and get feedback from the mastermind behind this challenging contemporary piece. When we weren’t rehearsing, there was always time for fun and bonding!

I went to an ice skating rink one night with some of my brothers, sisters, and band friends. It was really nice to be able to finally put the “break” in “spring break” and just do something enjoyable that was not related to music. We sometimes had breaks during rehearsals when we weren’t needed for a certain piece, during which we got to hang out and chill on our music and theater building’s famous couches. And of course, we caught up on precious sleep throughout the week. On Thursday after rehearsal, the Wind Ensemble packed up for the 5-hour bus ride to Kansas City. The bus ride was full of laughter and games, but there was still anxiety and excitement in the air. We performed our concert Friday afternoon in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, a beautiful state-of-the-art facility that was a pleasure to play in. I really enjoyed the architecture of the building, as well as the amazing acoustics. Many important composers and conductors were in attendance and praised the Wind Ensemble for a job well-done. That night, the we attended a fantastic concert by the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Conservatory Wind Ensemble, followed by a reception. The reception was a fantastic networking opportunity which gave several sisters, myself included, the opportunity to meet composer John

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CONGRATULATIONS Wava Scholarship: Emma Christolini, Delta Epsilon

Legacy Scholarship: Sydney Davenport, Eta Delta KKΨ-Alpha brother Tommy Chau and TBΣ-Alpha sister Chelsea Zuniga

Mackey, as well as other giants of the band world. I was definitely a little star struck, but it was a really neat opportunity to get to talk to the composer of some of my favorite band pieces. The reception was also a great time to catch up with a former Alpha sister who had transferred to UMKC as well as a former OSU graduate teaching assistant and KKY brother. The Wind Ensemble drove home on Saturday, bringing with us many memories of a tiring but worthwhile spring break that we’ll never forget. Principal trumpet and TBS sister Tyler Murray said that “performing at the CBDNA Conference was one of the most memorable experiences I’ve ever had!” Zuniga shared that she “is so fortunate to be in the OSU Wind Ensemble. Getting to have this opportunity and getting to share it with my brothers and sisters (including some of my best friends, my boyfriend, and my amazing little) was such a wonderful feeling.” I share a similar sentiment with my sisters; this was an amazing opportunity to have as a freshman, and I loved sharing it with my brothers and sisters!

Outstanding Student Leader Scholarship: Valerie Jardon, Zeta Delta

Patsy Drury Hejl Outstanding Musical Achievement Scholarship: Taylor Bergeron, Theta Lambda



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The Roots of Our Service by Rebekah Franolich Alpha Omega - ΚΚΨ University of Pittsburgh

We join Kappa Kappa Psi on the premise that it is an honor to be selected to serve, and as brothers we do our best to serve our bands, campuses, and communities in a way that truly makes a difference. Incorporating our purposes into our service can increase the meaningful experiences we have as brothers and allow us to truly strive for the highest.

Brother Tara Smyth Shows a Potential Member How to Play the Bass

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omething that I’ve appreciated since the beginning of my membership process in Kappa Kappa Psi is how everything we do can relate back to our purposes. At the University of Pittsburgh, we have always made sure that our service especially can relate to at least one of our five purposes and the values that are most important to us as an organization. Thus, service relating to music, leadership, to and for our band program, and to our campus and community have always been a priority for us. In our past two years, we have completed almost 3000 hours of service, and though the types of service varied between events, each event was relatable to our purposes. In the past, I have had the honor of serving on our chapter’s service committee, and since service is one of my favorite parts of being in our organization, I wanted to use our chapter’s experience serving our band and community and my experience travelling around the district attending service workshops to share some ideas for service that relate back to our purposes in the hopes that someone who needs them can use them. Music is a core part of our lives. The first, second, and fourth purposes all speak to our dedication to music and the promotion of music. As musicians, we perform in the bands available on campus and do our best to assist in any way possible. Many chapters offer their band members instrumental lessons, even expanding to lessons for high school

“Brothers Performing in the Saxophone Ensemble at the Spring Benefit Concert” -Kim Hosan, Samantha Gremler, Michael Ewan, Lindsey Gonzaga, Anthony Kamler, and Brad Munson

students or community members, as a great way to incorporate music into your service. One of our chapter’s favorite and most successful music related service events is our “Conduct Us” event. Brothers form a small group of musicians in a popular location on campus and invite passing people to conduct them in school songs or other familiar songs. This is also a way to promote your chapter and band on campus and can be used as a recruitment event for potential band members or potential membership candidates. Small ensembles in your chapter or in your bands can do music-related service as well by performing at nursing homes, local hospitals, campus events, and charity walks for the promotion of music and the band program. These ensembles can play at a benefit concert or recital that your chapter can host, which can also be used as an opportunity for fundraising for your chapter, band program, or a scholarship – our chapter chose to have our two benefit concerts support our scholarships for high school band students who plan to attend a college or university. Music-related service does not have to be large or highly involved; it can be as simple as helping someone in your band with a difficult rhythm during rehearsal or planning to have a small reading band after rehearsal where brothers and band members can play together for extra practice or for fun. The second and third purposes both talk about honoring band members with membership to our organization and being leaders on campus. Much of

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“Brothers from the Trumpet Ensemble Perform at Magee Women’s Hospital for Christmas” Lauren Herazo, Michael Buckstein, Trevor Buchan, Rebekah Franolich, Anna Slobodnyak, and Anthony Imhof our leadership-related service events coincide with music but also with our community. Brothers in our chapter have helped with “Teach and Learn” events as they host workshops on instrumental, flag, and baton work that are open to the community and the bands on campus. Our chapter often volunteers at local high schools to help run their fall band competitions or band festivals and winter indoor competitions to encourage high schoolers to continue with band or music into the rest of their lives in some capacity. This is also something that any member of your chapter can do, not just the instrumentalists. On the field and in the concert hall, brothers can lead simply by encouraging other band members to do their best or offering help when it is needed, casually or more formally through lessons and workshops offered to band members. Often, a band will have a table at their college or university’s accepted students’ day or prospective students’ day. Volunteering to run that table or booth is a great way to incorporate overall band recruitment with service and exemplify leadership skills. One of the more involved leadershiprelated service events that a chapter can host is to arrange a leadership workshop for their band where members of the chapter, band directors, or even other leaders in the community can come to a school and conduct a workshop about leadership for their band or campus. Kappa Kappa Psi as a national organization has a lot of resources for this, including the Matching Grants Program which financially helps chapters fund these workshops from guest speakers. Service to the bands at our respective colleges and universities is

“Brothers Perform at the community ‘Be My Neighbor Day’ in Pittsburgh” -Dan Wang, Beth Pindilli, Erin Reis, Emily Meyer, Sydney Moore, Kyle Houck, Scotty Poepoe, Trevor Buchan, Kim Hosan, Katie Martin, Alicia Sigmon, Logan Hellinger, and Matt Seltzer

arguably one of the easiest ways to serve. Following the first and fourth purposes, it is our responsibility to serve our bands through promoting their existence and welfare and fostering a closer relationship within the bands, and this can be done through service. Setting up before rehearsal, organizing and distributing music, organizing and distributing uniforms and equipment, practicing music outside of rehearsal, and generally being a positive role model for younger band members can all be considered a service to the band. Hosting a once-aweek, month, or semester social event for the band members after practice or somewhere on campus is a good way to incorporate a more casual service event aimed towards the band while helping band members bond and form closer relationships. Cleaning the marching practice area, band room, or concert hall is a direct way to help the band as well as cleaning and organizing instruments. Even helping a band librarian or band director organize old files, photos, and music is a service to the band, is flexible in when you can do it and for how long, and is good for any number of brothers to participate in. Service to our organization on a larger level is often done through leadership. Holding a position in your chapter or in your district, being a delegate at a convention, or being a member of a committee in your chapter or district is a great way to serve using your leadership skills and experience to make our organization the best it can be. Even giving opinions to chapter, district, and national leadership can be considered a service since you are helping those people understand how the brothers want them

“Brothers Play at a ‘Conduct Us’ Event – Spring 2017” -Sercan Cagatay, Michael Ewan, Kim Hosan, Brad Munson, Matt Seltzer, Luke Fritz, Michael Buckstein, Taylor Finn, and Kim Sulahian

“Brothers Serve as Delegates at the 2016 Northeast District Convention” -Kim Hosan, Kristin Riley, Kaylee Kline to serve our organization. Many of the events above can be easily translated into incorporating our other purposes and helping to promote our organization and band programs. Some of the most difficult things about planning service events are where to start and what kind to plan, but I hope that in looking at our purposes, you will find that it is easier to have worthwhile projects for your chapter to carry out in your band, campus, and community.




Refueling the Rocketship: Epsilon Xi is Headed for the Stars by Emma Shaw Epsilon Xi - ΚΚΨ Miami University

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ot very long ago, the Epsilon Xi Chapter at Miami University was fairly disconnected from the organization of Kappa Kappa Psi. We had gotten out of the habit of attending district and national events and had become isolated within our own university band program. In addition, due to bad luck in scheduling, a CFR had not visited our chapter in almost four years. Our chapter was fine - we were mostly functional, but we were not meeting our full potential. After our visit with Alaina Peters, a current CFR, it became clear that in order for our chapter to grow and develop, we needed to seek outside resources. Per her suggestions, we are using the toolkits provided by our district to reflect on our vision and programming, and we are seeking to increase our attendance at District and National events in order to establish meaningful fraternal connections and get new ideas back to our chapter. One last suggestion that Alaina gave us was to use the Leadership Funds distributed by the National Council in order to bring an outside speaker to our chapter. We are so grateful she recommended this to us. We were so lucky that Jason Mlady, NCD Governor, agreed to come visit our chapter this past spring. In his short time at Miami University, Mr. Mlady made a lasting impression on Epsilon Xi. He facilitated discussions about chapter operations and vision with our current and future Executive Board members. By

Jason Mlady with Epsilon Xi's 2016-2017 Executive Board: (front row) Emma Walker, Secretary; Emma Shaw, President; Bailey Hertweck, VP of Membership; Stacy Jackson, Treasurer. (back row) Jason Mlady, NCD Governor; Roberto Rodriguez, Warden; Nicholas Bakonyi, VP of Service.

presenting a workshop, he was able to highlight what our strengths are and what we can do to build on them. Amazingly, Mr. Mlady was able to create a website with resources for our chapter as we move forward. We will be able to use those resources for years to come. Mr. Mlady participated in our chapter brotherhood events and by doing so conveyed his fraternal spirit and even gave quite a bit of casual advice. He helped us build our bonfire, shared meals with us, and even played Nintendo with brothers. We were able to show him what makes Miami University and Epsilon Xi special. Mr. Mlady was a fantastic listener and was able to offer meaningful guidance on how to improve as people and as a chapter. Lastly, he graciously agreed to participate in our ritual which was really special for our members. A visit from Mr. Mlady was exactly what Epsilon Xi needed. His willingness to wake up early and drive all the way from Chicago showed our chapter how much Kappa Kappa Psi cares about us. His ability to connect with individual brothers in his short time here will ensure the continuation of Epsilon Xi's relationship with the NCD and the national organization. Mr. Mlady's spirit of positivity and brotherhood will linger long after his visit. He truly went above and beyond, and our chapter at Miami University believes his effort should be recognized. We would like to thank the National Council for providing the Leadership Funds for this opportunity.

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Zeta Omicron by Courtney Martin Zeta Omicron - TBΣ Virginia Tech


eta Omicron has currently been focusing on creating more transparency within our chapter. Our current chapter president Virginia Kibler presented a presentation on this subject during this past school year. As a sisterhood, we do this to avoid misconceptions between officers and the rest of the chapter and between our membership candidates and the chapter. We have achieved great results over the past year by implementing a chapter Google Drive which makes all documents readily available to any sister. This enables future leaders of the chapter to be able to look over past officer reports and other important documents to help them be their best if they are elected into that position. It ties into our new officer shadowing program that began last school year where sisters are mentored by the current officer to help them understand the inter-workings of each position. This allows them to decide whether they truly would want to take on this position. It is beneficial for elections held each year and allowing a smoother transition for our leadership team. By implementing these new ideas, it has allowed for the business side of our chapter to grow immensely and fix previous bumps that caused inefficiency in chapter meetings and running the

chapter. By having our Google Drive, the sisters can easily retrieve information and do not have to surf through emails to find out specific details that officers sent out. Whether it be minutes recorded by the secretary or event details given out by their respective officers. Our chapter we have stressed having transparency with our current membership candidates every semester. Zeta Omicron’s current president Virginia Kibler stated about the membership candidates that, “They need to have a clear understanding of what they are coming into. If this doesn’t happen then they are basically plunging headfirst into unknown waters.” We complete this task in many ways during their process. First, we start off by having constant updates using the Vice President of Membership as a liaison between the chapter and the membership candidates. This is crucial so that the candidates are aware of what is expected from them from the sisterhood and also so that the membership candidates can voice any issues they might have directly to the chapter. Secondly, we do this by inviting the membership candidates to a chapter meeting before they are initiated as sisters so that they can experience what it is like. They can see how we conduct voting and run the meeting. This has been very effective over the past year so that when

a new member attends their first meeting as a sister, they are not overwhelmed by all the rules and procedures we abide by when conducting business. After becoming members of the chapter, the newest membership class attends a New Sister Workshop to allow them to learn what is expected of them as sister. This workshop is a layout to go over small tidbits that will make their transition into sisterhood easier. It gives them a clear path so that they can succeed in their upcoming semester. We do this by having them attend with their big sister. The new sisters are given packets, and then our membership chair and parliamentarian go over every single page providing clarity on information that they may not have noticed as a membership candidate. Zeta Omicron has benefited greatly by having transparency as one of our main focuses this past school year. It has allowed our sisterhood to grow in our bond more than we have seen in previous years. By taking these small steps to digitize information and improve communication with our membership candidates our chapter envisions a very bright future ahead of us. We hope to improve our transparency even more in the future to allow current and future sisters to grow and become excellent leaders by serving our music programs here at Virginia Tech better than before!



The Alumni Giving Program (AGP) is a donation program designed for alumni Brothers who find monthly contributions to KKPsi more manageable than an annual donation. AGP donations support our National KKPsi Alumni Association, the Trust and General Funds, and by extension the active membership.


Questions? Contact the ΚΚΨAA at or (405) 372-2333

All monthly recurring donations are billed to your credit/debit card or to your checking account. It’s easy to manage, and easy to budget. 60% of every dollar you contribute earns a Life Member Credit. Once you accumulate 500 credits, a Life Membership is yours. Founder: $19 Chapter: $25 District: $40 Governor: $50 Council: $75 President: $100 (Contributions are 88% tax deductible)

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The Alumni Giving Program (AGP) is a donation program designed for alumni Brothers who find monthly contributions to KKPsi more manageable than an annual donation. AGP donations support our National KKPsi Alumni Association, the Trust and General Funds, and by extension the active membership. Jacque Alston Stephen Barrett Alison Beidler Laura Blake Michael Blander Gregory Boike Robert Bratcher Steven Brink William Brown, Jr. Andrew Carroll Sarah Casias Rod Chesnutt Adam Connolly Lance Coochyouma Jennifer Costello Matthew Cotton Lisa Croston Kevin Diana Mary Doyle John Finocchiaro Isaac Frank Daniel George Veronica Graves Matthew Grieco Shawna Hatten Doug & Amy Heavilin Michael Henderson Wendell Kimbrough Marco Krcatovich, II Ryan Largent Jack & Jessica Lee Noah Leininger Kelsey LeRoy Michael Logan Malinda Matney Craig McClure

Morgan Mirtes Jason Mlady Eric Morson Rebecca Myers Crystal Nadi Michael Napolitano Kelly Nellis Steven Nelson Joseph Oblick Erik Oliva Jason Ortiz Nathan Pickett Laura Pike Christopher Pratt Preston Ramsey Tammi Ramsey Kirk Randazzo Joshua Ratliff Daniel Reisinger Clarence Revelle Katherine Rohrich Charlene Ronne Nicholas Rorrer Edward Savoy Richard Schweichler Hailey Sult Michelle Turenne Antwone Vass Nicholas Verbanic Samuel Viggiano William Welch Daniel Wingard, Jr. Kiesha Yelverton Christopher Young Dennis Yu





63 Years Late by Makenzie Darby Alpha - ΚΚΨ Oklahoma State University Southwest District President

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pril is a month of growth new beginnings and rediscovery. A day in April spent at headquarters would be a day that embodied that perfectly. That day was a new beginning with the help of rich history. I was volunteering at National Headquarters with Aaron Moore and Clinton Wieden. We were going through old District XI paperwork, which I thought was going to be the most interesting part of my day. That was until Aaron said "Oh hey, we got something in the mail that I thought you both would love to see". Clinton and I huddled over this English Laundry box that was partially

damaged by water. I half expected Aaron was going to show us a pair of socks, but inside was a simple gavel with a letter written in long hand. We all looked at this letter, already in awe. “"Enclosed here within please find the presiding officers gavel for the Alpha Chapter. I was given the use of this upon my election as President in 1954. Mr. Hiram Henry, band director, and Dr. Max Mitchell addressed the meeting explaining that this gavel was given to Alpha in the early twenties by Mr. Boh Makovsky and Mr. A Frank both involved in the founding of Kappa Kappa Psi. Upon

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A piece of history finally found its way home.

Newly elected National President Evan Thompson holding the original Kappa Kappa Psi Gavel.

my graduation and immediate call to active military duty, this gavel was packed away. After a recent death in my family, the gavel was unpacked in Bartlesville, OK. I do most sincerely apologize for this 63 year delay in returning this important bit of memorabilia to its rightful place. Thank you in advance for returning this to the Alpha Chapter. -Ronald Clodfelter." A piece of history finally found its way home. I was speechless, which doesn’t happen very often. Clinton and I looked at one another in disbelief that this was the first gavel of our chapter, and probably the first of Kappa Kappa Psi. This wasn’t just another cool artifact of Kappa Kappa Psi, but the heart of how this fraternity made decisions, who carried it and true leadership. This piece of wood helped build the foundation of what Kappa Kappa Psi is now.

We knew that this was an amazing piece of history, but didn’t know quite how to tell everyone. A nice Facebook post from the national page would not have done it justice. After showing Steve Nelson and watching his similar reaction as well as discussing it, we decided that we were going to showcase it at National Convention in Orlando, FL. Starting the centennial celebration with the presentation of this gavel was going to be amazing and unforgettable. The evening after being shown the gavel, the Alpha chapter had a Skype meeting with Marco Krcatovich to discuss our chapter’s goals. I was able to show everyone the gavel and let them in on what would be (in my opinion) the best kept secret of National Convention 2017, because let’s face it, we already knew NatCon 2019 would be held at home in Stillwater, but show them the foundation of our chapter. After all the members of Alpha were able to obsess over the gavel for a moment, it went back to Aaron at Headquarters for safe keeping over the summer months.

Curiosity struck. I wanted to know more about the brother who sent this special piece of history. So we tried to reach out to Mr. Clodfelter, and realized that the return address on the original package had been ruined by the little bit of rain we had when the package was sitting outside HQ. We did not know how to get a hold of him, since we had no address or phone number (shameless plug: go update your OMRS information). Thankfully, about a week or so after we got the package, Mr. Clodfelter called Headquarters to check if it had arrived. I was able to talk to him for a while about his time in the chapter and what Kappa Kappa Psi was like when he was an active member. It was awesome to hear about how much the things have changed, but more importantly, we discussed how we were still working toward the same goals even now, serving the bands. Finally, National convention was here and it was closing joint session. All of us at Alpha went the entire summer without telling anyone this amazing find, and we were excited to share it with everyone. Since I was the one presenting this to numerous brothers at convention (was I nervous, yes. Was this still the coolest thing ever? Also yes), Steve had coached me on how it was all going to work before I got up there, but I ended up forgetting everything he said (like if I was supposed to give it to Jack or Evan… sorry Evan). I just went up and spoke, knowing that I got to share a new beginning with the help of rich history. “I do not know, how long ‘twill be, or what the future holds for me. But this I know, if I must die, I am a brother of K K Psi.”



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The 1946 Club is a convenient way to support and sustain the mission of Tau Beta Sigma on a recurring monthly basis. Thank you to our 1946 Club members for your continued commitment to the values of our organization.

Marcos Alvarez Emily Anstey Debbie Baker Justin Brady Lance Coochyouma Lisa Croston Bill and Kelly Eidson Dr. Dawn Farmer Leslie Gartin Daniel George David and Karon Hammond Dr. Kathryn Kelly Jonathan Markowski

Carolyn and Scott McCambridge Wendy McCann Leslie McClure Cathy Miles Jean Newman Stephani Noar Dollie O'Neill Dr. Nicole Sanchez April Sansing Kimbi Sigle Zara Simpson Jessica Smith Chelsea Zuniga




PHOTO RECAP photos contributed by Tim Greenwell & Aaron Moore also Nu Omicron (ΚΚΨ), Mu Nu (ΚΚΨ), Theta Pi (ΤΒΣ), & Eta Delta (ΤΒΣ)

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K appa K appa Psi Lifetime Donors

Kappa Kappa Psi would not be the fraternity it is today without the leadership, vision, and loyal support of our alumni and friends. Please accept our sincere thanks for your ongoing and loyal support. We want to make you aware that the donation lists you will see below are based on the last 15 years of computerized records. We value your contributions to the Fraternity and wish to have you recognized here accurately. If you have additions or corrections to this list, please contact Aaron Moore at The Bohumil Makovsky Guiding Spirit Society $20,000- $49,999 Derrick Mills Max & Susan Mitchell Al & Gladys Wright The Crown Pearl Society $10,000- $19,999 Buell J. Staton Charitable Trust The Kerr Foundation, Inc. The Founder's Circle $5,000-$9,999 James Alexander, Jr. Kenneth Corbett John Finocchiaro Daniel George The President's Circle $1,000-$4,999 Christine Beason Alison Beidler Robert Bratcher Adam Cantley & Joe Panzer Sarah Casias Samuel Cavaliere Rod Chesnutt Lance Coochyouma Gayl Doster Matthew Grieco Alan Harriet Christopher Haughee Michael Henderson Michael & Dawn Huskey David Justin Marco Krcatovich, II Jack & Jessica Lee Noah Leininger Jerry Lewis Michael Lindsay Marc Martinez Malinda Matney Craig & Leslie McClure Melvin Miles, Jr. Morgan Mirtes Jason Mlady Eric Morson Andrew Mullin Rebecca Myers Michael Napolitano Steven Nelson David Oakley Michael Osborn Nathan Pickett Preston Ramsey Tammi Ramsey Kirk Randazzo 30 - Kappa Kappa Psi & Tau Beta Sigma

Benjamin Rebeske Nicholas Rorrer Edward Savoy Douglas Stotter Daniel Strinkoski Frank Stubbs Michelle Turenne Richard Worthington Christopher Young National Alumni Association Theta Nu Chapter Eta Sigma Chapter The Director's Club $500-$999 Richard Albani Mark Bradbourne Marie Burleigh Brent Cannon Kyle Chaulk Adam Connolly Jennifer Costello Matthew Cotton Kevin Diana Veronica Graves Brian Green Amy Heavilin Henry Kellogg Wendell Kimbrough Kasey Lewis Bruce Moss Kelly Nellis Tom Ostrander Laura Pike Christopher Pratt Linda Rae Daniel Reisinger Charlene Ronne Phillip Rubin Franklin Russell, Jr. William Sandy Alfred Sergel, III Nicholas Verbanic Daniel Wingard, Jr. Kiesha Yelverton Dennis Yu Zeta Chi Chapter The Blue and White Club $250-$499 Jacque Alston Stephen Barrett Thomas Billings Gregory Boike Steven Brink Lisa Croston Paul Droste Harold Eason

William Eidson Daniel Everard Michael Golemo Timothy Greenwell, Jr. Corey Herron Wendy McCann Peter Murray Maxy O'Connor Erik Oliva Catherine Oster Elaine Ostrander Nathan Pruitt Jeffrey Raff Robert Rahn, Jr. Joshua Ratliff Clarence Revelle Eugene Rhemann Alan Rollow Eric Rowsey Norman Sanford Walter Schilling, Jr. Richard Schweichler Thomas Sirridge Joshua Spaulding Diana Spiva Scott Stowell Hailey Sult Marcus Wyche Burton Zipser Alpha Chapter Eta Zeta Chapter Beta Kappa Chapter Eta Chapter Pi Chapter Sigma Chapter Xi Chapter Friend of Kappa Kappa Psi Up to $249 Mallory Adams Carter Adler Kimberly Ahokas Ronnie Alexander Christopher Alsip Austin Ambrose Bruce Amsel Nicholas Annan Emily Anstey Elissa Ashley Thomas Avery Clif Banner Anne Barrios Darryl Barrios Adam Bates Crystal Bays Larry Beeby Heather Belcher Kerry Belton

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From Today Until My Rest Patsy Drury Hejl served as the Tau Beta Sigma National President from 1967-1969. A lifelong educator, musician, and school educator, Patsy was laid to rest on May 23, 2017. The Tau Beta Sigma Board of Trustees would like to thank the following individuals who chose to commemorate Patsy’s life through a donation to the Patsy Drury Hejl National Scholarship for Outstanding Musical Achievement. Betty L. Adams Carolyn Bobo Paula Crider Dr. Evelyn Farmer Robert and Rebecca Foster Elizabeth Gibson Jeanne Gibson David Harris Susan R. Horridge Elizabeth Morris Dollie O’Neill Margaret Roccaforte Tan Tavu

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Generosity of mind, heart and hand‌

The rich history and legacy of Tau Beta Sigma thrives and continues to grow thanks to the loyalty and passion of all who have financially supported the organization. On behalf of the Tau Beta Sigma Board of Trustees, we wish to extend our sincerest gratitude to the following individuals for their total contributions across the last 15 years.

Wava Banes Henry Founder $5,000+ Debbie and Glenn Baker Alan Harriett Wava Banes Henry Max Allen Mitchell Jean Newman

Blue and White Benefactor $2,500-$4,999

Lisa Croston Bill and Kelly Eidson Debbie Kaplan Dr. Kathryn Kelly Wendy McCann Donna Beth McCormick Cathy Miles Christopher Miller Dollie O’Neill

Pearl Patron $1,000-$2,499

Gretchen Buchen Sue Carr Judith Dulcich Dr. Dawn Farmer Kathy Godwin Patsy Hejl Reese Henry Jonathan Markowski Heather Marshall Marc Allen Martinez Carolyn and Scott McCambridge Dr. Leslie McClure Melanie Meehan Janet West Miller David Oakley Catherine Oster Elaine Ostrander Dr. Nicole Sanchez Kimbi Sigle Sandra Weese Leeann Wieser Kris Wright

Red Rose Contributor $500-$999 Emily Anstey Courtney Biagas Justin Brady Meredith Brazzell Beth Bronk Skylar Buffington Lance Coochyouma Paula Crider Kevin Earnest Chris Foster Leslie Gartin Christina Gordon Tim Greenwell Kim Hamilton David and Karon Hammond Carol Kruse Marla Lewiski Melvin Miles Steve Nelson Norma Parrish Linda Carol Rae Kathy Rider Carla Robinson April Sansing Kelly Sipko Jessica Smith Mary Sue Stuart

Sisterhood Supporter $250-$499 Joanna Bonner Tammy Carethers Alison Clanton Jennifer DiBenedetto Ed Elsea Daniel George Mary Gibson Mary Ann Gradisher Lois Gribler Holli Hartman Jennifer Khasilev Lueen Lindsay Susan Lodal Heather Mackey Suzanne Marques Peter Murray Stephani Noar Pauline Ottaviano Theresa Powell

Christina Reed Constance Reishus Kathy Rodeffer Tiffany Singleton Sibyl Snyder Gwyn Fox Stump Georgette Washington Terri White Julia Woodson Marcus Wyche Legacy Asset Management

Century Club $100-$249

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Alaina Peters

Beta Omicron (Alumni) - KKΨ Arizona State University


Halfway There: Lessons from Year One as a Chapter Field Representative Having completed one year as a Chapter Field Representative and visited 52 chapters across 5 districts, it’s crazy to think that I am about half way through my CFR term. Working with so many chapters has given me a deeper perspective on Kappa Kappa Psi, both regarding chapters’ needs and the fraternity’s greater impact on students and bands.

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ere are some of the things I’ve discovered on the road: 1.) People like to be listened to. While some of my job involves sharing my perspective on chapter’s operations and telling them what others do, an equally important part of my job is simply listening to brothers and asking questions. As an active brother (especially the year I was chapter president), I remember craving time to think out loud to process my thoughts, so it’s rewarding to be that person for so many brothers. I also end up talking to many chapter officers about this, as a good portion of chapter drama can be alleviated if both sides feel respected and heard. 2.) Sometimes it helps to know you’re normal. Brothers are often selfconscious about their chapter’s issues, but most of the problems are actually pretty common. Some of the most common issues I’ve seen with chapters are interpersonal issues/drama, lack of goal setting/officer transitions, and not knowing their constitution well. That doesn’t mean we can just sit back and let these issues persist, but it does mean that you’re not alone and you can easily relate to other chapters. I often encourage brothers to reach out to other chapters, because brothers can put their heads together to share what solutions have worked for them. 3.) The fraternity exists for college students/active members. When you think about district and national programming, our purposes, and even our Ritual, all of it is built around supporting college bands and active chapters. That means that even though you may not see them every day, your district and national officers exist to help YOU, so reach out to them! That also

means that we have to take the national policies on hazing, alcohol & controlled substances, discrimination, etc. very seriously to safeguard the wellbeing of current and future brothers. 4.) Our chapters are really cool. From creative chapter operations to awesome opportunities in their bands, our brothers do really interesting things! I’ll just list a few that come to mind: 1.) To develop leaders, Kappa Alpha (University of Minnesota) requires each brother to chair a committee or plan a project each year. 2.) As part of the Howard University Marching Band, Eta Omega brothers got to perform at the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History and at Obama’s Presidential Inauguration. 3.) Epsilon Epsilon (Southwestern Oklahoma State University) raises money by providing DJ services, complete with lights and a full turntable, around their community. 5.) Our fraternity has a serious impact on band programs. Some of the most rewarding conversations I have had during visits have been with Directors of Bands who couldn’t live without their chapters. They appreciate how much the brothers do for the program, allowing them the ability to think about their overarching vision and music rehearsals rather than worrying about the logistics of rehearsal set-up. Many of them also speak proudly about how much their students have grown as leaders in the fraternity. I feel extremely fortunate to have been able to work with so many chapters during the past year, and I am looking forward to seeing many more chapters this coming year. Keep up the great work, brothers!

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Justin Chesak Gamma Iota (Alumni) - KKΨ University of New Mexico


Lessons From The First 51. As previous Chapter Field Representatives can attest, this job is a tremendous opportunity and it certainly flies by, usually around 65 to 70 mph. This past year, I had the opportunity to visit 51 chapters from all over the country, as well as attend several conventions, and meet hundreds of brothers. I have learned a slew of lessons not only about Kappa Kappa Psi, but everything from Student Affairs to How to efficiently pack a car for five weeks of traveling.


hese are just a few of the takeaways as I begin my second year, and as the fraternity begins the process to find the next Chapter Field Representative. #1) The service we provide matters, and it is making a difference. I know you have probably heard this many times, and it could not be more true. On visits I have the opportunity to work with Directors and Sponsors, and together we discuss how the chapter can improve and provide a better service to the band program. They often already have great things to say about the work that our chapters provide. Some even go as far as saying that the band could not operate nearly as smoothly, if at all sometimes, without the work of both Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma. As chapters, and an organization, we must always strive for that goal. #2) Brotherhood is real! It’s an amazing thing to be around a group of brothers whom you’ve never met before, yet it doesn’t feel like anyone is a stranger to you. Getting the chance to learn about chapters, give them ideas, take some of their ideas and then have to leave (the worst part) is all in a day’s work. However, that “work” can be a lot of fun, with jokes and humor. Sometimes I often feel as if I’ve known some of these members for a lot longer than a day. For other visits, or even just for a moment, it can take a more solemn turn to discuss personal life, difficult problems in the chapter and so on. The real conversations that I’ve had on the road just go to show that Brotherhood means something to a lot of our brothers, and certainly to me. #3) All chapters struggle. In our own chapters we can often forget that the struggles and issues we face may be happening elsewhere. In my experience

they almost definitely are. Often on visits, when there is a problem I get asked “have you ever seen this before?” Usually the answer is yes. I always recommend building relationships with brothers from other chapters to share your experiences, both successful and unsuccessful; if you are struggling with something it is a good possibility that other brothers are too. #4) Band humor is universal and timeless. I love that from campus to campus, band to band, I hear great jokes, see the same trends, and typically fit right in amongst a lot of the jokes that can happen. Band kids can be called many things, boring is not one of them. #5) Travelling in a car is not the worst part of the job. Some may disagree, but when I first started, I thought the worst part of the job was going to be driving in a car, across the Great Plains, alone. While I wouldn’t be the first to volunteer for that trip, I typically enjoy my time in the car as a time to listen to music, talk endlessly on the phone, listen to podcasts, and sometimes just sit and think. Especially during long drives through areas I’ve never been. I often see that time as an opportunity to see something new! Even if it is another 50 miles of flat grass. I could not possibly list all the lessons I’ve learned on the road, these are just a few of the ones that I found both important and funny. I am very excited to see what lesson I’ll learn on the road ahead as I enter the last year of my term as National Chapter Field Representative. If you’re interested in learning about some of these lessons for yourself please reach out to myself or Alaina Peters and we would be happy to talk to you about what our job entails. Until then I wish you all a happy and safe remainder to your Fall Semester, and I hope to see you around!



National Articles

Evan Thompson, National President - ΚΚΨ

Understanding Our Failure


e love being right. We love winning. Many of us become accustomed to being at the top of our section, having the highest GPA, or always winning a competition. Success in its various forms can be addictive. We want more of that feeling of accomplishment and affirmation of our ideas and achievements. But what happens when we fail? What causes seemingly successful individuals to fail and never continue with their project or work? We must confront an uncomfortable truth about ourselves and Kappa Kappa Psi: we are not perfect. Christian Brickman calls it the “inevitability of failure” and he is right. When we confront this idea of failure and allow ourselves to own that possibility in our work, we are freeing ourselves to put every idea and thought out there for the good of our organization and members. We are freeing ourselves to take risks and think differently about the impact of our work on bands and our members. When failure happens, we are prepared to learn fast and continue moving forward with positive energy and excitement. Failure should not be a roadblock or a stop sign for our vision or mission. Failure is a speedbump that allows us to slow down, reflect on our process, and consider new ideas. If we want to be successful, our attitudes toward failure will determine how sustainable our efforts will be in achieving our goals and vision for Kappa Kappa Psi. In order to find sustainable success in our chapters and make failure a positive experience, we must turn our focus to humility. As we enter new leadership roles or begin participating as a brother for the

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first time, our insecurities can get the best of us. We can spread gossip or embellish a story to make us look like we “know” more than others. We cover up insecurity with bold and arrogant statements or attitudes that end up harming our relationships with our fellow members. If we can acknowledge our insecurities about our leadership and ourselves, we can build on the idea that we are not perfect and we need help from others. Asking for help takes courage and requires humility. You will be surrounded by terrific people in your chapter that are ready to share in your work, provide feedback, and help you solve problems that exist. There are so many opportunities to share the vision, inspire collaboration, and build a stronger bond with your brothers. You only have to reach out and ask for help. In my own experience as a former staff member and current national officer, I have always reached a point where I feel embarrassed to ask certain questions because I feel like I should already know the answer. What I realized after reaching out to other brothers was that we were all in the same boat fighting the same battles and trying to answer the same questions. When I had the courage to speak up or ask a question, I empowered others. When others spoke up, they empowered and encouraged me. Finding humility and knowing when to ask for help can be difficult, but the consequences of not doing so could be much worse. It is okay to be wrong, to not know an answer, or to go in the wrong direction. It is not okay to do nothing about it. In building up your team and strengthening your bond with your brothers comes another inevitable

failure: personal conflict. We will all have moments when we disagree, approach a problem differently, or fail to understand the views of others. We will also have moments when someone in our chapter or circle does something to hurt us. Whatever situation you find yourself in throughout the school year, avoid burning bridges if possible. You never know when you may need others to help you with difficulties in your life or work. Resist the temptation to be critical because you want things differently. Always focus on ways to make a transition smoother, help others with key projects or issues, and provide feedback that is focused on improving and building people up. Failure in relationships is one that can be felt years later after a conflict or situation has passed. There is a price for incivility, disrespect, and rudeness that can affect your chapter negatively for years. Work as a chapter to address conflicts openly and honestly as a team. Our Ritual provides a clear picture for what our relationships should look like as Brothers of Kappa Kappa Psi. Our Ritual exists to make each member a better person and provide a pathway for success. Invest time in learning more about the lessons of our Ritual, and use those lessons as a blueprint to help turn failure into something positive and rewarding for everyone in your chapter.

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Jonathan Markowski, National President - ΤΒΣ

The Path Ahead


ast biennium, Tau Beta Sigma took a new direction regarding the National Leadership Team. The increase in District Counselor positions to two per District and the creation of the Chapter Visitation Assistant Role have begun to propel the Sorority forward. With more personnel, we have the ability to focus more energy on individual chapter operations and development of our student leadership. Most notably, we have seen vast improvements in chapter Membership Education Programs (MEPs) over the last biennium as we focused efforts there. We also saw huge growth in chapter participation in National Programs, thanks to the Program Guides and the Focus on Five Campaign. Over the next biennium, we will continue to follow our Ideals through Tau Beta Sigma. 2017-2019 will be the first biennium that every chapter has a visit from a member of the National Leadership Team in almost a decade since the loss of the Chapter Field Representative position. We recognize the impact these visits have on our ability to establish positive communication between chapters and National Leadership, provide guidance on chapter operations such as fundraising, budgeting, recruitment, membership education, and participation in national programs.

committee will analyze data about chapter membership, retention, colonization, programs, and other topics to provide guidance to the National Council on the performance of the Sorority. As the Sorority continues to grow and develop, we are excited about elevating our approaches and increasing and diversifying the leaders involved in the day-to-day interactions with chapters as well as the overarching “big-picture” discussions. I want to conclude by thanking those individuals who give of their time, money, and energy to Tau Beta Sigma. The National Council, Board of Trustees, Alumni Association Executive Committee, District Counselors, and Chapter Visitation Assistants all serve without compensation. Just as we were all students and Active members juggling our commitments to college studies, band, and the Sorority, I am truly honored to work with the vast number of individuals who continue to give while balancing their family, career, and other obligations.

Tau Beta Sigma also has two major projects in the works over the next biennium – Membership and Assessment. Our Membership Committee is reviewing the Guide to Membership Education and current MEP structure to develop more comprehensive resources for colonies and struggling chapters. The Assessment



National Articles

Dr. Nicholas Bratcher Vice President For Programs - ΚΚΨ

Promulgating Programs:

Month of Musicianship, Matching Grant Award, and the AEA Scholarship


reetings, Brothers! I am both extremely humbled and excited to serve as your National Vice President for Programs this biennium. This past National Convention in Orlando was filled with amazing memories, lots of planning and meetings, and opportunities to meet and speak with many Brothers. I look forward to meeting even more new faces and hearing more stories over the coming months! It is my goal that the programs and initiatives of our Fraternity will serve to bolster chapter performance which, in turn, will help to develop and/or supplement a positive relationship for college chapters, band directors, and the college band program, respectively. I believe that the more chapters engage in our programs and initiatives, the stronger Kappa Kappa Psi will grow as a whole due to each chapter striving for their highest potential each and every biennium. One of my duties as Vice President for Programs, as outlined in the National Constitution, is to “promote and publicize the national programs of the Fraternity to the membership and the outside community.” Therefore, I wanted to make our Brotherhood aware of a few key programs coming up in the next few months, how you can participate (seriously, plan now), and some BIG changes to one of our key initiatives.

to focus on this goal, the Kappa Kappa Psi Month of Musicianship each November provides a special outlet for celebration. During the month of November, I challenge ALL chapters to find ways to share our love of music with others. Go as a group to a concert or volunteer to help an ensemble you do not usually support. Usher a concert, organize a reading band, or set up a lab band for music majors to practice conducting. Consider reaching out beyond your university to support a local high school or community band. Plan a “conduct-us” (with your college band director’s help) so that non-music students and faculty can experience being a conductor if only for a few seconds during the day. Gather up (and prepare) a small jazz combo to provide music to local businesses or organizations in the community. The opportunities are only limited by your imagination and resolve. Plan now, and be sure to document your activities with photos and write-ups (perhaps for an article in THE PODIUM or the PODIUM ONLINE)! If you post on social media, be sure to use the hashtag, #monthofmusicianship. Throughout the month of November, we’d like to post some of your projects on the Kappa Kappa Psi Facebook and Twitter pages, so that other chapters can exchange ideas and make the most of their month of musicianship experience. Don’t hesitate…plan now!

Month of Musicianship/ Matching Grant Award

Another great initiative that Kappa Kappa Psi provides is our Matching Grant Award. One of the main goals of the Matching Grant Award is to provide financial support for obtaining guest conductors and performing artists for college and university concert bands. Applying for a Matching Grant Award

As a college band director, the Month of Musicianship is near and dear to me. The Mission and Purposes of Kappa Kappa Psi directly reflect our goal of celebrating music in college bands. While the intent is

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is perfect to help chapters bring in that guest artist or conductor (maybe in November for the Month of Musicianship). The basic criteria for the Matching Grant award is thus: 1. The funded project will include at least one public performance by one or more of the college/university concert bands featuring the guest conductor(s) and/or performing artist(s). 2. The funded project will be student-centered, with a clear focus to the improvement of teaching and learning through workshops, master classes, and/or clinics provided by the guest conductor(s) and/or performing artist(s). 3. The funded project will clearly demonstrate the standard of excellence and musical achievements of the guest conductor(s) and/or performing artist(s). 4. Kappa Kappa Psi will be acknowledged as a sponsor on promotional materials for the funded project, e.g., Kappa Kappa Psi will be listed on the program of the public performance. Awards for this “reimbursable” grant program range up to $500, and any band director at any college or university in the United States can apply. For more information about the Month of Musicianship and the Matching Grant Award, visit I can’t wait to hear about all the wonderful things our chapters are planning!

AEA Scholarship

This past summer, six (6) students from the more than 6,000 members of the fraternity were recognized as AEA

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Nu Omicron

Kayla Chadwick

Zeta Beta

Scholars! On behalf of the National Council of Kappa Kappa Psi, it is my privilege to announce the following AEA Scholarship recipients: 1. Ife Campbell (Nu Omicron – University of New Haven) 2. Kayla Chadwick (Zeta Beta – Howard Payne University) 3. Alexander Monreal (Beta Kappa – Bowling Green State University) 4. Blake Simony (Iota Kappa – Boise State University) 5. Jennifer Stephenson (Epsilon Epsilon – Southwestern Oklahoma State University) 6. Jasmin White (Nu Beta – Texas Wesleyan University) Congratulations to each of these Brothers for their accomplishments! Since 2000, the AEA Scholarship has been awarded to those students who strive for the highest in everything they do. Being in a fraternity requires a substantial time commitment. In addition, Brothers of Kappa Kappa Psi participate in a wide variety of musical ensembles and service projects. Kappa Kappa Psi recognizes the role extracurricular activities provide

Alexander Monreal

Beta Kappa

Blake Simony

Iota Kappa

for college students and recognizes the importance of academic excellence. The AEA Scholarship recognizes Brothers of Kappa Kappa Psi who possess excellent leadership skills, academic excellence, and quality musicianship in their university bands. Traditionally, the AEA Scholarship program has awarded up to $1,000 per recipient for education expenses twice a year. During the 2017 National Convention, the National Council was charged with increasing the potential amount for this award. Based on that charge, the National Council of Kappa Kappa Psi recently voted to split the AEA Scholarship into two distinct tiers: the “AEA Honored Scholars” and the “AEA Distinguished Scholars”.

Jennifer Stephenson

Epsilon Epsilon

Jasmin White

Nu Beta

The “AEA Distinguished Scholars” will be a higher tier of the AEA Scholarship. The candidate must be an active or associate brother in good standing at the time of application; hold at least a 3.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale; and submit the application and required documents prior to the deadline (Spring deadline: January 1; Fall deadline: July 1). An AEA Distinguished Scholar can be awarded up to $2000. For more information on the AEA scholarship, please visit www.kkpsi. org, and be on the look out for more announcements for these, and other programs, awards, and initiatives from the National Council.

The “AEA Honored Scholars” will essentially hold the same criteria and award range as the traditional AEA Scholarship. Each candidate must be an active or associate brother in good standing at the time of application; hold at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale; and submit the application and required documents prior to the deadline (Spring deadline: January 1; Fall deadline: July 1). An AEA Honored Scholar can be awarded up to $1000.



National Articles

Siobhan Wilkes, Vice President For Communication & Recognition - TBΣ

Here’s to the Next Ten Years


Dramatic I know – and I'm sure some of you are rolling your eyes like "She's one of those people," and yes... I am! But hear me out.

[An excerpt from my bid acceptance letter 2007] “Of all the greek organizations on campus [SFASU], I feel as though I fit into none of them except for Tau Beta Sigma. The members of TBS are the type of women that I know that I want to have as lifelong friends, and I know will be there for me no matter what happens. There is something about the sisterhood, service, and overall feel of TBS that draws me in, and makes me want to be a part of something big. I support the university bands, and I know that being a part of TBS will give me the opportunity to show my appreciation for music and the band through service.”



They always say that you'll find love when you least expect it, and just like many of you, a group a friends introduced me to something that would capture my attention and later my heart.

Your membership process is a time where you learn more about the ideals of the Sorority, grow your relationships with the members of your class and chapter, and learn how to serve your bands. When you are in a budding relationship, you spend more time with your special someone, find out what makes them tick, create memories, and share who you are with them. Your MC process is really one that you start to reflect on your shared interests with the members and how you relate to the ideals of TBS, and you can’t help but imagine your future within the organization.

have found myself extremely nostalgic this year as I approach my 10th year in the Sorority and turning the big 3-0 as well. I evaluated the decisions I've made and reflected on the progress I've made in my adult life all to find that I have few regrets. I've travelled across the country, grown my friendships, and found a career I am passionate about, but the one thing that sticks out to me the most is... my time in TBS has been the longest relationship I have ever had.

The recruitment and rush process is like flirting. You meet some members, learn about the organization, maybe do some sisterhood or service activities alongside active members, and then you start to imagine yourself with them. I saw the immediate opportunities of being a member of TBS by having an outlet to serve, and a place to belong on a growing campus. After going to a few rush events and talking to some of the members, I flirted with the idea that maybe Tau Beta Sigma was the organization I was supposed to join.

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My process was a whirlwind filled with laughs and memories that I will cherish for a lifetime, and with each week I found myself more in love with the future possibilities as a member of Tau Beta Sigma.

New Love: Friday April 13th, 2007, I (figuratively) updated my Facebook status as I walked across the stage at Southwest District Convention with 13 other ladies into the Bond. I definitely went through the infatuation/new active high phase. In the beginning phases of love, you find yourself noticing the little things and floating on the beauty of the budding relationship you have just committed. Each song fills your heart, and serving alongside your Sisters and Brothers fills your heart with so much joy that you run to shout it from the top of the marching band tower. I purchased loads of TBS swag, volunteered for everything, and dived head first into all things TBS. In my first active semester, our VPM had to leave the university – and I took a leap of faith and ran for her office and was selected to serve as VPM just months after my own initiation. It was kind of like starting a relationship and for some reason you have to make a really large life decision together, (i.e. moving in together/co-parenting a dog) but my chapter saw my potential, and we took the leap together. I had to learn how to be an active really quickly and especially learn how the Sorority worked, but I am proud to say that I recruited and guided 6 of the most dedicated and wonderful women into the Sorority. (Shout out to Megan, Meagan, Katy, Kaitlyn, Brandi, and my best friend Jennifer).

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Maintaining the Pasión: So you’ve survived your first year as an active member going gung-ho for 365-ish days…then life begins to happen. The harsh reality about being in an organization like Tau Beta Sigma and even in a relationship is that the infatuation phase ends, you get into a groove, and the fire (at times) is not as hot as it used to be.

Grow your Relationship:

In the traditional sense, as a relationship progresses, a couple’s lives become more entwined as they move in together, have kids, or get hitched. My time in TBS did not end when I received my diploma in August 2010. I found ways to stay involved with my chapter and am always available to pick up a flag for a color guard clinic during Southwest But like any good relationship, the District Convention, but in 2015 I had the time you have in the Bond takes work. opportunity to further entwine my life You never know what with Tau Beta Sigma will happen or where Your MC process as a CVA. As a Chapter you will be in life, but is really one Visitation Assistant, you have to learn how that you start to I was able to share to adapt to change, find my experience from balance, be present, and reflect on your when I was an active remember to find joy in shared interests member and solidify what you are doing (or with the members my understanding who you are with). Being of the ideals of our and how you burnt out does not mean organization as I that it’s completely over, relate to the assisted each chapter but that you need a little ideals of TBΣ, with resolving issues downtime to reflect and and growing their and you can’t recharge. chapter in size and help but imagine impact. Reflecting on how your future you felt during your first within the As an active ritual, or when you sang member, our sights in the circle alongside organization. are set on growing your Brothers and Sisters into being Chapter for the first time, and seeing how you’ve President or even a district officer, but over grown in the Bond are great starting the years I have found that my personal points. With all the chaos in our lives and desire to grow also meant growing within demands around us, we also have to find Tau Beta Sigma as an alumna and Life ways to be present and focus on the goals Member. So, 10 years, three months, and that we have and the activities that we nine days after I became a Sister of Tau engaged in as well. Beta Sigma, I had the esteemed honor of being elected as the 2017-2019 National If you find yourself in a funk then find Vice President for Communication and ways to spice it up! In my second active Recognition. Just like a bride to be, I’ve felt year, I was not holding an office and felt excited, overwhelmed, proud, humbled, a little lost and unengaged. So what did like an over-planner, prepared, and more I do? I found additional ways to serve, in love with this organization and the contributed to another committee, and many Sisters and Brothers within the widened my perspective outside of my Bond. I am excited to see where this new chapter to become more involved on the level of my relationship with TBS will go as district level. The years after I started to I assist our chapters on the national level! spice things up were the best years that I’ve lived, and my horizons were expanded Ten years! Many of us cannot imagine to bring back resources to help my chapter the next 2 years in college let alone 10 to grow as I did. years in the Sorority! I never imagined that in 10 years I would be visiting chapters,

and sharing my experiences with them to inspire them to press on and grow their influence. The time you have as a member in Tau Beta Sigma will be the relationship that you create it to be. Put forth the effort to see the opportunities that you have as a member, and allow yourself to make this relationship one that will last a lifetime. One of my good friends recently asked me: “What is the point? Why do you still do this even though you are not in college?” My response was twofold:

1. “I do this to give back to an organization that has given me so much – relationships, leadership, and drive.” 2. “Fortitude and Courage to see an ideal, seize upon it, and follow it wherever it may lead you in Tau Beta Sigma.”



Adrienne Rall, Vice President For Colonization & Membership - TBΣ

National Articles

A Look at Early Recruitment:

Making Personal Connections


he beginning of the fall semester means getting back into the swing of things, getting back into our college routines, and getting back into serving the bands we love. But, it’s also the first chance that we get to recruit new members, whether you actually have a membership education class in the fall or not. So as your chapter member settle back into the grind of classes, band, and service, it’s a good idea to remind everyone about recruitment strategies and pitfalls. Recruitment is two-fold: 1) Showing Tau Beta Sigma’s mission, ideals, and purposes through your actions and events, and 2) Making sincere and personal connections with your fellow band members. We often discuss the first part of recruitment when we are looking at our recruitment nights, rush weeks, and other calendar-scheduled events. We plan service projects as recruitment events. We plan an informational session with free food to let band members know of Tau Beta Sigma’s purpose within the band. We generally spread the word about Tau Beta Sigma to the greater band family via announcements at the end of practice or through the band’s listserv. Sometimes, however, we forget to take a critical look at how we approach the second part of recruitment: Making and maintaining personal connections. Take a moment to think back to when you were thinking about joining Tau Beta Sigma. What made you interested in the Sorority? Chances are that you were interested in what the Sorority had to offer between service, sisterhood, and musicianship. But what connected you to Tau Beta Sigma? Was there a particular sister or group of sisters that helped you

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to feel welcomed and wanted in the band and at recruitment events? Did a sister or group of sisters personally contact you to make sure you were coming to a recruitment activity? Did a sister or group of sisters check in with you to see how your college life/classes were going? Did a sister or group of sisters take the time to explain to you why they thought you would be a good member of Tau Beta Sigma? Hopefully, the answer to some or all of these is yes. As Sisters, it is our responsibility to take the initiative to seek out those members of the band that we feel would make great members of Tau Beta Sigma and to tell them that we see their potential. It is also our responsibility to stay connected with them throughout the fall semester so that they feel welcomed and comfortable when thinking about and/or attending future recruitment events. If we place the responsibility on ourselves to contact those individuals frequently throughout the fall semester to see how they are doing in classes, to see how they are feeling about their band obligations, or to see if they would like to walk over together for a recruitment event, we are showing the heart of Tau Beta Sigma. Taking the extra time to foster relationships will never hurt your chapter’s recruitment. In fact, you may see that spending this extra time making and maintaining personal connections may greatly improve your chapter’s recruitment nights and rush week attendance. Certainly, in the least, your band program will strengthen as your chapter strives to make strong bonds throughout the fall with other band members.


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MAY 23, 2017

Our beloved Past National President and one of Tau Beta Sigma’s most accomplished leaders, Patsy Drury Hejl passed away and joined that “Big Sorority in the Sky” on May 23, 2017. Patsy Drury Hejl, was initiated in the Beta Gamma Chapter at the University of Texas on January 16, 1960. Patsy Drury Hejl assumed the leadership of the Sorority at the 1967 National Convention at Texas Christian University. Mrs. Hejl served with distinction as National President during a period which saw the Sorority gain a higher degree of acceptance in professional musical circles and enjoy much greater recognition for its service to the college and university bands. Under her leadership, the Sorority participated in more than a dozen different national conferences concerning music and music related matters. During this period, the national organization suffered a series of serious financial setbacks, out of which Mrs. Hejl’s calm leadership, careful consideration, and faith in the active and alumnae membership of the Sorority welded the organization together into a stronger, more vital force in the collegiate band world. Tau Beta Sigma formally acknowledged the Golden Anniversary of the founding of Kappa Kappa Psi with the gift of a set of Fraternity Ritual robes at the 1969 National Convention. Although joining fully in the 50th Anniversary celebrations for their Kappa Kappa Psi brothers, solid plans for the Sorority’s own Silver Anniversary Convention in 1971 were formulated by convention delegates. Mrs. Hejl presided over convention sessions highlighted by in-depth discussions concerning Tau Beta Sigma and its future. Some fun facts about Patsy: • She conducted the National Anthem at the 1969 National Intercollegiate Band concert while she presided over the National Convention, and believed she was the first woman to conduct the NIB. • The Southwest District of Tau Beta Sigma renamed their Top Chapter Award the Patsy Drury Hejl Top Chapter Award in 2004. • The University of Texas Longhorn Alumni Band offers a scholarship named for Patsy. • Patsy was the installing officer for the Delta Eta Chapter at Kingsville. • One of her Beta Gamma Sisters commissioned “Hands of Mercy” by Julie Giroux in honor of Patsy. Patsy Hejl also served several terms on the Board of Trustees, and also as Chair of the Board of Trustees. Patsy served the Board of Trustees from 1971-1975, 1997-2001, 2001-2005, and 2007-2011, and was Chair in four of the eight biennia she served on the Board. The 2009-2011 National Council renamed the Tau Beta Sigma National Scholarship for Musical Achievement to the Patsy Drury Hejl National Scholarship for Musical Achievement for Patsy’s life accomplishments and leadership as a female band director, a principal, a Past National President, a Board of Trustees Member, and a mentor. The newly renamed Tau Beta Sigma Patsy Drury Hejl National Scholarship for Outstanding Musical Achievement was unveiled during the banquet at the 2011 National Convention in Colorado Springs as a public recognition of Mrs. Hejl’s passion, dedication, and service. The Patsy Drury Hejl National Scholarship for Outstanding Musical Achievement was designed to honor those active members who have distinguished themselves as outstanding musicians during their college career. Patsy possessed outstanding leadership qualities and was known for being a very strong advocate for Tau Beta Sigma, while being smooth, calm & collected. Patsy was a determined leader in times of monumental decisions for the future of Tau Beta Sigma and the direction of the sorority that continue to influence our existence today. Patsy’s legacy lives on in the vibrant sisterhood and continued growth of Tau Beta Sigma and all of our members today. Throughout her life, she filled many roles: wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, pioneer, musician, educator, mentor, disciple, supporter, volunteer, and fierce protector of those whom she loved. Her departure comes much too soon, and we will miss her dearly. Take comfort in the knowledge that she is resting peacefully after a lifetime filled with good works and dedication.





AUGUST 6, 2017

Dr. David Maslanka passed away on August 6, 2017. One of the most prolific composers of wind band music, Dr. Maslanka's works have been performed regularly in major countries around the world. He was the commissioned composer for Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma's National Commissioning Program in 1995, and the National Intercollegiate Band performed his work A Tuning Piece: Songs of Fall and Winter. Other works commissioned by chapters of Kappa Kappa Psi include In Memoriam and Traveler. Dr. Maslanka is an honorary member of the Delta Sigma chapter at the University of Texas at Arlington and the Gamma Phi chapter at Stephen F. Austin State University. David Maslanka's memory will live on through his significant contributions to the wind band repertoire and the countless number of students, conductors, and musicians who will continue to perform his works and share his music. Kappa Kappa Psi mourns Dr. Maslanka's passing, and we send our thoughts and prayers to his family. We also send our gratitude for a life well-lived and his positive impact on college and university bands.

"You ask about the soul nature of music, and our music and soul the same thing. Music is one of the expressions of the soul. A person does not have to be consciously aware of soul connection for soul force to be expressed through that person. The conscious mind and the deep unconscious are two different things, but everyone has both of them. The unconscious can push its way into consciousness unbidden. Often this makes people do neurotic or crazy things – compulsive behavior of one kind or another. If a person is prepared artistically, then a sudden eruption of soul force might appear as a composition or a powerful performance. The person may have no idea where the force came from. This was my experience as a young composer. As I gained technical skill, there would be sudden bursts of music that 'appeared.' There was always the hard work of getting it composed properly, but fairly early on I learned to follow my instincts when something powerful began to happen. The impulse to write, having a 'true voice', and having the necessary technical equipment are all different issues. There are fine technicians who have no true voice, and people with true voice who have struggled with technique." - DAVID MASLANKA, Thoughts on Composing (1998)



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MARCH 14, 2017

Mr. Knight was a fixture in directing Dover High School’s band for 15 years. He left in 2015 to become an assistant band director at Delaware State University. “Lenny’s passing has left a huge void in our Dover community. We were so lucky to have him give back to his alma mater and teach with us for 15 years, impacting thousands of students and colleagues with both music and friendship.” said Dover High Principal Dr. Courtney Voshell. DSU Director of Bands Dr. Harvey Bullock Jr said of Knight, " His enthusiasm, his drive, his love, and his passion for music and his passion for working with kids with those same interests never changed."



MARCH 4, 2017

John was an artist, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and a consummate gentleman. At age 21, he began to publish his music with commercial publishers, composing and arranging more than 500 works for bands and orchestras as well as film and television scores. John was the recipient of a number of grants, awards, and commissions from performing groups that ranged from K-12 to university bands and orchestras as well as professional ensembles including the Boston Pops Orchestra. John's arrangements have been the cornerstone of the Michigan Marching Band's halftime performances for over 41 years.



AUGUST 3, 2017

During her matriculation at Albany State, she was a member of the Albany State Marching Rams as well as an active member of the Zeta Kappa Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma Sorority. In 2014, she earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology. She was currently enrolled at Albany State University as a graduate student seeking her Masters in School Counseling. She was loved and admired for her sweet spirit, warm smile, and generous heart. She could often be found providing food, clothing and other necessities to those in need. Ashley’s motto was to “Do good not because you are seeking a greater reward, but because it is the right thing to do.”



AUGUST 29, 2017

He was attending East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma where he majored in accounting and played the tuba in the marching band and was treasurer for Kappa Kappa Psi. James was an extremely talented musician and was loved by all. His quiet nature and genuine personality touched many souls and will leave a huge hole in our hearts as everyone who knew him will truly mourn his passing.



SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

Pat dedicated his life to the music education of youth and served his profession on national and state leadership levels. He was the founding conductor of the Camden Community Concert Band, and conducted the Camden Rotary Singers. Young musicians across the Southeast were influenced through his affiliation with the University of South Carolina Band program. Pat was the Voice of the Carolina Band. For many years, he, with his wife. Nancy, was responsible for operation of USC music camps and USC music clinics. In addition, he served as conductor of musical groups at music clinics and summer band camps, as a mentor to university students and student participants and as a regular announcer for concerts. PODIUM.KKYTBS.ORG - 45




JUNE 18, 2017

He attended college at Southwestern State College (SWSC, currently known Southwestern Oklahoma State University SWOSU), receiving the Bachelor of Music Education in 1974, and the Masters of Education in Music in 1976. He earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) in Trombone performance with the minors of Music Theory and History from University of Oklahoma in 1986. He had an incredible career at SWOSU as a Professor of Music, where he mentored many students and taught applied lessons and classes in Trombone, Euphonium, Guitar as well as Graduate Classical and Jazz History and Theory Classes for 41 years, and directed SWOSU Symphony Orchestra for 38 year (when he also played violin occasionally).



MAY 5, 2017

Charter member of Epsilon Gamma and legendary drum major of Alabama State Mighty Marching Hornets. Credited for creating the signature "Hornet Lean Back". He also served as Director of Bands for the Montgomery County High Marching Band. Samuel McDade performed on trombone in numerous Montgomery popular bands such as; King Tutt and The Untouchables, Syndicate Band and Harold Young and The Magnificents. He also toured internationally with recording artist, Clarence Carter.



JUNE 3, 2017

She graduated from MSU with honors and received a BS degree in animal science in 2008. Lindsay had a lust for life and enjoyed traveling, photography, camping, rafting and sharing great times with her friends and family.



JUNE 17, 2017

One of the 12 charter members of the Theta Lambda chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at the University of Memphis. Since his initiation into the Fraternity on October 25, 2009, Shaun has championed its motto, "Strive for the Highest," in academics and personal aspirations. As a charter member of the chapter, Shaun is an integral part of the chapter's culture. We celebrate the life of our dear brother, always admiring his ambition and capacity to love.



JUNE 20, 2017

Mark attended Pasadena High School, San Jacinto College, and the University of Houston where he was a member of Kappa Kappa Psi. He played saxophone during his academic years. He worked as a draftsman in his early career, and later as an I/T and automation specialist. Mark had a deep love for the outdoors and enjoyed camping, hiking, kayaking, birding and nature photography.

46 - Kappa Kappa Psi & Tau Beta Sigma

Fall 2017

The official publication of Kappa Kappa Psi & Tau Beta Sigma



President Evan Thompson, 16 Hilliard Drive, Sumter, SC 29150; Phone: 803.840.4418;

President Jonathan L. Markowski, 98 Colonial Rd., Abington, MA 02351-1618; Phone: 339.793.0003;

Vice President for Colonization & Membership Marco Krcatovich, II, 1 University Parkway, Room G337, University Park, IL 60484; Phone: 616.499.5019;

Vice President for Colonization & Membership Adrienne Rall, 3703 14th Ave., Kearney, NE 68845; Phone: 308.708.0737;

Vice President for Programs Dr. Nicholas Bratcher, 500 Hibiscus Drive Apt. 108, Redlands, CA 92373; Phone: 843.855.4350;

Vice President for Special Projects Erika Pope, 3236 Spring Grove Circle, Memphis, TN 38119; Phone: 501.416.1191;

Vice President for Student Affairs Jessica Lee, 129 Continental Lane, Hillsboro, TX 76645; Phone: 903.495.1307;

Vice President for Communications & Recognition Siobhan Wilkes, 18625 Midway Rd Apt 1414 Dallas, TX 75287; Phone: 254.630.3415;

Vice President for Professional Relations Dr. Douglas F. Stotter, PO Box 19105, Arlington, TX 76019-0105;

Vice President for Professional Relations Dr. Kyle Glaser, Music Department- TSU 601 University Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666; Phone: 570.269.7162;

KKΨ Alumni Association Chair Daniel Miller, 301 N. Chaucer Ct., Sewickley, PA 15143-8729; Phone: 412.608.6350;

TBÎŁ Alumni Association Chair Katie Rixon, 1913 Baltimore Drive, Richardson, TX 75081; Phone: 903.276.3820;

Immediate Past President Jack D. Lee, III, 129 Continental Lane, Hillsboro, TX 76645; Phone: 817.729.5841;

Immediate Past President Kathryn G. Kelly, M.D., 712 Symphony Woods Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20901; Phone: 202.549.9557;

Board of Trustees Adam Cantley, Chair; Danny A. George, Vice Chair; Eric B. Morson; Malinda M. Matney, Ph.D.; Edward Savoy; Jack D. Lee, Immediate Past President; Evan Thompson (ex-officio)

Board of Trustees Kathy Godwin, Chair; Lisa R. Croston, Vice Chair; Debbie Baker; Justin Brady; Carolyn McCambridge; Dawn Farmer, Ph.D.; Kathryn G. Kelly, M.D., Immediate Past President; Janet West Miller (Life); Jonathan Markowski (ex-officio)



Midwest Denali D. Pearce-Alt, 177 Lee Dr. Liberty, MO 64068-2222; Phone: 816.308.9418; Anthony M. Falcone, 220 Westbrook Music Bldg, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0102; Phone: 402.472.1643;

Midwest Leslie K. Gartin, 408 New Salem Road Marshalltown, IA 50158; Phone: 641.751.2226; Zack T. Rebarchek, 445 Eisenhower Dr., A316B3 Lawrence, KS 66049; Phone: 913.671.9486;

North Central Jason A. Mlady, 4254 N Mozart Apartment 3S Chicago, IL 60618; Phone: 765.357.4568; Tammi J. Ramsey, 2453 Birch Bark Trail Grove City, OH 43123; Phone: 330.421.7844;

North Central Carrie M. Webster, 110 Harmony Ave. East Peoria, IL 61611; Phone: 630.818.6588; Kellie M. Leitz, 5757 Mt. Vernon Drive Milford, OH 45150; Phone: 513.702.2890;

Northeast Marie Burleigh, 1807 N. 23rd St, Clarksburg, WV 26301-1530; Phone: 304.669.9280; Michael Napolitano, 70 Kent Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590; Phone: 845.214.5542;

Northeast Anthony B. Barbir, 2310 9th St N Apt 204, Arlington, VA 22201; Phone: 925.765.4061; Allison M. Leemann,180 Ravine Drive Matawan, NJ 07747; Phone: 908.461.0899;

Southeast Latrondrick Hunter, 2110 Sullivan Road, Huntsville, AL 35810; Phone: 256.698.7043; Dr. Craig Aarhus, Mississippi State University, PO Box 6162, Mississippi State, MS 39762; Phone: 662.325.2713;

Southeast Lee Commander, 206 Wheatherbine Way W, Tallahassee, FL 32301; Phone: 850.843.3630; Kelsey E. Reilly, 4709 Waterbury Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604; Phone: 619.322.3882;

Southwest Toni Castle, 3755 FM 1694 Robstown, TX 78380; Phone: 361.549.0035; Kalem O. Graham, 2513 W Oklahoma Ave Guthrie, OK 73044; Phone: 540.664.1702; Clinton J. Wieden, 7301 SW Lee Blvd. Apt. 518 Lawton, OK 73505; Phone: 405.714.3181;

Southwest Donnelle' Mitchell, 5337 N. MacArthur Blvd Apt 1118 Irving, TX 75038; Phone: 903.747.0029; Kathy Webster, 1610 East Highway 67 Mount Pleasant, TX 75455; Phone: 214.546.1397;

Western Charlene A. Ronne, 1647 Belleville WayApt #O Sunnyvale, CA 94087; Phone: 310.560.1653; Erik Marrs, 6222 W. Corsair LN Apt 201, Boise, ID 83704; Phone: 951.333.1911;

Western Meghan Fay Olswanger, 2732 N. Vallin Ave, Meridian, ID 83646; Phone: 909.215.6011; Vanessa McPherson, 8523 Paradise Valley Rd Apt 238 Spring Valley, CA 91977; Phone: 619.227.5222;



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PODIUM & BATON INDEXING PROJECT The Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma history and archives teams are excited to announce a project to Kappa Kappa Psi is looking for talented and dedicated brothers to index the joint publication of our organizations, The serve as the next National Chapter Field Representatives (CFRs). This is the early year’s publication for job gives you the ultimate opportunityPodium. to give The backBaton to our organization as the official representative of the Fraternity. CFRsPsi travel Kappa Kappa and is included in this indexing around the country visiting dozens of chapters, thousands of brothers project.

and working with students to benefit the Fraternity and college bands across the nation. The Fraternity is looking for brothers available to history our organizations comes alive when you start in the summer of 2018. Please note The that if you areof graduating look back at you older editions of the publications. As part in the Spring of 2018 and are interested in applying should do so now - the new CFRs will begin their in June to of 2018. of duties the process document the history of Kappa Kappa

Psi and Tau Beta Sigma, we are embarking on this project now so that by 2019 we will be in the position to provide a documented history of our organizations. Be an Alumni or Life Member Hold a Bachelors Degree by June 1, 2018 If you would like to assist in this project, please contact Have a good driving record Aaron Moore at You will be able to do Able to obtain an Oklahoma driver’s license this indexing on your on time and schedule. For full position details see Questions? E-mail Marco Krcatovich, National Vice President for You will be asked what edition of the Podium or Baton Colonization and Membership at

you would like to index (possibly the years you were an active member). We will send you that edition as a PDF document, along with an Excel file to document the issue, Download and complete the CFR Application from theinstructions, and an example issue. website. (Available mid-January 2018) Submit application with your resume, official transcript and Thank you for supporting Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta three letters of recommendation by March 1, 2018. Sigma. We hope you will see the value in this project One letter of recommendation must be from your Director of and commit to indexing one or more issues. Bands. Email applications and scanned forms to: Steve Nelson, National Executive Director (

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