Kappa Kappa Psi

Kappa Kappa PsiKappa Kappa Psi is the national honorary service fraternity and exists to “provide the band not only with organized and concentrated service activities, but to give our membership valid and wholesome experiences in organization, leadership and social contacts.” Kappa Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded on the campus of Oklahoma State University in 1919 and the fraternity is presently located at over 200 colleges and universities with 5,000 active members each year. The University of Akron is the Zeta Omicron chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi.

Membership

Membership in KKY and TBS is open to anyone who has completed one semester in a UA Band. Candidates participate in a membership candidacy of eight weeks before becoming “active.” Meetings are held once a week, leaving time for studies and other co-curricular activities. Like all active members, candidates must show their interest and desire to serve the UA Bands.

2016 - 17 officers

  • Emily Baker - President - emb113@zips.uakron.edu
  • Robyn King - Vice President, Membership Education 
  • Ashley Perman - Vice President, Service  
  • Sarah Dick - Treasurer  
  • Elora Lowe - Secretary  
  • Dan Becker - Parliamentarian  
  • Colleen Prokop - Historian 
  • Emily Beck - Alumni Relations

Purposes

Be it known that Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Fraternity for members of the college band, is an organization operating exclusively in the field of the college and university bands, for the following purposes:

  1. To promote the existence and welfare of the collegiate bands and to create at large a wholesome respect for their activities and achievements.
  2. To honor outstanding band members through privilege of membership extended as a reward for technical achievement and appreciation for the best in music.
  3. To stimulate campus leadership and promulgate an uncompromising respect through the medium of the college band for gracious conduct, good taste and unswerving loyalty.
  4. To foster a close relationship between college bands and promote a high average of attainment by the performance of good music and selection of worthwhile projects.
  5. To provide a pleasant and helpful social experience for all engaged in college band work and to cooperate with other musical organizations in any manner consistent with the purposes of the institution at which chapters are located.