Tau Beta Sigma
Tau Beta Sigma is the national honorary service sorority and exists to “provide exceptional service to collegiate bands and promote equality and diversity, including empowering women in the band profession, cultivating leadership, educational achievement, music appreciation and community development.” Tau Beta Sigma was founded by students from Texas Tech University and become an official sorority on the campus of Oklahoma State University 1946. The University of Akron is the Epsilon Iota chapter of Tau Beta Sigma.
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.
2022 - 23 officers
- Kathryn Spinner - President
- Emily Schrembeck - Vice President, Membership Education
- Angel Ortiz - Vice President, Service
- Collin Brockmeyer - Treasurer
- Hannah Collis - Secretary
- Elliot Hicks - 'Keeper' (Historian/Parliamentarian)
- Katelyn Thomas - Focus on the Five Liaison
Be it known that Tau Beta Sigma, National Honorary Sorority for members of the college band, is an organization operating exclusively in the field of the college and university bands, for the following purposes:
- To promote the existence and welfare of the collegiate bands and to create a respect and appreciation for band activities and achievements among the listening public everywhere.
- To honor outstanding members of the band through privilege of membership, in the Sisterhood, extended in recognition of musical achievement, demonstrated leadership, and an enthusiastic approach to band activities.
- To develop leadership through active participation with the band, and through it, to strengthen those traits of conduct, thought, and idealism which characterize the responsible membership of the band.
- To encourage a close relationship between collegiate bands and promote a high average of attainment by the performance of good music and selection of worthwhile projects.
- To provide a meaningful and worthwhile social experience for all engaged in collegiate band work, and to cooperate with other musical organizations and societies in every manner consistent with our mutual purposes and those of the institution at which chapters are located.