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KKPsi & TBSigma

Volume 12, Number 4
November 23, 2010

Editor: Nick Smith
Publications Manager

News from Headquarters

Happy Thanksgiving

To all Brothers & Sisters, from all of us at Stillwater Station, we wish for you and your families the most wonderful and happy Thanksgiving imaginable!!
Zac Humphrey, Evan Thompson, Nick Smith, Aaron Moore, Debbie Morris, Di Spiva & Alan Bonner


Submissions for the Spring 2011 issue were due November 1st. Thank you to those who have submitted articles and pictures. We are currently going through our collection of articles and have begun the editing process. Be looking for the next edition to hit your mailboxes around district convention time in the Spring and don't forget to start thinking about articles for next time - it's never too early to start preparing!

Please send your articles and photos to:



When you complete your Initiate Classes, please remember that you have 30 days following Third Degree to submit the Initiate Registration Form. An additional fee of 25% is applied to all forms that are late.



To all District Officers and Chapter Presidents:

Please ensure the widest possible distribution of this newsletter to the chapters, colonies and members in your district.

The purpose of this newsletter is to quickly and efficiently send information to each member.

District Leaders should ensure that this newsletter is forwarded to every Chapter President in their district.

Issues of the NewsNotes can also be found on the Headquarters website at

Many thanks,
Lt. Col. Alan L. Bonner, USAF (ret)
National Executive Director



National Executive Director:
Lt. Col. Alan Bonner, USAF (Ret.)

HQ Office Manager & National Accountant:
Di Spiva

HQ Membership Services Coordinator:
Debbie Morris

Alumni, Chapter & Colony Affairs Coordinator:
Aaron Moore

Designer/Publications Manager:
Nick Smith

Kappa Kappa Psi National Chapter Field Representative:
Zac Humphrey

Kappa Kappa Psi National Chapter Field Representative:
Evan Thompson



KKPsi AA Encore Newsletter

Keynotes Online Magazine

Con Selmer Institute

Wind and Rhythm

Mu Chi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi Installed
by Adam Cantley, National Vice President for Colonization and Membership


It is my pleasure to announce the installation of the Mu Chi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at The University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, Texas. The 310th chapter installation occurred at 2:00 PM, November 21 with National Vice President for Student Affairs Jack Lee serving as the installing officer of 13 colonists. The Epsilon Kappa chapter served as the advising chapter and past CFR and life member Dusty Brown from the Gamma Phi/Delta Sigma chapters was the colony advisor. This is the 12th chapter installation of the biennium.

A special thanks goes out to the Epsilon Delta chapter at Texas A&M University - Kingsville for assisting with the Ritual of Third Degree.

There were a number guests attending representing the Epsilon Delta, Beta Sigma, Gamma Phi, Beta Zeta, and Delta Sigma chapters of Kappa Kappa Psi and the Delta Eta chapter of Tau Beta Sigma. The Mu Chi chapter is already off to a fantastic start with service, brotherhood, and other events already planned. Please send congratulations to:

Catherine Canut, President
Mu Chi chapter, Kappa Kappa Psi
The University of Texas - Pan American
Edinburg, TX 78539

Dr. Justin Writer, Sponsor
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas - Pan American
Edinburg, TX 78539

Tau Beta Sigma Adopts New Vision Statement
by Dollie O'Neill, National President

To the Sisters and Brothers of Tau Beta Sigma,

The 2009-2011 National Council held a strategic planning session, the first since the one held in 1996-1997, and one of the results from this session is a NEW Vision Statement, one which reflects the Vision of our organization for the next 10 years. Tau Beta Sigma adopted its first Vision Statement in 2000having not had a Vision statement prior to then. This New Vision Statement shows the direction of Tau Beta Sigma and where we are heading over the next decade.

NEW 2020 Tau Beta Sigma Vision

Tau Beta Sigma is a highly respected pre-eminent music organization comprised of over 160 collegiate chapters and more than 3,800 collegiate members with a balanced representation of women and men. Strong leadership thrives throughout our organization and we have a solid financial foundation. We cultivate and sponsor a variety of music education programs for our diverse membership and work closely with collegiate band directors. Our alumni association is an integral part of Tau Beta Sigma, promoting diversity efforts, social networking and assisting members in enhancing their professional leadership and employment possibilities after graduation from college. We are connected with music in the community which includes supporting music education at all academic levels.

Get Connected to Your Fraternity and Sorority
by Nick Smith, Publications Manager

Hello Brothers and Sisters,

Being in the loop about district and national events is a BIG help to any chapter officer or member. There are several ways in each district across the country to use online resources as a way to get updates on things like National Convention, district convention and even chapter events within your respective districts.

From Facebook© to Twitter© Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma have several groups designed to bring you information about any and all subjects and activities. Below you'll find a list of these online resources and we here at headquarters as well as the National Councils encourage you to get on board and get connected to any or all of these wonderful outlets.

District Listserves

  • NED:
    • Go to
    • Type in KKYTBSNED in the search for groups box
    • Follow the instructions
    • Membership will be pending upon completion.  You should receive a confirmation email when you are fully accepted.
  • SED:
    • Same directions for NED, but type in kkytbssed in search box
  • NCD:
    • Go to
    • Follow instructions
  • MWD:
    • Go to
    • Follow instructions
  • SWD:
    • Same directions for NED, but type in kkytbs-swd in search box
  • WD:
    • Go to
    • See #3


Facebook© Groups

  • National Convention:!/pages/2011-KKPS-and-TBS-National-Convention/135547939828789
  • Get With the Programs:!/group.php?gid=4288176178
  • Month of Musicianship:
  • I am Dedicated to the Preservation of the Honor of Kappa Kappa Psi:

For student and alumni announcements and events use the online forums:

National Convention Twitter:


News Notes:
The Podium:
KKPsi Live:
The District Leader:

New KKPsi Live!
by Jack Lee, National Vice President for Student Affairs


Are you still looking for something to do to celebrate the Month of Musicianship? Have you been trying to think of what you can do, but just really can't come up with anything? Time is running out, but there is still so much that can be done!

I'm pleased to present another video segment to the Fraternity membership on KKPsi Live! This brief video focuses on some simple things you can do to celebrate the Month of Musicianship. I even share with you what a couple other chapters throughout the country have already done to show their love and appreciation to music and band.

To view the video, go to the Kappa Kappa Psi Youtube channel by clicking here. You can also copy and paste this URL into your web-browser:

Remember, if you have something you would like to have answered or see a video on, send me and e-mail!

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