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KKPsi & TBSigma

Volume 12, Number 5
January 10, 2011

Editor: Nick Smith
Publications Manager

News from Headquarters

Happy New Year

To all Brothers & Sisters, from all of us at Stillwater Station,we hope the new year and new semester sees you refreshed from the holidays and ready to start off in a great way! Good luck this semester with your studies and work and may this new year bring you many new, wonderful and exciting experiences.

Wishing you the best!
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

New Colony of Kappa Kappa Psi
by the National HQ Staff


Please join us in welcoming the newest colony to begin the process towards membership within Kappa Kappa Psi at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. Feel free to join us in welcoming them to the colonization process with a friendly email using the contact information below!

Marina Pena, Colony President
New Colony - Kappa Kappa Psi
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30360

Dr. Chester B. Phillips, Sponsor
Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands
School of Music at Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30360

Schedule for District Conventions
by the National HQ Staff

Brothers and Sisters,

Each Spring semester brings a new year and new opportunites to expand your involvement with our organizations as well as chances to learn more about leadership, music and fraternal spirit. One of the best ways to do so is by attending district conventions. Below are listed the dates and locations for all district conventions across the nation. Please be sure to get as much information about these conventions out to your members and know that you are more than welcome to attend a convention outside of your own district as well!


Date: March 25-27
Location: Iowa State
Host Chapters:
Kappa Kappa Psi - Iota Omega
Tau Beta Sigma - Theta Xi


Date: April 8-10
Location: Merrillville, IN
Host Chapters:
Kappa Kappa Psi - Gamma Pi
Kappa Kappa Psi - Mu Delta
Tau Beta Sigma - Beta Sigma
Convention Website


Date: March 31 - April 3
Location: James Madison
Host Chapters:
Kappa Kappa Psi - Eta Omicron
Tau Beta Sigma - Eta Rho


Date: April 15-17
Location: Georgia
Host Chapters:
Kappa Kappa Psi - Kappa Mu


Date: April 9-11
Location: University of Oklahoma
Host Chapters:
Kappa Kappa Psi - Delta
Tau Beta Sigma - Delta
Convention Website


Date: March 25-27
Location: Portland, OR
Host Chapters:
Kappa Kappa Psi - TBD
Tau Beta Sigma - TBD

Don't forget!!! All convention attendees are required to have some form of proof of membership in order to be admitted to convention sites including alumni and life members. You must belong to on of these active groups of membership in order to attend, so please be sure to enroll or renew those memberships if you are an alumni member.

Take care, good luck with the new semesters and we look forward to seeing everyone across the nation at District Conventions this season!

TBSigma Offers Twitter/Forum Contest for Convention Registration Waivers
by Nicole Burdick, National Vice President for Communication and Recognition


Are you going to National Convention? As college students, you are always looking at ways to save money. After being a college/graduate student for 9 years, I completely understand. Additionally, going to district and national conventions, while being an amazing experience, they can be costly. We want to help! It's simple - if you sign up to use our newest communication tools you can win free convention registration! Here is how this works:

1) Sign up and use our communication tools!

a. Follow @TauBetaSigma on Twitter (

b. Sign up for the Tau Beta Sigma Forums (

c. Sign up for the Tau Beta Sigma members-only listserve

i. Email Peter Murray at and request to be added to the TBS members-only listerve (TBSIGMA-L). Include your full name, chapter/school, and when you were initiated.

2) Be on the lookout for trivia questions (one per district) to be posted on these 3 communication outlets

a. District Conventions (1 per district) between February 1st and February 28th

b. National Convention - 2 trivia questions will be posted between April 1st and April 30th, 2011 (you must answer both questions correctly).

3) To be entered into the contest email the correct answer to the trivia question as well as your full name, your chapter, and your initiation date (you must be an active member of your district) to You will have exactly 24 hours to respond! A winner will be selected from all the correct responses.

That's it! Be sure to sign up for Twitter, the TBS members-only listerve, and the TBS members-only forums and keep your eyes posted for those trivia questions! If you have any questions about this contest, please contact

National Convention and Program Deadline Reminders
by the National HQ Staff

With National Convention right around the corner we here at your National Headquarters would like to send out a few reminders about certain deadlines to keep in mind as you get back to work this semester.

The following are deadlines fast approaching for things related to National Convention:

KKΨ Concerto Competition Submission Deadline is April 15th, 2011.

National Intercollegiate Band Audition materials must be postmarked by April 19, 2011.

Fall 2011 Submissions to the Podium are due May 1, 2011.

Registration for the convention itself will be due on June 15, 2011, so start saving your funds now for registration fees as well as for the hotel and travel costs.

Deadline for KKPsi National Council & Board of Trustees Nominations Packets
by the National HQ Staff

Anyone interested in running for National Council or Board of Trustees in Kappa Kappa Psi must submit all nominations packets and materials to National Headquarters postmarked no later than January 15th, 2011. For information on what to submit be sure to reference the National Constituion and feel free to contact us at Headquarters for any questions you may have about this deadline and the election process.

We look forward to seeing your materials come in soon, and good luck with your election process!

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.

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