Volume 13, Number 6
February 14, 2012
Editor: Nick Smith
News from Headquarters
As you enter into your Winter semesters, make sure you continue to work hard and prepare for what is sure to be another great semester as brothers and sisters. Study hard and make sure that you register for your district conventions on time! You never want to miss an opportunity to learn more about leadership, music and better ways to serve.
Wishing you another successful semester,
Zac Humphrey, Evan Thompson, Nick Smith, Dale Croston, Aaron Moore, Debbie Morris, Di Spiva & Alan Bonner
Submissions for the Fall 2012 issue are officially due May 1st. Be sure to start thinking now about what you wish to write about and have those articles, pictures and posts sent our way SOONER rather than later! Any questions? You can always e-mail our publications manager Nick and ask.
Please send your articles and photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.kkytbs.org/newsnotes.html
Lt. Col. Alan L. Bonner, USAF (ret)
National Executive Director
National Executive Director:
Lt. Col. Alan Bonner, USAF (Ret.)
HQ Office Manager & National Accountant:
HQ Membership Services Coordinator:
Alumni Historical and Development Coordinator:
Chapter and Colony Education Coordinator:
Publications Manager/Multimedia Designer
Kappa Kappa Psi National Chapter Field Representative:
Kappa Kappa Psi National Chapter Field Representative:
KKPsi AA Encore Newsletter
Keynotes Online Magazine
Con Selmer Institute
Wind and Rhythm
The Podium is Now ONLINE LIVE!
from Nick Smith, National Publications Manager/Multimedia Designer
Brothers and Sisters,
The Podium, your National Publication is now Online and already garnering some impressive page views. As the first in a group of web launches for your organizations since National Convention, your publication is bringing you new and exciting ways to interact and learn within our fraternity and sorority.
Visit the Podium Online HERE!
Visit the Podium Online NOW at http://podium.kkytbs.org and start reading, commenting and interacting with others ONLINE! Find articles written by friends or that pique your interests and share them using any of several social networks available. Subscribe to the Podium and make submitting your articles even easier using the form on the website. Answer the new polls and help us truly make it YOUR publication.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the Podium or any of the changes currently happening, simply contact me, your Publications Manager at email@example.com and I will be happy to answer you! Till, then, check out your Podium Online now (at http://podium.kkytbs.org) and prepare for your new and improved publication coming on Monday at Noon! And don't forget - articles for the Podium must be submitted prior to May 1st to be considered for the Fall print version!
News from the KKPsi Alumni Association
by Ed Savoy, Chair, Alumni Advisory Committee, KKPsi
I'm pleased to announce that, in an effort to better organize the efforts of the Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association, both Marco Kcratovich II and Eric Morson have accepted my invitation to serve as Vice Chairs of the KKPsi-AA for the 2011-2013 biennium. Their roles will be to aid me in coordinating the strategic goals and drive of the association.
In addition, the following individuals will be serving the following roles for the rest of the biennium:
Char of the Membership Sub-Committee: Marco Krcatovich II
Chair of the Finance Sub-Committee: Eric Morson
Chairs of the Music and Alumni Development Sub-Committee: Amy Heavilin and Brent Cannon
Chairs of the Technology Sub-Committee: Craig McClure and Marco Krcatovich II
Chairs of the Events and Publications Sub-Committee: Laura Blake and Amy Heavilin
Thanks to all of these individuals for their continuing dedication and work in the service of Kappa Kappa Psi!
TBSigma Colony Installation
by Nicole Burdick, Ph.D., National VPCM, TBSigma
Greetings Sisters and Brothers!
The Tau Beta Sigma National Council is excited to announce that the Tau Beta Sigma colony at the University of Texas at San Antonio will be installed at the UTSA Recital Hall at 5:30pm on Saturday, February 18th.
While the Ritual of Third Degree is closed to initiated members of Tau Beta Sigma, the Installation Ceremony is open to anyone who would like to attend. We hope that many of you that are in the area will be able to attend this very special event!
Do You Want to be a CFR?
by the National Headquarters Staff
Kappa Kappa Psi is looking for talented and dedicated brothers to serve as the next National Chapter Field Representatives (CFRs). This job gives you the ultimate opportunity to give back to our organization as the official representative of the Fraternity. CFRs travel around the country visiting dozens of chapters, thousands of brothers and working with students to benefit the Fraternity and college bands across the nation. The Fraternity is looking for brothers available to start in the Summer of 2012.
UPDATE: Applications due March 16th, Interview weekend is going to be June 8th - 10th, so mark your calendars now just in case you're one of the finalists.
For more information on how to be come a CFR and more details on what's involved go to http://www.kkytbs.org/forms/cfr_flyer.pdf and download the official CFR flyer.
NIB Repercussions CD Now Available on iTunes and Amazon
by National Headquarters Staff
Hello Brothers and Sisters!
This past summer's performance of the National Intercollegiate Band is now available to purchase on iTunes and Amazon. If you missed the performance, it was surely one to remember, including the pieces "Rest" and "Angels in the Architecture" by Frank Ticheli, "O Magnum Mysterium" by Morten Lauridsen and the World Premiere performance of "Repercussions" by Adam Gorb. Head to iTunes and Amazon now and search for "National Intercollegiate" to hear the pieces and help support one of our best and most recognized National Programs.