Kappa Kappa Psi is a fraternal organization that promotes the advancement of college and university bands through dedicated service and support to bands, comprehensive education, leadership opportunities, and recognition for the benefit of its members and society.
Be it known that Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Fraternity for College Band-members, is an organization operating exclusively in the field of the college and university bands, and for the following several purposes:
We, the brothers of Kappa Kappa Psi, believe that service to the college or university band program fosters responsibility, loyalty, and leadership; that a spirit of brotherhood is enhanced by the participation in a band program; that music is a universal language and truly the greatest of the arts; and that through fraternal participation, each member will strive for the highest.
The Alpha Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi was installed at the University of Pittsburgh on February 14th, 1948, becoming the forty-eighth chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi. The initiation of 21 members and 1 honorary member was presented by the Eta Chapter from Ohio State University. The installation was presided over by Brother Bernard McGregor, director of the West Virginia University band and counselor of District X of Kappa Kappa Psi.
The 21 founding members are: Earl E Allen Jr, Robert G Anderson, John A Baldinger Jr, George S Brosky, Walter M Edge Jr, William J Farrell, Carl W Feick Jr, William W Focer, John W Hanks, Harry V Herlinger Jr, William M Katz, Earl R Kopsofsky, J Edward Lee, W Creighton McClintock, Charles A Rickmond, Robert H Smith, James J Scannell Jr., Norbert Shanblatt, Murray K Weber, Calvin C Williams, and their director, Robert L Arthur, as an honorary.
In 1978, the Alpha Omega chapter disbanded.
On April 14th, 1996, Alpha Omega was re-installed by the Epsilon Phi chapter from Clarion University.
The Refounding Members are: Timothy Keller (Red Line Founder), Jason Lytle (Maroon Line Founder), Jeff Lytle (Hunter Green Line Founder), Scott McConnell (Black Line Founder), Joseph Mills (Silver Line Founder), Joseph Romano (Purple Line Founder), Anthony Roscoe (Kelly Green Line Founder), Tina Eaves (Tan Line Founder), Richard Trouton (White Line Founder), Gregory Wheeler (Gold Line Founder).
Our Little Brother Chapters:
Our chapter mascot has been the rubber ducky since the 1996 NED convention at the University of Massachusetts. We are located in the central precinct of the Northeast District of Kappa Kappa Psi. We have hosted precinct convention in 1999, 2007, 2013, and 2017. We have also hosted NED Convention in 1959, 1971, and 2002.Alpha Omega alumni who have served as District Officers:
AceArthur : District XI Governor from 1950 to 1952.
Every year, Alpha Omega awards the ′Doc′ Award to a non-brother who exemplifies the purpose of Kappa Kappa Psi through leadership and service to the band. The award includes an honorary membership to ΚΚΨ
Recipients of the ′Doc′ Award:
President Trevor Buchan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Vice President of Service Sade Tukuru: email@example.com
Vice President of Membership Lauren Herazo: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Scotty Poepoe: email@example.com
Treasurer Logan Hellinger: firstname.lastname@example.org
Historian/Alumni Liaison Joe Valdecañas: email@example.com
Chapter Email: firstname.lastname@example.org