2017 Chapter Leadership Conference:
Friday June 3 – Saturday June 4
This year’s Chapter Leadership Conference was hosted by the Zeta Nu and Eta Pi chapters of Tau Beta Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.
District Day #1: University of Kansas
Friday September 15 – Saturday September 16th
Our first District Day was hosted by the Zeta Delta and Eta Zeta chapters of Tau Beta Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS.
Dr. Matthew Smith, Director of the Marching Jayhawks, graciously served as our speaker for this District Day. We spoke to the attending chapters about the history of wind ensembles, what the future might look like, and how both KKY and TBS chapters can assist their band directors create the best ensemble possible, from excellent service to just having a good attitude.
You can find a detailed biography of Dr. Smith on the KU website. He can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
District Day #2: University of Nebraska at Kearney
The 2nd District Day was held on October 13-14th at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. It was hosted by the Theta Mu chapter of TBS and the Iota Psi chapter of KKY.
District Day #3: Colorado School of Mines
The Third District Day was held on February 16-17th at Colorado School of Mines. It was hosted by the Xi chapter of KKY.
Nic Rorrer is a Life Member of the Eta Beta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at Virginia Tech. As a student he was heavily involved in the Marching Virginians as a proud member of the Baritone section and served as the band’s Operation Officer during his senior year. In the fraternity Nic served as Chapter Secretary, Vice President and President as well as Northeast District Secretary/Treasurer from 2010-2011. Nic graduated with his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering in 2011 and immediately started pursuing his PhD at the Colorado School of Mines under the tutelege of John Dorgan studying Polymer (Plastic) Processing, and subsequently completed his thesis in the Fall of 2015. Outside of his PhD studies Nic was involved with the music program at Mines serving as an Assistant to the Band Director since 2012. In addition, Nic has been the Chapter Sponsor of the Colorado School of Mines since January of 2012 and currently serves on the fraternity’s Alumni Association Board of Directors. In addition to serving on the AABOD, Nic has been involved with the Midwest District Alumni association since 2012 serving as Member at Large for KKPsi from 2012-2013 and as MWDAA President since 2013 (However, Nic will be stepping down at this MWD Convention). In his daily life Nic is a Researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory attempting to synthesize novel materials from bioderived feedstocks. In Nic’s limited free time he enjoys hanging out with his dog Bayou, practicing yoga, continuing to serve as the Xi chapter sponsor, and eating good food. He currently resides in Golden, CO.