June 25, 2021

Kappa Kappa Psi named Chapter Leadership Award Winner

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue Bands & Orchestras’ Gamma Pi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi has been announced as a Chapter Leadership Award winner by the National Council. This honor is in recognition of the chapter members’ hard work in service to the department during the past two years.

Nearly 80 chapters across the country were eligible for this award, and Purdue’s Gamma Pi chapter was selected as one of the most outstanding among the group. Chapter Leadership Award winners are finalists for the William A. Scroggs Founders trophy, the National Top Chapter Award, announced at the national convention on July 13-16. Members of Kappa Kappa Psi have played an integral role in the success of Purdue Bands & Orchestras for decades.

In light of new, COVID-19 safety protocols for all department ensembles, the members of Kappa Kappa Psi ensured equipment was set up in its proper place for rehearsals and livestream concerts in the Elliott Hall of Music. They also organized and performed in an outdoor concert at Slayter Center for the Performing Arts with the Sisters of Tau Beta Sigma, the department’s service sorority. Their relentless efforts to foster community, enhance department operations, and connect with others through extraordinary performances all led to great success for Purdue Bands & Orchestras in spite of immense challenges brought on by the pandemic.

“This recognition, particularly during the events of the past year, is absolutely remarkable and well deserved,” said Jay Gephart, director and Al G. Wright Chair of Purdue Bands & Orchestras. “Congratulations to all the members for their outstanding work during the past biennium.”

Kappa Kappa Psi is a fraternal organization that promotes the advancement of college and university bands through dedicated service and support to the bands, comprehensive education, leadership opportunities, and recognition for the benefit of its members and society. The Gamma Pi chapter at Purdue promotes additional chapter goals of community, growth, initiative, passion, and integrity.

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