Greetings Gamma Pi Alumni!

Welcome to the new alumni dart blog! It has taken me a while to set up this web page for you all, so I’ll be sure to catch you all up to what we’ve been doing so far this semester.

In regards to the actual website, let me explain more about it. I’ve been told that GPAA wanted to go digital, and hence the creation of this new blog. You can check back whenever you like to see if there have been any updates, such as in the photo page listed above, but I will always send out an email with an update of an alumni dart. If you have any questions then please feel free to ask, and if you have any suggestions then I will gladly take them!

Now, onto what Gamma Pi has been doing.

Executive Board for Fall 2015

Andrew Doyle
Fourth year in Engineering & Acoustics Emphasis Trombone Section Leader ​Technology Office
Matt Sagstetter
Fourth year in Civil Engineering Saxophone Section Leader ​Supply Office Head ​Boiler Brass Saxophone Section Leader
Amanda Grimm
Vice-President of Membership
Third Year in Engineering & Theater Design & Production Tenor Saxophone Student Leader ​Technology Officer
Brandon Barker
Fourth Year in Industrial Management
Stephanie Kielgas
Fourth Year in Psychology ​Clarinet Student Leader ​Newly Engaged
Griffin Holland
Second Year in Aeronautical Engineering ​Records & Recruitment Officer
Katie Boyer
Alumni Secretary
Third Year in Creative & Professional Writing ​President of Musical LGBT Society

Incorporating Our Values

This semester, Gamma Pi has stepped up incorporatin all of our values: service, leadership, music, and brotherhood. We approved our by-laws and active requirements, and have started to define what service is and how we can come up with more ways to serve the band department. We’ve started a discussion forum to talk about these topics and brainstorm ideas. Some events we’ve done this semester so far include:

state dayState Day

This year, the Alpha Beta chapter from Butler hosted State Day where Alpha Zeta, Lambda Lambda, and Gamma Pi joined them to participate in fun, games, and brotherhood bonding
moments.To the left is a photo of the brothers participating in a game of giant Twister.

Recruitment and Other Eventsrecruitment

So far, Gamma Pi has hosted a series of recruitment events, including Outdoor Games, the Amazing Race, and Indoor Games. The membership committee, led by membership head Jessica Sullivan, plan to have a Halloween fest recruitment event later in the month, along with a few others before the end of the semester.Gamma Pi and Beta Sigma have also teamed up to host recruitment events, such as a big Kickball Game.

Also, on October 3rd, both chapters hosted a PU vs. MSU Watch Party in Elliott Hall of Music, a department wide event where hot dogs and burgers were roasted, and numerous students watched Purdue play against MSU.

To the right is a photo from The Amazing Race.

westminsterWestminster & Concerts

A few brothers played at Westminster, a retirement home in Lafayette. They performed a few pieces in their small ensemble to bring music to the home, bringing one of Kappa Kappa Psi’s values to the community. They even managed to meet an alum of Kappa Kappa Psi from the Alpha Zeta chapter, Barry Shekler, who was active in the 1940’s. He can be seen with the ensemble below.

During the same weekend, a spectacular performance was put on by the Fall Concert Bands, Wind Ensemble, and Orchestras. The brothers also made sure to help with stage crew as a part of service, and they even advertised for the event by writing with chalk on the sidewalk.

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Every Friday before a game day, numerous band students gather together with their instruments in Gold Day attire and roam around campus playing pep band songs to get students excited for the game! We’ve had a lot of success with this and the students on campus really enjoy the pep band!

For Homecoming weekend, if you plan on being around on Friday, Nov. 6th and would like to join the students in playing in the passing pep band, then please contact Kyle Manion, our Music Committee Head, and he will gladly give you the details of when and where to meet and provide music. His email is [email protected]

Hope to see you there!


Homecoming is November 6th through November 8th. Please register for Alumni Band if you are interested in participating! A link to all of the information can be found below.

On Sunday, November 8th at 9:00AM there will be a homecoming breakfast for KKY and TBS alumni, so please be sure to RSVP for that as well if you plan on attending.

The link to RSVP is:

For more information, please visit this link:

If you have any questions regarding Homecoming, please feel free to send me a message!

Alumni Dart – October 2015

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