HELL YES, DAMN RIGHT… Band Cheer Board Project!
In 2006, the newest Gamma Pi BIT Class decided to construct a board to be hung up for all to see in room 15 with the entirety of the band cheer carved into it. As new words are added each year (the newest additions being “Flores” for the Colombia trip and “Roy” to honor the Voice of the All-American Marching Band, Roy Johnson), the band cheer has simply outgrown the board. Katie Boyer, a senior brother, noticed this issue last semester and decided to form a committee to take down the board, transfer it to the AFL (Artisan and Fabrication Lab), and cut each word and phrase out to auction them to band alumni in the near future.
We are still in the process of cutting board at the AFL where some brothers have had a “hands-on” experience with the board. Katie, who has registered with the AFL in order to go in the workshop and help cut the board herself, states, “We’ve been working on this project for about a year now and I’ve gained some cool skills working in the AFL because of my involvement with Psi.”
To fill the void of the missing board, the brothers of Gamma Pi are brainstorming ideas in remaking the new board modular, where each word or phrase has it’s own board. Although there are ideas in going digital, we are partial to keeping a wood structure. Most likely, we will use the AFL to help us in reconstructing the modular board pieces.
Saturday September 17, Kappa Kappa Psi brothers from the four chapters of Indiana (Alpha Beta at Butler University, Alpha Zeta at Indiana University, our Gamma Pi chapter, and Lambda Lambda at Indiana State University) gathered at Purdue to get together, talk about their chapters, and get to know fellow brothers better at what is supposed to be an annual event known as State Day.
Emily Damone, our Vice President of Membership, headed the event which involved correspondence with each chapter and planning dinner and other activities. Tasked with hosting State Day, which was once previously forgotten for about 5 years, Emily wanted this one to be fun and casual seeing as we only get together with other chapters at formal events like Convention. Emily mentions, “it creates a fun and informal environment to get to know, chat with, and have real discussions with brothers that we may not have had the chance to meet otherwise.” Some activities she planned included Kappa Kappa Psi Jeopardy, a cookout, indoor and outdoor games, and much down time to freely get to know brothers. Natalie Lamport, a junior brother states, “State Day was such a phenomenal experience for me. I loved getting to catch up with brothers from other chapters in an informal setting, and I was especially excited to spend time with fellow oboists!” Our district president, Jeric Tumang from Alpha Zeta, was also in attendance. Emily Dawly, a sophomore saxophonist of Break the Psilence shares her fun at State Day, “It was awesome getting to talk to our other Indiana brothers because of how much we have in common in terms of geography and our love of band. It felt like we had all known each other for a while because of how much we were able to joke around and have fun. It was really cool talking to Jeric from the AZ chapter and having him sign my BIT board since he is a district officer!”
Joint Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Alumni Homecoming Breakfast
Brother of the Week!
October 15 HOMECOMING: Purdue V Iowa
October 16 Joint TBS and KKY Breakfast- SEE ABOVE- &RSVP