2013 Spring Newsletter

Cal Poly Site of 15th Annual
Band Fraternity Leadership Conference

Members of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma ChaptersThe Iota Pi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi hosted the 15th Annual Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma Western District Leadership Conference February 15-17. Chapters from all over the district travelled to Cal Poly to participate in the conference, including the Psi Chapter (UCLA), Beta Omicron (ASU), Iota Alpha (Fresno State), and even the Gamma chapter all the way from the University of Washington! About 200 brothers and sisters of the Western District were in attendance. The District Leadership Conference is an event that focuses on improving skills as both a leader in band and within respective chapters, while also learning the same skills that are beneficial to succeeding in the “real world” after college. Some of the seminars that the conference offered included understanding what kind of leader you are, developing tactful communication skills, and tools to organizing yourself and your chapter. The weekend also focused on several service projects for the Iota Pi chapter including marching band uniform cleaning, Music Department facility maintenance, and creating posters with musical tips for elementary school music classes. The weekend provided a valuable experience for all who attended and gave brothers and sisters the opportunity to build stronger friendships and bonds within the Western District.