Director of Bands Honored

James K. Copenhaver awarded the Bohumil Makovsky Memorial Award

On February 21, 2009, USC Director of Bands, James K. Copenhaver was honored with the Bohumil Makovsky Memorial Award. Presenting the award were Dr. Kirk Randazzo, Past National President and Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Mr. Kenneth M. Corbett, Past National President, Trustee and Zeta Chi Co-Sponsor.

The Bohumil Makovsky Memorial Award was first presented in 1979 to honor outstanding conductors in the college bands. “Boh” was the Director of Bands and Head of the Music Department at Oklahoma State University from 1915 until 1945 and is considered to be “The Guiding Spirit of Kappa Kappa Psi.”

Mr. Copenhaver is also a recipient of the Kappa Kappa Psi Distinguished Service to Music Medal.