Kappa Kappa Psi : National Honorary Band Fraternity
Zeta Chi chapter
Table of Contents
II. Honorary Members
III. Chapter Sponsors
Appendix 1:Petitioning Document Excerpt
Appendix 2: ”Changing Times for Zeta Chi”
Zeta Chi Founding Fathers, 1974
Scott H. Babson, Jr.
John C. Bellow
Benny P. Ferguson
Mark E. Fischer
James K. Hartsfield, Jr.
Steven T. Higgins
Andrew H. Howell, Jr.
Fred E. Langley
Larry R. Quattlebaum
William “Russ” Rhodes
Decanie E. Sanders
James R. Shirley, Jr.
Lawrence J. Shoal
Michael R. Sox
John N. Stringfellow
Robert “Jeff” Turnage
Zeta Chi Charter
I. Colonization Activity
Zeta Chi has six Little Brother chapters: * indicates active
|Chapter #||Chapter||College/University||Date of Installation|
|204||Theta Mu||Johnson C. Smith University||October 19, 1986|
|242*||Kappa Beta||Clemson University||October 30, 1994|
|251*||Kappa Lambda||Winston-Salem State University||March 14, 1999|
|258*||Kappa Sigma||East Carolina University||March 25, 2001|
|272||Lambda Theta||Coastal Carolina University||November 7, 2004|
|294*||Mu Eta||University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill||September 6, 2008|
II. Honorary Members
|Gus Hutchins||March 1975||James William Bynum, Jr||November 1975|
|James K. Copenhaver||December 1976||Pat Wylie||October 1977|
|Larry Volman||November 1978||Gordon R. Goodwin||February 1980|
|Rupert E. Ray||April 1981||John. T. Emche||April 1982|
|James T. Moody||April 1982||Francis T. Borkowski||October 1983|
|George A. Grogan, III||October 1983||R. Douglas Graham||October 1983|
|Arpad A. Darazs||October 1983||Dr. Lemuel Berry, Jr.||November 1984|
|A. Keith Amstutz||April 1985||George B. Lane||April 1985|
|Robert K. Marcum||April 1985||Charles R. Herald||April 1985|
|Ronald A. Davis||March 1986||Roger Pemberton||November 1987|
|Tim Crenshaw||March 1989||Dr. Andrew D. Gowan||September 1989|
|Kenneth Mitchell Corbett||September 1989||James Hall||April 1992|
|Telina West||November 1992||Elton E. Cameron, III||November 1992|
|Dr. David O’Shields||Kimberly Wells Trotter||March 1996|
|Phillip N. Golson||April 1999||James Eugene Black||April 1999|
|Tom O’Neal||April 2000||Andrew David Koch||December 2000|
|Jamal J. Rossi||April 2001||Jason C. Frith||April 2001|
|Robert Christopher Toole||April 2001||Dr. Kirk Randazzo||October 2001|
|Dr.CliffordLeaman||April 2003||Dr. Brad Edwards||October 2003|
|Travis Benjamin||March 2005||Dr. David Scott Herring||April 2007|
|Traci Hair||April 2007||Jennifer Jablonski||November 2007|
|Chris “Mal” Moore||November 2007||Kelli Rooks||November 2007|
|Dr. Malinda Matney||February 2008||Dr. Rebecca Phillips||November 2008|
|Dr. George Brozak||November 2008||Andrea Pouncey||November 2008|
|Taylor Harding||November 2008||Dr. Rod Chestnutt||April 2009|
|Derrick Mills||April 2009||Steven McKeithen||April 2010|
|Jessica Brancaleone||April 2010||Gordon Hicken||April 2010|
|Steve Wulff||April 2010||James Taylor||April 2011|
|Dr. Scott Weiss||April 2011|
III. Chapter Sponsors
|Tom O’ Neal||1974-1976|
|James K. Copenhaver||1976-1977|
|Ken Pouncey and Ken Corbett||1982-1983|
|Dr. Andrew Gowan||1983-1989|
|Dr. Andrew Gowan and Ken Corbett||1989-1994|
|Dr. David O’ Shields and Ronnie Pugh||1994-1998|
|Dr. David O’ Shields||1998-2007|
|Ken Corbett and Dr. George Brozak||2007-2009|
|Ken Corbett and Dr. Rebecca Phillips||2009-Present|
IV. Chapter Presidents
|William R. Rhodes||1974-1975|
|Mark E. Fischer||1975-1976|
|Andy H. Howell, Jr.||1976-1977|
|Nicholas R. Annan||2006-2008|
|Evan L. Thompson||2008-2009|
|Sara G. Trinkl||2009-2010|
V. Fraternity Leadership
The Zeta Chi chapter has a distinguished history of prominent fraternity leaders.
The National Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi is composed of Six Districts; Zeta Chi at the University of South Carolina is located in the Southeast District.
|Jamie Barker||Vice President||1980-1981|
|Chris Bussell||Vice President||1999-2000|
|Nicholas Annan||Vice President||2007-2008|
In addition to serving in district level offices, Zeta Chi has had several brothers serve on the National Council and on the National Headquarters staff.
VI. Fraternity Awards
Kappa Kappa Psi has numerous awards to honor individual and chapter achievement in the fraternity.
Chapter Leadership Award
During each biennium, outstanding chapters are selected by the National Council and presented recognition plaques at the biennial convention. The chapters recognized with a Chapter Leadership Award are closely screened by a committee which is responsible for selecting the recipient of the William A. Scroggs Founder’s Trophy; the highest chapter honor.
Zeta Chi was selected for the Chapter Leadership Award in the following biennia:
*Zeta Chi received the William A. Scroggs Founder’s Trophy at the 2007 National Convention in Orlando, FL. The Chapter Leadership Award presentation was made by Brothers Nicholas Annan, Drew Dickey and Trey Earley.
Brothers from Zeta Chi in the 2007 National Convention Delegation with the National Executive Director
Left to right: Seamus Welch (Sp. 07), Trey Earley (Sp. 04), National Executive Director Col. Alan Bonner (Ret.), Drew Dickey (Sp. 05), Nicholas Annan (Sp. 05), ZX Chapter Sponsor and SED Co-Governor Dr. David O’ Shields.
Distinguished Service to Music Medal (DSMM)
The DSMM is the highest award that can be presented to an individual in the fraternity. It was created in 1963 to recognize outstanding individual contributions to bands in several areas.
A. Frank Martin Award
This award was established in 1984 to recognize persons who have made contribution to the band field in a variety of categories.
Bohumil Makovsky Memorial Award
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.”
J. Lee Burke Student Achievement Award
Established in 1991 to recognize and honor student leaders of the fraternity.
Silver Baton Award
This award recognizes individuals for their longevity and continuous quality service to bands.
The National Council awards scholarships of up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) each year for academic excellence. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale).
Academic Achievement Program
This program was established by the 1991 National Convention to honor outstanding achievement of both individual members and chapters.
National Intercollegiate Band (NIB)
Started in 1947 by Dr. F. Lee Bowling, this program works in conjunction with the Fraternity’s commissioning program; the oldest in America. The following Zeta Chi brothers have participated in the NIB:
In addition to the awards given by the National Chapter, the Zeta Chi chapter honors brothers for their contributions on the chapter level. The following awards were created in honor of those who have represented Zeta Chi at the highest level.
Ken Corbett Alumni Achievement Award
Kenneth M. Corbett served as the National President of Kappa Kappa Psi for the biennium of 1989-1991. He currently sits on the Board of Trustees. To honor the great achievements by one of our very own brothers, the Zeta Chi chapter established the Kenneth M. Corbett Alumni Service Award. This award is to be presented to alumni of the Zeta Chi chapter who contribute active service to the chapter. The first recipients of this award were brothers Nate Larimore and Ronnie Pugh.
VII. Additional Chapter Information
VIII. Prominent Member Biographies
Kenneth M. Corbett
The Top Ten award designation was changed to the Chapter Leadership Award. The council established the J. Lee Burke Student Achievement Award to honor our third Grand President and recognize outstanding student leaders. A uniform Membership Education Program was adopted by the 1991 convention. The Immediate Past National President was added as an ex-officio member of the National Council. The staff position of Chapter Field Representative was created to assist with chapter visitation and education. The Distinguished Service to Music Medal was approved for Alfred Reed, Stanley F. Michalski, Jr., Max and Susan Mitchell, Hugh McMillen, James G. Saied and James K. Copenhaver. The A. Frank Martin Award was approved for James Wells, George Parks, Malcolm Rowell, Jr., Reid Poole, Eddie N. Green, Christopher Haughee and Gordon R. Goodwin. The J. Lee Burke Student Achievement Award was presented to James H. Dickson, Jr.
At the 36th Biennial Convention the business sessions were separated from the National Intercollegiate Band schedule. The National Intercollegiate Bands concert was the opening of the business portion of the convention. Alfred Reed’s, Hymn Variants received its premiere performance. Ray E. Cramer served as guest conductor.
Ken works and volunteers his time with the University of South Carolina Band program coordinating registration activities for the Marching Band, Spring Band Clinic and Summer Music Camp. He is also the co-sponsor for the Zeta Chi Chapter at South Carolina. He serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the USC Alumni Band. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the University of South Carolina Alumni Association.
He and his wife Maribeth have two children, Jason and Sarah.
Dr. Kirk Randazzo
During his term of office the Fraternity continued to rely on strategic planning as a primary resource for developing long-term directives. At the 2001 and 2003 National Conventions, several strategic committees worked on creating out-of-the-box solutions to address important topics. Dr. Randazzo led the National Council in reviewing the materials from these committees and incorporating their ideas to further shape an enduring legacy for Kappa Kappa Psi. To this end he organized several strategic planning sessions for the National Council and Board of Trustees, and also organized a session which included the District Governors.
During the biennium two new programs were developed by the National Council as a result of those strategic planning efforts. First, the Service Showcase was created to recognize chapters’ outstanding service to bands and provide financial awards to those band programs. Second, the Diversity in Music Speaker Series was developed to invite prominent speakers to conventions with the goal of sharing their thoughts on band involvement. In addition to these two programs, the National Council continued its focus on leadership development and awareness of musicianship.
The biennium witnessed the recognition of several outstanding individuals. The Distinguished Service to Music Medal was awarded to James Cochran, Chris Haughee, Melvin Miles, Melbern Nixon, and Alfred Sergel. Additionally, the A. Frank Martin Award was presented to Michelle Kincheloe and Peter Murray. Finally, the Stanley G. Finck Memorial Award was presented to Peter Murray.
The 42nd biennial convention was held in July, 2003, in Norfolk, Virginia. During the convention a reunion of Past National Presidents was organized, bringing together presidents from across four decades. A reunion of Chapter Field Representatives also occurred. The National Intercollegiate Band was conducted by Don Wilcox and premiered the commissioned work Bandancing, by Dr. Jack Stamp.
James K. Copenhaver
The USC Symphonic Band under the direction of James Copenhaver is one of the premier university concert bands in the nation. The ensemble has been featured in recent years at conventions of the MENC, the College Band Directors National Association Southern Division, the South Carolina Music Educators Association, the Atlanta International Band and Orchestra Conference, and the American Bandmasters Association. In 1999, Mr Copenhaver founded the Palmetto Concert Band whose membership is comprised mostly of former USC Symphonic Band members. He serves as co-conductor of this adult professional concert band. The Palmetto Concert Band was honored in presenting the Grand Finale Concert at the 1999 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic.
Prior to his appointment as Director of Bands at the University of South Carolina, Copenhaver taught at Holmes High School in Covington (KY), Morehead State University, Clemson University, and Florida State University. Leading educational institutions across the country have recognized him for his accomplishments in the areas of bands and instrumental music performance. He is a recipient of both the Outstanding Bandmaster Award and the Outstanding Contributor to Bands Award from the South Carolina Chapter of Phi Beta Mu National Bandmaster Fraternity. He has also received the National Band Association “Citation of Excellence” award. In 1991, Mr. Copenhaver was awarded the Kappa Kappa Psi Distinguished Service to Music Medal in the field of Instrumental Music Education, the highest honor bestowed to an individual by this national honorary band fraternity. Copenhaver is also active in many professional organizations within the band field, including the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. He is a Past-President of both the National Band Association and the Southern Division of the College Band Directors National Association.
Dr. David O’ Shields
From 1995 until 2007, Dr. O’Shields’s served as Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands at the University of South Carolina. His duties at USC included conducting one of the fall wind ensembles and the USC Concert Band in addition to teaching undergraduate music education courses and graduate conducting courses. Dr. O’Shields also coordinated special events including the USC Band Clinic, the Governor’s All-Star Band and the USC Summer Music Camp. After serving as Director of Sales and Marketing for The Band Hall in Nashville, TN, Dr. O’Shields returned to South Carolina where he presently teaches at Lexington High School.
Dr. O’Shields is a three-time recipient of the National Band Association’s Citation of Excellence and has twice been named to Outstanding Young Men of America. In 2004, the Theta Chapter of Phi Beta Mu, Professional Bandmasters Fraternity honored Dr. O’Shields as winner of the Founders Award for the Outstanding Bandmaster in South Carolina. Dr. O’Shields has served as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the United States and is a former state chairman for the College Band Directors National Association and the National Band Association. He currently serves as Southeastern District Governor for Kappa Kappa Psi. Dr. O’Shields holds professional memberships in numerous organizations including the National Band Association, the Music Educators National Conference, the College Band Directors National Association, Pi Kappa Lambda, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Phi Beta Mu.