Kappa Kappa Psi

Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity, is a fraternal organization that promotes the advancement of college and university bands through dedicated service and support to bands, comprehensive education, leadership opportunities, and recognition for the benefit of its members and society. Kappa Kappa Psi operates primarily as a student service and leadership recognition group whose chief aim is to assist the Director of Bands in developing the leadership and enthusiasm that is required of his/her band. Our goals are to provide the band not only with organized and concentrated service activities, but to give our membership valid and wholesome experiences in organization, leadership, and social contacts. The honorary nature of membership is based on our premise that “it is an honor to be selected to serve” this band, its school of music, its sponsoring institution, and the cause of band music in the nation’s colleges and universities.

The Alpha Tau Chapter

In May of 1940, twenty-eight members of the University of Texas Longhorn Band, under the direction of Colonel George E. Hurt, petitioned the national office of Kappa Kappa Psi for a charter. The charter was granted, and the local chapter was given the name Alpha Tau Nu. Alpha Tau Nu started with twenty-eight members and five officers. After some time, the original chapter name was shortened to Alpha Tau, the chapter’s present name. Over the years, Alpha Tau has steadily grown in size and strength. Alpha Tau is an integral part of the Longhorn Band and also serves an active role in the community by participating in various community outreach projects.

Executive Committee

President: Tilo Garcia

Vice President of Membership: Katie Acker

Vice President of Membership: Nick Solis

VPM Elect: Christina Lopez

VPM Elect: Ethan Salazar

Vice President of Service: Preston Jones

Vice President of Finance: Ryan Campbell

VPF Elect: Kaylon Gilbert

Treasurer: Trevor Smariga

Social Chair: Sarah Cook

Secretary: Scottie Hutchens

Historian: Soomin Cho

Parliamentarian: Madeline Lloyd

District Representative: Nathaniel Reta

Webmaster: Ethan Horstman