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Tau Beta Sigma

President, Ranie Whalmeier

Ranie Wahlmeier is a senior in music education from Burlington, KS. During her time at K-State Ranie has played her primary instrument, clarinet, in Wind Ensemble and Clarinet Choir; bass in Lab A Jazz and Latin Jazz Ensemble; and tenor saxophone in Marching Band and Basketball Cat Band. She is also currently a member of women's choir. Ranie has been the music instructor for the tenor saxophone section for the past two years and will continue to lead her section in music this upcoming season.  Along with being President of Tau Beta Sigma, Ranie is also involved as a member of NAfME Collegiate and is an ambassador for K-State Bands.  After graduating Ranie plans to teach 5-12 band and choir before pursuing her master's in conducting and performance and opening a music store.


Ranie can be contacted at


Vice President of Membership, Abigail Baeten
Abigail Baeten is a senior in music education from Topeka, KS. She has participated in Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble on her primary instrument, oboe, played clarinet and was music instructor for the marching band and Basketball Cat Band, as well as tried out varying instruments in University Band. This year Abigail is a member of NAfME Collegiate, on Student Staff for the marching band, and Vice President of Membership for Tau Beta Sigma. She is very excited about this school year serving the bands and Tau Beta Sigma!
Abigail can be contacted at if you have any comments, questions, or concerns.
Vice President of Service,  Bailey Bye


Treasurer, . Kellyn Harrison

I am a junior pursuing a bachelor's degree in music education. I am from Leawood, KS, where I was actively involved in vocal and instrumental music inside and outside of school. Since attending K-State, I have become President of our student chapter of American Choral Directors Association, Treasurer for Tau Beta Sigma, a member of National Association for Music Education, a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, and an ambassador for K-State Choirs and for McCain Auditorium. I have been in 5 choirs, orchestra, and 3 bands at K-State.

Simply put, I love being around music and around music people. It is my dream to one day inspire others the way my parents and grandparents have through music education.

I can be reached by email at

Secretary, Jessica Brummel

 Jessica Brummel is a sophomore in music education from Louisburg, KS. This year at KSU, Jessica is an assistant section leader of the piccolo section in the marching band. Jessica plays the piccolo in the KSUMB and in Basketball Cat Band, and she played principle flute of Concert Band last year.


Kappa Kappa Psi

President, Eli Gillespie

Eli Gillespie is a Junior in Music Education from Wichita, Kansas. He plays trumpet in the Marching Band and Concert Band.

Vice President of Membership, Kodi Shouse
Hi, I'm Kodi! I'm the Vice President of Membership for the Epsilon Pi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi! I am a junior in Music Education who graduated from Leavenworth, KS. I have participated in ensembles such as the Concert Band, University Band, Wind Symphony, Catband, Marching Band, Clarinet Choir; as well as being a member of Band Ambassadors, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and NAfME. Wow, that's a mouthful! I can be reached at if you have any questions about joining Kappa, or just Kappa in general. I look forward to a great year serving the bands and striving for the highest alongside my brothers!
Vice President of Service, Matt Shea
Treasurer, Julie Kohl

My name is Julie Kohl and I am serving as treasurer and webmaster for the Epsilon Pi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi. I am a junior in mechanical engineering. I participate in the Marching Band, Basketball Catband, and University Band. I am also a TA in the Physics department. I am from Leavenworth, Kansas. My email address is if you have the need or desire to contact me.

Secretary,  Blake Cordell