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Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma

Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma

226 McCain Auditorium
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
kkytbs@gmail.com

Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma

Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma are K-State's Honorary Band Service Fraternity and Sorority. We serve the K-State Marching and Concert bands by providing concert receptions, helping with goings-on with the Marching Band and promoting instrumental music in college and our community. 

Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma were founded on the K-State campus after the fire at Nichols Hall. The music students were upset about losing their band instruments and music department so they banded together to form the Linus-Rufus Band Colony (Latin for 'Wildcat') and the Phoenix Band Club ('Rising from the Ashes'). Both organizations were devoted to bringing the music department back to its former glory.

Today, Kappa and Tau Beta work together to create a fun environment through brother and sisterhood while serving the band department. Recent and continuing projects include:

  • Cleaning McCain Auditorium
  • Building percussion and tuba cabinets in the band room (McCain 201)
  • Setting up the field for marching band rehearsal
  • Providing apples for the marching band and visiting band during the third quarter of football games.
  • Assisting with large band events such as the annual Central States Marching Festival and Concert Band Clinic
  • Providing concert receptions for band concerts
  • Selling official K-State Marching Band merchandise
  • Assisting with inventory, organization and registration of instruments and uniforms for the marching band
  • helping the band staff with Bowl Game preparations

For more information about Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma, please contact us at kkytbs@gmail.com.

50th Anniversary Celebration

Hello Alumni, Active, and Honorary Members!

50 years ago, on April 4, 1970, our Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma chapters of Kansas State University were chartered to begin their journey of service for the KSU Band Programs.

We would like to invite you to join us in our 50th Anniversary Formal on March 28th! This is a very special celebration with an array of events for our Alumni, Active, and Honorary Brothers and Sisters of KKY and TBS. We will continue to reach out to alumni who may not receive this message through email, but could use all of your help in reaching out to brothers and sisters to join us!

The day will start in McCain Auditorium with a KKY Chapter Ritual at 3pm. This event is optional, free, and for alumni or active members only.

At 5 pm in the KSU Student Union Grand Ballroom, doors will open for a Banquet with dinner served at 6:30 pm. Join us in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of K-State's chapter founding with a day of Brotherhood, Sisterhood, and a night of celebration and dancing!

To reserve your place at this special event, please fill out our Google Form by March 21, 2020 at 11:59 PM. Late reservations are not accepted. There will be no refunds after 11:59 PM on March 22, 2020https://forms.gle/jU6CF4pov2bFc3FJ6

Paired with our reservation form is the payment link! Tickets for the Banquet Dinner will be $25 per person. Attire is business casual. https://squareup.com/store/kstatemarchingband/item/kky-tbs-th-anniversary-formal-ticket

If you have any questions about the 50th Celebration, please feel free to email one or both of our current chapter presidents: Emilie Christian for TBS at echristian278@ksu.edu or Ryan Nelson for KKY at ryannelson182@ksu.edu.