Contact Us


You can contact us by email at:
icz3@unh.edu

And by snail mail at:
Kappa Kappa Psi
Iota Phi - University of New Hampshire
Student Organization Room
Memorial Union Building
Durham, NH 03824

 

About Kappa Kappa Psi

Kappa Kappa Psi is a coed fraternity that provides service to the college and university bands. Our projects have included:

  • Weekly help for our music professors
  • Ushering "Celebrity Series" concerts
  • Setting up and breaking down for concerts and rehearsals
  • Providing flowers to graduating seniors in instrumental ensembles
  • Painting offices, the student lounge in the PCAC, and currently renovating the practice rooms
  • Transporting, setting up, and breaking down equipment for marching band rehearsals and performances
  • Putting together flip folders for marching band and pep band every year
  • Visiting nursing homes, schools, etc. to perform
  • Providing extras for the spring Opera Workshop
  • And whatever else the department might need

Although we are a service fraternity, we also bond together as a brotherhood. We have to have fun!!! We do activities together or sometimes just hang out at each other's dorm rooms and apartments! If we can't get along together, how can we serve the bands together?

Kappa Kappa Psi was founded on November 27, 1919 (Thanksgiving Day), at what is now known as Oklahoma State University, by Bohumil Makovsky and ten of his students.

 

Fast Facts

  • Our Motto: Strive for the Highest
  • Our Colors: Blue and White
  • Our Flower: Red Carnation
  • National Founding Date: November 27th, 1919
  • Chapter Founding Date: May 8th, 1993
  • Chapter Designation: Iota Phi

 

Our Vision Statement:

With a dedicated spirit of unity and cooperation, we are unequivocally committed to become the world standard of excellence for band fraternal organizations.

 

Our Mission Statement:

Kappa Kappa Psi 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.

 

Our Creed:

We, the Brothers of Kappa Kappa Psi, believe that service to the college or university band program fosters responsibility, loyalty, and leadership; that a spirit of brotherhood is enhanced by the participation in a band program; that music is a universal language and truly the greatest of the arts; and that through fraternal participation, each member will strive for the highest.

 

Our Purposes:

Be it known that Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Fraternity for College Band members, is an organization operating exclusively in the field of the college and university bands, and for the following several purposes.

  1. To promote the existence and welfare of the college and university bands and to cultivate at large a wholesome respect for their activities and achievements.
  2. To honor outstanding band members through the privilege of membership extended as a reward for technical achievement and an appreciation for the best in music.
  3. To stimulate campus leadership and promulgate an uncompromising respect through the medium of the college band for gracious conduct, good taste and unswerving loyalty.
  4. To foster a close relationship between college bands and to promote a high average of attainment by the performance of good music and the selection of worthwhile projects.
  5. To provide a pleasant and helpful social experience for all engaged in college band work and to cooperate with other musical organizations in any manner consistent with the purposes of the institution at which chapters are located.

 

About the Iota Phi Chapter

The Iota Phi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi was installed on May 8, 1993 by it's big brother chapter of Epsilon Nu, from UMass Amherst. The installed colony consisted of 15 people:

  1. Colony President: David Emmanuel
  2. Colony Vice President: Teresa (St. Onge) Downing
  3. Colony Secretary: Sharon Phipps
  4. Colony Treasurer: Elizabeth Brackett
  5. Colony Historian: Richard Plouffe
  6. Peter Aliski
  7. Christopher Carroll
  8. Sean Cohen
  9. Brian Cramer
  10. Nancy Donovan
  11. Linda Fitzgerald
  12. Nat Grosky
  13. Michelle Vanasse
  14. Steve Workman
  15. Colony Sponsor: Christopher Humphrey (Honorary)

Since the installation, our chapter has worked hard to live up to the ideals of the National Fraternity. We have expanded their membership to include the Marching and Symphonic Bands and the Wind Symphony at the University. Every member strives to serve each group in some way.