Kappa Kappa Psi is a national honorary band service fraternity, founded in 1919 at Oklahoma State University. The Epsilon Nu chapter was founded at UMass Amherst in 1969 by 11 outstanding individuals. Since then, our organization has initiated hundreds of Brothers and continues to uphold a legacy of service and leadership in the band program.
Our Motto: Strive for the Highest.
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.
To honor outstanding bandmembers through privilege of membership extended as a reward for technical achievement and appreciation for the best in music.
To stimulate campus leadership and promulgate and uncompromising respect, through the medium of the college bands, for gracious conduct, good taste, and unswerving loyalty.
To foster a close relationship between college bands and promote a high average of attainment by the performance of good music and selection of worthwhile projects.
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.
For more information, contact us or visit the Kappa Kappa Psi Nationals web page.
Dane Matejka - President
Julian Byun - Vice President of Membership
Jeffery Montes - Vice President of Service
Paul Nassif - Recording Secretary
David Conlon - Treasurer
Ryan Waselik - Alumni Relations Officer
Anna Chinetti - Corresponding Secretary
Patrick Sullivan - Historian
Samuel Keleher-Fusco - Parliamentarian
Colin Brooks - Assistant Vice President of Membership
EN-Tree is an ongoing project to catalog the past and current members of Epsilon Nu and our Sister Chapter, Delta Delta - Tau Beta Sigma. Click here to view EN-Tree.
Epsilon Nu was founded on May 16th, 1969. In recognition of our 50+ years of service, we have received a number of awards - including the District Outstanding Chapter Award in 1984, 2004, and 2014. We have also helped to colonize two other chapters by serving as their Big Brother chapter: Theta Beta at Boston University (1984), and Iota Phi at University of New Hampshire (1993).
Today, the 11 students who founded Epsilon Nu are remembered as our Founding Brothers (pictured below). In total, over 450 Brothers have been initiated into our Chapter. Many distinguished individuals have also been made honorary Brothers of our chapter, including:
William C. Venman
John W. Lederle
Larry Van Weed
R. Wayne Blackwell
George N. Parks
Thomas P. Hannum
Dr. Albert Huetteman
Dr. Charles Bestor
Dr. Timothy Lautzenheiser
Dr. David K. Scott
Dr. Benedict Smar
Dr. Timothy Anderson
Dr. Kumble Subbaswamy
Dr. Matthew Westgate
Jason K. Fettig
Top (left to right): Robert J. Boiselle, William Bellows Jr., Thomas Ballieul, Douglas L. Purcell, Clifden Banner, Richard Bartolomeo
Bottom (left to right): Roger Anstey, Andrew Phillips, Thomas Parker
Not shown: Stan Rosenberg, Frank Ruggerio