Beta Rho’s Third Degree

The next Band Alumni Reunion is just a few months away! We welcome all Band alumni to take the field with us at halftime on November 1st as the Bruins take on the Wildcats!

RSVP now by e-mailing Kelly Flickinger at uclabruinband@gmail.com.

Thank you!

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The next Band Alumni Reunion is just a few months away! We welcome all Band alumni to take the field with us at halftime on November 1st as the Bruins take on the Wildcats!

RSVP now by e-mailing Kelly Flickinger at uclabruinband@gmail.com.

Thank you!

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Hello Psi Alumni! A very good day to you, ed
wherever you are! The Psi Chapter underwent a very exciting and productive winter quarter. We have also had a great start to the spring quarter with the conclusion of the most recent candidate process and the initiation of the Beta Rho class into Chapter.It has been a great overall year for the Psi Chapter and we are all looking forward to wrapping it up with Beach House coming up soon and the process over the next few weeks of electing new officers. We are also highly anticipating all of the new service events we have coming up and as always, we expect to take every opportunity to strive for the highest in the process!With that, we wish you all well and until next time,
AEA,
Tommy Reyes

Special thanks to Brad Scott, Kim Bowen, Keenan Burt, Michelle Monroe, Charlie Hall, and everybody who helped with this edition of the Encore

The next Band Alumni Reunion is just a few months away! We welcome all Band alumni to take the field with us at halftime on November 1st as the Bruins take on the Wildcats!

RSVP now by e-mailing Kelly Flickinger at uclabruinband@gmail.com.

Thank you!

scriptucla

Hello Psi Alumni! A very good day to you, ed
wherever you are! The Psi Chapter underwent a very exciting and productive winter quarter. We have also had a great start to the spring quarter with the conclusion of the most recent candidate process and the initiation of the Beta Rho class into Chapter.It has been a great overall year for the Psi Chapter and we are all looking forward to wrapping it up with Beach House coming up soon and the process over the next few weeks of electing new officers. We are also highly anticipating all of the new service events we have coming up and as always, we expect to take every opportunity to strive for the highest in the process!With that, we wish you all well and until next time,
AEA,
Tommy Reyes

Special thanks to Brad Scott, Kim Bowen, Keenan Burt, Michelle Monroe, Charlie Hall, and everybody who helped with this edition of the Encore

TR: I’m here with the President of the Psi Chapter, Myocarditis
Cameron Lundy. He is fresh off witnessing the UCLA Men’s Basketball Team defeat Tulsa University in the round of 64 of the NCAA Tournament and now we’re sitting down to talk a little bit about his term as President. Cameron, surgery
how are you?
CL: It was great. It was a fun game, thanks.

TR: So, what we’re looking for today is a quick update about the year in progress, as far as what the Psi Chapter has been up to in regards to our goals and the purposes of our Fraternity. What have been some of the highlights of your year as President?

CL: I’ve gotten great receptions from Chapter in our recent officer evaluations. I feel like I’m finding a good balance in Chapter and making sure every happens smoothly while not micromanaging too much. I also had good interactions with the Chapter Field Representative in a recent visit as well as with Travis Cross.

TR: I’d like to talk about you a little bit. You’re the first member of drumline in quite a while to be the President of the Psi Chapter. How was your experience this previous marching season playing the cymbals for the UCLA drumline after 3 years as a clarinet?

CL: I had a blast. It was fun to get to know the people of the drumline and getting welcomed into the drumline family.

TR: In your mind, what have been the main changes you have made to the Psi Chapter?

CL: The main changes have been improving meeting efficiency and making sure the officer progresses are organized in Google docs. There haven’t been too many big changes, but people have given me good reviews about the transparency updates during meeting.

TR: You are officially two quarters into your Presidency? How do you self-evaluate your performance so far?

CL: I’d like to think I’ve been doing a good job. I’d definitely like to analyze where I can improve. I’ve put a lot of effort into looking for what aspects of Chapter are in the most need of fixing. I’ve also been doing well in my communications with Gordon.

TR: What’s been your favorite thing about being President so far?

CL: I like getting to do work behind the scenes, coordinating the officers, and doing paperwork. I also like supervising my fellow officers and seeing them lead events and make sure things are running smoothly.

TR: What set of skills does it take to effectively run a chapter meeting?

CL: Setting time limits in discussions, decisiveness, making choices to make it evident you know what you are doing, and making sure chapter has a say when appropriate while still being decisive as a leader.

TR: So, exactly one week from now, we will be hosting Western District Convention. Are you excited? What are your expectations for it?

CL: I’m very excited about it. I’ve been working with all of the sub committees for about a year now and I’m excited to see it come together. We are expecting the biggest attendance of any WDC in history and I’m looking forward to Psi brothers attending and representing.

TR: What are your thoughts about the new Beta Rho candidate class? How have you enjoyed watching they’re candidate process.

CL: I’d say I’ve enjoyed watching this process the same way I’ve enjoyed watching it every year: I enjoy seeing them getting excited about the Fraternity. They seem ambitious and I’m really excited to see them become part of the Fraternity and help with our projects.

TR: What are your aspirations for your final quarter as President?

CL: I’m just looking to follow through on things I have started. I’m definitely looking to stay consistent with our meeting efficiency and I want to improve our methods of doing officer evaluations. Other than that, I’d say I’m past the learning curve as a President and I’m looking forward to a great spring quarter. I also feel like I’ll be more than ready to have the office prepared for the next President.

TR: Sounds great! Cameron, thanks a bunch for your time and enjoy the rest of your stay in San Diego!

CL: Thank you very much! Good luck putting together the Encore!

The next Band Alumni Reunion is just a few months away! We welcome all Band alumni to take the field with us at halftime on November 1st as the Bruins take on the Wildcats!

RSVP now by e-mailing Kelly Flickinger at uclabruinband@gmail.com.

Thank you!

scriptucla

Hello Psi Alumni! A very good day to you, ed
wherever you are! The Psi Chapter underwent a very exciting and productive winter quarter. We have also had a great start to the spring quarter with the conclusion of the most recent candidate process and the initiation of the Beta Rho class into Chapter.It has been a great overall year for the Psi Chapter and we are all looking forward to wrapping it up with Beach House coming up soon and the process over the next few weeks of electing new officers. We are also highly anticipating all of the new service events we have coming up and as always, we expect to take every opportunity to strive for the highest in the process!With that, we wish you all well and until next time,
AEA,
Tommy Reyes

Special thanks to Brad Scott, Kim Bowen, Keenan Burt, Michelle Monroe, Charlie Hall, and everybody who helped with this edition of the Encore

TR: I’m here with the President of the Psi Chapter, Myocarditis
Cameron Lundy. He is fresh off witnessing the UCLA Men’s Basketball Team defeat Tulsa University in the round of 64 of the NCAA Tournament and now we’re sitting down to talk a little bit about his term as President. Cameron, surgery
how are you?
CL: It was great. It was a fun game, thanks.

TR: So, what we’re looking for today is a quick update about the year in progress, as far as what the Psi Chapter has been up to in regards to our goals and the purposes of our Fraternity. What have been some of the highlights of your year as President?

CL: I’ve gotten great receptions from Chapter in our recent officer evaluations. I feel like I’m finding a good balance in Chapter and making sure every happens smoothly while not micromanaging too much. I also had good interactions with the Chapter Field Representative in a recent visit as well as with Travis Cross.

TR: I’d like to talk about you a little bit. You’re the first member of drumline in quite a while to be the President of the Psi Chapter. How was your experience this previous marching season playing the cymbals for the UCLA drumline after 3 years as a clarinet?

CL: I had a blast. It was fun to get to know the people of the drumline and getting welcomed into the drumline family.

TR: In your mind, what have been the main changes you have made to the Psi Chapter?

CL: The main changes have been improving meeting efficiency and making sure the officer progresses are organized in Google docs. There haven’t been too many big changes, but people have given me good reviews about the transparency updates during meeting.

TR: You are officially two quarters into your Presidency? How do you self-evaluate your performance so far?

CL: I’d like to think I’ve been doing a good job. I’d definitely like to analyze where I can improve. I’ve put a lot of effort into looking for what aspects of Chapter are in the most need of fixing. I’ve also been doing well in my communications with Gordon.

TR: What’s been your favorite thing about being President so far?

CL: I like getting to do work behind the scenes, coordinating the officers, and doing paperwork. I also like supervising my fellow officers and seeing them lead events and make sure things are running smoothly.

TR: What set of skills does it take to effectively run a chapter meeting?

CL: Setting time limits in discussions, decisiveness, making choices to make it evident you know what you are doing, and making sure chapter has a say when appropriate while still being decisive as a leader.

TR: So, exactly one week from now, we will be hosting Western District Convention. Are you excited? What are your expectations for it?

CL: I’m very excited about it. I’ve been working with all of the sub committees for about a year now and I’m excited to see it come together. We are expecting the biggest attendance of any WDC in history and I’m looking forward to Psi brothers attending and representing.

TR: What are your thoughts about the new Beta Rho candidate class? How have you enjoyed watching they’re candidate process.

CL: I’d say I’ve enjoyed watching this process the same way I’ve enjoyed watching it every year: I enjoy seeing them getting excited about the Fraternity. They seem ambitious and I’m really excited to see them become part of the Fraternity and help with our projects.

TR: What are your aspirations for your final quarter as President?

CL: I’m just looking to follow through on things I have started. I’m definitely looking to stay consistent with our meeting efficiency and I want to improve our methods of doing officer evaluations. Other than that, I’d say I’m past the learning curve as a President and I’m looking forward to a great spring quarter. I also feel like I’ll be more than ready to have the office prepared for the next President.

TR: Sounds great! Cameron, thanks a bunch for your time and enjoy the rest of your stay in San Diego!

CL: Thank you very much! Good luck putting together the Encore!

Jeremy Whitt was a member of the tuba section in the UCLA Bruin Marching Band, here
a brother of the Psi Chapter and the Beta Kappa class, visit
and now, he has returned to UCLA as the assistant to Director Mr. Gordon Henderson. When asked about what has been his job of helping out on the practice field, Jeremy says that he has enjoyed how natural the transition is from marching on the field to helping from the sidelines. Knowing from his previous experience about how the band operates has helped him a lot.However, as big a help as Jeremy has been working with the Band, his primary job, one of high importance to the reputation and the significance of the UCLA Bruin Marching Band, has been working in the archives in Schoenberg Music Building. Since around 2001, Mr. Henderson and other leaders of the UCLA Bruin Marching Band have been scanning every record they can find related to the Marching Band. Many preserved records in Schoenberg have helped immensely in conserving the great history of the Band. The main goal for Jeremy is to soon help create a full narrative of the band’s history using all of the records he and others in the music department can find.

Some of the more fascinating preserved articles refer to the roots of the history of the Band. They include the time in 1928 when the UCLA Band played for John Philip Sousa at Southern Pacific Railway Station as well as a time in the 1930s when the Band played for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as he was driving across the UCLA campus. Jeremy was also delighted when searching through the archives to find the earliest recorded footage of the UCLA Band from 1928 (at a football game against Oregon). Overall, being both a former member of the Solid Gold Sound and a Brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, as well as having an overwhelming passion for the UCLA Bruin Marching Band, Jeremy has been very thankful and excited for the opportunity to help organize and restore the Band’s history. He also says that Mr. Gordon Henderson deserves a lot of credit for managing this project and acting upon his passion for the importance of preserving and narrating the Band’s history.

Furthermore, when reflecting on his time as a Band member, some of his favorite memories included traveling with the Band. He had an amazing time making several NCAA tournament trips as well as traveling to Hong Kong with the Band. Probably the most meaningful trip to him was the Band’s Tennessee trip of 2009. Being a Tennessee native, Jeremy found it to be an incredible experience to be able to return to home alongside one of the greatest marching bands in the country. As a Brother of the Psi Chapter, he appreciated the social experience that the fraternity gave him along with people who shared his passion for the Marching Band. He really admired Kappa Kappa Psi’s role in providing a driving sense of service and a commitment to music. To current and future active chapters of Kappa Kappa Psi, Jeremy advises that Brothers should always live up to the role of being leaders in the Marching Band and they must exhibit the strong qualities of leadership that they are taught as Brothers. Also, he states that one should never be afraid to speak up about his or her ideas. Every voice matters when it comes to all issues of Brotherhood or Band leadership.

The past several weeks were filled with learning experiences and bonding as the Beta Rho candidate class proved themselves worthy of being called brothers. From visual video service events to cookie delivery fundraisers, from barrels of interviews to weekly educational meetings, from “Who are you?” to “OMG I LOVE MY BIG,” our freshest new members of Psi have already made deep impacts on our chapter.

At our Third Degree ceremony, we formalized Beta Rho’s official membership into our organization. However, we knew long before then that they were talented, zany, ambitious, motivated, and destined to make it through the candidate process with flying colors.

So here’s to you, Beta Rho. May your contributions to Psi be myriad and recognized, may your passion for music and dedication to service flourish, and may you be the kind of brothers we all strive for.

Psi and EK at Third Degree

Psi and EK at Third Degree

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