The Encore: Winter 2014 Edition

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, psychiatrist pharm from barrels of interviews to weekly educational meetings, ailment from “Who are you?” to “OMG I LOVE MY BIG, ailment ” 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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Hello all! It is my great pleasure to announce that the newest edition of the Encore is here, tablets hot off the presses! (Or, health care rather, the computer transistors…?)

Feast your eyes on words proclaiming the news and happenings about topics such as these:
Beta Rho’s candidate process!
Western District events from 2014!
Important current and past members!
Awesome service events!

… and so much more! So, for the low, low price of $FREE.95, why not read about your favorite musically-inclined chapter? You’ll be glad you did!

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

Brotherhood/Sisterhood Camping 2014

Just a little more of what went down this year 🙂

THANK YOU PSI ALUMNI!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

An amazing weekend getaway at Joshua Tree

This past May, website Brothers and Sisters of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma spent a fantastic weekend away in Joshua Tree National Park for some hiking, bonding and intense (“in tents”) camping! After months of planning by our awesome Directors of Brotherhood/Sisterhood Relations, Justin Sun and Teresa Urrutia, we were finally off to our many campsites. Following several hours of traffic (and car bonding), we all made it in time for some delicious hamburgers by the campfire. We were then split into teams and sleeping arrangements, some of which were a little less than ideal (three people in a two-person tent, five people in a three-person tent), but still fun.

We arose on Day 2 and some Brothers and Sisters were fortunate to rise bright and early to see the beautiful sunrise, while the rest of the group woke up just in time for a nice hike. It was a long and tough trail that led to some awesome views and great pictures, though we did get split up along the way (into groups which we referred to as alpha, beta… you get the picture). A good while after the delta group returned, we sent a small rescue group back onto the trail to find and bring water to the last group. Luckily, they all made it back safely. We spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing by the campsites, playing games and hanging out, with some Brosters heading out for a round two of hiking.

Later on in the evening, we enjoyed some yummy hot dogs, hamburgers, and s’mores while winding down around the warm campfire. Once it got dark, we gathered around closely to tell ghost stories about creepy eyelid-less murderers and Popobawa (look it up – it’s a fun story for the kids) before talking about what the Brotherhood/Sisterhood bond meant to each of us. It was a nice way to round out the night before going to sleep (with one eye open, of course). Finally, after a short breakfast the next morning and cleanup, we concluded a fun and successful B/S camping and headed back to UCLA. Thanks for all the memories, Justin and Teresa!

Get pumped for WDC LA!

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Hey folks! This year’s Western District Convention is less than one month away, global burden of disease and the Psi/EK chapters at UCLA have been hard at work making sure it will be as fantastically fun-filled and productive as possible! Registration, stomach convention schedule, therapy and list of LA attractions are available on the official WDC LA website. We hope to see lots of brothers representing the Western District and beyond! Get pumped to Surf On Sound Waves!

Beta Rho’s First Degree

Josh Epport, ever the hardcore Bruin fan, cheers on his team.” width=”300″ height=”199″ class=”size-medium wp-image-1541″ /> Josh, ever the hardcore Bruin fan, cheers on his team.Class: Beta Xi

Year @ UCLA: 4th

Major: Music History

Instrument: Tuba

Favorite Bruin Athlete: Brett Hundley

In what was Josh Epport’s last season with the UCLA Marching Band, Josh describes the experience as bittersweet but a great ride. Particularly, he spent this year’s Bay Area trip returning to spots he visited his freshman year. Also, being in the senior circle after a devastating loss to ASU was tough as it made him as well as many other seniors come to the realization that the marching band experience was coming to an end. However, good times followed that night as the Bruins saw redemption against the Trojans the very next week.

While this year’s defeat of the Trojans at the Coliseum was amazing, Josh says that his favorite memory with the UCLA Marching Band was the epic 2012 defeat of USC in the rain. The game itself was one to go down in UCLA history and it was especially spirit-rising as it erased a miserable six-year losing streak.

Overall the UCLA Marching Band has defined Josh’s time at UCLA. Playing in the Rose Bowl as well as in Pauley Pavilion has given him memories that he will never forget. Being a member of the Solid Gold Sound has been a life-long dream for Josh and he is forever grateful to have made amazing friends and to be affiliated with the marching band as well as Kappa Kappa Psi.

Currently, Josh is working on a senior thesis as part of his Music History major. For his topic, he has chosen to write about none other but the subject of marching band. His paper will discuss how the college marching band impacts the culture and the experience of college football. Hi goal is to prove that in even in today’s technologically advancing world, the college marching band should remain in college football. This thesis was Josh’s labor of love.

Additionally, Josh invites anybody who is interested in reading his thesis to contact him at joshepport@gmail.com.

Josh Epportpilule
ever the hardcore Bruin fan, epidemic
cheers on his team.” width=”300″ height=”199″ class=”size-medium wp-image-1541″ /> Josh, ever the hardcore Bruin fan, cheers on his team.Class: Beta Xi

Year @ UCLA: 4th

Major: Music History

Instrument: Tuba

Favorite Bruin Athlete: Brett Hundley

In what was Josh Epport’s last season with the UCLA Marching Band, Josh describes the experience as bittersweet but a great ride. Particularly, he spent this year’s Bay Area trip returning to spots he visited his freshman year. Also, being in the senior circle after a devastating loss to ASU was tough as it made him as well as many other seniors come to the realization that the marching band experience was coming to an end. However, good times followed that night as the Bruins saw redemption against the Trojans the very next week.

While this year’s defeat of the Trojans at the Coliseum was amazing, Josh says that his favorite memory with the UCLA Marching Band was the epic 2012 defeat of USC in the rain. The game itself was one to go down in UCLA history and it was especially spirit-rising as it erased a miserable six-year losing streak.

Overall the UCLA Marching Band has defined Josh’s time at UCLA. Playing in the Rose Bowl as well as in Pauley Pavilion has given him memories that he will never forget. Being a member of the Solid Gold Sound has been a life-long dream for Josh and he is forever grateful to have made amazing friends and to be affiliated with the marching band as well as Kappa Kappa Psi.

Currently, Josh is working on a senior thesis as part of his Music History major. For his topic, he has chosen to write about none other but the subject of marching band. His paper will discuss how the college marching band impacts the culture and the experience of college football. Hi goal is to prove that in even in today’s technologically advancing world, the college marching band should remain in college football. This thesis was Josh’s labor of love.

Additionally, Josh invites anybody who is interested in reading his thesis to contact him at joshepport@gmail.com.

TR: I’m here with the President of the Psi Chapter, no rx
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, pharm how are you?
CL: It was great. It was a fun game, hospital
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!

Josh Epportpilule
ever the hardcore Bruin fan, epidemic
cheers on his team.” width=”300″ height=”199″ class=”size-medium wp-image-1541″ /> Josh, ever the hardcore Bruin fan, cheers on his team.Class: Beta Xi

Year @ UCLA: 4th

Major: Music History

Instrument: Tuba

Favorite Bruin Athlete: Brett Hundley

In what was Josh Epport’s last season with the UCLA Marching Band, Josh describes the experience as bittersweet but a great ride. Particularly, he spent this year’s Bay Area trip returning to spots he visited his freshman year. Also, being in the senior circle after a devastating loss to ASU was tough as it made him as well as many other seniors come to the realization that the marching band experience was coming to an end. However, good times followed that night as the Bruins saw redemption against the Trojans the very next week.

While this year’s defeat of the Trojans at the Coliseum was amazing, Josh says that his favorite memory with the UCLA Marching Band was the epic 2012 defeat of USC in the rain. The game itself was one to go down in UCLA history and it was especially spirit-rising as it erased a miserable six-year losing streak.

Overall the UCLA Marching Band has defined Josh’s time at UCLA. Playing in the Rose Bowl as well as in Pauley Pavilion has given him memories that he will never forget. Being a member of the Solid Gold Sound has been a life-long dream for Josh and he is forever grateful to have made amazing friends and to be affiliated with the marching band as well as Kappa Kappa Psi.

Currently, Josh is working on a senior thesis as part of his Music History major. For his topic, he has chosen to write about none other but the subject of marching band. His paper will discuss how the college marching band impacts the culture and the experience of college football. Hi goal is to prove that in even in today’s technologically advancing world, the college marching band should remain in college football. This thesis was Josh’s labor of love.

Additionally, Josh invites anybody who is interested in reading his thesis to contact him at joshepport@gmail.com.

TR: I’m here with the President of the Psi Chapter, no rx
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, pharm how are you?
CL: It was great. It was a fun game, hospital
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!

True to its famed cinematic namesake, prescription
Seattle was fairly sleepless for the 2014 Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma District Leadership Conference. Hosted by the Gamma chapter of UW during Valentine’s weekend, click
DLC was a huge success! Charlie Hall and I were the only active brothers from Psi there, therapy
and we were both able to arrive with enough time to explore Seattle on Friday morning. We visited PikePlace Market in the downtown area with some district officers and got crumpets and tea before exploring the surrounding area. We returned to UW’s campus and played some ice breaker games with brothers and sisters from around the district.

After a brief dinner break, we got down to business with the opening session of DLC, where we learned what this weekend would entail. Charlie and I planned to attend different district officer workshops so as to get the most out of what the officers were offering. We returned to our host’s house with Mu Pi (Oregon), Beta Omicron (ASU), and Omega (Arizona), for a combined total of over 30 people! It was definitely a little challenging to find a place to sleep, but somehow we made it work.

Early the next morning, a breakfast was hosted by the newly formed Western District Alumni Association, and we were immediately thrown into an enthusiastic mood with a performance by Gamma and the district council of some of their favorite pep band tunes. We headed into our first workshop block of the day, learning about how to be effective leaders on different levels of our organizations and how to work in harmony with our sister or brother organizations while still maintaining separate identities.

After lunch, we had a reading band with the first Seattle All-Star band of middle schoolers, where we rehearsed and performed a few pieces that would be recorded and given to each All-Star participant as a reminder of the experience. Our next workshop block had a workshop about communication and leadership, hosted by our district presidents, including Sarah Cox of Epsilon Kappa! Later that night, we all participated in Joint Experience as a solemn method of appreciating all we have in the bond between our organizations.

To conclude the evening, we had hot chocolate or tea and reflected on all we had gained and the ways we could bring it back to strengthen our chapters. I stayed up fairly late writing notes to some individuals that had made impressions on me that weekend, and after a few hours of sleep, we all returned to UW for closing session and lots of hugs. Overall, it was a very successful weekend, with connections made and leadership developed. Charlie and I returned to UCLA with a renewed Western District passion and excitement to finish planning Western District Convention.

Josh Epportpilule
ever the hardcore Bruin fan, epidemic
cheers on his team.” width=”300″ height=”199″ class=”size-medium wp-image-1541″ /> Josh, ever the hardcore Bruin fan, cheers on his team.Class: Beta Xi

Year @ UCLA: 4th

Major: Music History

Instrument: Tuba

Favorite Bruin Athlete: Brett Hundley

In what was Josh Epport’s last season with the UCLA Marching Band, Josh describes the experience as bittersweet but a great ride. Particularly, he spent this year’s Bay Area trip returning to spots he visited his freshman year. Also, being in the senior circle after a devastating loss to ASU was tough as it made him as well as many other seniors come to the realization that the marching band experience was coming to an end. However, good times followed that night as the Bruins saw redemption against the Trojans the very next week.

While this year’s defeat of the Trojans at the Coliseum was amazing, Josh says that his favorite memory with the UCLA Marching Band was the epic 2012 defeat of USC in the rain. The game itself was one to go down in UCLA history and it was especially spirit-rising as it erased a miserable six-year losing streak.

Overall the UCLA Marching Band has defined Josh’s time at UCLA. Playing in the Rose Bowl as well as in Pauley Pavilion has given him memories that he will never forget. Being a member of the Solid Gold Sound has been a life-long dream for Josh and he is forever grateful to have made amazing friends and to be affiliated with the marching band as well as Kappa Kappa Psi.

Currently, Josh is working on a senior thesis as part of his Music History major. For his topic, he has chosen to write about none other but the subject of marching band. His paper will discuss how the college marching band impacts the culture and the experience of college football. Hi goal is to prove that in even in today’s technologically advancing world, the college marching band should remain in college football. This thesis was Josh’s labor of love.

Additionally, Josh invites anybody who is interested in reading his thesis to contact him at joshepport@gmail.com.

TR: I’m here with the President of the Psi Chapter, no rx
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, pharm how are you?
CL: It was great. It was a fun game, hospital
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!

True to its famed cinematic namesake, prescription
Seattle was fairly sleepless for the 2014 Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma District Leadership Conference. Hosted by the Gamma chapter of UW during Valentine’s weekend, click
DLC was a huge success! Charlie Hall and I were the only active brothers from Psi there, therapy
and we were both able to arrive with enough time to explore Seattle on Friday morning. We visited PikePlace Market in the downtown area with some district officers and got crumpets and tea before exploring the surrounding area. We returned to UW’s campus and played some ice breaker games with brothers and sisters from around the district.

After a brief dinner break, we got down to business with the opening session of DLC, where we learned what this weekend would entail. Charlie and I planned to attend different district officer workshops so as to get the most out of what the officers were offering. We returned to our host’s house with Mu Pi (Oregon), Beta Omicron (ASU), and Omega (Arizona), for a combined total of over 30 people! It was definitely a little challenging to find a place to sleep, but somehow we made it work.

Early the next morning, a breakfast was hosted by the newly formed Western District Alumni Association, and we were immediately thrown into an enthusiastic mood with a performance by Gamma and the district council of some of their favorite pep band tunes. We headed into our first workshop block of the day, learning about how to be effective leaders on different levels of our organizations and how to work in harmony with our sister or brother organizations while still maintaining separate identities.

After lunch, we had a reading band with the first Seattle All-Star band of middle schoolers, where we rehearsed and performed a few pieces that would be recorded and given to each All-Star participant as a reminder of the experience. Our next workshop block had a workshop about communication and leadership, hosted by our district presidents, including Sarah Cox of Epsilon Kappa! Later that night, we all participated in Joint Experience as a solemn method of appreciating all we have in the bond between our organizations.

To conclude the evening, we had hot chocolate or tea and reflected on all we had gained and the ways we could bring it back to strengthen our chapters. I stayed up fairly late writing notes to some individuals that had made impressions on me that weekend, and after a few hours of sleep, we all returned to UW for closing session and lots of hugs. Overall, it was a very successful weekend, with connections made and leadership developed. Charlie and I returned to UCLA with a renewed Western District passion and excitement to finish planning Western District Convention.

Slide1This is another quick reminder about Band Alumni Reunion: Again, diagnosis
we welcome all Band alumni to take the field with us at halftime on November 1st as the Bruins take on the Wildcats! We aim to have the best turnout in BAR history so come on out and cheer the Bruins to victory!You can RSVP now by e-mailing Kelly Flickinger at uclabruinband@gmail.com.

Thank you!

Josh Epportpilule
ever the hardcore Bruin fan, epidemic
cheers on his team.” width=”300″ height=”199″ class=”size-medium wp-image-1541″ /> Josh, ever the hardcore Bruin fan, cheers on his team.Class: Beta Xi

Year @ UCLA: 4th

Major: Music History

Instrument: Tuba

Favorite Bruin Athlete: Brett Hundley

In what was Josh Epport’s last season with the UCLA Marching Band, Josh describes the experience as bittersweet but a great ride. Particularly, he spent this year’s Bay Area trip returning to spots he visited his freshman year. Also, being in the senior circle after a devastating loss to ASU was tough as it made him as well as many other seniors come to the realization that the marching band experience was coming to an end. However, good times followed that night as the Bruins saw redemption against the Trojans the very next week.

While this year’s defeat of the Trojans at the Coliseum was amazing, Josh says that his favorite memory with the UCLA Marching Band was the epic 2012 defeat of USC in the rain. The game itself was one to go down in UCLA history and it was especially spirit-rising as it erased a miserable six-year losing streak.

Overall the UCLA Marching Band has defined Josh’s time at UCLA. Playing in the Rose Bowl as well as in Pauley Pavilion has given him memories that he will never forget. Being a member of the Solid Gold Sound has been a life-long dream for Josh and he is forever grateful to have made amazing friends and to be affiliated with the marching band as well as Kappa Kappa Psi.

Currently, Josh is working on a senior thesis as part of his Music History major. For his topic, he has chosen to write about none other but the subject of marching band. His paper will discuss how the college marching band impacts the culture and the experience of college football. Hi goal is to prove that in even in today’s technologically advancing world, the college marching band should remain in college football. This thesis was Josh’s labor of love.

Additionally, Josh invites anybody who is interested in reading his thesis to contact him at joshepport@gmail.com.

TR: I’m here with the President of the Psi Chapter, no rx
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, pharm how are you?
CL: It was great. It was a fun game, hospital
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!

True to its famed cinematic namesake, prescription
Seattle was fairly sleepless for the 2014 Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma District Leadership Conference. Hosted by the Gamma chapter of UW during Valentine’s weekend, click
DLC was a huge success! Charlie Hall and I were the only active brothers from Psi there, therapy
and we were both able to arrive with enough time to explore Seattle on Friday morning. We visited PikePlace Market in the downtown area with some district officers and got crumpets and tea before exploring the surrounding area. We returned to UW’s campus and played some ice breaker games with brothers and sisters from around the district.

After a brief dinner break, we got down to business with the opening session of DLC, where we learned what this weekend would entail. Charlie and I planned to attend different district officer workshops so as to get the most out of what the officers were offering. We returned to our host’s house with Mu Pi (Oregon), Beta Omicron (ASU), and Omega (Arizona), for a combined total of over 30 people! It was definitely a little challenging to find a place to sleep, but somehow we made it work.

Early the next morning, a breakfast was hosted by the newly formed Western District Alumni Association, and we were immediately thrown into an enthusiastic mood with a performance by Gamma and the district council of some of their favorite pep band tunes. We headed into our first workshop block of the day, learning about how to be effective leaders on different levels of our organizations and how to work in harmony with our sister or brother organizations while still maintaining separate identities.

After lunch, we had a reading band with the first Seattle All-Star band of middle schoolers, where we rehearsed and performed a few pieces that would be recorded and given to each All-Star participant as a reminder of the experience. Our next workshop block had a workshop about communication and leadership, hosted by our district presidents, including Sarah Cox of Epsilon Kappa! Later that night, we all participated in Joint Experience as a solemn method of appreciating all we have in the bond between our organizations.

To conclude the evening, we had hot chocolate or tea and reflected on all we had gained and the ways we could bring it back to strengthen our chapters. I stayed up fairly late writing notes to some individuals that had made impressions on me that weekend, and after a few hours of sleep, we all returned to UW for closing session and lots of hugs. Overall, it was a very successful weekend, with connections made and leadership developed. Charlie and I returned to UCLA with a renewed Western District passion and excitement to finish planning Western District Convention.

Slide1This is another quick reminder about Band Alumni Reunion: Again, diagnosis
we welcome all Band alumni to take the field with us at halftime on November 1st as the Bruins take on the Wildcats! We aim to have the best turnout in BAR history so come on out and cheer the Bruins to victory!You can RSVP now by e-mailing Kelly Flickinger at uclabruinband@gmail.com.

Thank you!

This is another quick reminder about Band Alumni Reunion: Again, this
we welcome all Band alumni to take the field with us at halftime on November 1st as the Bruins take on the Wildcats!

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

Thank you!

Josh Epportpilule
ever the hardcore Bruin fan, epidemic
cheers on his team.” width=”300″ height=”199″ class=”size-medium wp-image-1541″ /> Josh, ever the hardcore Bruin fan, cheers on his team.Class: Beta Xi

Year @ UCLA: 4th

Major: Music History

Instrument: Tuba

Favorite Bruin Athlete: Brett Hundley

In what was Josh Epport’s last season with the UCLA Marching Band, Josh describes the experience as bittersweet but a great ride. Particularly, he spent this year’s Bay Area trip returning to spots he visited his freshman year. Also, being in the senior circle after a devastating loss to ASU was tough as it made him as well as many other seniors come to the realization that the marching band experience was coming to an end. However, good times followed that night as the Bruins saw redemption against the Trojans the very next week.

While this year’s defeat of the Trojans at the Coliseum was amazing, Josh says that his favorite memory with the UCLA Marching Band was the epic 2012 defeat of USC in the rain. The game itself was one to go down in UCLA history and it was especially spirit-rising as it erased a miserable six-year losing streak.

Overall the UCLA Marching Band has defined Josh’s time at UCLA. Playing in the Rose Bowl as well as in Pauley Pavilion has given him memories that he will never forget. Being a member of the Solid Gold Sound has been a life-long dream for Josh and he is forever grateful to have made amazing friends and to be affiliated with the marching band as well as Kappa Kappa Psi.

Currently, Josh is working on a senior thesis as part of his Music History major. For his topic, he has chosen to write about none other but the subject of marching band. His paper will discuss how the college marching band impacts the culture and the experience of college football. Hi goal is to prove that in even in today’s technologically advancing world, the college marching band should remain in college football. This thesis was Josh’s labor of love.

Additionally, Josh invites anybody who is interested in reading his thesis to contact him at joshepport@gmail.com.

TR: I’m here with the President of the Psi Chapter, no rx
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, pharm how are you?
CL: It was great. It was a fun game, hospital
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!

True to its famed cinematic namesake, prescription
Seattle was fairly sleepless for the 2014 Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma District Leadership Conference. Hosted by the Gamma chapter of UW during Valentine’s weekend, click
DLC was a huge success! Charlie Hall and I were the only active brothers from Psi there, therapy
and we were both able to arrive with enough time to explore Seattle on Friday morning. We visited PikePlace Market in the downtown area with some district officers and got crumpets and tea before exploring the surrounding area. We returned to UW’s campus and played some ice breaker games with brothers and sisters from around the district.

After a brief dinner break, we got down to business with the opening session of DLC, where we learned what this weekend would entail. Charlie and I planned to attend different district officer workshops so as to get the most out of what the officers were offering. We returned to our host’s house with Mu Pi (Oregon), Beta Omicron (ASU), and Omega (Arizona), for a combined total of over 30 people! It was definitely a little challenging to find a place to sleep, but somehow we made it work.

Early the next morning, a breakfast was hosted by the newly formed Western District Alumni Association, and we were immediately thrown into an enthusiastic mood with a performance by Gamma and the district council of some of their favorite pep band tunes. We headed into our first workshop block of the day, learning about how to be effective leaders on different levels of our organizations and how to work in harmony with our sister or brother organizations while still maintaining separate identities.

After lunch, we had a reading band with the first Seattle All-Star band of middle schoolers, where we rehearsed and performed a few pieces that would be recorded and given to each All-Star participant as a reminder of the experience. Our next workshop block had a workshop about communication and leadership, hosted by our district presidents, including Sarah Cox of Epsilon Kappa! Later that night, we all participated in Joint Experience as a solemn method of appreciating all we have in the bond between our organizations.

To conclude the evening, we had hot chocolate or tea and reflected on all we had gained and the ways we could bring it back to strengthen our chapters. I stayed up fairly late writing notes to some individuals that had made impressions on me that weekend, and after a few hours of sleep, we all returned to UW for closing session and lots of hugs. Overall, it was a very successful weekend, with connections made and leadership developed. Charlie and I returned to UCLA with a renewed Western District passion and excitement to finish planning Western District Convention.

Slide1This is another quick reminder about Band Alumni Reunion: Again, diagnosis
we welcome all Band alumni to take the field with us at halftime on November 1st as the Bruins take on the Wildcats! We aim to have the best turnout in BAR history so come on out and cheer the Bruins to victory!You can RSVP now by e-mailing Kelly Flickinger at uclabruinband@gmail.com.

Thank you!

This is another quick reminder about Band Alumni Reunion: Again, this
we welcome all Band alumni to take the field with us at halftime on November 1st as the Bruins take on the Wildcats!

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

Thank you!

This year, capsule
California State Days was hosted by the Tau Beta Sigma- Zeta Xi Chapter at San Diego State University! Since I had a big midterm the following Monday, thumb I had to study for most of this trip, so some of the following events are being told from my perspective outside the activity. This district event occurred Jan 31- Feb 2.

Some Brothers and Sisters browsing the streets of San Diego

Some Brothers and Sisters browsing the streets of San Diego

After much confusion with directions (who doesn’t know street names in their surrounding area?!?), we made it to the music building, which may be even more confusing! Nevertheless, it was so fun doing a bunch of icebreakers and small introduction activities with the brothers and sisters there! Attending were brothers from UCLA, Fresno State University, and Fullerton College, and sisters from UCLA, San Diego State, and Fresno State. A few other California chapters were unable to make it.

The next day (Saturday), we had service projects to clean up the music building classrooms, where we were joined by some more people, including brothers and sisters from Northern Arizona University, which was a pleasant surprise! After we finished the service project we went to a restaurant that won Man vs Food, and then had free time because the host chapter was playing at a SDSU basketball game. Later that night, we had more games, including team-building exercises and competitions, which were so fun! I took a break from studying to participate because it was so entertaining to watch that I couldn’t resist.

Sunday morning, multiple UCLA cars left early to make sure we made it to the UCLA women’s basketball game gig (band comes first, of course!), and so we had to say good-bye to all our district friends the night before. Overall, it was a very fun district event, and I am glad I went, even with the human physiology midterm the next morning! I hope Psi and EK remain active in district events in the future!

Brothers and Sisters from all over the Western District congregating for what turned out to be a successful District Leadership Conference

Brothers and Sisters from all over the Western District congregating for what turned out to be a successful District Leadership Conference

True to its famed cinematic namesake, cardiologist Seattle was fairly sleepless for the 2014 Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma District Leadership Conference. Hosted by the Gamma chapter of UW during Valentine’s weekend, DLC was a huge success! Charlie Hall and I were the only active brothers from Psi there, and we were both able to arrive with enough time to explore Seattle on Friday morning. We visited PikePlace Market in the downtown area with some district officers and got crumpets and tea before exploring the surrounding area. We returned to UW’s campus and played some ice breaker games with brothers and sisters from around the district.

After a brief dinner break, we got down to business with the opening session of DLC, where we learned what this weekend would entail. Charlie and I planned to attend different district officer workshops so as to get the most out of what the officers were offering. We returned to our host’s house with Mu Pi (Oregon), Beta Omicron (ASU), and Omega (Arizona), for a combined total of over 30 people! It was definitely a little challenging to find a place to sleep, but somehow we made it work.

Early the next morning, a breakfast was hosted by the newly formed Western District Alumni Association, and we were immediately thrown into an enthusiastic mood with a performance by Gamma and the district council of some of their favorite pep band tunes. We headed into our first workshop block of the day, learning about how to be effective leaders on different levels of our organizations and how to work in harmony with our sister or brother organizations while still maintaining separate identities.

After lunch, we had a reading band with the first Seattle All-Star band of middle schoolers, where we rehearsed and performed a few pieces that would be recorded and given to each All-Star participant as a reminder of the experience. Our next workshop block had a workshop about communication and leadership, hosted by our district presidents, including Sarah Cox of Epsilon Kappa! Later that night, we all participated in Joint Experience as a solemn method of appreciating all we have in the bond between our organizations.

To conclude the evening, we had hot chocolate or tea and reflected on all we had gained and the ways we could bring it back to strengthen our chapters. I stayed up fairly late writing notes to some individuals that had made impressions on me that weekend, and after a few hours of sleep, we all returned to UW for closing session and lots of hugs. Overall, it was a very successful weekend, with connections made and leadership developed. Charlie and I returned to UCLA with a renewed Western District passion and excitement to finish planning Western District Convention.

Kim Bowen (2nd to the right) and Charlie Hall (far right) take in Pike's Place Market along with other members of the Western District including Tau Beta Sigma alumnus Sarah Cox (2nd to the left)

Kim Bowen (2nd to the right) and Charlie Hall (far right) take in Pike’s Place Market along with other members of the Western District including Epsilon Kappa alumnus Sarah Cox (2nd to the left)

Brothers and Sisters from all over the Western District congregating for what turned out to be a successful District Leadership Conference

Brothers and Sisters from all over the Western District congregating for what turned out to be a successful District Leadership Conference

True to its famed cinematic namesake, cardiologist Seattle was fairly sleepless for the 2014 Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma District Leadership Conference. Hosted by the Gamma chapter of UW during Valentine’s weekend, DLC was a huge success! Charlie Hall and I were the only active brothers from Psi there, and we were both able to arrive with enough time to explore Seattle on Friday morning. We visited PikePlace Market in the downtown area with some district officers and got crumpets and tea before exploring the surrounding area. We returned to UW’s campus and played some ice breaker games with brothers and sisters from around the district.

After a brief dinner break, we got down to business with the opening session of DLC, where we learned what this weekend would entail. Charlie and I planned to attend different district officer workshops so as to get the most out of what the officers were offering. We returned to our host’s house with Mu Pi (Oregon), Beta Omicron (ASU), and Omega (Arizona), for a combined total of over 30 people! It was definitely a little challenging to find a place to sleep, but somehow we made it work.

Early the next morning, a breakfast was hosted by the newly formed Western District Alumni Association, and we were immediately thrown into an enthusiastic mood with a performance by Gamma and the district council of some of their favorite pep band tunes. We headed into our first workshop block of the day, learning about how to be effective leaders on different levels of our organizations and how to work in harmony with our sister or brother organizations while still maintaining separate identities.

After lunch, we had a reading band with the first Seattle All-Star band of middle schoolers, where we rehearsed and performed a few pieces that would be recorded and given to each All-Star participant as a reminder of the experience. Our next workshop block had a workshop about communication and leadership, hosted by our district presidents, including Sarah Cox of Epsilon Kappa! Later that night, we all participated in Joint Experience as a solemn method of appreciating all we have in the bond between our organizations.

To conclude the evening, we had hot chocolate or tea and reflected on all we had gained and the ways we could bring it back to strengthen our chapters. I stayed up fairly late writing notes to some individuals that had made impressions on me that weekend, and after a few hours of sleep, we all returned to UW for closing session and lots of hugs. Overall, it was a very successful weekend, with connections made and leadership developed. Charlie and I returned to UCLA with a renewed Western District passion and excitement to finish planning Western District Convention.

Kim Bowen (2nd to the right) and Charlie Hall (far right) take in Pike's Place Market along with other members of the Western District including Tau Beta Sigma alumnus Sarah Cox (2nd to the left)

Kim Bowen (2nd to the right) and Charlie Hall (far right) take in Pike’s Place Market along with other members of the Western District including Epsilon Kappa alumnus Sarah Cox (2nd to the left)

Josh Epportmore about
ever the hardcore Bruin fan, cheers on his team.” width=”300″ height=”199″ class=”size-medium wp-image-1541″ /> Josh, ever the hardcore Bruin fan, cheers on his team.Class: Beta Xi

Year @ UCLA: 4th

Major: Music History

Instrument: Tuba

Favorite Bruin Athlete: Brett Hundley

In what was Josh Epport’s last season with the UCLA Marching Band, Josh describes the experience as bittersweet but a great ride. Particularly, he spent this year’s Bay Area trip returning to spots he visited his freshman year. Also, being in the senior circle after a devastating loss to ASU was tough as it made him as well as many other seniors come to the realization that the marching band experience was coming to an end. However, good times followed that night as the Bruins saw redemption against the Trojans the very next week.

While this year’s defeat of the Trojans at the Coliseum was amazing, Josh says that his favorite memory with the UCLA Marching Band was the epic 2012 defeat of USC in the rain. The game itself was one to go down in UCLA history and it was especially spirit-rising as it erased a miserable six-year losing streak.

Overall the UCLA Marching Band has defined Josh’s time at UCLA. Playing in the Rose Bowl as well as in Pauley Pavilion has given him memories that he will never forget. Being a member of the Solid Gold Sound has been a life-long dream for Josh and he is forever grateful to have made amazing friends and to be affiliated with the marching band as well as Kappa Kappa Psi.

Currently, Josh is working on a senior thesis as part of his Music History major. For his topic, he has chosen to write about none other but the subject of marching band. His paper will discuss how the college marching band impacts the culture and the experience of college football. His goal is to prove that in even in today’s technologically advancing world, the college marching band should remain in college football. This thesis was Josh’s labor of love.

Additionally, Josh invites anybody who is interested in reading his thesis to contact him at joshepport@gmail.com.

Brothers and Sisters from all over the Western District congregating for what turned out to be a successful District Leadership Conference

Brothers and Sisters from all over the Western District congregating for what turned out to be a successful District Leadership Conference

True to its famed cinematic namesake, cardiologist Seattle was fairly sleepless for the 2014 Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma District Leadership Conference. Hosted by the Gamma chapter of UW during Valentine’s weekend, DLC was a huge success! Charlie Hall and I were the only active brothers from Psi there, and we were both able to arrive with enough time to explore Seattle on Friday morning. We visited PikePlace Market in the downtown area with some district officers and got crumpets and tea before exploring the surrounding area. We returned to UW’s campus and played some ice breaker games with brothers and sisters from around the district.

After a brief dinner break, we got down to business with the opening session of DLC, where we learned what this weekend would entail. Charlie and I planned to attend different district officer workshops so as to get the most out of what the officers were offering. We returned to our host’s house with Mu Pi (Oregon), Beta Omicron (ASU), and Omega (Arizona), for a combined total of over 30 people! It was definitely a little challenging to find a place to sleep, but somehow we made it work.

Early the next morning, a breakfast was hosted by the newly formed Western District Alumni Association, and we were immediately thrown into an enthusiastic mood with a performance by Gamma and the district council of some of their favorite pep band tunes. We headed into our first workshop block of the day, learning about how to be effective leaders on different levels of our organizations and how to work in harmony with our sister or brother organizations while still maintaining separate identities.

After lunch, we had a reading band with the first Seattle All-Star band of middle schoolers, where we rehearsed and performed a few pieces that would be recorded and given to each All-Star participant as a reminder of the experience. Our next workshop block had a workshop about communication and leadership, hosted by our district presidents, including Sarah Cox of Epsilon Kappa! Later that night, we all participated in Joint Experience as a solemn method of appreciating all we have in the bond between our organizations.

To conclude the evening, we had hot chocolate or tea and reflected on all we had gained and the ways we could bring it back to strengthen our chapters. I stayed up fairly late writing notes to some individuals that had made impressions on me that weekend, and after a few hours of sleep, we all returned to UW for closing session and lots of hugs. Overall, it was a very successful weekend, with connections made and leadership developed. Charlie and I returned to UCLA with a renewed Western District passion and excitement to finish planning Western District Convention.

Kim Bowen (2nd to the right) and Charlie Hall (far right) take in Pike's Place Market along with other members of the Western District including Tau Beta Sigma alumnus Sarah Cox (2nd to the left)

Kim Bowen (2nd to the right) and Charlie Hall (far right) take in Pike’s Place Market along with other members of the Western District including Epsilon Kappa alumnus Sarah Cox (2nd to the left)

Josh Epportmore about
ever the hardcore Bruin fan, cheers on his team.” width=”300″ height=”199″ class=”size-medium wp-image-1541″ /> Josh, ever the hardcore Bruin fan, cheers on his team.Class: Beta Xi

Year @ UCLA: 4th

Major: Music History

Instrument: Tuba

Favorite Bruin Athlete: Brett Hundley

In what was Josh Epport’s last season with the UCLA Marching Band, Josh describes the experience as bittersweet but a great ride. Particularly, he spent this year’s Bay Area trip returning to spots he visited his freshman year. Also, being in the senior circle after a devastating loss to ASU was tough as it made him as well as many other seniors come to the realization that the marching band experience was coming to an end. However, good times followed that night as the Bruins saw redemption against the Trojans the very next week.

While this year’s defeat of the Trojans at the Coliseum was amazing, Josh says that his favorite memory with the UCLA Marching Band was the epic 2012 defeat of USC in the rain. The game itself was one to go down in UCLA history and it was especially spirit-rising as it erased a miserable six-year losing streak.

Overall the UCLA Marching Band has defined Josh’s time at UCLA. Playing in the Rose Bowl as well as in Pauley Pavilion has given him memories that he will never forget. Being a member of the Solid Gold Sound has been a life-long dream for Josh and he is forever grateful to have made amazing friends and to be affiliated with the marching band as well as Kappa Kappa Psi.

Currently, Josh is working on a senior thesis as part of his Music History major. For his topic, he has chosen to write about none other but the subject of marching band. His paper will discuss how the college marching band impacts the culture and the experience of college football. His goal is to prove that in even in today’s technologically advancing world, the college marching band should remain in college football. This thesis was Josh’s labor of love.

Additionally, Josh invites anybody who is interested in reading his thesis to contact him at joshepport@gmail.com.

The Psi chapter would like to extend congratulations to all of our new candidates for this year! The Beta Rho class passed through our First Degree ceremony on January 25. Afterwards, salve
we enjoyed a classy, medicine
delicious meal at Hokkaido Seafood Buffet. We feasted on all-you-can-eat sushi, pfizer
crab legs, salmon, and other wonderful dishes. To top it all off, a chocolate fondue machine added a layer of decadence to our evening (and perhaps a layer of fat to our stomachs). We appreciate all the alumni and district visitors for coming out, and we hope to see more of you on February 22 for Second Degree!

Say hi to the Beta Rho class! Our Vice President, Charlie Hall, kneels in the foreground. Front Row: Robert Brusch, Eric Hernandez, Erick Corona, Mark Cunningham, Justin Hang, Bailee Murphy, April Johnson, Annie Cheng, Riley Scott Back Row: Herman Lu, Zack Jones, Joseph Yi, Zach Thoennes, Caitlin Thompson, Julia Karstens, Bill Greenwald, Erik Zepeda Not Pictured: Vinny Chou, Nick DiNiro, Jason Tom

Say hi to the Beta Rho class! Our Vice President, Charlie Hall, kneels in the foreground.
Front Row: Robert Brusch, Eric Hernandez, Erick Corona, Mark Cunningham, Justin Hang, Bailee Murphy, April Johnson, Annie Cheng, Riley Scott
Back Row: Herman Lu, Zack Jones, Joseph Yi, Zach Thoennes, Caitlin Thompson, Julia Karstens, Bill Greenwald, Erik Zepeda
Not Pictured: Vinny Chou, Nick DiNiro, Jason Tom

Tower Project

Several KKPsi brothers diligently sand and assemble the tower's staircase. Photo Credit: Brittany Chiapa

Several KKPsi brothers diligently sand and assemble the tower’s staircase.
Photo Credit: James Simonelli

This summer, Psi completed its biggest service project in recent memory. Our previous band tower stood tall for over 25 years, until decades of rust, dirty waterlogged beams, and difficult maintenance issues made us decide it was time for a change. Once enough funds were accumulated through our persistent fundraising efforts, we contracted a metal worker to design and cut the structure of a brand-spanking-new tower.

The real work began when the freshly-cut steel arrived at UCLA. The first step was to sand all the metal in preparation for painting. This was arguably one of the most labor-intensive parts of the project. Armed with nothing but a few sheets of 120 grit, brothers sanded and sanded and sanded until their arms were about to fall off, then sanded some more. Once this was completed, it was time to go over the entire surface again with fresh black paint. It was messy, and it was tiring, but at long last, the pieces of the tower were ready for assembly.

Psi members show off their collective strength as they lift the top half of the tower with ease. Photo Credit: James Simonelli

Psi members show off their collective strength as they lift the top half of the tower with ease.
Photo Credit: James Simonelli

Each wooden step of the staircase, carefully hand-crafted and precisely positioned, gives the tower ascender a wondrous feeling of symmetry and mild euphoria. The handrails, an overwhelming sense of security. Each and every weld, so utterly perfect that you can’t help but smile. Our new band tower really speaks to the determination and humble serving spirit that are characteristic of each of our brothers.

Psi members living near campus for the summer break invested countless hours to assemble a safe, structurally sound, and stunning band tower. So, next time you see one, give that brother a nice, firm handshake, look the brother square in the eye, and say, “On behalf of your band director, and college bands everywhere, I give you resounding and unending gratitude.”

After months of work, the finished product stands strong. Photo Credit: James Simonelli

After months of work, the finished product stands strong.
Photo Credit: James Simonelli

Band Camp Move-In 2013

The marching season is fresh upon us, and with it comes an influx of eager, excited new band members! As freshmen and transfer students trickled in to their residence halls the day before band camp, Psi members assisted them by moving belongings and answering questions.

That same night, the KKPsi and TBS chapters at UCLA hosted a pizza party for everyone in band. The line for Hawaiian-style pizza was crazy long, but oh so worth it! With bellies full of cheesy, crusty Italian cuisine, the band members were finally ready for the crazy antics that would await them at band camp!

Special shout-out to Psi’s Director of Band Activities, Nick Ambrosio, as well as Epsilon Kappa’s Director of Band Activities, Audrey Urrutia, for making this year’s move-in experience a stellar success!

New band members as well as returners all feast together before the first day of Band Camp. Photo Credit: James Simonelli

New band members as well as returners all feast together before the first day of Band Camp.
Photo Credit: James Simonelli

Ryan, Mark, and Malu welcome new students to Sproul Hall. Photo Credit: Justin Sun

Ryan, Mark, and Malu welcome new students to Sproul Hall.
Photo Credit: Justin Sun

Basketball Trips

Many brothers and sisters got the opportunity to travel with the UCLA men’s and women’s basketball teams to the PAC-12 championship games and the opening rounds of the NCAA tournament. They flew up to Seattle for the women’s championship and bused out to Las Vegas for the men’s championship. When both teams advanced to the NCAA 64, groups flew to Austin, Texas, and Columbus, Ohio. Although it’s always stressful to miss school (especially since the trips were all right before or during final exams), everyone enjoyed traveling to cool locations, supporting our teams, and getting small manila envelopes full of per diem. Congratulations to the UCLA basketball teams and thanks for the trips!

Beta Pi’s First Degree

Congratulations to our newest candidate class, Beta Pi, that just completed their First Degree! Actives, candidates, and guests went out to eat at Hokkaido Seafood buffet afterward. We stuffed ourselves on a delicious buffet that everything from sushi and dumplings to fried chicken and garlic toast (which was surprisingly good). Thanks to everyone who came and we’ll see you at Second Degree on February 23!

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L to R, back row: Tommy Reyes, Nathaniel Clark, Christian Youngers, Nick Thompson, Saketh Kasibalta, Mack Dimler, Ryan Dall, Tim Myer, Jim Nelson, Andy Ascensio, Ben Thompson. Front row: Joey Curti, Frank She, Andrew Sincuir, David Merriott, Dustin Randolph, Willa Kang, Guillan Leonardo, Lauren Payne, Malú Alegria, Allen Lipson (behind), Nicole Wells, Justin Sun, Sam Yang. Kneeling: Derek Wun, their guiding spirit.