Call for 2019-2021 Biennium National Volunteers


As we prepare for our 2019 National Convention and Centennial Celebration, we are also preparing our Fraternity for another 100 years of serving college and university bands.  There are so many ways to give back to Kappa Kappa Psi and help us collectively serve as “Founders” for our next century.   I invite you to register for National Convention and the Centennial Celebration, check out the history of the Fraternity and what a century of service looks like, and I strongly encourage you to support our student Brothers and Sisters financially to make sure they can be part of this truly once-in-a-lifetime moment for Kappa Kappa Psi.  I know I will be sending money back to my home chapters to help support the active Brothers and Sisters who wish to attend National Convention and the Centennial Celebration.

Our National President, Evan Thompson, often talks about the incredible importance and life-changing power of giving back to support others.  The Servant Leader.   I wanted to extend an opportunity to each of you to give back to Kappa Kappa Psi.

As part of this national call for volunteers, below is an application for those interested in serving.   We will be looking for brothers interested in serving as District Governors, National Committee Members, Colony Advisors, Curriculum Advisors, Speakers, and more.   I will start reaching out to brothers in June who are interested in volunteering as we work to fill these responsibilities for the coming biennium.   Most of these roles do not involve a significant time commitment and you’ll see information on what kind of commitment these roles require, whether traveling may be involved, and our volunteer expectations.  We want to support you personally by respecting the fact that you may have other obligations and responsibilities, and you’ll see plain information on the commitment you would be making by serving.  We don’t want to place a Brother in a position where they shirk their duties and responsibilities.

This biennium we were surrounded by the “Founder’s Spirit” and the history and great work of our organization as we approach a century of service.   Now we have the responsibility of doing whatever we can to build the foundation for the next one hundred years.  I hope you will look at ways you can donate your time, your talents, your treasure, your enthusiasm, and your support for our mission.   Every collective contribution moves the Brotherhood forward.  I am excited to see so many of you in July and beyond as we all Strive for the Highest.


Your Brother,


Marco A. Krcatovich II

National Vice President for Colonization and Membership

Official KKΨ Candidate Announcement

The National Committee on Nominations met on Sunday January 27th, 2019 to review all submitted applications and information for candidacy to the National Council and Board of Trustee positions.  The committee determined the following individuals are eligible as candidates:

National President

Marco Krcatovich (Nu)

(Advances to the office of National President by simple majority vote at the National Convention this summer)

National Vice President for Colonization and Membership

Jessica Lee (Eta Alpha)

Nicholas Bratcher (Zeta Eta)

National Vice President for Programs

Daniel Miller (Omicron)

Latrondrick Hunter (Zeta Eta)

National Vice President for Student Affairs

Bang Co (Alpha Zeta)

Michael Napolitano (Kappa Upsilon)

Board of Trustees

Adam Cantley (Omicron)

Alvin Payne (Delta Alpha)

Jack Lee (Delta Sigma)

National Headquarters has begun production of the 2019 National Convention Elections Newsletter which will be posted online and distributed at district conventions this spring.  The National Committee on Nominations will continue its work reviewing and interviewing the candidates and produce a slate at least 30 days prior to National Convention (by rule of the National Constitution).  If you have any questions about the nominations process please don’t hesitate to contact me, or NHQ Staff.


Derrick Mills

Kappa Kappa Psi Nominations Chair

Past National President

Travel Schedules

Brothers, Jake and Kennedy will be announcing their Fall 2021 CFR Visit Schedules! If you are a chapter president of one of the chapters that will be visited and have not reached out to Jake or Kennedy, please do so as soon as possible. They can’t wait to get on the road and are looking forward to meeting you all!

New SWD Governor Announcement


It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Andy Melvin to the position of Southwest District Governor for Kappa Kappa Psi.

Andy was initiated into the Delta chapter at the University of Oklahoma in 2010. He served as Vice President of Membership and President. After graduating with a degree in International Studies in 2014, Andy was hired as a National Chapter Field Representative for the fraternity and traveled across the country visiting chapters and attending professional events for two years. Andy has continued to serve the fraternity as a Curriculum Advisor and as a member of the Ritual Performance & Education Committee. Professionally, Andy is a District Executive for Boy Scouts of America working primarily in Edmond, Oklahoma and the surrounding areas.

You can send congratulatory messages to Andy at

Congratulations to Andy! Please welcome him to the National Leadership Team!


Evan L. Thompson
National President
Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity

Road To Wisdom Advisor Application Now Available!

Applications due by Friday, June 22, 2018


Please contact the Curriculum Development Committee at for any question.

Title: Road to Wisdom Advisor

Participant Group: Alumni/Life Members of Kappa Kappa Psi


  1. To guide and monitor chapters through the implementation of the National Membership Education Program: The Road to Wisdom
  2. To facilitate discussion and collaboration between chapter Vice Presidents of Membership.
  3. To review planning documents and chapter calendars to ensure chapters implement the components of The Road to Wisdom.
  4. To communicate the progress of chapter implementation to the National Vice President for Colonization and Membership and the Curriculum Development Committee.
  5. To communicate strengths, needs, and edits of The Road to Wisdom to the National Vice President for Colonization and Membership and the Curriculum Development Committee.

Activities and Tasks


The Road to Wisdom Advisor will work with their assigned Chapter Vice Presidents of Membership (VPM) to mentor and guide the active member through their Membership Education Program. The Advisor will work with each VPM to accomplish the Vice President Planning Document, setting a calendar, and facilitate the Road to Wisdom.

Time Commitment

The amount of time will be varied based on when assigned chapters conduct their membership education program. The time for an Advisor to commit weekly is also based on the schedule of the professional and personal life of the individual. It is expected that advisors respond to inquiries and e-mails related to The Road to Wisdom in a timely and professional manner.

Boundaries and Limitations

The Road to Wisdom Advisors will work with their assigned chapters to ensure Vice Presidents of Membership and chapters are compliant with all aspects of The Road to Wisdom. The Advisor will be expected to assist VPMs with understanding the VPM Guide and Membership Candidate Guidebook. The Advisor will be reviewing and assessing chapter calendars and planning documents, and mentoring VPMs through the implementation process. The Advisor will not approve or disapprove chapter activities and events. Approval of chapter activities and events outside of the curriculum will be referred to the District Governors.

Personal Traits and Qualities/Qualifications

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree
  • Enthusiastic about working with any Chapter Vice President of Membership (VPM)
  • Previous VPM or educator experience preferred, but not required
  • Self-Motivated to initiate conversations with VPM’s via phone, e-mail, or other digital platforms
  • Organized
  • Attention to detail
  • Willing to collaborate for the advancement of The Road to Wisdom

Training Dates (One of the Following)

Training will be provided via online meeting service.

Support and Supervision

The Road to Wisdom is supervised by the National Curriculum Development Committee, the National Vice President for Colonization & Membership, and the National President. Advisors can expect support from these individuals throughout the school year and will have the access to Curriculum Development Committee for assistance.

Applications due by Friday, June 22, 2018


Congratulations to Mr. Edward E. Crenshaw on receiving the Silver Baton Award!

Congratulations to Mr. Edward E. Crenshaw on receiving the Silver Baton Award! Mr. Crenshaw is a charter member (1967) of the Epsilon Gamma chapter at Alabama State University. After a brief stint in the Birmingham Public Schools, Crenshaw was drafted into the army. In the army, Mr. Crenshaw served as a musician for the 82nd Airborne Army Band, and was later transferred to the 82nd Airborne Army Choral Division where he served as music director. After completing his military service, he returned to Birmingham to become band director and head of the music department at Ramsay High School. Earlier this month, Crenshaw was honored by Ramsay High School for his 40 years of service as a music educator by naming the new band facility in his name. Southeast District Governors, Craig Aarhus and Latrondrick Hunter, presented the award on behalf of the National Council. Kappa Kappa Psi congratulates Mr. Crenshaw on his years of service to bands!

The Silver Baton Award is intended to recognize individuals for their longevity and continuous quality service to bands. Chapters are able to present this award at local concerts, state music conventions, and/or special public gatherings. Any chapter with the approval of its sponsor and Director of Bands may select and present the award. Chapters may find the Silver Baton Award Application Form at under “Fraternity Awards”.

AEA Scholarship Deadlines & Grant Information

Brothers of Kappa Kappa Psi,

As we come to the end of another academic year, we find many reasons to celebrate! We celebrate new beginnings as our Brothers graduate and take the role of the longest type of membership…alumni status. On behalf of Kappa Kappa Psi, congratulations and best of luck on your future endeavors.

In addition to graduation, there is much more to celebrate! The feeling of finishing that last final exam, and for many of you, this means (we hope) a higher GPA. Kappa Kappa Psi believes in recognizing those students who strive for the highest in everything they do and recognize academic excellence. The AEA Scholarship is one way of recognition. First awarded in 2000, the AEA Scholarship awards a bursary to eligible brothers representing the best of Kappa Kappa Psi by balancing academics and extra-curricular activities, as well as serving as role models in their band programs and for their fellow brothers.

The AEA Scholarship is awarded into two tiers: the AEA Distinguished Scholarship and the AEA Honored Scholarship. The Distinguished Scholarship awards a student up to $2000.  The candidate must be an active or associate brother in good standing at the time of application; hold at least a 3.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale; and submit the application and required documents prior to the deadline.

The Honored Scholarship awards a student up to $1000. Each candidate must be an active or associate brother in good standing at the time of application; hold at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale; and submit the application and required documents prior to the deadline. 


Another reason to celebrate is the swearing in of our new Chapter officers across the country. Although we realize this can create feelings of both excitement and anxiety, the National Council is here to help you, and make the most of your transitions. While you are brainstorming and planning for the next academic year, consider applying for the Chapter Development Grant and the Matching Grant.

The Chapter Development Grant is the newest initiative from the National Council. Adopted in January 2018, the Chapter Development Grant was created to promote leadership and chapter operations training for the brothers and band programs where chapters of Kappa Kappa Psi are located. Approved programs can receive funding up to $1000. For more information on the Chapter Development Grant, please visit our website at

The Matching Grant Program is an initiative of Kappa Kappa Psi that provides financial support for obtaining guest conductors and performing artists for college/university bands.  The program provides financial support, up to $500, for programming and concerts twice a year. This program is not restricted only to college and university band programs with chapters of Kappa Kappa Psi. Any college band can apply for this grant. For more information on the Matching Grant program, please visit

Finally, for those who are looking for ways to collectively acknowledge your chapter’s hard work, we invite you to apply for our Academic Excellence Awards. These awards were established by the 1991 National Convention to honor outstanding academic achievement of both individuals and active chapters. Applications should be submitted to the National Headquarters with a copy of a grade report at the end of each academic term. The Top Chapter Scholar Award is presented to the active member from the chapter with the highest GPA for a given academic term. The Outstanding Academic Achievement Award is given to active members of the chapter who achieve a 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for a particular term. The Chapter Certificate of Excellence in Academics is presented to chapters that achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better for a given academic term. Visit this link for the application and more information:

Should you have any more questions or concerns with regards to our programs and awards, please feel free to contact me at I’m happy to answer any questions you may have and even review potential applications for the Chapter Development and Matching Grants. Best of luck, and we look forward to your applications!



Dr. Nicholas Bratcher

National Vice President for Programs

Kappa Kappa Psi

Installation of Theta Tau Chapter at Fayetteville State University


I am pleased to announce the installation of the Theta Tau Chapter (#211) at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. This is the third installation of the biennium!

Brothers from Iota Omicron at Appalachian State University served as the ritual chapter, and brothers and alumni from Iota Zeta, Eta Alpha, Eta Omicron, Zeta Sigma, Delta Iota and alumni from Theta Tau were present. Edward Savoy, Member of our Board of Trustees, served as the Installing Officer and served as our Colony Advisor and will continue to work with the chapter for the coming first year as a part of our Brotherhood.

Please send notes of congratulations to the Chapter President Bryan Flippin ( )!

Congratulations to Theta Tau! Welcome to the brotherhood!

Marco A. Krcatovich II
National Vice President for Colonization and Membership

2018-2020 Chapter Field Representatives


The National Chapter Field Representative Program began in 1992 to provide a vital link between Active Members and the National Fraternity.  For the last two years we have had two inspirational and transformational leaders serving on our staff and traveling to more than 200 chapters across the country.  Please join me in sharing thanks and congratulations to Justin Chesak and Alaina Peters.  Their work has been exceptional and the Fraternity is strengthened because of what they accomplished these last two years.

Kappa Kappa Psi solicited applications for their successors this spring and the responses back were incredible.  Trying to cut down to finalists and ultimately those selected was incredibly difficult work and I thank all of the brothers who applied.  Last weekend we interviewed five finalists in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  It is my honor to formally introduce our two newest Chapter Field Representatives who will be joining our staff at National Headquarters and serving the Fraternity through spring of 2020.

Nicole Brooks ( is an alumnus of the University of Central Florida and was initiated into the Eta Sigma chapter in the fall of 2011.  During her active membership she served as chapter Vice President and Projects Committee co-chair.  In Spring of 2015 she became an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma at the University of Central Florida (Zeta Psi chapter) after her graduation.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in Art with a minor in Art History where she graduated Cum Laude and she recently earned her Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from the American University of Rome in Rome, Italy.

Justin Jensen ( is finishing up his active career from Bowling Green State University as a member of Beta Kappa chapter, initiated Spring of 2014.  As an active member he served as Chapter Parliamentarian and 2015 National Convention Delegate and was the 2016-17 NCD Vice President for Programs.  An Eagle Scout and currently working at WGBU-TV, Justin is graduating this spring with a Bachelors in Film Production with a minor in Popular Culture.

Please feel free to send these individuals congratulatory messages. As they make their transition to Stillwater and become a part of the National Headquarters Professional Staff, more information will be shared regarding their upcoming chapter visits. A special thank you to National President Evan Thompson, National Executive Director Steve Nelson, National Accountant and Office Manager Di Spiva, the National Council of Kappa Kappa Psi, and our entire National Headquarters Staff for all their work throughout the interview process.

Thank you Justin and Alaina and Congratulations Nicole and Justin!


Marco A. Krcatovich II
National Vice President for Colonization and Membership

Installation of Nu Tau Chapter at High Point University


I am pleased to announce the installation of the Nu Tau Chapter (#331) at High Point University in High Point, North Carolina. This is the second installation of the biennium and the brothers at Nu Tau join a growing Southeast District of our Fraternity!

Brothers from Kappa Zeta at Wake Forest University and Iota Omicron at Appalachian State University served as the ritual chapters, and brothers from Kappa Zeta, Iota Zeta, Iota Omicron, Omicron, and Zeta Eta were present. Southeast District Governor Latrondrick Hunter served as the Installing Officer and Chris Carpenter served as our Colony Advisor and will continue to work with the chapter for the coming first year as a part of our Brotherhood.

Please send notes of congratulations to the Chapter President Carolina Hull at

Congratulations to Nu Tau! Welcome to the brotherhood!

Marco A. Krcatovich II
National Vice President for Colonization and Membership