Congratulations to Dennis Zeisler on receiving The Distinguished Service to Music Medal in the area of Conducting! Professor Zeisler has been exceptional in his field, and that work has had a positive impact on Kappa Kappa Psi and the college band movement. He has served as Director of Bands and Professor of Clarinet and Saxophone at Old Dominion University for over three decades. Zeisler is an elected member and Past President of the American Bandmasters Association and serves on the Board of Directors for The Midwest Clinic. Northeast District Governor Michael Napolitano and Curriculum Committee Chair Yvonne Daye presented the award on behalf of the National Council and the National Chapter.
The Distinguished Service to Music Medal is the highest honor awarded by Kappa Kappa Psi. The award, founded at the 1963 National Convention, recognizes those who have contributed “above and beyond” of themselves and their talents to help bands and band music grow in both performance and purpose. Past recipients include Morton Gould, W. Francis McBeth, William Revelli, Jerry Junkin, and Julie Giroux. The National Council is pleased to recognize Professor Dennis Zeisler for his contributions and leadership in the band field.