Star Memorial Recognition

Brothers of Kappa Kappa Psi,

In 1947 at the National Convention in Stillwater, Oklahoma, the National Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi recognized members of Kappa Kappa Psi who were killed in action while serving our country during World War II. They created a memorial recognition knows as the Gold Star.

Prior to the 2007 National Convention, the national council was approached by Kappa Kappa Psi brother from Zeta Sigma and Kappa Epsilon, Danielle Adams-Davis.  Danielle asked the National Council what could be done to recognize current military members and brothers in 2007. The National Council at that time felt the national convention in Orlando would be an appropriate time to recognize members of Kappa Kappa Psi and our band family who have served our country. At the 2007 National Convention in Orlando, FL the National Council used the Gold Star recognition from 1947 to serve as inspiration to recognize brother and band members that are current military members or who have previously served their country.  Members were recognized in the following manner:

Gold Star Memorial for Brothers who have passed while serving our country with a memorial resolution from the national council.

Blue Star Recognition for Brothers who are currently serving our country or are veterans.

Silver Star Memorial for Band members who have passed while serving our country with a memorial resolution from the national council.

White Star Recognition for Band members who are currently serving our country or are veterans.

This biennium, the National Council will once again recognize members of our Kappa Kappa Psi and band families. If you have names you would like to submit to recognized this summer at National Convention in Springfield, MA please visit and complete the online form.  You may also send me the following information by July 1, 2013 at

Name and Rank:
College or University:
Chapter (If Applies):
Branch of Service:
Primary Service Job (Optional):
Active, Reserve, Retired or Veteran Status (Optional):
Which Star you are Requesting:


Jack Lee
National Vice President for Programs
Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band  Fraternity

Founded in 1919 at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Kappa Kappa Psi is the leading fraternity solely dedicated to supporting and developing college and university band programs. Kappa Kappa Psi has affiliation with over 210 college and university campuses across the United States of America. Guided by our values, mission and ritual, Kappa Kappa Psi is purposefully working towards our vision; With a dedicated spirit of unity and cooperation, we are unequivocally committed to become the world standard of excellence for band fraternal organizations. Collectively, Kappa Kappa Psi members are inspiring one another and all college band members to Strive for the Highest.

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