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

Northeast District Governor Announcement

Brothers of the Northeast District –

I am pleased to announce to you the individuals that will serve as Northeast District Governors for the upcoming 2015-2017 biennium.

Marie Burleigh will return in her role as a Northeast District Governor.  You all have worked with her throughout the past several years, and I know that Marie is excited to continue in this role.  She is a valuable resource to the active members of the Northeast District, and I am confident that she is going to continue to help guide the district officers and the entire district as the NED continues to Strive for the Highest.  Additionally, Marie serves as a valuable member of the national leadership team in this capacity.

I am pleased to announced that joining Ms. Burleigh as an NED Governor will be Mr. John Leonard.  Mr. Leonard currently serves as the associate director of bands at Northeastern University in Boston, MA where he is the Director of the Pep Band, Director of the Concert Band, and manages several administrative tasks within the department including the scholarship program.  For the past several years John worked alongside DCI Hall of Fame recipients George N. Parks and Thomas P. Hannum, writing music for and instructing the Power and Class of New England, the UMass Marching Band, and served as the Director of the UMass Hoop Band from 2008 until 2012.  John is an honorary member of the Epsilon Nu chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at UMass, and the Delta Delta chapter of Tau Beta Sigma at UMass.  He is also the sponsor of the Nu Theta chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at Northeastern University.

If you would like to send a congratulatory e-mail or an introduction, you may reach John at

I look forward to seeing the great things the Northeast District will continue to accomplish.  The work of your district officers and governors will help push this district to new heights.  Remember, tour work matters, band matters, and Kappa Kappa Psi Matters.


Jack Lee

National President

Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity