Kappa Kappa Psi has numerous awards to honor individual and chapter achievement in the fraternity.
Chapter Leadership Award
During each biennium, outstanding chapters are selected by the National Council and presented recognition plaques at the biennial convention. The chapters recognized with a Chapter Leadership Award are closely screened by a committee which is responsible for selecting the recipient of the William A. Scroggs Founder’s Trophy; the highest chapter honor.
Zeta Chi was selected for the Chapter Leadership Award in the following biennia:
1979-1981 1981-1983 1983-1985 1985-1987 1989-1991 1993-1995
1995-1997 1997-1999 2005-2007* 2007-2009 2009-2011 2017-2019
*Zeta Chi received the William A. Scroggs Founder’s Trophy at the 2007 National Convention in Orlando, FL.
Distinguished Service to Music Medal
The Distinguished Service to Music Medal is the highest award that can be presented to an individual in the fraternity. It was created in 1963 to recognize outstanding individual contributions to bands in several areas.
Instrumental Music Education
James K. Copenhaver, 1989-1991
Kenneth M. Corbett, 1995-1997
Kirk A. Randazzo, 2017-2019
Scott A. Weiss, 2017-2019
A. Frank Martin Award
This award was established in 1984 to recognize persons who have made contribution to the band field in a variety of categories.
Gordon Goodwin, 1991
Kirk A. Randazzo, 2011
Bohumil Makovsky Memorial Award
The Bohumil Makovsky Memorial Award was first presented in 1979 to honor outstanding conductors in the college bands. “Boh” was the Director of Bands and Head of the Music Department at Oklahoma State University from 1915 until 1945 and is considered to be “The Guiding Spirit of Kappa Kappa Psi.”
James K. Copenhaver, 2009
J. Lee Burke Student Achievement Award
Established in 1991 to recognize and honor student leaders of the fraternity.
James H. Dickson, Jr., 1991
Kirk A. Randazzo, 1995
Chris Bussell, 2001
Nicholas R. Annan, 2008
Silver Baton Award
This award recognizes individuals for their longevity and continuous quality service to bands.
James Black, April 2007
The National Council awards scholarships of up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) each year for academic excellence. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale).
Alan Pine, 2000
Nicholas R. Annan, 2006 and 2008
Matthew Stygles, 2013
Jordan Finley, 2017
William Moon, 2018
Madeline Hoth, 2020
National Intercollegiate Band (NIB)
Started in 1947 by Dr. F. Lee Bowling, this program works in conjunction with the Fraternity’s commissioning program; the oldest in America. The following Zeta Chi brothers have participated in the NIB:
William Cook, Euphonium, 1991
Matthew Love, French Horn, 1995
Brad Crane, Bassoon, 1997
Matt Carl, Clarinet, 1999
David Hodges, Trumpet, 1999
Michelle Olaes, French Horn, 1999
John Duhan, Trombone, 2001
Jamey Johnson, Percussion, 2001
Ricardo Cook, Alto Sax, 2005
Brandon Armstrong, Bass Clarinet, 2011