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:
*Zeta Chi received the William A. Scroggs Founder’s Trophy at the 2007 National Convention in Orlando, FL.
Distinguished Service to Music Medal (DSMM) The DSMM 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
Fraternity Service Kenneth M. Corbett, 1995-1997
Conducting 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
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 Randazzo, 1995 Chris Bussell, 2001 Nicholas Annan, 2008
Silver Baton Award This award recognizes individuals for their longevity and continuous quality service to bands.
James Black, April 2007
AEA Scholarship 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 Annan, 2006 and 2008 Jordan Finley, 2017
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
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