Kappa Kappa Psi – Iota Pi Chapter

We’re the Cal Poly chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi—a co-ed honorary fraternity dedicated to the service of college and university band programs. See our calendar for upcoming events, read the minutes, or learn more about us!

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  1. All-State High School Music Festival

    As Cal Poly prepped for the arrival of thousands of prospective students, the Iota Pi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi was also eagerly awaiting the arrival of over 90 high school students from around the state to signal the start of the weekend-long Cal Poly All-State High School Music Festival.

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    The festival featured two performing groups, the Festival Wind Orchestra and the Festival Jazz Band. Upon arrival on Friday, April 17, the high schoolers got the chance to listen to Cal Poly’s own University Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble perform. The next day was filled with rehearsal time for both groups. Finally, the students ended the weekend with a final sound check, a banquet, and their concert, which took place in Cal Poly’s Performing Arts Center.

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    Conducting the Festival Wind Orchestra was power couple Heidi Johanna Miller and James Patrick Miller. Leading the festival jazz band was Dave Eshelman, a trombonist focused in the Bay Area.

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    The festival coordinator, Rose Doylemason, helped organize and provide support for all of the weekend’s events along with her assistant festival coordinator, Max Linsenbard. Additionally, the event could not have been successful without the help of the rest of the Iota Pi chapter. Here’s to an even better festival next year!

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    Photo credits: Aaron Jacobs

  2. Alpha Betas 2nd Degree!

    On Sunday, February 8th, the Alpha Beta class of Iota Pi completed their 2nd Degree! Even with the rain pouring, we still held a successful degree and enjoyed dinners with our respective family lines afterward.

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    Congratulations, Alpha Betas!

  3. Alpha Beta Education Begins

    The Alpha Beta (AB) class attended their first education this Sunday.

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    Iota Pi Vice President Andrew Parker discussed the class “syllabus” and introduced the flipped classroom concept encompassing this year’s education. Rather than holding class in a traditional lecture-homework style, Parker is bringing technology to the table- holding parts of his class online through various forms of media for greater immersion and interactivity.

    The class also split into project committees and, most importantly, began their lessons for the quarter. The AB class will continue to meet weekly for the rest of the quarter until their final.

    We wish you luck ABs!!