Iota Pi is proud to announce that our current President, Micky “malibu” Welther, has been selected to become the Western District Secretary-Treasurer! She is in her third year at Cal Poly for statistics with a focus on actuarial science and she is the color guard captain in the Mustang Band. Her goal in her new position is to focus on reaching out to connect the district with individual chapters. Micky says that, “officers can bring new ideas to their chapters if they are open to ask questions and gather insight from others … the option to reach out to brothers with the same duties is valuable.” She also wants to generate a comprehensive list of all fundraising projects by all chapters as well as a set of resources for templates of minutes for other serving as Recording Secretary.
Micky currently serves as our chapter President and in the past has served as the chapter Recording Secretary. She shows a consistent enthusiasm for serving the Cal Poly bands and the music community in San Luis Obispo. We are very happy that she will be involved with the district in this way and are excited to see what she will do! Micky is always striving to improve the chapter and we have no doubt that she will continue to help improve Kappa Kappa Psi on a national level.
Whether he’s playing in Cal Poly ensembles or leading musicianship projects for the chapter, Max Rosenberg truly embodies what it means to be a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi. Max recently won the Ideal Active Achievement Award at WDC, and Iota Pi couldn’t be prouder. Max is one of the chairs of the Music Committee, and is always willing to lend a hand to any committee or brother. Max said that “putting care into musicianship and music in the community is why [he] joined KKPsi,” and credits former Music Committee chair Rose Doylemason with inspiring him to lead Music Committee to new heights. As co-chair of the Music Committee, “Max has worked hard to elevate the musicianship of brothers and band members through various activities that educate all of us to strive for a higher level of musicality,” said Teresa Marcial, his grandlittle. “His commitment to a high standard of musical attainment serves as a shining example to the rest of the chapter.”
In addition to contributing to Iota Pi’s activities, Max excels in his academics. He has recently been accepted into the Aerospace Engineering Blended Program which means he will graduate with both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Cal Poly within five years. Thank you, Max, for your service to Iota Pi, the band program, and for always striving for the highest.
Article by Kellen Fujishin, AΔ
On Sunday, our brothers hosted a clinic on good practicing techniques. Some of the topics covered were how to increase tempo, figuring out rhythms, and good breathing techniques. Sean Gonzales covered brass techniques, Max Rosenberg covered woodwind techniques, and Daniel Humphrey covered percussion techniques.