Department of Music
Kappa Kappa Psi
NATIONAL HONORARY BAND FRATERNITY
Epsilon Epsilon Chapter of SWOSU
We, the brothers of Kappa Kappa Psi, believe that service to the college or university band program fosters responsibility, loyalty, and leadership; that a spirit of brotherhood is enhanced by the participation in a band program; that music is a universal language and truly the greatest of the arts; and that through fraternal participation, each member will strive for the highest.
Kappa Kappa Psi is a fraternal organization that promotes the advancement of college and university bands through dedicated service and support to bands; comprehensive education; leadership opportunities; and recognition; for the benefit of its members and society.
Kappa Kappa Psi was first established on the campus of what is now Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on November 27, 1919. The fraternity serves the college and university bands and has grown to serve over 250 college and university campuses nationwide.
The Epsilon Epsilon Chapter of SWOSU was installed as the 125th Chapter of the Fraternity on May 26, 19 67 , under the leadership of Ray Bell, Randy Hurst, Truett Guthrie, Lynn Ray Leonard, Bob Mills and several others. These 26 men started what has become a staple tradition at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. SCHEWOSTEOPLE, SIR!, Epsilon Epsilon’s mascot was presented to them by the Alpha Chapter from Stillwater.
The Epsilon Epsilon Chapter at SWOSU provides scholarship money to outstanding college and high school band musicians, holds social activities for the bands, as well as repairing, providing, and moving equipment for every instrumental group performance. As the main fundraiser, the Epsilon Epsilon chapter operates the “Sound Explosion” DJ service which caters to the needs of any party, wedding, birthday, etc. The SWOSU Faculty Advisors are Dr. James South and Dr. Robert Chambers.
Kappa Kappa Psi’s Vision: With a dedicated spirit of unity and cooperation, we are unequivocally committed to become the world standard of excellence for band fraternal organizations.