Kappa Kappa Psi is a National Honorary Band Fraternity that promotes music and the university band program. It was founded on November 27, 1919 at what now is Oklahoma State University. The honorary nature of membership is based on our premise that "it is an honor to be selected to serve" this band, its department of music, its sponsoring institution, and the cause of band music in the nation's colleges and universities. Kappa Kappa Psi provides a helpful and enjoyable atmosphere for all those in the university band program. Our brothers come from all different majors, but are united in their common belief that service to the college or university band program fosters responsibility, loyalty, and leadership; that the 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.
Strive for the Highest!
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.
Preamble and Purposes
Be it known that Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Fraternity for College Bandmembers, is an organization operating exclusively in the field of the college and university bands, and for the following several purposes: (1) To promote the existence and welfare of the college and university bands and to cultivate at large a wholesome respect for their activities and achievements. (2) To honor outstanding bandmembers through privilege of membership extended as a reward for technical achievement and appreciation for the best in music. (3) To stimulate campus leadership and promulgate an uncompromising respect through the medium of the college band for gracious conduct, good taste and unswerving loyalty. (4) To foster a close relationship between college bands and promote a high average of attainment by the performance of good music and selection of worthwhile projects. (5) To provide a pleasant and helpful social experience for all engaged in college band work and to cooperate with other musical organizations in any manner consistent with the purposes of the institution at which chapters are located.