Member of KKPsi Describes Her Incredible Journey to Brotherhood.

Spring Class of 2015 with VPM Justin Castle and Recruitment Officer Viet Nguyen.

Spring Class of 2015 with VPM Justin Castle and Recruitment Officer Viet Nguyen.

With Recruitment Week around the corner, the Eta Chapter is excited to greet the new prospective members. Hopefully, this will give us the chance to show everyone interested what it means to be a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi. Kate Eing is a senior at Ohio State studying neuroscience and Kate was initiated in the Spring of 2015. With her membership here approach one year, she decided to sit with us and describe her process of rushing Kappa Kappa Psi.

1. What made you want to be a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi?

“When I transferred to Ohio State, I joined band not knowing anyone. Some of the friendliest people I met were brothers, who went out of their way to make me feel welcomed (even before recruitment week)! Through the rush process, I fell in love with this organization and its people. I can’t speak highly enough of the dedication and love for service and music in this group. It’s something that was very important and evident to me from the beginning.”

2. What is your favorite memory of rushing? 

Kate Eing at the 2015 Michigan game with the OSUMB.

Kate Eing at the 2015 Michigan game with the OSUMB.

“My best memories are the times I was with my rush class as we were brought in to the fraternity, particularly the creation of our beloved Burke [the mascot of the spring class of 2015]. Getting to know each and every one of them through food, paddle-making, and music is something I would not have gotten to experience without Kappa Kappa Psi. 

A close second is happy-tackling the poor souls who delivered my bid.”

3. What kind of tips would you give to those who are rushing this year?

“The process seems overwhelming and you will meet a lot of new people in a short period of time, but I promise that everyone in this fraternity is very excited for you! Make the most out of your time rushing, and never be afraid to ask questions!”

4. Favorite project you did since you were initiated?

“I can’t imagine this is a popular answer, but I love when we clean the [Steinbrenner] band center. We jam out to music while spending time together, giving the band center some well-deserved TLC. Seeing a tangible impact in what we do for the bands is always rewarding. Also, it’s the only place where it’s acceptable for me to waltz with a mop.”

We thank Kate Eing for giving us the chance to describe her process to us and for her constant dedication to this fraternity. Recruitment week begins on Jan. 18 – Jan. 24. If you would like to join us, please email Recruitment Officer, Jonathan Lambert, for all the details!

Muscians at Ohio State Plays for The Salvation Army in Central Ohio!

On Dec. 19 2015, musicians at Ohio State gathered to play some holiday tunes and some Buckeye favorites for our annual Red Kettle Pep band. It was an honor to support The Salvation Army in Central Ohio by playing music for all to hear. Thank you to our Vice President of Programs, Chad Selmek, for organizing this annual event. For more information on our fraternity, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Happy Holidays!

The Eta chapter would like to wish everyone luck on their finals as well as a good holiday break! We will see you in 2016!

Ohio State vs. Michigan Halftime Show

The OSUMB is back home after a very successful trip up north! We’re incredibly grateful for the above-and-beyond hospitality of so many over this weekend, including the Lucas and Wood County alumni clubs, the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office, the Wood County Sheriff’s OfficeMichigan State Police, and of course, The University of Michigan Marching Band. Watch the halftime performance here:

Happy Founders Day!

We have come a long way, Happy Founders Day! Eta chapter looks forward to the many years ahead of us filled with musicianship, leadership, and service.

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Ohio State vs. Michigan State Halftime Show

The OSUMB halftime show from yesterday’s game featured highlights from “The Sound of Music” in celebration of the 1965 film’s 50th anniversary. Appropriately, “raindrops on roses” was an accurate assessment of the weather. Watch it here:

Script on Ice

Keeping it cool: This past weekend at the Buckeyes men’s hockey game, The Ohio State University Athletic Band performed Script on Ice. Watch it here: