Kappa Kappa Psi

Beta Omicron

2016-2017

Service Database

Doc1-1.jpgService Activity: Sparky’s Tour/Caravan

Date: 

May 9-11th, 2016; May 17th, 2016; May 19th, 2016; May 23-25th, 2016

Location: 

Las Vegas, Nevada; Anaheim, California; Maricopa, Arizona

Organized by: 

Tyler Anderson

Description: The Sun Devil Athletic Department organizes a group of staff, coaches, athletes, students, band members and Sparky the mascot for recruitment visits and a lesson on character and person growth to multiple elementary schools in Arizona, and in neighboring states. This event also includes working with Sun Devils Serve, an on-campus service organization, to serve in the local communities of the schools we visit. Brothers participated in these events by playing pep-tunes for the elementary students, as well as serving in the multiple organized projects. This year, Brothers helped prepare food and clean up a homeless shelter in Las Vegas, play sports with children at a youth facility in California, and help clean up a sports recreational facility in Arizona.

Purpose(s): 1, 3, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 13 Actives

Great things: Brothers represented our program, as well as university to many students, plenty of time to bond with each other and get to know our athletes, coaches, staff, and fellow students. Expanded relationships with our student section executive board.

Things to improve: Getting more Brothers involved, not just the same people for every trip, prepare communication earlier with the athletic department and student section department

Service Activity: Drums Across the Desert

Date: 

July 5th, 2016

Location: 

 Mesa Community College Stadium

Organized by: 

Rebekah Caraher

Description:

Brothers assisted in running this Drum Corps International event by doing tasks such as filling up water cups for groups as they entered and left the field, maintaining the entrance, and helping tear down everything when the event ended. The goal of this activity was to support the organization that headed the event and help proliferate band music by The Academy Drum & Bugle Corps, Watchmen, Pacific Crest, Madison Scouts, and Phenom.

Purpose(s):1, 4, 5

Number of Brothers involved:10 Actives

Great things: Supported our Brothers in the performing groups, encouraged musicianship throughout the Phoenix metro area, strengthened relationships with area organizations serving the musical community.

Things to improve: Facilitate clearer communication and preparation with faculty members.

Service Activity: EGT Sign Hanging Event

Date: 

 August 10th, 2016

Location: 

 Sun Devil Band Field

Organized by: 

Rebekah Caraher

Description:

This event was held by our chapter to encourage new members to meet other people in the band program before the season began. Coach, a previous Director of Bands, attended to speak about the meaning of “EGT” and what it’s like being in the Sun Devil Marching Band. Our EGT Sign was lifted and hung onto the director’s tower to stay there the rest of the season as a reminder of our motto, Expect Great Things, promoting a sense of pride and family within our band program and connecting different aspects of the music community by participating in marching band.

Purpose(s):1, 5

Number of Brothers involved:  26 Actives

Great things: 

 Brothers were pre-picked to help with the lifting part of the sign, which took away any confusion. There was an ice-breaker activity to introduce everyone, helping the new members feel welcomed. Our treasurer was able to sell merchandise to raise money for the chapter.

Things to improve:

Work across the chapter with the Brotherhood and Music committees to involve music and food/games into the event to add more bonding as an organization. Involve the Membership Education committee to incorporate recruitment.

Service Activity: Service Team Rotations

Date: 

August 12-November 28

Location: 

Sun Devil Band Field

Verde Dickey Dome

Sun Devil Stadium

Organized by: 

Rebekah Caraher

Description:

Every Active member of our chapter was put on a Service Team headed by a Team Leader who was part of the Service and Awards Committee. Before the month started, a schedule of rotations would go out so that Team Leaders and Team Members would know if they were responsible for setting up and tearing down the field or loading in and loading out the marching band equipment in the stadium. The purpose of the team system was to incorporate Brotherhood into Service (make a big chapter feel smaller) and to promulgate leadership within the Service and Awards Committee by allowing them to lead and help track the service of their teams. The rotations worked exceptionally well during band camp where it has historically been a problem to get all needed shifts (water, set-up, tear down, etc) filled.

Purpose(s): 3, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 42 Actives, 19 PMs

Great things: 

Cultivate leadership within Service and Awards committee, scheduled shifts makes a net of safety that things will be done for sure, incorporate brotherhood and teamwork into service. The application “Slack” was used for all tracking of service, increasing efficiency of communication between Team Leaders and VPS.

Things to improve:

Timeliness of reminders, strengthen communication within the Service and Awards Committee.

Service Activity: Uniform Fittings

Date: 

August 27th, 2016

Location: 

Gammage Auditorium

Organized by: 

Alisa Rader

Description:

Brothers assisted our Uniform Managers at the beginning of the season to help each and every band member get fitted for their marching uniform and sign the necessary paperwork. Tasks also included organizing the uniform room, getting the Uniform Managers food when they are busy, and keeping track of paperwork.

Purpose(s): 3, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 9 Actives

Great things: 

Efficiency in fitting every single SDMB member

Things to improve:

Strengthen communication with the Band Office as well as Uniform Managers to ensure the best amount of efficiency, prepare for this event by a pre-season room organization

Service Activity: Assisting Jim Maynard

Date: 

August 26th, 2016

Location: 

Verde Dickey Dome

ASU Band Field

Organized by: 

Description:

Hayden School Supply, the company that is in charge of our marching shoes, gloves, and flip folders, attended rehearsal to deliver the item band members ordered for the season. Brothers helped unload their vehicle, set up tables, and find/deliver orders of shoes, gloves, and flip folders to all band members that ordered and paid.

Purpose(s): 5

Number of Brothers involved: 5 Actives

Great things: 

Brothers were ready to help in an “all-hands-on-deck” situation

Things to improve:

Prior communication on when he will be attending to assign/allow sign ups for people to help

Service Activity: Podium Cleaning

Date: August 29th, 2016

Location: ASU Band Field, Blockhouse

Organized by: Rebekah Caraher

Description: Before the band season started, Brothers got together to clean the drum major podiums that sat outside through Monsoon season, covered in mud and leaves. Using the hose at the Blockhouse, some soap, and towels, our Brothers made the drum major podiums shine again and ready to use for the season.

Purpose(s): 5

Number of Brothers involved:  8 Actives

Great things: Accomplishing the needs of the band and maintaining preparation for the season by cleaning our equipment early

Things to improve: Timing, the heat added an element of surprise as we underestimated how hot the day would be.

Service Activity: 9/11 Healing Fields

Date:  September 9th, 2016

Location: Tempe Beach Park

Organized by:  Lianne Chung 

Description: Brothers worked with the whole community, setting up American flags in remembrance of those who passed in the tragedy of events in 9/11. Our organization was accompanied by different military student groups, our athletic student section, athletic groups, all working together as the sun rose to pay respects to the lives lost on 9/11.

Purpose(s): 1, 4, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 14 Actives

Great things: Showing national pride as an organization, branching out into not just the musical community but serving the local and national community as a whole, encouraging teamwork with other service organizations.

Things to improve: Requested to play music at next years.

Service Activity: Tube Cutting

Date:  September 15th, 2016

Location: Gammage Auditorium

Organized by: Rebekah Caraher

Description: Brothers were given plastic tubes ordered by the Sun Devil Marching Band staff to cut into 6 inch pieces. These tubes would be used for the brass section as a breathing technique to increase the quality of sound. Brothers met and used box-cutters to cut the tubes at the correct length.

Purpose(s): 3, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 7 Actives

Great things: Brothers bonded by listening to music during the project, and a fast system of people marking the tubes to be cut and people cutting the tubes developed quickly and increased teamwork.

Things to improve: Box-cutters had to be purchased, this was a last-minute need of the band, but Brothers were eager to help which is great.

Service Activity: Fall Recruitment Visits

Date: September 23, 2016; October 7, 2016; October 14, 2016

Location: Mountain Ridge High School; Gilbert High School; Mountain View High School

Organized by: Rachel Quirbach

Description: Members of Kappa Kappa Psi, Beta Omicron and members of the Sun Devil Marching Band visited local high schools during one of their home football games and joined them in the stands. High school band members provided the ASU students with music and the two groups of musicians played together in the stands. In between songs, ASU students talked with the high school students and answered their questions about college in general, college band, and life after high school.

Purpose(s): 1, 3, 4, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 20 Brothers, 7 PMs, 14 Non-Kappa Kappa Psi Members

Great things: This is a very high-energy recruitment visit that really gets high school students excited about college marching band. The setting of high schoolers and college students playing music together in the stands makes for a comfortable and natural bonding experience that made conversation and questions flow freely without any awkwardness. In addition, this visit promotes the SDMB not just to the high school band members, but to the fans in the stands as well. Our members played tunes in the stands even when the high school band members went to warm up for halftime, so we continued to support the football team and the fans cheering for them even when the normal band could not. In addition, after the high school bands performed their halftime performance, our recruiting members made a high-five tunnel for the high schoolers - which really celebrated their show and gave them support they usually do not receive following a halftime performance. Overall this recruitment event was very successful and should be utilized more in future years.

Things to improve: High school football seasons start a lot earlier than college football seasons, so make sure in future years to contact local band directors about this type of visit in early August in order to reach as many programs as possible. Also, try to avoid visiting high schools on their middle-school band step up day because then the high schoolers can focus on talking to the collegiate band members instead of dividing their attention between the college band members and middle school band members.

Service Activity: Concert Receptions

Date: September 27th, 2016; November 21, 2016; November 29, 2016

Location: Gammage Auditorium (North Entrance); SoM Lobby; Gammage

Organized by: Aliyah Qualls

Description: Concert receptions were held after Wind Ensemble, Wind Orchestra, and Concert Band concerts for performers in the ensembles. The main goal of these receptions are to strengthen the bonds between our chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi and students in the School of Music and to recognize and congratulate these students on their musical achievements.

Purpose(s): 1, 3, 4, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 18 Brothers, 3 PMs

Great things: Had a good variety of treats and snacks for performers, ample amount of Brothers serving.

Things to improve: Make sure we are announcing the reception to each ensemble so they are aware that we even do receptions.

Service Activity: Band Day

Date: 

October 15th, 2016

Location: 

Sun Devil Stadium

Organized by: 

Dale Ramirez, Chloe Warpinski, Rebekah Caraher

Description: Every member of our chapter was involved in hosting over 30 high school marching bands compete in a state championship-qualifying contest. We put out a Google Doc and members of Beta Omicron were responsible for getting bands on and off the field in a timely manner, checking bands into the contest, supplying water at multiple water stations, selling and checking entrance wristbands, ensuring that the hospitality area was always stocked with water and food for judges and directors, selling Sun Devil Marching Band merchandise, recruiting high school students at the recruitment desk, helping bands get organized for photos, coordinating bus parking, and coordinating a pool of “standby” volunteers who were present if there were any staffing problems. The 14 hour event is an annual event and one that the chapter executes well on a yearly basis.

Purpose(s): 1, 3, 4, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 43 Brothers, 17 PMs, 3 Alumni

Great things: Not many complaints from Band Directors, no emergencies, everything ran smoothly, many Brothers helping at each station.

Things to improve: Could not help this, but stadium reconstruction added some difficulty in maneuvering around the stadium

Service Activity: Homecoming

Date: 

October 21st-22nd (Homecoming Weekend)

Location: 

SDMB Rehearsal Field, and Sun Devil Stadium.

Organized by: 

Nolan Coody

Description: The Alumni and Public Relations Officer (APRO) communicated with the Devil’s Horn Alumni Association on the needs for homecoming weekend. On the Friday of Homecoming, Brothers assisted in handing out Instruments to alumni for the rehearsal. Following the rehearsal that evening, four Brothers stayed to store larger instruments that could not be taken in cars. (i.e. Tubas).

After the Saturday morning rehearsal, three Brothers helped load instrument cases on the Budget truck that transports podiums to the stadium. It was agreed upon between the APRO and Devil’s Horns that all instrument cases would be on the budget truck during the Football game to cut down on the time to load the truck after the game and prevent alumni from leaving the game with their instrument.

The Load in/out took three more water jugs to the stadium for Alumni use only during the game with 300 Water Cups were supplied by the APRO. Two Brothers stayed at the Budget truck for the entire football game to receive instruments of Alumni that had to leave early. Following the football game three Brothers loaded the Budget truck and returned all the instruments except Tubas and Percussion to Gammage. After returning instruments to Gammage, the truck was taken to the rehearsal field to return remaining instruments. The stadium load in/out team was already waiting at the field to assist with the instruments and the podiums.

Purpose(s): 1,3,5

Number of Brothers involved: 10 Brothers, 1 PM

Great things: The entire weekend ran smoothly. All instruments were returned promptly after the football game stored correctly. Communication between APRO, Brothers, Devil’s Horn, Drum Majors, and Vice President of Service was efficient and clear.

Things to improve: More accurately these are things to be aware of. Each Homecoming weekend will be different based on the amount of returning Alumni and the specific need of those alumni such as instrumentation and disability requirements. For example projections for returning Alumni this year was placed at being anywhere between 200-300, but the final number was around 150 with some Alumni who registered but did not attend. Devil’s Horns will wait as long as they can to keep registration open to allow as many Alumni to register as possible. This left a short window of about 2 weeks to plan with a final number. Devil’s Horns will handle communication between the Athletic Bands Office and Instrument Checkout, they will just require man power from Beta Omicron. A very important item to note is that Tubas will be returned to the rehearsal field but the mouth pieces need to be returned to Gammage.

Service Activity: NAU Band Day

Date: 

October 29th, 2016

Location: 

Northern Arizona University Skydome

Organized by: 

NAU

Description: Travelled to Flagstaff, Arizona to assist the Brothers of Gamma Kappa and the sisters of Alpha Chi to help run NAU Band Day as requested by the temporary directors, Scott Dale and Austin Cilone. It is run very similar to our ASU band day where there is set up, tear down, band guides, warm up staff, check in, etc. Stayed up late the night before to help set up the Skydome for competition, then arrived at 6am to finish the set up. Served from 6am to Midnight being able to do duties wherever needed. Set up included making check in signs, warm up signs, printing out schedules, setting up booths, etc. Band guides were utilized  throughout the day, especially needed when the NAU marching band was getting ready to perform. Band guides led band from buses, to warm up, to entry, to performance, then to pictures. Tear down involved picking up trash in the stands, taking down signs, putting away tables, etc. The Gamma Kappa Brothers and Alpha Chi sisters were really appreciative for the help.

Purpose(s): 1, 4, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 1 Brother, 1 PM

Great things: Get to help and serve our Brothers and sisters in the Western District. Promotes joint relations, joint bonds, and being able to help serve another band community than our own.

Things to improve: Ask the head directors if this service opportunity can be offered to the rest of the Beta Omicron chapter. Did not mention it to the chapter and they could have used more help.

Service Activity: AZMBA

Date: 

November 19th, 2016

Location: 

Perry High School

Organized by: 

Austin Cahoon, Rebekah Caraher, Nolan Coody

Description: Brothers collaborated with volunteer band parents at one of Arizona’s final band competitions. Once we arrived at the local high school we were then given further instruction by the Perry High School band booster volunteers as to where we would be serving for the afternoon. The job opportunities ranged from guiding buses to where they needed to be to working hospitality in the press box. All of the members stayed for the entire competition and helped tear down the event.

Purpose(s):  3, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 10 Brothers, 1 PM

Great things: Brothers from Beta Omicron at Arizona State University helped foster a closer relationship between the Sun Devil Marching Band and the band of Perry High School. The cooperation between both organizations emphasizes the goal to promote band in and around the community.

Things to improve: A stronger turnout from Brothers would indicate our willingness to help and support the local band communities.

Service Activity: Zoo Lights

Date: 

November 23rd, 2016

Location: 

Phoenix Zoo

Organized by: 

Chloe Warpinski, Rebekah Caraher

Description: Brothers played at the opening of Phoenix Zoo Lights. Participants showed up in uniform and met up with a zoo representative who led the group through the zoo to the spot at which they would play. The band played for those attending the zoo at the event’s opening night and then played for the tree lighting ceremony. When the playing was done, the band members were allowed to change and come back in to experience the lights.

Purpose(s): 1, 4, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 20 Brothers, 8 PMs, 40 SDMB Band members

Great things: Great exposure for the SDMB, Participants were able to attend the Zoo Lights festival for free, served the community by enhancing their experience.

Things to improve: Participants should try to have rehearsals before the event in order to put together a few simple Christmas tunes.

Service Activity: Senior Holiday Concert

Date: December 3rd, 2016

Location: Friendship Village Senior Home

Organized by: 

Rachel Quirbach

Description: Brothers from Beta Omicron and sisters from the Sigma Alpha Iota chapter at Arizona State University performed holiday themed songs in small ensembles for residents at the Friendship Village Senior Home. After the concert, brothers stayed and chatted with audience members about their instruments and experience in the Sun Devil Marching Band.

Purpose(s): 1, 4, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 5 Brothers, 1 PM, 2 SAI Sisters

Great things: This project fostered a greater love for performing in small ensembles for the brothers that attended, promoted the activities of the SDMB to the community, enriched our bond with other musical organizations on campus like SAI, and gave us an insight into the musical pasts of the senior audience members and respect for days gone by.

Things to improve: Increase the amount of brothers that attend, agree on songs to perform well in advance, and set up a time where all performers can practice together.

Service Activity: Set Up/Tear Down Basketball Band

Date: 

January 1st-March 19th

Location: 

Wells Fargo Arena

Organized by: 

Rebekah Caraher

Description: Brothers participated in assisting multiple SDMB percussionists and bassists in setting up/tearing down the drum set and bass equipment for each home ASU Women’s and Men’s basketball games. Members of the Pep Band were also involved in assisting our fellow band members, and the band as a whole collaborated to accomplish this task.

Purpose(s): 1, 3, 4, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 39 Brothers

Great things: Increases efficiency in setting up and tearing down, increases friendly relations with percussionists and bassists

Things to improve: Coordinating with the Service and Awards Committee to make sure there is someone tracking service at each game, multiple people would be best.

Service Activity:  College Day

Date: 

January 15, 2017

Location: 

ASU Gammage

Organized by: 

Rebekah Caraher

Dale Ramirez

Austin Cahoon

Description: Met as a collective group in a room on campus to talk about what college and band life is like to incoming Freshmen. Talked about our experiences thus far, what Kappa Kappa Psi means to us and what greek life is like in college. Answered questions that the incoming students had.

Purpose(s): 1, 2, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 2 Brothers, 2 PMs

Great things: Two prospective members were able to give insight on their first year in college and on the process of becoming a member for Kappa Kappa Psi.

Things to improve: With a larger number of Brothers and Prospectives in attendance, we can effectively provide a wide variety of answers to questions made by incoming Freshmen.

Service Activity: School of Music Auditions

Date: January 21st, February 11th, 25th

Location: 

School of Music

Organized by: 

Rebekah Caraher

Aliyah Qualls

Description: Brothers assisted School of Music Faculty in guiding auditioners to the proper rooms, greeting and checking each student in, helping hospitality, and anything else needed. The School of Music faculty created a schedule and sent out each volunteer’s specific shifts.

Purpose(s): 1, 3, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 19 Brothers, 12 PMs, SAI

Great things: We were able to work with School of Music students and members of Sigma Alpha Iota to help guide young musicians.

Things to improve: Strengthen communication with School of Music faculty about exact shifts and descriptions of each one to present to the chapter

Service Activity: Delta Sigma Projects

Date: 

January 25-27th

Location: 

Gammage

Blockhouse

Wells Fargo

Organized by: 

Ashley Aulicino

Description: The Delta Sigma prospective class decided to split the service projects into three separate days and activities in order to fulfill the band’s needs. The first day, prospectives sanded, taped, and drilled new hinges into the A frames used for band day. While there is still work needed to be done on a few of the frames, they are in much better condition. The second project involved sweeping out the blockhouse and organizing the shed on the band field. Lastly, the class worked together to tighten music stands and arrange boxes in the cage to allow more space. With so many people working together, what would have been difficult and time inducing tasks turned to be quick projects that were both fun and efficient.

Purpose(s):To give the prospective class a chance to complete one of their class projects and serve the band as a united group

Number of Brothers involved: 3 Brothers, 17 PMs

Great things: The projects didn’t take nearly as long as expected. Things are now a lot more organized and easier to sort through for future band members and staff. The class also got to bond through these projects and discovered a love for service 

Things to improve: Supplies began to run low while working on the A frames, so a few of them could be worked on in the future for other service projects.

Service Activity: United Sound

Date: Every Tuesday January 17th-April 18th

Location: Gammage 209

Organized by: 

 Dale Ramirez

Description: Brothers acted as mentors for the new musicians in the United Sound organization, builded relationships, taught them skills to be able to perform at a pep band game, concert with Arizona Winds symphony, and the SDMB Spring Game.

Purpose(s): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 10 Brothers

Great things: New musicians and mentors were able to build meaningful relationships, communication with staff and mentors was efficient through email and text. Communicated with Hud for pep band and spring game

Things to improve: Meeting less frequently, get out concert dates earlier in the semester. Get more ASU band members (Brothers and non-Brothers) involved

Service Activity: Instrument Petting Zoo

Date: 

January

Location: 

Mesa Convention Center

Organized by: 

 Nolan Coody

Description: An Alumni reached out to the APRO about needing instruments and Brothers for an Instrument Petting Zoo. A minimum number of both were required to meet his needs. The Instrument Petting Zoo was part of a larger education program that was educating teachers within the Mesa School District about the science behind sound waves.

Purpose(s): 1, 3, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 4 Brothers

Great things: This was a very low stress, high reward project. Communication was smooth, expectations for what was needed were defined, and Brothers were eager to sign up.

Things to improve: We would need to get more diversity of instruments such as euphonium and tuba. Having more Brothers that play each of instrument would help instead of having 4 Brothers that could playing all instruments.

Service Activity: AMEA

Date: February 2-4, 2017

Location: Mesa Convention Center

Organized by: 

 Rebekah Caraher, Dale Ramirez

Description: Brothers served with the AMEA board members, Bill Richardson and Kevin Hayward, to plan and execute the logistics to the AMEA Event. Brothers assisted in setting up chairs for bands, cleaning and setting up choral risers, setting up projectors and making sure each workshop room had the necessary materials, moving percussion equipment to corresponding rooms, and being ready for any on the spot work.

Purpose(s): 1, 3, 4, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 26 Brothers

Great things: The event ran smoothly, having a schedule posted in the HQ room helped visualize when we would be needed and where to go exactly, the duties of what we needed to do were strongly communicated to us. There were plenty of Brothers on hand and ready to work.

Things to improve: Some Brothers stayed in HQ during events when we needed people to move things, so communicating to the chapter that serving comes first and then doing your homework on total free times.

Service Activity: Breakthrough Chili Cook-Off

Date: 

 2/11/17

Location: 

Gilbert High School

Organized by: 

Liz Delgado

Description: Brothers met at Gilbert High School to assist the annual Breakthrough Chili-Cook Off by assisting with set up for the event, ticket and merchandise sales, and generally helping run the event as assigned by the BT staff when arriving at the event. There were two shifts from 3:45-5:45 and 5:30-7:30 in order to ensure there would be enough people at all times during the event.

Purpose(s): 1,4,5

Number of Brothers involved: 11 Brothers

Great things: This was a great way to get a connection started between our chapter and the percussion community! Feedback from Culter (the Executive Director of BT) was great! “All of my interactions with the volunteers were absolutely positive and positively represented KKP!  They were hard workers and assisted in the event running successfully!  We were thrilled to have them there and would love to have similar volunteers in the future!!”

Things to improve: Sooner notification about the event could mean a better turn out as well as the ability to delegate a certain number of serving members for the day to different events that are going on as needed.

Service Activity: Harmony Project Concert

Date: February 28th, 2017

Location: Evelyn Smith, School of Music

Organized by: Rebekah Caraher

Description: Brothers assisted Melanie Brooks in moving percussion equipment, stands, and conductor’s podium to the Evelyn Smith theatre before the Harmony Concert performance, and then assisted in moving the equipment back after the concert finished.

Purpose(s): 1, 3, 4, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 9 Brothers

Great things: Finished set up quickly, Brothers were able to help with other tasks. Enough Brothers to delegate tasks.

Things to improve: Brothers were confused on the location to go in the beginning, SoM/Gammage, strengthen communication with faculty for a set location. Hard note: Moving equipment back and forth between Gammage and School of Music difficult.

Service Activity: FeniX Merch

Date: 

3/4/17, 3/11/17, 3/17/17

Location: 

Mesquite HS,Highland HS, Corona del Sol HS

Organized by: 

Emily Brzezinski

Description:

Volunteers helped advertise FeniX Independent Winterguard and sold merchandise at various competitions.

Purpose(s):The money earned will benefit future FeniX props, floors, and lowering member fees.

Number of Brothers involved: 6 Brothers

Great things: 

So many members stepped up to help at incredibly short notice, it was very comforting to know that the merchandise was taken care of while I was performing.

Things to improve:

We could definitely try to have better communication with Brandy, as many things were last minute due to miscommunication.

Service Activity: School of Music Breakfast

Date: 

Location: 

Organized by: Aliyah Qualls

Description:

Purpose(s):

Number of Brothers involved: 6 Brothers

Great things: 

Things to improve:

Service Activity: AZMerit Pepband

Date: 

March 24th, 2017

Location: 

Aguilar Elementary School

Organized by: Austin Cahoon

Description: Brothers arrived at 7:45am to perform pep band tunes for Elementary school students during the pep rally. The pep rally was for Arizona’s standardized testing “AZMerit” for Elementary students. We performed tunes out of our basketball and football books.

Purpose(s): 1, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 8 Brothers

Great things: Inspired young students that may end up pursuing music in higher grades because of our efforts at their pep rally.

Things to improve: Knowing exactly what the format of the pep rally is so that we know when and when not to play.

Service Activity: A Frame Work

Date: 03/24/17

Location: Gammage

Organized by: Storm Fletcher

Description: To improve the overall appearance and structural integrity of wood bi-fold sign holders, otherwise known as A-frames. These A-frames are used at various events including ASU Band Day as well as the WGAZ Championship competitions, to direct crowds and provide other pertinent information about the event.

Purpose(s): 5

Number of Brothers involved: 7 Brothers

Great things: Directly improved the function of useful tools employed by the chapter for running efficient events. Fun working environment, increases Brotherhood

Things to improve: Better materials should be used for these frames. One suggestion for a future project, would be to completely rebuild the frames using different materials. Using lighter and more durable materials, such as plastic, would be beneficial, as the A-frames are currently very heavy and cumbersome.

Service Activity: Water Cart Building

Date: 

03/30/17

Location: 

Blockhouse

Organized by: 

Service Team 2

Description:

Kappa Kappa Psi provides water for the entire Sun Devil Marching Band during band camp. Our Service Team decided to build a water cart in order to minimize the number of Brothers that were involved in filling and transporting the water jugs. This will allow for more Brothers to help with setting up and tearing down the field or any other tasks that need to be completed. The cart will also assist us in any other ways necessary throughout the year.

Purpose(s): 1, 4, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 3 Brothers

Great things: 

We built the cart and have some extra supplies left over. It was really fun to make and it allowed us to be creative. The guy at Lowe’s gave us a 20% discount and that was awesome. We now have a water cart that is ready to pull things, but just needs to add a few more features.

Things to improve:

It was bad timing on my part, it was too close to WDC and not all of our team could make it. We also were unable to finish some parts of the cart, but we will try to complete it once we get back from break before band camp. The cart may need some better wheels in the future but we will determine that as time goes on.

Service Activity: WGAZ

Date: April 1, 2017

Location: Highland High School and Desert Ridge High School

Organized by: Rebekah Caraher

Description: Brothers assisted WGAZ staff by volunteering in the areas of Welcome Table, Spectator Entrance, Performance Entrance, Performance Exit, Ready Line, Warm Up, Judge Representative, and Airgrams/Programs. This helped the event run smoothly by assuring each performance group was on top of schedule and getting the judges what they needed at all times.

Purpose(s): 1, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 25 Brothers, 4 Alumni, 4 Omega Sisters

Great things: Brothers were able to stay for longer shifts to ensure the job was being done. Having the help of Alumni and Omega Sisters made the event actually happen smoothly. Received great feedback from Michael Thompson about guard volunteers.

Things to improve: Strengthen the schedule and understanding of volunteer food, strengthen communication between staff members and volunteers on what to do, and staff members to staff members on the expectations of the volunteers.

Service Activity: All State

Date: April 6-8

Location: School of Music, Gammage Auditorium

Organized by: Rebekah Caraher

Description: Brothers assisted the School of Music Faculty running the All State Weekend by setting up and maintaining the Director Hospitality room, setting up swag bags for students, offering coffee to directors in the School of Music hall, and welcoming and guiding directors and students to their ensembles.

Purpose(s): 1, 3, 4, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 22 Brothers, PMA Brothers

Great things: Increased connections with Phi Mu Alpha and Dr. Jason Caslor, Brothers were ready and understood the tasks that needed to be completed each day. Communication with Dr. Caslor was fantastic, making the execution of each task easier. Our A Frames were utilized for Bus Parking

Things to improve: Invite Sigma Alpha Iota to participate in this event, give each Brother a printed schedule for each day

Service Activity: Conduct Us

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Organized by: Conor Smith

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Number of Brothers involved: 19 Brothers, SDMB Members

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Service Activity: Breakthrough Send Off Show

Date: April 15, 2017

Location: Gilbert High School

Organized by: Charlie Baker

Description: We assisted Breakthrough Indoor Percussion with their send-off show before the World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. We helped set up the display out in front ont of the gym, and sold raffle tickets, shirts, and baked goods provided by the members. We also helped tear down and clean the school to leave it better than we found it.

Purpose(s): 1, 4, 5

Number of Brothers involved: 10 Brothers

Great things: Professional, friendly interactions with those who attended.

Strengthening of our connection to the percussion community.

Supporting a great indoor group.

Supporting fellow Brothers.

Making connections for future projects.

Things to improve: Earlier notification of members about project would help even more to come and serve.

Service Activity: EGT Tower Cleaning

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April 19th, 2017

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Band Field

Organized by: Rebekah Caraher

Description: Brothers gathered to clean the tower for Hud during marching season, which was dirty with dust, spider webs, and bird poop. Towels, buckets of dish soapy-water, and regular water, were used to scrub the dirt off.

Purpose(s): 5

Number of Brothers involved: 8 Brothers

Great things: Brothers created a fun environment with music while working, laughing and making jokes. Easy and fast project, but necessary.

Things to improve: Consider re-painting the tower sometime down the road, cleaning it before band season is also a good idea.

Service Activity: Call For Scores

Date: April, 23, 2017

Location: Gammage

Organized by: Aliyah Qualls

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