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March 02, 2010 10:45 AM
New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu

Sixteen Tulane students are new members of Kappa Kappa Psi, a national honorary band fraternity that reopened its chapter on the uptown campus after an 84-year absence.


Kappa Kappa Psi, the national honorary band fraternity, has returned to Tulane, and 16 students are new members. (Photo by Sally Asher)

The coed fraternity, dedicated to the service of college bands, held the induction ceremony on Feb. 20. The students worked for two years to bring back the fraternity, which existed at Tulane in 1926 when it became the Rho (17th) chapter.

"This event is very important to Tulane and all of the music ensembles in the Newcomb Music Department," said Patricia A. McWhorter-Broussard, program coordinator for the Tulane Marching Band. "Since Tulane is such a prominent academic institution, this is a milestone event for the national organization. It's also a wonderful addition to the music department."

Of the incoming 16 fraternity members, 13 are members of the marching band. Allison Feibus, one of the band's drum majors, is chapter president of Kappa Kappa Psi's Rho Colony.