The Iota Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi has a rich history of almost 100 years! In that century, we've always Strive[d] for the Highest and we still love serving Georgia Tech's Bands!
Kappa Kappa Psi is a co-educational fraternal organization that advances college and university bands for the benefit of its members and society through dedicated service and support to bands, encouragement of musical growth, lifelong educational experiences, leadership opportunities, and recognition.
Kappa Kappa Psi empowers and influences the vibrant and diverse college band movement through purposeful programming, unified messaging, and excellence in service and operations.
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.
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.
To honor outstanding bandmembers through privilege of membership extended as a
reward for technical achievement and appreciation for the best in music.
To stimulate campus leadership and promulgate an uncompromising respect through
the medium of the college band for gracious conduct, good taste and unswerving loyalty.
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.
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.
The Georgia Tech Band was founded by 14 students, and led by Robert "Biddy" Bidez until he graduated in 1912.
Band chartered as official campus organization.
Band under direction of Frank Roman, who wrote Alma Mater, White & Gold, and Ramblin' Wreck.
Iota Chapter chartered in the fifth year of KKPsi's existence. It was sponsored by Frank Roman and had 13 active brothers. Iota is the sixth oldest active chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, and is the longest continuously active chapter in the SED.
The Iota Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi officially recognized as a campus organization by the Student Council.
Kappa Kappa Psi becomes co-ed on the national level.
The Iota Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi and the Epsilon Theta Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma host National Convention.
Iota Chapter officially becomes a co-ed organization.
The Iota Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi and the Epsilon Theta Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma host Southeast District Convention.
Iota is too old to have a big brother chapter, but we have eight little brother chapters: