Welcome to the 2019 Northeast District
Hosted by the Epsilon Nu Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi & the Delta Delta Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma
University of Massachusetts Amherst
March 15-16, 2019
The Convention Schedule
March 15-16, 2019
UMass Amherst Campus
Thursday, March 14th
Registration will be open from 6-10pm on Thursday, March 14th in the George N Parks Band Building (110 Grinnell Way) for those who arrive early!
Tau Beta Sigma Schedule
Kappa Kappa Psi Schedule
Join our Joint Chapter in the Celebration of our 50th Anniversary
Together in Service
Our Joint Chapter is made up of 36 Active members of Delta Delta -Tau Beta Sigma and 30 Active members of Epsilon Nu - Kappa Kappa Psi. We meet on a biweekly basis, and participate in countless service activities together throughout the year.
"On May 16, 1969, John Jenkins sponsored the formation of the Epsilon Nu Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi and the Delta Delta chapter of Tau Beta Sigma. The Sisters of TBS and Brothers of KKPsi each strive to promote the university band program through fundraising, membership, and service. These national honorary band fraternity and sorority organizations hold a variety of activities, including social functions, concert receptions, Saturday morning wake-up calls for band members, the end-of-year band banquets, and Old Chapel and Fine Arts Center clean-ups. The organizations also helped produce CDs of UMass ensembles such as University Jazz Ensemble, the Wind Ensemble, the Minuteman Marching Band, and the Hoop Band."
A musical excerpt from UMass's most iconic end-of-performance song: My Way
Introducing the 2019 Tau Beta Sigma Women-in-Music Speaker
Christine McHugh Sirard
Chris has been the Assistant Director of the UMass Minuteman Marching Band, serving as both the Color Guard Instructor and Visual Coordinator, since 2015. As a UMass student, Chris joined the UMMB in 1988, served as color guard captain in 1989, and graduated in 1990 with a degree in Communications. Chris taught early childhood music in California and Minnesota, as well as elementary general music classes in Virginia and Massachusetts. She moved back to Amherst in 2013 and resumed working with the UMass Guard.