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WMU chapter of band fraternity wins national award

by Mark Schwerin

April 19, 2011 | WMU News

Photo of WMU's Bronco Marching Band.
WMU's Bronco Marching Band
KALAMAZOO--Kappa Kappa Psi, the national honorary band fraternity, has presented a major award to its Western Michigan University chapter, Mu Delta.

The WMU chapter was presented with the coveted Governor's Cup at the recent convention of Kappa Kappa Psi's North Central District. The cup is presented annually to the most outstanding chapter in the district that best exemplifies the ideals of the national organization. The North Central District includes Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky.

"This is significant in many ways, not the least of which is that our chapter is only a few years old and is already making a name in the district and nationally for its service to our bands," says David Montgomery, WMU assistant director of bands, director of the Bronco Marching Band and the chapter's sponsor. "In fact, we may be the youngest chapter to receive this award."

In addition to its many local activities, the WMU chapter acted as co-hosts of the district convention held recently in Indiana, along with Purdue University.

"They worked diligently all year preparing for it in addition to their excellent service here," Montgomery says. "The conference was very well attended and ran smoothly."

WMU Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi

Photo of WMU Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi.
Kappa Kappa Psi, Mu Delta Chapter