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Encyclopedia > Tau Beta Sigma
Tau Beta Sigma
(ΤΒΣ)
Founded 1946
Texas Tech University
Type Recognition[1]
Scope National
Motto Tau Beta Sigma for Greater Bands
Colors White and blue
Flower American Beauty rose, long-stemmed
Chartered March 26, 1946 at Oklahoma State University
Chapters 140 active
Headquarters P.O. Box 849
Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, [[USA]]
Homepage http://www.tbsigma.org

Tau Beta Sigma is a co-educational national honorary band sorority dedicated to serving college and university bands. The Sorority, headquartered at the historic Stillwater Station in Stillwater, Oklahoma, numbers 3,000 active members in 140 active chapters, and over 40,000 alumni. Since 1947, Tau Beta Sigma has recognized Kappa Kappa Psi as "an equal affiliated organization with a parallel purpose, function and role in the college and university band setting", and the two organizations hold joint conventions and Tau Beta Sigma administers an alumni association open to members of both organizations. Image File history File links Crestlo. ... Texas Tech University redirects here. ... The American Beauty is a type of rose flower with a rich red color, introduced in the United States in 1875. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oklahoma State University Logo The Oklahoma State University System comprises of five educational instututes across Oklahoma. ... Downtown Stillwater Stillwater is a city in Payne County, Oklahoma, United States. ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... For other uses, see College (disambiguation). ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... Downtown Stillwater Stillwater is a city in Payne County, Oklahoma, United States. ... Kappa Kappa Psi is a national honorary band fraternity dedicated to serving college and university bands. ... Metro Toronto Convention Centre, late 2004. ... An alumni association is an association of former students (alumni). ...


Tau Beta Sigma was founded at Texas Technological college (now Texas Tech University) by Mrs. Wava Banes. Tech Band Sorority, was the original meaning of the abbreviation T.B.S and was changed into Greek letters to give a more official sorority title.

Contents

History

Ties to other organizations

In addition to the close relationship with Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma has historical and current relationships with several other organizations.One such relationship is with Sigma Alpha Iota, an international fraternity for women in music. Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ) is a music fraternity for women. ...


In 2005, multiple joint statements were issued by the leadership of Tau Beta Sigma and Sigma Alpha Iota, along with Kappa Kappa Psi and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, affirming "that there are equally important roles for Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Alpha Iota, Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma to fulfill on any campus where our chapters mutually exist, now or in the future. Each organization possesses a distinct mission and, as a result, fulfills a unique and vital role in the musical environment of a college campus" and that "A member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia or Sigma Alpha Iota can hold simultaneous membership in Kappa Kappa Psi or Tau Beta Sigma, subject to his/her own interests and the eligibility requirements of the other organizations. The same holds true for a member of Kappa Kappa Psi or Tau Beta Sigma with regard to membership in Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia or Sigma Alpha Iota."[2] Phi Mu Alpha (ΦΜΑ) Sinfonia is a collegiate social fraternity for men of musicianly character. ...


National leadership

National headquarters

Originally located on the campus of Oklahoma State University, the National Headquarters of Tau Beta Sigma is housed in Stillwater Station, a retired railway station in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Open Monday to Friday, the headquarters carries out the day-to-day operations of the Sorority. Oklahoma State University Logo The Oklahoma State University System comprises of five educational instututes across Oklahoma. ...


The headquarters staff includes:[3]

  • Executive Director: Lt. Col. Alan Bonner, USAF (ret.)
  • National Headquarters Administrator: Dixie Mosier-Green
  • National Headquarters Accountant: Diana Spiva
  • National Membership Services Coordinator: Debbie Morris
  • National Publications Manager: Jake Burk
  • Chapter Field Representative (TBΣ): Meredith Brazzell
  • Chapter Field Representative (KKΨ): Adam Bates

National officers

The current national officers of Tau Beta Sigma (serving a 2007-2009 term) are:

  • National President: Kimbi F. Sigle, Eta Omega
  • National Vice President for Colonization and Membership: Dollie A. McDonald, Psi
  • National Vice President for Special Projects: Dawn Farmer, Omega
  • National Vice President for Communication & Recognition: Deena Smith, Epsilon Lambda
  • National Vice President for Professional Relations: Andrea DeRenzis Strauss, Epsilon Theta

Board of Trustees

There are currently ten members of the Tau Beta Sigma Board of Trustees. The seven voting members comprise six elected Trustees and the immediate past National President. The six elected Trustees are elected at each biennial convention for a four-year term, with three seats coming open at each convention. The three non-voting members of the Board consist of the current National President and two life members: Mrs. Wava Banes Henry, founder of the Sorority, and Mrs. Janet West Miller, past National President and long-time activist on behalf of the Sorority.


The current Board consists of:

  • Alan Harriet, Gamma Epsilon (Chair)
  • Melanie L. Meehan, Delta Delta (Vice Chair)
  • Kelly T. Eidsen, Beta Sigma
  • Patsy D. Hejl, Beta Gamma
  • Deborah H. Kaplan, Beta Xi
  • Carla Robinson, Alpha Gamma
  • Katherine E. Godwin, Omega (Immediate Past National President)
  • Kimbi F. Sigle, Eta Omega (National President)
  • Janet West Miller, Iota (Life Member)
  • Wava Banes Henry, Beta (Founder & Life Member)

Districts

Tau Beta Sigma is divided into seven geographical areas known as districts: Northeast, Southeast, North Central, Midwest, Southwest, Western, and International (a hypothetical district comprised of all chapters outside the United States, although there are not and never have been any such). Each district is lead by one or more Counselors appointed by the National President, as well as a council elected from and by the members of the Districts.


District Counselors are regional advisors for the Sorority. They actively work with each district's student leadership and communicate with chapter sponsors. District Counselors are appointed by the National President for two-year terms, and are currently limited to serving three terms.


The districts are as follows:

District Counselor Location
Southwest Christina M. Gordon Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Southeast Iliana Rosado Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
North Central Carolyn Steckel Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin
Midwest Wendy R. McCann Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming
Northeast Kathryn G. Kelly Connecticut, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia
Western Kris Wright Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington
International N/A Outside USA

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Notable Members

Famous Tau Beta Sigma members include: Image File history File links Question_book-3. ...

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External links

References

  1. ^ Tau Beta Sigma National Guide to Membership, Tau Beta Sigma, pp. 37, <http://www.tbsigma.org/Manuals/2007TBS-GuideToMembership.pdf>. Retrieved on 15 February 2008 
  2. ^ Joint Statements of Kappa Kappa Psi and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and of Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, Sigma Alpha Iota, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Alpha Chapter, Kappa Kappa Psi. Retrieved on 2007-04-02.
  3. ^ Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma Headquarters Staff. Kappa Kappa Psi & Tau Beta Sigma. Retrieved on 2007-04-02.

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