Timeline

1896-1929 | 1929-1942 | 1942-1949 | 1949-1956 | 1956-1961
1962-1968 | 1968-1972 | 1972-1977 |1978-1985 | 1985-1990 | 1990-1994 |1994-2001 |2001-2005 |2005-2009 |2009-20132013-2021 | 2022 – Present

1949
Beta Nu chapter installed at VanderCook School of Music
Beta Nu chapter installed at VanderCook School of Music

The Beta Nu chapter (#61) at VanderCook School of Music was installed December 9, 1949 at the National Band Conductors Convention in Chicago, IL. William Revelli, Grand 1st Vice President Hugh Mcmillen, Grand Secretary/Treasurer Donald I. Moore, and Executive Secretary A. Frank Martin served as the installing officers. Charter members…
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Beta Pi chapter installed at Drury College
Beta Pi chapter installed at Drury College

The Beta Pi chapter (#64) at Drury College was installed December 17, 1949 with Grand Secretary/Treasurer Donald I. Moore, and Executive Secretary A. Frank Martin serving as the installing officers. The Lambda chapter from the University of Arkansas performed the Ritual and installation ceremony. Charter members of the Beta Pi…
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1950
Beta Rho chapter installed at Toledo University
Beta Rho chapter installed at Toledo University

The Beta Rho chapter (#65) at Toledo University was installed January 15, 1950 with District VIII President Herb Floyd serving as the installing officer. The Eta chapter from The Ohio State University performed the Ritual and installation ceremony. Charter members of the Beta Rho chapter include: Robert Weil; Conrad Greim;…
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Beta Tau chapter installed at the Municipal University of Wichita
Beta Tau chapter installed at the Municipal University of Wichita

The Beta Tau chapter (#67) at the Municipal University of Wichita was installed January 19, 1950 with Past National President Bohumil Makovsky and Executive Secretary A. Frank Martin serving as the installing officers. The Ritual and installation ceremony were performed by members of the Alpha, Beta Iota, and Kappa chapters.…
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Beta Sigma chapter installed at the University of Houston
Beta Sigma chapter installed at the University of Houston

The Beta Sigma chapter (#66) at the University of Houston was installed January 21, 1950 with Grand 2nd Vice President Charles Wiley and Grand Secretary/Treasurer Donald I. Moore serving as installing officers. The Beta Alpha chapter from Baylor University performed the Ritual and installation ceremony. Charter members of the Beta…
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Beta Upsilon chapter installed at Abilene Christian College
Beta Upsilon chapter installed at Abilene Christian College

The Beta Upsilon chapter (#68) at Abilene Christian College was installed March 25, 1950 with Grand 2nd Vice President Charles Wiley, Grand Secretary/Treasurer Donald I. Moore, and District VI President Thomas Shook served as the installing officers. Charter members of the Beta Upsilon chapter include: Joe Rohre; Chester Callan; Jack…
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Beta Phi chapter installed at Southern Methodist University
Beta Phi chapter installed at Southern Methodist University

The Beta Phi chapter (#69) at Southern Methodist University was installed March 25, 1950 with Grand 2nd Vice President Charles Wiley, Grand Secretary/Treasurer Donald I. Moore, and Executive Secretary A. Frank Martin serving as the installing officers. The Beta Alpha chapter performed the Ritual and installation ceremony. Charter members of…
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Beta Chi chapter installed at the University of Virginia
Beta Chi chapter installed at the University of Virginia

The Beta Chi (#70) chapter at the University of Virginia was installed September 23, 1950 with Lancaster Lowry serving as the installing officer. The Alpha Kappa chapter from The George Washington University performed the Ritual and installation ceremony. Charter members of the Beta Chi chapter include: Ernest Alderman, Jr.; Mark…
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1951
Beta Psi chapter installed at Kent State University
Beta Psi chapter installed at Kent State University

The Beta Psi chapter (#71) at Kent State University was installed February 25, 1951 with Executive Secretary A. Frank Martin serving as the installing officer. The Alpha Delta chapter from Indiana University performed the Ritual and installation ceremony. Charter members of the Beta Psi chapter include: Roy Metcalf, Raymond Bliss,…
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Gamma Alpha chapter installed at Midwestern University
Gamma Alpha chapter installed at Midwestern University

The Gamma Alpha chapter (#73) at Midwestern University was installed May 5, 1951 with Executive Secretary A. Frank Martin serving as the installing officer. The Alpha Omicron chapter performed the Ritual and installation ceremony. Charter members of the Gamma Alpha chapter include: James Alexander; Phil Armstrong; Harold Barris; Marion Brooks;…
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Beta Omega chapter installed at Western Reserve University
Beta Omega chapter installed at Western Reserve University

The Beta Omega chapter (#72) at Western Reserve University was installed May 20, 1951 with District VII Governor Charles E. Gilbert serving as the installing officer. The Alpha Delta chapter from Ohio University performed the Ritual and installation ceremony. Charter members of the Beta Omega chapter include: Marvin Abrams, Duane…
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For Greater Bands adopted

The official slogan "Kappa Kappa Psi For Greater Bands" was adopted at the 1951 National Convention.

1952
Gamma Beta chapter installed at Ricks College
Gamma Beta chapter installed at Ricks College

The Gamma Beta chapter (#74) at Ricks College was installed May 3, 1952 with District III Governor Ronald D. Gregory serving as the installing officer. The Beta Theta chapter performed the Ritual and installation ceremony. Charter members of the Gamma Beta chapter include: Keven Burns, Brent Covington, Kent Fransen, De…
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Gamma Gamma chapter installed at Panhandle Agricultural and Mechanical College
Gamma Gamma chapter installed at Panhandle Agricultural and Mechanical College

The Gamma Gamma chapter (#75) at Panhandle Agricultural and Mechanical College was installed May 22, 1952 with William O. Latson serving as the installing officer. The Alpha Psi chapter performed the Ritual and installation ceremony. Charter members of the Gamma Gamma chapter include: William Akers, Joe Finnell, David Hooten, Hurshell…
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1953
Gamma Delta chapter installed at Nebraska State Teachers College at Wayne
Gamma Delta chapter installed at Nebraska State Teachers College at Wayne

The Gamma Delta (#76) chapter at Nebraska State Teachers College at Wayne was installed March 21, 1953 with District V Governor Leslie R. Marks serving as the installing officer. The Beta Epsilon chapter performed the Ritual and installation ceremony. Charter members of the Gamma Delta chapter include: Darrell Blumm, Stuart…
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Gamma Epsilon chapter installed at Hobart College
Gamma Epsilon chapter installed at Hobart College

The Gamma Epsilon chapter (#77) at Hobart College was installed May 30, 1953 with Roy D. Metcalf serving as the installing officer. The Beta Psi chapter performed the Ritual and installation ceremony. Charter members of the Gamma Epsilon chapter include: Leland Flora; Donald Fisher; Ralph Fogg, Jr.; James Garrison; David…
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The Balfour Award for the Top Chapter changed

The Balfour Award was renamed the Past Grand President's Award at the 1953 National Convention.  This award was eventually replaced by the Founder's Trophy at the 1957 National Convention.

Creation of a National Archives proposed

The National Chapter proposed the creation of a National Archives for the Fraternity to be maintained at Oklahoma State University during the 1953 National Convention

17th Biennial Convention Held

The 17th Biennial Convention of Kappa Kappa Psi was held at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. The following members were elected to the Grand Council & Board of Trustees and served until August 6, 1955: Grand President: Charles A. Wiley (Alpha Omicron / Gamma Zeta) Grand 1st Vice President:…
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1954
Gamma Zeta chapter installed at Lamar State College of Technology
Gamma Zeta chapter installed at Lamar State College of Technology

The Gamma Zeta chapter (#78) at Lamar State College of Technology was installed March 18, 1954 with Executive Secretary A. Frank Martin serving as the installing officer. The Beta Delta chapter performed the Ritual and installation ceremony. Charter members of the Gamma Zeta chapter include: Robert Holts; Mark Brackin, Jr.;…
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Phi chapter re-installed at Stanford University
Phi chapter re-installed at Stanford University

The Phi chapter (#21) at Stanford University was re-installed April 10, 1954 with Past Grand President F. Lee Bowling serving as the installing officer. Charter members of the Phi chapter include: James Anderson; Boyd Burkhardt; Michael Connell; William Eschenbruecher, Jr.; William Hudson; Lawrence Kelley; Robin Nichols; Roland Puccinelli; Robert Shearer;…
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Gamma Theta chapter installed at East Central State College
Gamma Theta chapter installed at East Central State College

The Gamma Theta chapter (#80) at East Central State College was installed May 9, 1954 with Executive Secretary A. Frank Martin serving as the installing officer. The Alpha chapter performed the Ritual and installation ceremony. Charter members of the Gamma Theta chapter include: Millard Jarrett; Overton Burney, Jr.; William Thomas;…
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Gamma Kappa chapter installed at Arizona State College
Gamma Kappa chapter installed at Arizona State College

The Gamma Kappa chapter (#82) at Arizona State College was installed May 9, 1954 with District II Governor George Lotzenhiser serving as the installing officer. The Omega chapter performed the Ritual and installation ceremony. Charter members of the Gamma Kappa chapter include: John Hoffman, Kit Kirby, Roger Ardrey, William Arthur,…
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Gamma Eta chapter installed at New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Gamma Eta chapter installed at New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts

The Gamma Eta chapter (#79) at New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts was installed May 16, 1954 with District III Governor Floren Thompson serving as the installing officer. The Beta Lambda chapter performed the Ritual and installation ceremony. Charter members of the Gamma Eta chapter include: Roman Tross;…
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Gamma Lambda chapter installed at Doane College
Gamma Lambda chapter installed at Doane College

The Gamma Lambda chapter (#83) at Doane College was installed May 16, 1954 with District V Governor James Kerr serving as the installing officer. The Beta Tau chapter performed the Ritual and installation ceremony. Charter members of the Gamma Lambda chapter include: Richard Kucera, William Trepka, Frank Gile, Gary Heeren,…
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Gamma Iota chapter installed at the University of New Mexico
Gamma Iota chapter installed at the University of New Mexico

The Gamma Iota chapter (#81) at the University of New Mexico was installed May 23, 1954 with District III Governor Floren Thompson serving as the installing officer. The Beta Lambda chapter performed the Ritual and installation ceremony. Charter members of the Gamma Iota chapter include: William Rhoads; Dale Crawford; William…
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Gamma Mu chapter installed at the University of Pennsylvania
Gamma Mu chapter installed at the University of Pennsylvania

The Gamma Mu chapter (#84) at the University of Pennsylvania was installed June 5, 1954 with Martin A. Sherman serving as the installing officer. The Alpha Phi chapter performed the Ritual and installation ceremony. Charter members of the Gamma Mu chapter include: Donald Prizer, John Crawford, Robert Cutler, Paul Davidow,…
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1955
Gamma Nu chapter installed at Florida State University
Gamma Nu chapter installed at Florida State University

The Gamma Nu chapter (#85) at Florida State University was installed May 14, 1955 with District IX Governor Richard Feasel serving as the installing officer. The Alpha Xi chapter performed the Ritual and installation ceremony. Charter members of the Gamma Nu chapter include: William Hardin; Richard Mayo; Norman Watson; Don…
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Gamma Xi chapter installed at the University of Maryland
Gamma Xi chapter installed at the University of Maryland

The Gamma Xi chapter (#86) at the University of Maryland was installed May 14, 1955 with Dr. Bruce C. Beach serving as the installing officer. The Gamma Mu chapter performed the Ritual and installation ceremony. Charter members of the Gamma Xi chapter include: Thomas Fugate; Reginald Hobbs, Jr.; Teddy Mercer;…
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18th Biennial Convention Held

The 18th Biennial Convention of Kappa Kappa Psi was held at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. The following members were elected to the Grand Council & Board of Trustees and served until August 24, 1957: Grand President: Donald I. Moore (Beta Alpha) Grand 1st Vice President: Ronald D.…
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