2017 North Central District Convention

April 7-9, 2017 | Columbus, Ohio

The 2017 Convention of the North Central District of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma will be hosted at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio from April 7 to April 9, 2017. Hosting convention will be the Chi and Eta Chapters from Ohio State University, the Iota Epsilon Chapter at Capital University, and the Gamma Omicron Chapter of Otterbein University.


 

Workshops and Presentations

Kappa Kappa Psi

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Tau Beta Sigma


Special Opportunities and Events

North Central District Intercollegiate Band - "The Premier Performance Ensemble of the North Central District"

The North Central District Intercollegiate Band (NCDIB) continues to be an integral part of our Convention programming. This ensemble, composed of brothers and sisters from across the NCD, made its debut at the 2009 NCD Convention in Toledo, Ohio. This fine program will allow you to grow musically and to afford yourself an unmatched opportunity to participate in a musical ensemble with numerous brothers and sisters of varying backgrounds from nearly every corner of the district. We encourage every chapter member to consider this wonderful opportunity.
Please visit the NCDIB page for application information and archived performance programs.

North Central District Reading Band and Color Guard Clinic

Bring your instrument and silks, because the Reading Band and Color Guard Clinic are always huge hits at the North Central District convention! Be sure to sign up for one of these two groups during your registration process. These free additions to your convention experience are truly great ways to bond with brothers and sisters, pick up some new performance techniques, and showcase the musicianship and dedication to bands for which the North Central District is known!

National Intercollegiate Band Recording Space

Space will be provided on a scheduled basis for performing your recorded audition for the 2017 National Intercollegiate Band, performing in July in Orlando, Florida. Please follow the link below to reserve a 15-minute audition block on-site at the 2017 North Central District Convention in Columbus. Be sure to use your full name when selecting an audition time.

Sign up for your audition by clicking this link.

Student Conductor Clinic

This event is only for those who applied for the Student Conducting Program. It is an opportunity for them to work with collegiate band directors to prepare to conduct the Reading Band. This event is open to Brothers and Sisters.

Band Director Forum

This event is intended for Brothers and Sisters to interact with band directors in attendance. This is an opportunity to not only ask about music education, but to find new ways for chapters to assist college and university bands from the perspective of the band director. Truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity, bring your questions about how to better serve your bands and about the lives of professional music educators!

Band Director Luncheon

This event is intended for Brothers who are interested in becoming music educators to connect with band directors in attendance and will allow them to learn more about the field and is used as a valuable networking opportunity. Sign-up information will be published shortly.

National Attendees

District conventions are excellent opportunities to meet key players and leaders from throughout Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, and our National Headquarters. The North Central District Leadership Team is pleased to welcome the following national representatives to Columbus for our convention:

Kappa Kappa Psi

National Council

  • Jack Lee - National President
  • Evan Thompson - National Vice President for Colonization and Membership
  • Marco Krcatovich II - National Vice President for Programs
  • Zac Humphrey - National Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Doug Stotter - National Vice President for Professional Relations
  • Christine Beason - Immediate Past National President

Board of Trustees

  • Eric Morson

Alumni Association

  • Alison Beidler - Board Chair and Membership Director
  • Jennifer Pitts-Taylor - Vice Chair and Programming Director
  • Sarah Casias - Communications Director

 

Tau Beta Sigma

National Council

  • Dr. Kathryn Kelly - National President
  • Jonathan Markowski - National Vice-President for Colonization & Membership
  • Adrienne Rall - National Vice-President for Special Projects
  • Erika Pope - National Vice-President for Communication & Recognition

Board of Trustees

  • Dawn Farmer

Alumni Association

  • Katie Rixon - Programs Committee Chair

National Headquarters

Steve Nelson, National Executive Director

Robert Bratcher, National Publications Manager and Multimedia Designer

Location


Event Guide


Registration

Registration for the 2017 North Central District Convention has now closed. You may confirm your registration by visiting kkytbsncd.org/registration.

Membership Candidates At Convention

Please note that the leadership teams for the North Central District of both Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma require an approved list of membership candidates for your chapter prior to allowing their admission to the convention. This list can be provided on-site in a written format on official university letterhead, or be sent as an email directly from your Chapter Sponsor or Director of Bands. The email for submission of Kappa Kappa Psi candidates is [email protected], and submissions for Tau Beta Sigma should be directed to [email protected].

Lodging

Active Students / Alumni Attendees

Active students and alumni attendees should contact one of the following individuals at the Red Roof Inn Plus to book their rooms. Please reference the group name, "KKY/TBS" when securing lodging at the Red Roof Inn Plus.

Linda Karcher:

Office number: 614-224-6539 ext. 111

Email: (best contact choice) [email protected]

Judy Leonard:

Office number: 614-224-6539 ext. 469

Email: (Best contact choice) [email protected]

 

National Leadership

Please contact a member of the NCD's National Leadership Team with information on securing lodging at this year's convention. You can email [email protected] or [email protected]

Lodging

Though our standard room block is full, there are still plenty of nearby options for housing in Columbus. Please visit THIS LINK to search for a convenient hotel for this year's convention!