Tau Beta SigmaMembership Education Spring 2011 Upsilon Class Session 3
Today’s Outline • National History • Theta Xi History • The Podium • The National Shrine
TBS History 1937 – Wava Banes discusses formation of a National Band Sorority 1939 – Texas Tech University women found a local organization “Tau Beta Sigma” World War II
TBS History 1943 – Tech girls petition Grand Council of KKY to become a part of National Fraternity Revision of Fraternity’s Constitution impossible under wartime conditions Suggested to incorporate as its own national organization
TBS History 1945 – Problems encountered with Texas State corporation laws Executive Secretary of KKY invited to help Fewer obstacles in the State of Oklahoma
TBS History • Jan 1946 - Women of Texas Tech surrender plans to Oklahoma State University • March 26, 1946 – charter granted to Tau Beta Sigma • 1947 – Voted to accept TBS as “sister organization” KKY Fraternity Convention • 1953 1st Piece (Ballet for Band) premiere • 1969 1st Outstanding Service to Music Award presented to Barbara Buehlman
TBS History • 1969- National Shrine Established • 1971 – Silver Anniversary of TBS celebrated at National Convention (concert march commissioned) • 1970s – women first allowed to participate in bands at Iowa State • 1977 – TBS becomes coed; formed debts of the sorority eliminated • 1980s – policy on hazing established
TBS History • 1991 – KKY and TBS: Stillwater Station purchased to serve as National Headquarters • 1995 – 50th anniversary of TBS celebrated
Wava Banes • Born 1920 – Cleveland, Oklahoma • Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree - Texas Tech major in Band Music • 1940 – Texas - First teaching opportunity – vocal music, band, track, and basketball • 1941 – Married H. Jack Turner, Jr. a charter member of Alpha Omicron KKY chapter
Wava Banes • Also worked as a band director, and in a music store • Married Reese Henry in 1981. • 1971 attended National Convention • Attended each National Convention since. • Moved to Midway, Utah in 1997
Wava Banes “Wava plans to be active in Tau Beta Sigma until she joins the Great Sorority in the Sky!! Through the years, Wava has enjoyed rafting, camping, skiing, golfing, traveling and other fun activities.”
The National Shrine • May 10, 1969 9, a monument recognizing the founding of Tau Beta Sigma at Texas Tech University was unveiled adjacent to the front steps of the Music Building on the Texas Tech campus in Lubbock, Texas.
Theta Xi History MEMO TO: Tau Beta Sigma National Council,Board of Trustees, Midwest DistrictCounselor and Officers FROM: David E. Solomon, Executive DirectorRE: Chapter InstallationDATE: March 21, 1994 It is my pleasure to inform you that the colony at Iowa State University was installed on March 19, 1994, by Gretchen Buchen, National Vice‐President for Colonization and Membership, as the Theta Xi Chapter, number 206, of Tau Beta Sigma.
Theta Xi History Established: March 19, 1994Colonized: November 1992Advising Chapter: University of KansasFounding Members: of Theta Xi Anne Arthur, Amy Stipe, Mark Doak, Eileen Taylor, Marci Heins, Jennifer Webster, and Nikki Sosalla Founding Sponsor: Roger Cichy
Theta Xi History Sponsoring Chapter: Kansas University, Zeta Delta • Colonization Process: Colonization is the expansion of the Sorority to colleges and universities across the country that do not currently have chapters of Tau Beta Sigma. Sometimes colonization takes place on a campus that has never been affiliated with the Sorority. The colonization period is a probationary time during which at least (5) dedicated band students work together to obtain active chapter status. This group is referred to as a colony.
Theta Xi History • Herbert was found just in time for the April ‘99 District Convention that was held at Iowa State. Herbert was found by LeAnna Heath in an airport gift shop.
The Podium • Official publication of KKY and TBS • Published twice a year • Since 1947, grown to “the show-window of the college band world • Reaches 8,000 subscribers
TBS Links • The Affirmation • The Affirmation Recording • Guide to Membership Education