Frank Marzen - President
Frank Marzen is a Spring 2015 initiate of the Iota Chapter at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Frank is a senior pursuing a degree in Computer Science. Frank is one of the section leaders of the largest in band history Georgia Tech Marching Band saxophone section, and has played saxophone since 4th grade. He is also a member of the Georgia Tech Jazz Band and Pep Bands, where he thoroughly enjoys cheering on the Tech basketball team. Outside of band, Frank loves developing software and playing video games. One of his favorite things to do in his free time is speedrun Playstation 1 games; that is, beat late 90s games as fast as possible. Frank hopes to find his place as a software engineer for a large corporation after graduation, with the eventual goal of becoming a game developer. Frank’s goal for the SED is to optimize the way it conducts business, improve communication and the rapid dissemination of information to Brothers, and improve transparency. He hopes to continue to meet Brothers across the district and visit other chapters as often as he is able.
How to Contact Frank:
Cell Phone: (443) 752-1171
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Brianna McKinzie - Vice President of Membership
Brianna Nicole McKinzie is a Fall 2016 brother of the Alpha Eta Chapter at the University of Florida. Brianna is currently a second year Mathematics major, with a minor in Women’s Studies and Education. She has a passion for equality and serving people. She plans to become a high school Mathematics teacher in a low income area, where she can encourage and give students opportunities they may not have had otherwise. Brianna is a clarinet player in the Pride of the Sunshine, the Sound of the Gator Nation, the University of Florida Fightin’ Gator Marching Band. Outside of Gator Band, Brianna has played in the University’s Symphonic Band and Concert Band on bass clarinet. Brianna was an active member of the Ways and Means committee, serving as the secretary of the Committee. Outside of band, Brianna has served the organization FAB (Florida Alternative Breaks) by becoming a site leader and attending the LGBTQ Affairs trip. She hopes to grow connections across the Southeast District, and encourage chapters to learn about how other chapters operate and function.
How to Contact Brianna:
Cell Phone: (850) 485-0315
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith Pringle - Vice President of Programs
Robert Keith Pringle was initiated into the brotherhood in Spring 2015 in the Eta Sigma chapter at the University of Central Florida. He is going into his 5th year as an Information Technology major and wants to work at the theme parks in their IT departments. He is a percussionist with the majority of his experience being in marching bass drum. He has marched in the Marching Knights at UCF for the past 4 years, two of those years serving as section leader, and has plans to return for his 5th season. Keith is also a current member of Infinity Percussion (PIW) on bottom bass. At Eta Sigma, he has served as his chapter’s Service Committee Chair for 2 years. In his spare time, he enjoys watching Manchester United and Orlando City soccer games, traveling and going on road trips, and spending lots of time with the penguins at SeaWorld. He is also a dual citizen with the United States and Canada! Keith believes that working on communicating effectively in the SED and providing platforms through which to do so, will benefit all of the chapters and cultivate new bonds built on social interaction and chapter cooperation.
How to Contact Keith:
Cell Phone: (561) 402-1572
Email Address: email@example.com or Keithpringle211@knights.ucf.edu
Porter Gulseth - Secretary/Treasurer
Porter Gulseth is a Spring 2015 initiate of the Mu Upsilon Chapter at Florida Gulf Coast University. Currently a fourth year Music Education major, focusing in instrumental music. Porter plans to become a band director after graduation, with a slight preference for teaching middle school band. Porter is the principal flutist in Florida Gulf Coast University’s top performing ensemble, the Wind Orchestra, as well as in the Symphony Orchestra and Woodwind Quintet, and contrabass flute in the Bower School of Music Flute Choir. Porter has served two years in the MY chapter’s Financial Committee, one of those years as its Committee Chair. Porter is the immediate past Chapter Treasurer, and the current Chapter President. Outside of band, Porter plays a lot of Dungeons and Dragons and can be found taking too many pictures of beloved cats Morgan and Artie. Porter’s goal stepping into the SED Secretary-Treasurer position is to finalize the various projects which have been underway this semester, provide more detailed minutes for the District, and to facilitate the transition to the incoming Council through accurate documentation and brotherhood beyond elected terms.
How to Contact Porter:
Cell Phone: (954) 610-9582
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
Jason Morcos - Parliamentarian
Jason Morcos hails from the Iota Chapter at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Jason, a fourth year Biomedical Engineering major originally from Corvallis, Oregon, was initiated into the brotherhood in the Spring of 2016. Since then, he’s served two, annual terms as both a saxophone section leader in the Georgia Tech Marching Band, and Historian in the Iota Chapter. He’s also served as his chapter’s music committee chair and webmaster, and he currently runs his chapter’s choir, Kappa Kappa Psings. Jason’s also a member of the Georgia Tech Symphonic Band on bari sax, and the Pep Band on alto. Outside of band, Jason loves to make apps and runs his own iOS app development company. He loves to travel, living in three countries throughout his collegiate education. Jason’s goal as SED Parliamentarian is to bring our District more in line with national policy, and to reduce the gray areas of our binding documents to forge a clear path forward. Jason also hopes to serve as a resource for any SED chapter struggling with parliamentary issues as well!
How to Contact Jason:
Cell Phone: (541) 829-0881
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Louis Livingston - Webmaster
Louis Livingston is a Colonizing Member and Alpha Class Brother of the Nu Mu Chapter at Kennesaw State University. He is a Senior majoring in Computer Science and plans to graduate in Fall of 2018. He was a member and the Baritone Section Leader of the inaugural Marching Owls at Kennesaw State, where he still serves in that capacity today. He has also played in Kennesaw State’s Concert and University Bands. Currently employed as a Student Researcher at Georgia Tech Research Institute specializing in full stack web development, he plans to start a full career in the web development industry after graduation. When he has free time, Louis enjoys listening to his favorite band, Rush, and playing video games. This includes his current favorite, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Louis’ main objective as Webmaster is to enhance the look of the current website and use it as a tool to increase communication among the District’s chapters.
How to Contact Louis:
Cell Phone: (678) 218-2013
Email Address: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Craig Aarhus - Governor
Dr. Craig Aarhus is Associate Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music at Mississippi State University. At MSU, he co-directs the Famous Maroon Band and basketball pep bands, conducts the Concert/Community Band and Campus Band, and teaches Conducting and Brass Techniques in the Department of Music. As a member of the band faculty, Dr. Aarhus has been part of a team that has helped lead the band program to unprecedented growth, making it currently one of the largest bands in the Southeast. A native of Alabama, Dr. Aarhus received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Auburn University and his Master of Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Conducting from The University of Iowa. While at Iowa, he was the recipient of the prestigious Iowa Performance Fellowship and was a conducting student of Dr. Myron Welch. He also served as a graduate conductor for all of the concert bands, arranged music and wrote drill for the Hawkeye Marching Band, and was co-director of the Iowa Pep Band. During this time, he was also the director of the Southeast Iowa Concert Band at Iowa Wesleyan College for one year. Prior to his appointment at MSU, Dr. Aarhus was a successful high school and middle band director in the public schools of Lanett, Tallassee, and Mobile, Alabama. Dr. Aarhus is a member of several professional organizations including the College Band Directors National Association, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Mu Alpha, Tau Beta Sigma and the Mississippi Bandmasters Association. He is currently serving as a Governor for the Southeast District of Kappa Kappa Psi and was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the National Band Association as the College/University Representative. In December of 2015, he was elected to the executive board of the Delta Chapter of Phi Beta Mu Bandmasters Fraternity. Dr. Aarhus has been an adjudicator and clinician throughout the Southeast, Midwest, and in Canada, and is a contributing author to five volumes of the popular Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. In 2015, Dr. Aarhus received the Clyde Muse Service Award from the MSU College of Education and was a member of the George Duke Humphrey Faculty Leadership Program. In 2010 and 2011, he was a recipient of the “StatePride” Award from for excellence in teaching, research, and service. He has been a clinician/instructor at the Smith-Walbridge Drum Major Clinics for 18 years, and in that capacity has had the opportunity to teach hundreds of high school and college drum majors from across the country. He and his family reside in Starkville and are members of First Presbyterian Church, where he serves as Music Director.
Latrondrick Hunter - Governor
Latrondrick Hunter was initiated into the Zeta Eta chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi March 5, 2010 at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC. While there, he was a Drum Major for the world renowned Marching 101 Band, wind ensemble, symphonic band and pep band. During his time as an active member of the Zeta Eta chapter, he served as the chapter president. In 2011, he reinstated the South Carolina State University Honor Band Clinic which continues to thrive today. He was awarded the J. Lee Burke Student Achievement Award in 2012. He became Governor of the Southeast District of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity in September 2015. He aims to uplift, challenge and motivate all chapters throughout the Southeast District. He is an Active member of the Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association, Honorary Member of Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, Southeast District Alumni Association, Conn-Selmer Institute (Alumni), International Trombone Association and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.