SED Convention

Southeast District Convention is happening this year in Charleston, South Carolina at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center from Friday, April 13th to Sunday, April 15th. Visit to register today! Registration prices go up on March 24th, so register as soon as you can!


Letters of Intent

Candidates for Election


Brianna McKinzie

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 Secondary Mathematics 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 Marching Band. Outside of Gator Band, Brianna has played in the University’s Symphonic Band and Concert Band on bass clarinet and percussion. Brianna served as the Southeast District Vice President of Membership for 2017-2018. 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.

Sarah Spielman

Sarah Spielman is a brother of the Eta Sigma chapter at the University of Central Florida. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering with minors in math, music, and engineering leadership. Since her initiation in spring 2015, she has remained an active member of the chapter both by holding officer positions and being involved in a variety of committees/projects. She has served as Vice President of Membership and Membership Committee Chair from 2016-2017 and as President for the current academic year. She has been a member of the UCF Marching Knights for five seasons and has served the program as a section leader, section coordinator, and currently as drum major.


Vice President of Membership

Bonnie Hamlett

Bonnie Georgette Hamlett is a Spring 2016 Brother of the Kappa Zeta Chapter at Wake Forest University. Bonnie is a junior pursuing a degree in English Literature with a minor
in Creative Writing. She attends Salem College, the sister-school to Wake Forest whose students are welcome to participate in the WFU band program and Kappa Kappa Psi. After graduating, she plans to get her MFA in playwriting. Bonnie serves as the color guard coordinator for the Spirit of the Old Gold and Black (SOTOGAB) Marching Band. At Kappa Zeta, Bonnie is the Membership Education Officer and on the chapter’s Membership, Public Relations, and Executive committees.


Brittany Reber

Brittany has been a brother for three years while holding a variety of roles and titles. She is a student at the University of South Florida and is pursuing a degree in Communication as well as in Management Information Systems. She prides herself in her ability to multi-task while never losing focus of the goal ahead of her. She is set to graduate in Spring of 2018 and will be continuing into her masters degree. It would be an honor to be re-elected to the district council to serve out her last active year.


Darius Smith

Darius Smith is a Spring 2016 Initiate of the Iota Zeta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi. He has had the opportunity to serve as the sousaphone section leader in the Blue and Gold Marching Machine for the 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018 school years. Within his chapter, he has served as the ritual committee chair for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years. He served on the intake team for the spring 2017 membership intake class where he got to assist in piloting the Road to Wisdom and he served as the Vice President of Membership for the spring 2018 intake class.



Vice President of Programs

Jessica Needham

Jessica Needham is a Spring 2017 initiate of the Eta Sigma chapter at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She is a senior double major studying Biology and Interdisciplinary Studies, with focuses in the Arts and Behavioral Social Sciences. Additionally, she is pursuing a minor in Leadership Studies. Jessica first picked up flute in fifth grade, and once she enrolled at UCF, she knew college band was not an option; it was a must! Throughout her college career, Jessica’s involvement in bands has fostered her school spirit and pride. She has been an enthusiastic member of the UCF Marching Knights for four seasons, and plans to return for a fifth season. She has served as piccolo section leader for the past three years. Additionally, she participates in UCF’s concert ensembles each semester. This school year, she is serving as Eta Sigma’s Service Committee Chair. Outside of the music world, Jessica enjoys all things outdoors, and conducts marine biology research at UCF. In her free time, she spends time with her cats and loves to cheer on the Knights!



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