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National Council of Tau Beta Sigma

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Dr. Kathryn Kelly, National President
Eta Delta Chapter, Howard University

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Dr. Kathryn Garrett Kelly was initiated into the Eta Delta Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma at Howard University in April of 1998. During undergrad, Kathryn played Clarinet and Baritone Horn in the Howard University “Showtime” Marching Band and Bassoon in the Concert Band. On the Chapter level, Kathryn has held numerous positions including, President, Parliamentarian, and Vice President of Membership. On the District level, Kathryn served as the Northeast District Treasurer (1999-2000) and District President (2000-2001). After graduation she continued her service to Tau Beta Sigma as the NEDAA Vice President for TBS from 2001-2006. Kathryn had the honor of serving as the NED Counselor from 2006-2009, National Vice President for Special Projects from 2009-2011, and National Vice President for Colonization and Membership from 2013-2015. Kathryn currently serves the organization as National President.

Kathryn is currently an Internal Medicine Physician in Private Practice in Silver Spring, MD. Kathryn received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology in 2001 from Howard University and worked towards her Masters in Education at City College of New York and Brooklyn College while teaching High School science in the Bronx, New York from 2001-2003. Kathryn received her Medical Degree from Howard University in 2007 and completed her Residency and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.

Kathryn is married to Jackie Kelly, Jr., a lobbyist for the American Trucking Association. Jackie was initiate into the brotherhood of the Eta Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi in the Spring of 1998 and was also a member of the Howard University Band where he played percussion. She also has a daughter, Ajzha Briana, who Is attending college at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida majoring in Recording Arts, a son, Jackson, and a daughter, Reagan. The Kelly Family resides in Silver Spring, Maryland.

 

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Jonathan L. Markowski, National Vice-President for Colonization & Membership
Delta Delta Chapter, University of Massachusetts

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Jonathan Markowski is a Life Member of the Delta Delta Chapter at the University of Massachusetts. Initiated in the fall of 1996, he spent 5 seasons in the color guard of the "Power and Class of New England," the Minuteman Marching Band, under the direction of George Parks. He served his chapter as Parliamentarian, Alumni/Corresponding Secretary, Ritual Chair, and Chapter Delegate to District and National Conventions. He also served as Vice-President of the Northeast District, and was the National Vice President for Communication and Recognition during the 2011-2013 biennium.

Jonathan possesses Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Massachusetts, as well as a post-bacc degree in Education and a Master's Degree in Management from Bridgewater State College. He is also an Honorary of the Eta Gamma Chapter at Boston University and a charter member of the TBSAA.

In addition to playing oboe in his local community band, Jonathan continues to serve band programs as a color guard instructor and clinician. He has worked with the Boston University Marching Band, the Abington High School Marching Band, and runs clinics with color guards in New Mexico, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

 

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Adrienne Rall, National Vice-President for Special Projects
Theta Mu, University of Nebraska

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Originally from Paonia, Colorado, Adrienne Rall attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with a minor in psychology in 2006. During her time at UNK, Adrienne participated in many musical ensembles including the Kearney Area Flute Choir, the UNK Wind Ensemble, and the UNK Symphonic Band where she played both flute and piccolo. She also participated in and became Color Guard Captain of the University of Nebraska at Kearney's Pride of the Plains Marching Band. Adrienne was initiated into the Theta Mu Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma in the fall of 2002. As an active member of the sorority, she held many leadership positions in her chapter, most notably her two terms as Chapter President. After her graduation, Adrienne became involved in the Midwest District Alumni Association, serving one term on the steering committee and two terms as Vice President of Programs. At the end of 2009, Adrienne, wanting to continue to serve the sorority and its active membership, became a Life Member of Tau Beta Sigma and, in April of 2010, became the Midwest District Counselor. Currently, Adrienne lives in Kearney, Nebraska, with her husband, Lance, and their two spoiled cats. In 2009, she was able to reach one of her lifelong dreams: Becoming a professional photographer. However, when not working on her business, Adrienne also enjoys working as a color guard choreographer and coach for several area high schools as well as the University of Nebraska at Kearney because it gives her the opportunity to interact with and to help influence young people in her community.

 

Erika Pope, National Vice-President for Communication & Recognition
Theta Theta, Henderson State University

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Erika Pope was initiated into the Theta Theta Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma from Henderson State University on October 25, 1999. As an active member of the organization, she served in various leadership roles including chapter vice president and chapter president as well as Vice President of Colonization and Membership for the Southwest District (2005-2006). She was on “The Showband of Arkansas” drum line where she was on the cymbal line, the bass line and the snare line in which she is proud to say she is one of only a few female snare players in the history of The Showband. She also was a member of the concert and symphonic bands, as well as an auxiliary percussionist for “The NuFusion Project,” which is HSU’s jazz fusion ensemble. Upon graduating from Henderson in 2005, she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Media with a focus in radio/television broadcasting and a minor in music. She has background experience in mainstream radio, but recently was a manager for Cinemark USA (formerly Rave Cinemas) in Little Rock, AR and also a private instructor/percussion technician for various high schools throughout Arkansas and Texas. She currently works for The Girl Scouts of Central Texas as a Membership Development Executive. Erika became a Life Member of the Sisterhood in 2007, an Honorary Member of the Theta Phi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi from Henderson State University in 2008 and she has continued to serve Tau Beta Sigma in various capacities such as workshop presenting, advising committees, and serving as a colony advisor/installing officer. In her spare time she likes running, road trips, watching movies, reading novels and rocking out on the drums with her party band The Big Dam Horns. She currently resides in College Station, TX.

 

Beth Bronk

Beth Bronk, National Vice-President for Professional Relations
Beta Gamma Chapter, University of Texas at Austin

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Prof. Bronk serves as TLU Director of Bands. She teaches conducting, instrumental music education classes, and conducts the TLU Bands. Ms. Bronk earned the University of Texas Performance Certificate and studied trumpet with Ray Crisara. While at the University of North Texas, she was a trumpet Teaching Fellow and studied conducting with Anshel Brusilov. Ms. Bronk taught instrumental music in Texas public schools for 18 years and most recently held the position of Director of Bands and music administrator for New Braunfels I.S.D. She currently serves as president of the Texas music educators Association Region 12. Ms. Bronk is an active clinician, adjudicator, and performer..

 

 

 

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