Jackets, Patches, and Pins: The Service of Providing Celebration by Editor, Carter Bivens

For years, the Eta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi has provided many wonderful services for the bandsmen of The Ohio State University Marching, also known as The Best Damn Band in the Land (TBDBITL), and Athletic Bands.  For the marching band, KKY has provided custom tailored marching band apparel for years.  The most unique apparel provided to marching band members being the marching band jacket.  This jacket has been an important way for veteran bandsmen to celebrate their years performing, traveling, and representing the University they love.  In the most recent years, it has been extremely common for the bandsmen to been on at least two bowl trips.  The organizations that run each bowl often provide pins and patches to the performing bands as a way of remembering the special occasion.  Seasoned TBDBITL members decorate their band jackets, often in specific orders and ways that demonstrate what large amount of work they put in, season after season.  From national championships to beating M*©h*g@n five times in a row, theres lot to celebrate!  For unique occasions, the Eta chapter occasionally provides pins/patches for events that don’t always distribute them.  For the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, the brothers of Psi came up with a unique pin celebrating TBDBITL and the parade.