Tau Beta Sigma - Delta Delta

Tau Beta Sigma - Delta Delta The Delta Delta chapter of Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Service Sorority was founded at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, on May 16, 1969.
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We provide exceptional service to collegiate bands and promote equality and diversity, including empowering women in the band profession. We cultivate leadership, educational achievement, music appreciation and community development. We are located on the University of Massachusetts, Amherst campus. While providing service to The Minuteman Marching Band, we also serve the University Concert Band, Hoop Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, Jazz Ensemble, Marimba Band and many other University Musical Ensembles. We maintain excellent joint relations with the Epsilon Nu chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi.

Mission: Delta Delta is a diverse chapter of National Honorary Band Sorority, Tau Beta Sigma. The Chapter is dedicated to serving music at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with 25 members strong. The Delta Delta chapter consistently aims to develop leaders, encourage enthusiasm within the marching band, and to fulfill as much of the band’s needs as possible. The chapter also aims to emphasize the quality and quantity of membership by ensuring a worthwhile experience of leadership, community, and service.

Up next on our Meet the Chapter Monday is the Gamma Nu chapter!Chapter/college: Gamma Nu chapter from the University of ...
06/01/2020

Up next on our Meet the Chapter Monday is the Gamma Nu chapter!

Chapter/college: Gamma Nu chapter from the University of Texas at Arlington

Fun fact: We are the recipient of the 2015-2017 Grace and A. Frank Martin Chapter Leadership Award

Favorite service event: Some of our favorites are our marching band goodie bags and providing fruit for our band camp "fruit breaks".

Favorite tradition: We love singing our Alma Mater with our KKѰ Brothers at TMEA… also our chapter mascot is a build a bear named Bernie.

Fun Fact #2: We just crossed our biggest class in recent history!

Thank you to the Gamma Nu chapter! MLITB💙🌹

Today we recognize another sister who consistently demonstrates the 5 & 8. Even during this pandemic, sister Auclair con...
05/27/2020

Today we recognize another sister who consistently demonstrates the 5 & 8. Even during this pandemic, sister Auclair continues to work at his Air Force base. Alex, thank you so much for your service!

UMass Minuteman Marching Band
05/26/2020

UMass Minuteman Marching Band

Today’s Field Staff Spotlight Post goes to Zoe Stinson, a rising senior and one of the drum majors! This is her second year on field staff and first year as a drum major!

A piece of advice Zoe wants to give new members is “See an ideal, seize upon it, and follow it wherever you may go.” Congrats Zoe!

On today’s “Meet the Chapter Monday,” we will be getting to know the Zeta Epsilon chapter!College/University: Michigan S...
05/25/2020

On today’s “Meet the Chapter Monday,” we will be getting to know the Zeta Epsilon chapter!

College/University: Michigan State University

Fun Fact: This year the Michigan State band program celebrated its 150th anniversary!

Favorite service event: “‘Huddle’ is an end of the season banquet our chapter hosts for the Spartan Marching Band every year! We love putting it on to celebrate the hard work our band puts in during football season.”

Favorite chapter tradition: “Every year after our last home football game, the SMB marches the Series out of the stadium for the last time that season. Our chapter has been involved with buying roses for all the band seniors to throw into the Red Cedar River as they march over the bridge as a tribute to their time within the SMB.”

Thank you so much Zeta Epsilon! MLITB💙🌹

As the world goes through such a difficult time, we wanted to highlight sisters who continue to demonstrate the 5&8 thro...
05/20/2020

As the world goes through such a difficult time, we wanted to highlight sisters who continue to demonstrate the 5&8 throughout their lives. Today we will be highlighting two alumni sisters:

Kaetlin Rice - Kaet is a NICU nurse at the Connecticut Children’s Hospital. Kaet’s generosity, selflessness, and emotional poise is absolutely inspiring. Thank you for all that you do and all of the lives you have changed.

Emily Lowe - After years of dreaming to be a veterinarian, Emily is officially Dr.Lowe. Emily demonstrated tremendous persistence as she saw what she wanted and worked hard until she achieved it. Congratulations! We know you will do great things.

Welcome to our first installment of “Meet the Chapter Monday”, where each week we will get to know a different chapter f...
05/18/2020

Welcome to our first installment of “Meet the Chapter Monday”, where each week we will get to know a different chapter from across the country! Our first chapter is Alpha Omega:

College/University: Florida State University in Tallahassee Florida

Marching Band: The Marching Chiefs

Favorite Service event: “We have a Girl Scout day in the spring semester where we host the local Girl Scout troops and have activities for them to help them earn their music badge”

Favorite Bonding Activity: “We go on a weekend long sisters retreat in the spring semester where we do a lot of bonding activities and celebrate each other”

Fun Fact: “We were founded in the same year as our Psi Chapter back in 1955!”

“We’re heavily involved with our schools’ marching band the Marching Chiefs and we love to serve our other collegiate bands in any way possible.”

Huge thank you to our sisters down in Florida! MLITB💙🤍

In addition to our 15 sisters selected to be on the UMMB Ad Staff, 5 sisters were selected to lead the band as field sta...
05/11/2020

In addition to our 15 sisters selected to be on the UMMB Ad Staff, 5 sisters were selected to lead the band as field staff and 1 sister was selected to be a drum major! They are:

Zoë Stinson - Drum Major
Morgan Powers - Clarinet Field Staff
Nadia Stellabotte - Clarinet Field Staff
Abby McNeil - Trombone Field Staff
Bronwyn Tyler-Wall - Trombone Field Staff
Shannon Penney - Color Guard Rank Leader

Congratulation to all! We know you will do great things for the band!

Last set of meetings for the semester, and with our new sisters! Congrats GAMMA PHI!
04/26/2020

Last set of meetings for the semester, and with our new sisters! Congrats GAMMA PHI!

Our final MC is Max!“Max is a freshman biology major and is apart of iSTEP.  He is a fantastic member of the color guard...
04/25/2020

Our final MC is Max!
“Max is a freshman biology major and is apart of iSTEP. He is a fantastic member of the color guard and always brings 110% and the best attitude to rehearsal. He is from Bedford, Ma and is an Eagle Scout. Something really cool about Max is that even though he is a Bio major he also studies German here at UMass because half his family lives in Germany and he plans on studying abroad there! Over the course of Max's MC process I have seen him really come out of his shell. Max gives 100% to everything he does and I can't wait to see what he will accomplish as a sister.” - @shannonpenney43

Our next MC is Nissy!“Nissy is a freshman Biology major from Worcester, MA who is joining us from the flute section!  Ni...
04/24/2020

Our next MC is Nissy!

“Nissy is a freshman Biology major from Worcester, MA who is joining us from the flute section! Nissy is a traveler and has been to 9 countries and is fluent is 3 languages (English, Spanish, and Italian). Nissy is one of the hardest workers I've ever met. She's had a crazy workload through her entire MC semester and she is capable of handling everything that gets thrown her way. She's one of the kindest people I know and I can't wait to be able to say she is officially my sister!” - @shannonpenney43

Our next MC is Nadia!“Nadia is a psychology major of the tenor section hailing all the way from Cali. She's loves her fa...
04/23/2020

Our next MC is Nadia!

“Nadia is a psychology major of the tenor section hailing all the way from Cali. She's loves her family, and even spent time making super crafty postcards to send to her family throughout the year! Outside of band, she's an America Reads tutor in an elementary school! Nadia, you're an incredible addition to the fam. I'm so incredibly proud and in awe of your constant dedication, persistence, and thoughtfulness. I certainly have "surrounded myself with people better than me" by choosing you as my little, and I am certain that you and this Chapter will do big things for each other.” - @caro.li0n

Our next MC is Jackie!“Jackie is a freshman English Education major and a member of the Tenor Sax section! She is from R...
04/22/2020

Our next MC is Jackie!

“Jackie is a freshman English Education major and a member of the Tenor Sax section! She is from Ridgewood, New Jersey. Outside of band, you can usually find Jackie playing video games, drawing horses, or learning new instruments! I am so proud of how much she has grown throughout her process, I could not have asked for a better little. I cannot wait to call her my sister!” - @maeghan.nicole

Our next MC is Sarah!“Sarah is a sophomore Psychology major from Pennsylvania! She is a proud member of the UMMB Netline...
04/21/2020

Our next MC is Sarah!

“Sarah is a sophomore Psychology major from Pennsylvania! She is a proud member of the UMMB Netline and has an amazing passion for birds of prey! She loves cats and has an impressive collection of Pokémon cards. I am beyond proud of her as she is dedicated and passionate, kind to everyone and has the most positive outlook in every situation. She is without a doubt going to be an amazing addition to the sisterhood and I couldn’t have asked for a better little!! I’m so proud of you Sarah and I can’t wait to continue to take on the world of service together MLITB!” - Nadia Stellabotte

We are so lucky to have six amazing MCs who will soon be officially recognized as sisters! They are all kind, generous, ...
04/20/2020

We are so lucky to have six amazing MCs who will soon be officially recognized as sisters! They are all kind, generous, funny, and humble. Throughout the next few days, we will highlight each of the MCs on our Instagram and page! Our first MC is Andrea:

Andrea Contreras is a freshman Neuroscience major in the trombone section. She is from Hanover MA and likes to dance in her free time.
“I’m so proud of you for your dedication and commitment to this chapter, you bring so much sunshine everywhere you go. See an ideal, seize upon it, and follow it wherever you may go. I’ll always be your cheerleader” - @zoeguinevere

Congratulations to our newly elected officers!President: Melanie KirschVPM: Hannah PelletierVPS: Mikayla WilcoxSecretary...
04/07/2020

Congratulations to our newly elected officers!

President: Melanie Kirsch
VPM: Hannah Pelletier
VPS: Mikayla Wilcox
Secretary: Zoe Peritz
Treasurer: Marley Norton
ASH: Christina Purvis
Parliamentarian: Grace Simmons
AVPM: Laina Meagher

Bringing our senior spotlights to a close, we have our wonderful sister Nick!🌹💙“Nicholas Sargent joined TBS in the fall ...
04/01/2020

Bringing our senior spotlights to a close, we have our wonderful sister Nick!🌹💙
“Nicholas Sargent joined TBS in the fall of his freshman year. He is a psychology and English double major, and is a member of the Alto saxophone section in the marching band. Nick likes to travel, he has studied abroad in Ireland, and been to 7 countries total! As a long time member of TBS, Nick is always there to give advice and is someone you can count on to make your day a little brighter. We are so lucky to have Nick in our chapter, and cannot wait to see all that he accomplishes in the future.”

We cannot say thank you enough to all of our seniors and everything they have done for the chapter. Good luck out there, and remember that you are never alone. MLITB

Today’s senior spotlight is our amazing sister Amanda Bresnahan! 💙🌹“Amanda joined TBS in the fall of her freshmen year. ...
03/31/2020

Today’s senior spotlight is our amazing sister Amanda Bresnahan! 💙🌹

“Amanda joined TBS in the fall of her freshmen year. She has served the chapter as AVPM and Member at Large in her time here. As a trumpet player in the band, she also worked on Ad Staff during her band career. She graduated in December and has already started a job as a Healthcare Recruiter. We are so proud of her! Thanks for all you’ve done for the chapter and the band!” - @maevekilbride

Our next senior is our outstanding sister Angie!💙🌹“Angie has been serving the band as a sister of TBΣ since Spring of 20...
03/30/2020

Our next senior is our outstanding sister Angie!💙🌹
“Angie has been serving the band as a sister of TBΣ since Spring of 2017. She has also been on Ad Staff since then and assisted the band as co-manager for Band Day her junior and senior year! Her love and dedication is shown persistently through her diligence and service to the UMMB. The impact she has made on the band, the chapter, and myself is amazing. I know that wherever life leads, those she meets will be lucky to have her. I love her to death and I couldn’t have been more fortunate to have her as my big.” - @laura41167

Today’s senior spotlight is our lovely sister Lauren! 💙🌹“Lauren Foley joined TBS in Fall 2016. She is a Music Theory and...
03/29/2020

Today’s senior spotlight is our lovely sister Lauren! 💙🌹

“Lauren Foley joined TBS in Fall 2016. She is a Music Theory and Composition Major, and she has even landed a job working with a recording studio! We are so lucky to have Lauren in the chapter and can not wait to see what she achieves in the future!” - @zoeguinevere

Continuing with our senior spotlights, our next senior is Maura! 💙🌹“Maura Riel became a sister of TBSigma in Spring 2017...
03/27/2020

Continuing with our senior spotlights, our next senior is Maura! 💙🌹

“Maura Riel became a sister of TBSigma in Spring 2017. She will be graduating with a major in history and two minors, in music and classical civilizations! In her time at UMass, Maura marched in the UMMB, played in Symphony Band, was on Ad Staff, and served our chapter as AVPM and then VPM for two years, helping four membership classes become sisters! She has done so much for our chapter and especially her littles 💜. Fun fact: I ily her”.
- @lainameagher

" What is there not to say about the Fantastic Maura Riel! She is a go-getter, show stopper, and unstoppable force NOT to be messed with. She studies History with a minor in music and Classical Civilizations. Within TBS she has been AVMP for a semester and VPM for two years!! When Maura isn't doing official TBS business she is cooking some chaos at Frank (RIP) or the Cracker Barrel ( Old Time County Store ;)). Maura is a proud member of TBS and the path to her success is a clear highway. I am so proud to call her my big and excited to see the amazing feats she will tackle in her lifetime!" - @daddyrandorf_70

Happy 74th Founder’s Day! Here is to many more years of music and service. 🌹💙MLITB
03/26/2020

Happy 74th Founder’s Day! Here is to many more years of music and service. 🌹💙MLITB

Our next senior is Katie!💙🌹“Katie Fejes joined our chapter of TBS during her senior year of college and has remained an ...
03/25/2020

Our next senior is Katie!💙🌹
“Katie Fejes joined our chapter of TBS during her senior year of college and has remained an active sister during her first year of grad school at UMass. She is currently the Member at Large, and helps with so many different aspects of the band. Katie is such a light in the chapter and always makes people laugh! Love you Katie!” - @aly_kosteva

Our sister of today’s senior spotlight is Shannon! 💙🌹“Shannon Penney has been a sister of Tau Beta Sigma ever since she ...
03/24/2020

Our sister of today’s senior spotlight is Shannon! 💙🌹
“Shannon Penney has been a sister of Tau Beta Sigma ever since she arrived at UMass just two years ago! She transferred from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and started her process as a membership candidate in the Fall of 2018! Her class made a podium for a band in Amherst, and she helped a lot sewing a new Tau Beta Sigma tablecloth that we still use today! She climbed the ranks to become the secretary of our chapter and works hard every day to embody the characteristics that a sister should. She has inspired so many people in the band and so many people in the color guard, and we can't wait to see who else she inspires as her time at UMass comes to a close. She plans on taking on a lab position at UMass over the summer studying the nucleus of human cells that have progeria, a rare syndrome that causes a child's body to age fast. Then she plans on staying another semester with us to finish her degree in Biology. We wish you the best, Shannon! Keep on shining brighter every day!” - @jazzin.it.up

Our next senior is our wonderful sister Kat! 💙🌹“Kat has been a sister of TBS since the fall of her junior year and has s...
03/22/2020

Our next senior is our wonderful sister Kat! 💙🌹“Kat has been a sister of TBS since the fall of her junior year and has served the chapter as joint treasurer. She is graduating with a degree in nutrition and has already landed her dream job at WIC! She is an incredible person who is hardworking and determined. Can’t wait to see what more she can accomplish in the future.” ❤️ @ne.va

Our senior spotlight of the day is Paige Richmond! 🌹💙Paige Richmond has been a sister of Tau Beta Sigma since the fall o...
03/22/2020

Our senior spotlight of the day is Paige Richmond! 🌹💙

Paige Richmond has been a sister of Tau Beta Sigma since the fall of her sophomore year. She has served gallantly as the Secretary and the President for our chapter. As a tenor saxophonist in the marching band, she has been dedicated to serving the band and the chapter her entire time here at UMass. Paige is graduating with a degree in Kinesiology and has gotten into every graduate school program in Epidemiology she’s applied to. We are incredibly proud of her and we are ecstatic to see where she goes and all the amazing things she accomplishes!! - @nadiajean1998

The next sister on our senior spotlight is Caroline!💙🌹“Caroline DeCoste became a sister of TBS in the spring of their fr...
03/20/2020

The next sister on our senior spotlight is Caroline!💙🌹
“Caroline DeCoste became a sister of TBS in the spring of their freshman year. They have served as the Vice President for Service, District Convention Chair, and as the Assistant Vice President for Membership in their time as a sister. Caroline is graduating from UMass with a degree in psychology on the neuroscience track. Caroline has been an outstanding and enthusiastic band member, never failing to continue to find the joy in band and sharing it with others. We may be saying goodbye to Caro, but their impact on the sisters and so many other members of the band will remain for years.” -Grace Simmons

Today our senior spotlight is Shayna Lillis! 🌹💙“Shayna Lillis has been a sister of TBSigma since the fall of her sophomo...
03/19/2020

Today our senior spotlight is Shayna Lillis! 🌹💙

“Shayna Lillis has been a sister of TBSigma since the fall of her sophomore year. She is graduating from UMass this spring with a degree in engineering. Shayna has served as Ritual Chair, and as a mentor and friend to all of the sisters. We are sad to see her go, but know that she has a very bright future ahead of her!” - @maeghan.nicole

Our next senior spotlight goes to Jonas! 🌹💙”Jonas has been a member of TBS since 2017. He is a resource economics major ...
03/18/2020

Our next senior spotlight goes to Jonas! 🌹💙”Jonas has been a member of TBS since 2017. He is a resource economics major with a minor in political science. Jonas has been a member of the trombone section for 4 years. As well as being a member of the Honor Guard for 3 years, and Captain of the Honor Guard his senior year. After he graduates he is planning on joining the Peace Corps. Congratulations!” - @b.g.t.w

Although this year may have ended in a way we did not expect, there are still 15 amazing seniors in our chapter who will...
03/17/2020

Although this year may have ended in a way we did not expect, there are still 15 amazing seniors in our chapter who will be graduating this spring. They have all contributed so much to the chapter, and have made it what it is today. For the next few weeks, we will recognize the seniors and the amazing impact they have had on us. Our first senior spotlight goes to Alison Phillips: 🌹
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🌹 “Ali has been a sister of TBS since the spring of her freshman year. She has served as Alumni Secretary and Historian as well as one of the clarinet field staff this past year. Ali graduated in the fall with a degree in mathematics but will not be going too far since she is going to grad school here at UMass! We are sad to see her go but so excited to see everything she will achieve in the future!” 💙- @zoe_peritz

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110 Grinnell Way
Amherst, MA
01003

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President: Kaetlin Rice Vice President of Membership: Maura Riel Vice President of Service: Caroline DeCoste Secretary: Paige Richmond Treasurer: Zoe Stinson Alumni Relations & Historian: Emily Saunders Parliamentarian: Madeline Maciag Chapter Sponsor: Stephanie Vinci Faculty Advisors: Thom Hannum and Timothy Anderson

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