|VICE PRESIDENT||Kyle Scholl|
|GREY BATON EDITOR||Ben Hammond|
A Bit About ETA CHAPTER!!!
The oldest chapter in the North Central District, Eta Chapter, was founded at THE Ohio State University on April 26, 1933 as an outgrowth of an earlier organization known as the Grey Baton. Eta serves the university bands in several ways, from Band Center clean-ups to providing the OSUMB with practice grays, we've provided the now defunct Repertory Band with music folders and helped advertise upcoming concerts of the wind symphony and concert bands. A band yearbook published by Eta, The Script Ohio Book, was a staple of the OSUMB until 1965. In 1989 Script Ohio: 110 Years of The Ohio State University Marching Band, was released in commeration of the original yearbook. Currently, a revised and updated Script Ohio book is in the works and slated to be published within the next couple centuries! The Script Ohio book is not the only publication of this chapter. Every college football gameday, Eta publishes the Grey Baton newsletter for the OSUMB. Currently, meetings are held every Monday evening to review policies, discuss/plan upcoming events, and share in our brotherhood.
Eta has held numerous leadership
positions within the fraternity, both on the district and national levels,
J. Lee Burke - Grand President (1926-1927)
Derrick Mills - National Chapter Field Representative (2000-2002); National Vice President for Student Affairs (2003-2005)
Derrick Mills - Vice President for Projects (1997-1998); NCDAA Vice President of Recruitment (2000)
S. Tucker Ranft - Vice President of Colonization and Membership (2001-2002)
Chapter Improvement Award - 1998
Superior Achievement Award - 1998, 1999
Kadenza Co-Host Chapter (with Chi) - 1999
Derrick Mills - 1999 J. Lee Burke Award for Outstanding Service to the NCD
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ETA'S PLANS FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR
Eta's major project right now is to create a current edition of the OSUMB History Book, called the Script Ohio Book. We also plan to carry on our traditional service projects, such as the Band Dance, co-hosted with our sisters of Chi. We also plan to help out with the OSUMB's annual Junior/Senior night in the spring for prospective students.
We also plan to continue selling OSUMB practice greys, band jackets, flags, and other OSUMB paraphernalia, as well as a bowl order to cap off the season. We're planning several brotherhood events as well, such as a movie night and a camping trip. This season, we'll once again be organizing our "Sports Club" trip for the marching band and we will be attending the OSU/Indiana game in Bloomington. We'll also be looking to purchase a professional carpet cleaner to keep our new bandroom beautiful and clean!