IS Tau Beta Sigma for me?
Do you have a passion for music? Did you have leadership roles in high school band? Are you looking for a way to get further involved in the UF bands? Are you looking for a family within a family?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then Tau Beta Sigma could be for you! We encourage you to come out to our recruitment events every fall and spring semester to learn more about our organization. Recruitment schedules will be posted near the start of every semester on this site as well as through Facebook. Make sure to follow us there for more up-to-date information! Attending recruitment events is the best way to find out for yourself if Tau Beta Sigma is right for you. We hope to see you there!
Frequently asked questions
What are the requirements to join?
Any student of any major at the University of Florida or Santa Fe in good standing can join. Every active member is required to maintain a 2.0 GPA and be enrolled in a band class. This can include Gator Marching Band, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and Concert Bands. Santa Fe bands are also included in the enrollment requirement.
What is "the candidate process"?
To gain active membership, prospective members must first go through the candidate process. It is an 8-10 week process (so it lasts throughout most of the semester) that serves as a way for candidate members to test out what it is like to be a full Sister in Tau Beta Sigma.
How can i become a candidate?
To be considered for candidacy, you must meet the requirements of membership as stated in the first question. You must also come to at least two recruitment events at the beginning of the semester.
what is kappa kappa psi?
Kappa Kappa Psi is our brother organization, meaning they also serve the University of Florida bands. We have similar principles and beginnings, but different national leadership and history. Our chapters are run independently of one another, and each chapter has its own distinct traditions. We do often work together and work to achieve similar goals. You can find their website here.
if Tau beta sigma is a sorority, why are there males in it?
At the University of Florida, both Tau Beta Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi are Co-Ed, meaning any gender can join our organizations. All members of Tau Beta Sigma are referred to as "sisters" and all members of Kappa Kappa Psi are referred to as "brothers". Not all chapters at every university follow this guideline, but it is a common practice.
What service projects does Tau Beta sigma do?
Our service projects include field lining, chair setups, hosting concert receptions, distributing Gator Band gear, moving equipment, and community outreach. We have day-to-day projects as well as bigger projects that happen once a month. These bigger projects can include cleaning the music building locker room, helping host state FBA music performance assessment, and more!
IS there a monetary requirement?
Yes, there are both national and chapter dues. National dues, which are collected during the fall, are $100. Chapter dues are collected in the spring and can vary depending on chapter needs, but are usually less than $75.
Have any more Questions?
Feel free to ask any sister! We are all often wearing letters, and chances are there is sister in your section. We are all here to answer any more questions you might have. Also, make sure to take a look at the "About Us" tab where you can find more in-depth information about the organization. We hope to see you soon!