ABBA Seeks New Members For Board of Directors

Kevin J. Sabolcik

Election Chair

The Alumni Blue Band Association seeks nominations for its Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of 15 alumni members. Five seats up for election in December. The three-year terms will run from January 2021 through December 2023. 

Interested ABBA members are encouraged to self-nominate or to nominate a friend. Board members need not be in the State College area as our Board meetings have included virtual attendance since well before COVID-19 restrictions. Current Board members reside in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, and Delaware. We particularly need ABBA members who graduated in the last 10 years to step up as that era is currently under-represented. ABBA could use fresh ideas and needs to get more younger members involved in ABBA operations.

To run for a seat, submit a candidate statement to me at by December 4, 2020. The statement should include:

  • Name¬†
  • City, State
  • Years at Penn State, Degree(s), Other Degrees, Licenses, etc. as appropriate.
  • Years in the Band, Instrument, Groups (Marching, Pep Band, POTL, etc.).
  • Experience in Blue Band and Alumni Band participation, leadership, and relevant experience in similar organizations.
  • A brief statement as to why you want to be on the Board, how do you envision yourself contributing to ABBA and the current Penn State Athletic Bands program.

Your statement will be published on the ballot sent to all eligible members. This is a private election so only voting members will see your statement, not the general public. If you have questions, please contact me at or by phone at 410-370-8153.


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