Welcome to K-State Bands! If you are a prospective band member and would like more information complete our online prospective member form found on the left side of this page, call us at 785-532-3816, or schedule a campus visit!
The KSUMB performed at the Houston Inspiration and Innovation event this past weekend and had the opportunity to meet and speak with General Richard Myers, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, K-State Alumnus, and Interim President of Kansas State University!
Click HERE to sign up for the 2016-17 K-State Color Guard Auditions!
Click HERE to sign up for the 2016-17 K-State Classy Cat Auditions!
Click HERE to sign up for the 2016-17 K-State Twirler Auditions!
2016 Summer Camps at K-State
2016 Music Camp will be June 12 - 16
2016 Leadership/Auxiliary Camp will be July 10 - 13
Perdaris Classy Cat Scholarships
Amanda Perdaris is proud of her time as a K-State student. Her classes in the College of Arts & Sciences were meaningful and her instructors were inspiring, but her favorite memories involve K-State games.
Perdaris wasn’t in the stands. Rather, she was on the sidelines, court or the field as a Classy Cat.
“My entire K-State experience was exceptional, but the opportunity to develop personally and professionally with Dr. Tracz and the Marching Band as a Classy Cat was the experience of a lifetime.”
So moved by her Classy Cat experience, Perdaris has opted to create an endowed scholarship that benefits Classy Cat leaders. Her gift includes both cash for current scholarships plus an endowed fund to ensure long-term support.
”There is no other experience on campus that combines a nearly 400 member team, dedication to perfection, and constant focus that develops poise. I want others to gain the experiences that help me grow and gain confidence that has benefited me daily since I left Manhattan.”
The first four Amanda Perdaris Classy Cat Marching Band Scholarships will be awarded this fall.
“Amanda set a terrific example when she was on our squad and she is continuing that leadership,” said Dr. Frank Tracz, director of the Marching Band. “Unfortunately, some students leave the band based on financial limitations, and Amanda’s scholarship will both help bridge the financial gap and provide strong Classy Cat leadership.”
“Creating my scholarship was remarkably easy and exceptionally meaningful,” Perdaris said. “I challenge my teammates – and anyone who supports the band and appreciates their exceptionalism – to step forward. Under the leadership of Dr. Tracz and Mr. Linn, we have a great band and scholarships will help keep it that way.”
For help creating a scholarship for any section or group, contact Dr. Tracz at email@example.com or call 785-532-3816.
Important Dates for Fall 2016
Band Director Day - September 17th
Band Day - September 24th
Tuba Day - TBA
Central States Marching Festival Featuring the Boston Brass - October 15th
Keeping checking our website for details, information, and registration.
CBC XXIII IS IN THE BOOKS!!!
Please join us next year from January 20th - 22nd for CBC XXIV!
The Phillip W. Hewett Marching Band Alumni Scholarship
GOAL: $75,000 to endow the three drum major positions
HOW TO DONATE: Please give generously by check, gift, stock transfer, or pledge:
KSU Foundation http://www.found.ksu.edu 1-800-432-1578
Designate your contribution: ‘Hewett Scholarship’ / Fund Number: Q 69198