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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! 

KSUMB SHOES!
There has been some question as to what constitutes appropriate shoes for the KSUMB.  We know many of you have your own pair from high school or your previous ensemble so here's what you need to know:
1. The shoes must be clean and in working order.  No rips, major scuffs, or other overly worn parts of the shoe will be accepted.
2. They must be a MARCHING SPECIFIC shoe with a ROLLED HEEL
2. MOST IMPORTANTLY the shoes MUST have a gap or notch in the arch of the shoe to accommodate spats.  If the shoe is flat the spats will be rubbed and ripped apart the first time wearing them. 
Here are some pictures of appropriate shoes:
Shoe 1Shoe 2

 

Join the 2016 KSUMB - Click HERE to Complete the 2016 KSUMB Membership Confirmation Form!!!

 

Click HERE to Download the 2016 Secondary Uniform PDF

 

Click Here for 2016 - 2017 Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Concert Band, Brass Ensemble, and Woodwind Ensemble Audition Information.

Check out the article ESPN posted highlighting the greatest pregame traditions in college football... You just might find the band we all know and love featured prominently!

Best Pregame Traditions in College Football

Frank Tracz gets inducted into the Conn-Selmer Institute Hall of Fame

Dr. Frank Tracz, Director of Bands and professor of music, was inducted into the Conn-Selmer Institute Hall of Fame this past Tuesday. The Conn-Selmer Institute is a three and a half day professional development conference for college students, directors, and music program leaders held every June on the beautiful campus of Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana. CSI equips current and future music educators with practical skills and relevant strategies addressing current trends in music education. The curriculum is comprised of inspiring workshops led by world-class clinicians.

Dr. Tracz has been on the faculty at the Conn-Selmer Institute every summer since 2006. He remains active as a conductor, clinician, and educator for Conn-Selmer throughout the year. Several K-State graduate and undergraduate students attended this past week’s institute where they collaborated with music educators and music professionals from all across the country.

Conn-Selmer is the leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur, and professional use. They are currently the largest American musical instrument manufacturer. Their education division seeks to support band directors and students all over the world improve their classrooms, refine their musicianship, and inspire passionate teaching.

Beat Cancer

The KSUMB's Beat Cancer Formation was just featured in the most recent issue of K-State's Conquest Magazine. Check out the online version here. Let's Beat Cancer!

 

2016 Summer Camps at K-State - Registrations are open!!

 

2016 Leadership/Auxiliary Camp will be July 10 - 13
This is a great camp for Drum Majors, Section Leaders, Percussion, and Guard. You do not have to be a formal leader in your band to attend. This camp is open to students grades 9 - 12.
2016 Leadership and Auxiliary Camp Registration

Come play with "The Pride at the K-State Marching Band Tuba/Euphonium Day on October 8th!  Register HERE!

All high school Tuba/Euphonium players are welcome to spend a day with the KSUMB. Live the life of a K-State Horn as you experience Gameday with the K-State Marching Band! Interact with the KSUMB, take part in the traditions, attend a special clinic, and perform at halftime for over 50,000 fans.  A free ball cap and t-shirt will be provided to each participant. A certain amount of discount tickets will be available to parents. This even is FREE for all participants.  A TENTATIVE schedule can be found HERE.

Congratulations to the new members of the 2016-17 Pride Auxiliaries!  TwirlersClassy Cats, and Colorguard

Important Dates for Fall 2016

Band Director Day - September 17th

Band Day - September 24th

Tuba/Euphonium Day - October 8th

Central States Marching Festival Featuring the Boston Brass - October 15th

Keeping checking our website for details, information, and registration.