Director Activites

Dr. Frank Tracz, Director of Bands 
2011 Activities

State/Regional

Lecturer, Presidential Leadership Speaker, Seaman High School, Topeka, KS, Nov 21, 2011
Lecturer, Presidential Leadership Speaker, Manhattan High School, Manhattan, KS, Dec 2, 2011
Lecturer, Presidential Leadership Speaker, Atchison HS, Atchison, KS, December 8, 2011
Lecturer, Presidential Leadership Speaker, Blue Valley Southwest High School, Overland Park KS, November 18, 2011
Lecturer, Presidential Leadership Speaker, Bishop Miege High School, Shawnee Mission KS, November 16, 2011
Clinician, Lansing High School, Lansing KS, November 11, 2011
Lecturer, Presidential Leadership Speaker, Wamego Middle School, Wamego KS, November 9, 2011
Lecturer, Presidential Leadership Speaker, Wheatland High School, Grainfield KS, November 5, 2011
Guest Speaker, Blue Key Leadership Conference, KSU, Manhattan KS, November 3, 2011
Lecturer, Presidential Leadership Speaker, Piper High School, Kansas City, KS, October 28, 2011
Lecturer, Presidential Leadership Speaker, Hiawatha High School, Hiawatha KS, October 26, 2011
Lecturer, Presidential Leadership Speaker, Nemaha Valley High School, Seneca KS, October 21, 2011
Clinician, Maize High School, Maize KS, October 20, 2011
Guest Speaker, Kappa Omicron WV Banquet, KSU, Manhattan KS, October 16, 2011
Clinician, Salina South High School, Salina KS, October 14, 2011
Lecturer, Presidential Leadership Speaker, Manhattan High School, Manhattan KS, October 13, 2011
Lecturer, Presidential Leadership Speaker, Shawnee Heights High School, Tecumseh, KS, October 12, 2011
Clinician, Shawnee Heights High School, Tecumseh KS, October 11, 2011
Guest Conductor, Student Foundation Meeting, KSU Foundation, Manhattan, KS, October 9, 2011
Clinician, Buhler High School, Buhler KS, October 6, 2011
Clinician, Seaman High School, Topeka KS, October 4, 2011
Clinician, Junction City High School, Junction City KS, October 4, 2011
Clinician, Bonner Springs Marching Festival, Bonner Springs, KS, September 22, 2011
Lecturer, Presidential Leadership Speaker, Atchison HS, Atchison, KS, September 21, 2011
Lecturer, Presidential Leadership Speaker, Mill Creek M.S., Lenexa, KS, September 16, 2011
Lecturer, Presidential Leadership Speaker, St. Teresa's Academy for Girls, Kansas City, KS, September 9, 2011
Clinician, Student Leaders Clinic, Salina South/SE of Saline High Schools, Salina KS, August 4, 2011
Coordinator:  “1st Annual MPS Golf Tournament”, Topeka KS, July 28, 2011
Clinician, ‘Total Band Director’, Senensy Music, Wichita, KS, July 25, 2011
Coordinator:  Marching Pride Scholarship Telefund, KSU, July 20-21, 2011
Guest Speaker, Alumni Association Recruiting, Eureka, KS, July 14, 2011
Guest Speaker, Alumni Association Recruiting, Paola, KS, July 11, 2011
Guest Clinician, “Wildcat Warm Up”, June 18, 2011
Clinician, “American Band College”, June 19-21, 2011
Guest Speaker, 73rd Annual Conference for Veterinarians, Student Union, K-State, Manhattan KS, June 7, 2011
Lecturer, Presidential Leadership Speaker, Blue Valley North, Overland Park, KS, May 12, 2011
Awardees, “Paula Crider University Director Award, TBS, KSU, May 4, 2011
Guest Speaker, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Student Chapter, KSU Student Union, Manhattan KS, April 28, 2011
Awardees, Blue Key Honor Society, KSU, April 18, 2011
Guest Lecturer, sophomores only, KSU Open House, Manhattan KS, April 16, 2011.
Clinician, Washburn Rural High School, Topeka KS, April 12, 2011
Lecturer, Presidential Leadership Speaker, Wilson High School Banquet, Wilson KS, March 31, 2011
Clinician, McClouth High School, McClouth, KS, March 31, 2011
Lecturer, Blue Key Honor Society, 2 Sessions, KSU, March 14, 2011
Clinician, Lawrence Free State High School, Lawrence, KS, March 10, 2011
Guest Clinician, Ell-Saline High School, Brookville, KS, March 3, 2011
Guest Speaker, KSU Education Majors Council, KSU, March 1, 2011
Guest Speaker, Catalyst, KSU, February 28, 2011
PLS Lecture, Halstead High School, Halstead, KS February 23, 2011
Guest Clinician, Halstead High School Band Clinic, Halstead KS, February 23, 2011
Guest Speaker, FFA Leadership Conference, Chapman High School, Chapman, KS February 23, 2011
Guest Speaker, Wichita Business Banquet, Wichita KS, February 14, 2011
Guest Speaker, Wichita Rotary Conference, Wichita KS, February 11, 2011
Lecturer, Presidential Leadership Speaker, Wichita East High School, 3 sessions, Wichita KS, February 11, 2011
Guest Speaker, Delta Upsilon, K-State, Manhattan KS, February 9, 2011
Conductor, Maryland Honor band, February 4-7, 2011
Clinician, Lawrence Free State High School, Lawrence KS, February 1, 2011
Clinician, Missouri Music Ed Conference, January 27, 28, 2011
Lecturer, Presidential Leadership Speaker, Stockton Schools Teachers, Stockton KS, January 17, 2011
Conductor, Central OK Honor Band, Norman OK, January 7-8, 2011
Lecturer, Presidential Leadership Speaker, Mill Creek Schools, Mill Creek, KS, January 5, 2011

 

National

Guest Conductor, Northwest Missouri Honor Band, Kearney, MO, December 10, 2011
Clinician, “Total Band Director”, St Paul, Minnesota, August 10, 2011
Guest Speaker, Alumni Association Recruiting, Denver, CO, July 30, 2011
Clinician, Platte City High School, Platte City, MO, July 19, 2011
Guest Clinician, Conn-Selmar Institute, South Bend IN, June 12-15, 2011
Adjudicator, World of Funs, Kansas City, MO, May 14, 2011
Guest Conductor, University of Wyoming, Riverton, WY, April 13-14, 2011
Guest Conductor, Doane College, Crete, NE, April 9-10, 2011
Clinician, U.T.E.P. Honor Band, El Paso, TX, April 6-8, 2011
Guest Clinician/Conductor, Mountain View High School, Vancouver, WA, March 21-22, 2011
In-service Clinician, Conn-Selmar Institute, Chillicothe, IL, March 18, 2011
Conductor, Montgomery County Honor Band, Bethesda, MD, February 3-5, 2011 
Director, KSUMB Pinstripe Bowl, New York, NY, Dec 26, 2010

 

International
Clinician, lecturer, Midwest Clinic Conference, Chicago, IL, Dec 14, 2011
Clinician, Conn Selmer, 2011

Coordinator Camps/Clinics
Central States Marching Festival, 4300 students/37 Bands, KSU, October 15, 2011
Band Day, 2000 students/ 22 Bands, KSU, September 17, 2011
Band Director Day, 75 band director’s & Spouses, September 3, 2011
Leadership & Auxiliary Camp, KSU, July 10-13, 2011
Summer Music Camp, KSU, June 12-16, 2011
Concert Band Clinic 17, KSU, January 21-23, 2011

Awards
            Alumni Association “Wildcat Pride” Award, October 7, 2011
            Tau Beta Sigma Paula Crider Award, 2011

 

Community
            Director, Manhattan Municipal Band, Manhattan KS, May – July 2011
            Chair, Arts and Humanities Advisory Board, City of Manhattan KS, May 3, 2011

 

Mr. Donald P. Linn, Assistant Director of Bands 
2011 Activities

State/Regional

Guest Conductor, Garden City Kansas 6th Grade Honor Band - February 2011 
Guest Clinician and Judge, Twin Valley Music League Festival - March 2011 
Judge, Wichita Public Schools Concert Festival - March 2011 
Judge, Kansas State Large Group – Ensemble,  Kansas City - April 2011 
Judge, Kansas State Large Group – Ensemble, Topeka - April 2011 
Director, Kansas Boy’s State Band - June 2011 
Assistant Director – K-State Summer Music Camp - June 2011 
Presenter – K-State Summer Music Symposium - June 2011 
Assistant Director – K-State Bands Leadership and Auxiliary Camp - July 2011
Assistant Coordinator - K-State Bands Golf Tournament - July 2011 
Guest Conductor,  Kansas Bandmaster’s Association Literature Reading Session - July 2011 
3 Time Clinician – Washburn Rural High School Marching Band - Summer/Fall 2011 
Judge – Dodge City Marching Festival - October 2011 
Judge - Hiawattha Halloween Parade - October 2011 
Clinician – Junction City High School Marching Band - October 2011 
Clinician – 5 Kansas City Area High School Marching Bands, Bonner Springs HS Marching Festival 
Clinician – Shawnee Heights High School Marching Band - October 2011 
Clinician – 9 High School Bands during the Central States Marching Band Festival - October 2011 
Presenter, KMEA - Common Mistakes for Young Conductors and Directors - February 24, 2012 
Presenter, KMEA - Teaching Musical Expression Across Different Content Areas - February 24, 2012 
Drill Writer - K-State Marching Band - Summer/Fall 2011
Drill Writer - Washburn Rural High School Marching Band - Summer/Fall 2011
Arranger - K-State Marching Band - Summer/Fall 2011 

National

Conference Participant:  National CBDNA Conference, Seattle, Washington - March 2011 
Guest Conductor, Southwest District Honor Conference Band, Webb City High School, Missouri - January 14, 2012
Guest Conductor, Pioneer Conference Honor Band, Wymore, Nebraska - January 16, 2012

Offices Held

Secretary, Big XII Band Director’s Association

Awards

Honorary Member - Kappa Kapp Psi - May 2011
Honorary Member - Tau Beta Sigma - December 2011

Community

Trumpet, Manhattan Municipal Band, Manhattan, KS - July 2012