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Director Activities

Dr. Frank Tracz, Director of Bands 

2016 Activities

State/Regional

Speaker, Mortor Board Leadership Conf. Feb. 19, 2016.

SPOTLIGHT – K-State, March 1, 2016.

PLS, Rose Hill HS, Jan. 13, 2016.

Clinician, Rose Hill HS, Jan. 13, 2016.

Clinician, Olathe Band Festival, Apr. 16, 2016.

Speaker,   School of Vet. Med. Conf.  June 7, 2016.

Clinician, Goddard H.S. Jan. 12, 2016

PLS, Wichita Schools, Jan. 12, 2016

PLS, LeRoy H.S. Feb. 17, 2016

Speaker,  Blue Key Leadership Sessions, Jan. 16, 2016.

Conductor, Beloit Lg. Band, Feb. 1, 2016

Speaker, Blue Key Conference, Feb. 8, 2016.

Speaker, KSU, Leadership Planning Com. Conf. Mar. 23, 2016.

PLS, Medicine Lodge HS, Mar. 24, 2016.

Speaker, Chase Cty HS Honors banquet, Apr. 25. 2016.

Clinician,  Doane College bands, Feb. 18, 2016.

Clinician, Clearwater HS, Jan. 14, 2016.

Lecture, L.E.A.D.S. March 22 and 24, 2016.

Conductor, Beloit Honor Band, Feb. 8, 2016.

Speaker, Sophomores Only, KSU Union, Apr. 16, 2016

Clinician, Seaman H.S.  Apr. 8, 2016

Clinician, Wamego HS, Apr. 6, 2016

Clinician, Derby HS, Feb. 26, 2016

Speaker, Clovia, Feb. 10, 2016.

PLS,  BVNHS, Apr.26,2016.

PLS, BVNHS, Apr. 28,2016.

Wildcat Warm Up, KSU, June 11,18,25,2016.

Clinician, Buhler H.S. Apr. 4, 2016

Clinician,  Valley Center HS, March 21, 2016.

Speaker, PLS, Inman Com. Found. Apr. 23, 2016

Clinic, Manhattan HS, March 1, 2016

Clinic,  Wichita West HS,  Apr. 6, 2016

Speaker, S.C. Kansas Alumni Club, Apr. 19, 2016.

Speaker, Theta Xi Frat. March 30, 2016

Speaker,  Ellinwood HS Commencement, May 8, 2016.

Clinic, Washburn Rural HS, March 28, 2016

Clinic, Campus HS, March 21, 2016

Clinic, Valley Center HS, March 21, 2016.

Clinic, St. Marys HS, Mar. 30, 2016

Adjudicator, Missouri Conference Band Selection Com. June 23, 2016.

Speaker, Acacia Fraternity, April 13, 2016

Speaker, FFA Conference, June 2, 2016

Speaker, Flint Hills Regional Leadership Council,  JC, May 6, 2016.

Conductor, S.E.K.M.E.A.  Honor Band, Dec. 3, 2016

 

NATIONAL

Conductor, Oklahoma Honor Band, Jan. 8-10, 2016.

Conductor, N. Iowa University, Feb. 11-13, 2016.

Performance, Wind Ens.  Foothill HS, Las Vegas, Nv. March, 2016.

Session , Iowa Band Masters Conf. DesMoines, Iowa, Mayy11-14,2016.

Clinician, Con-Selmer Institute, June 12-15, 2016.

Speaker/Clinician, NASMD Conference, Mar. 30-31, 2016.

Speaker/Clinician.  TBD Eckroth Music, Minnesota, Jul. 27, 2016

CBDNA Performance, Wind Ens.  March 18, 2016

Fresno Wind Festival Performance, Mar.12,2016.

West Coast Tour, March 9-18, 2016.

Conductor,  Austin Symphonic Band, April 3, 2016

Conductor, Packard Concert Band,  Niles, Ohio, Aug. 7, 2016

Clinician, Conn-Selmer/WSMDA, Aug 10-13, 2016.

 

INTERNATIONAL

Speaker/Clinician, N.A.S.M.D. Conference,  Orlando, Fla. Mar. 30, 2016.

 

COORDINATOR, CAMPS/CLINICS

Central States Marching Festival, October 24, 2016.

Concert Band Clinic, January, 2016

 

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES

Oboe Search Com. 2016

 

COMMUNITY

Pep Band, Hanover, Ks.  Carnival, June 245, 2016.

 

Director, Manhattan Municipal Band

 

FUND RAISING

6th Annual M.P.S. Golf Tournament, June 19, 2016.

 

HONORS and AWARDS

Sudler Trophy, Sept. 19, 2015.

CBDNA Wind Ensemble Performance, March, 2016.

KMEA Wind Ens. Performance, Feb. 2016

Fresno State Wind Festival Performance, March, 2016.

Presenter, KSU Spotlight, March 1, 2016.

Professorial Achievement Award,  2016

 

Don Linn, Assistant Director of Bands 

2015 Activities

Awards

KSUMB awarded Sudler Trophy, Sep 2015

Conference Participation/Presentations:

Presentation to Athletics Staff and all K-State coaches, Feb 26, 2015

National CBDNA Conference Performance Presentation, K-State Marching Band, Nashville, TN, April 2015

National CBDNA Athletic Band Conference Presentation, Recruiting and Retention, Ft. Collins, CO, May 2015

Developing the Leaders Around You, K-State Leadership and Auxiliary Camp, July 2015

Kansas Bandmasters Association Convention, Wichita, KS, July, 2015

K-State Band Presentation, Wichita Catbackers Summer Event, July 2015

Offices Held:

Secretary, Big 12 Band Director’s Association, 2010 - Present

Committee Member, K-State Athletics North East Endzone Planning, April 2015

Assistant Director, Manhattan Municipal Band, Summer 2015

Director/Coordinator, K-State Summer Music Camp, June 2015

Director/Coordinator, K-State Summer Leadership and Auxiliary Camp, July 2015

Committee Member, K-State Open House Planning Committee, College of Arts and Sciences

Committee Member, K-State Campaign Planning Committee, College of Arts and Sciences

Guest Conducting/Adjudication

K-State Band Day/Sudler Day Band - Including 22 High School Bands, Sep 2015

Adjudication, Ark City, Akalalah, Oct, 2015 Parade and Field Show Judge

NWKMEA District HS Band, Guest Conductor, Dec 2015

Clinician:

Clinic at Rock Creek, Feb 2015

Clinic at Nemaha Central, Mar 2015

Washburn Rural Clinic, April 2015

Riley Co Clinic, April 2015

Manhattan High Clinic, April 2015

Ark City Clinic, August 2015

CSMF - Clinic for 7 different high school bands, Oct, 2015

Junction City Clinic, Oct, 2015

Creative:

Drill/Marching Show Design - Washburn Rural High School, July 2015

Drill/Marching Show Design - Kansas State University, Space, Sep. 2015

Drill/Marching Show Design - Kansas State University,Let’s Dance, Sep/October 2015

Drill/Marching Show Design - Kansas State University, Queen, November 2015

Arrangement - ‘Star Trek, To Boldly Go’ Giacchino, arr. Linn, August 2015

Arrangement - ‘Thriller’ , Jackson, arr. Linn, August 2015

Arrangement - ‘Bad’, Jackson, arr. Linn, August 2015

Arrangement - ‘Billie Jean’, Jackson, arr. Linn, August 2015

Arrangement - ‘Treasure/Uptown Funk’, Mars,Ronson, arr. Linn, Sep 2015 

Ensemble Performances (away from K-State)

K-State Marching Band, Alamo Bowl and related events,San Antonio, TX, Jan. 2015

K-State Basketball Band, Big 12 Women’s Tournament, Dallas, TX, Mar. 2015

K-State Basketball Band, Big 12 Men’s Tournament, Kansas City, MO, Mar. 2015

K-State Wind Ensemble, NY Central Park Performance, New York, NY, Apr. 2015

K-State Wind Ensemble, NYIMF Carnegie Hall Performance, New York, NY, Apr. 2015

K-State Basketball Band, Sprint Center Missouri Game, Kansas City, MO, Nov. 2015

K-State Basketball Band, Sprint Center UNC Game, Kansas City, MO, Nov. 2015

K-State Basketball Band, Intrust Bank Arena, Colorado State Game, Wichita, KS, Dec. 2015

Articles/Other

A&S Letters, ‘A Major Key’, by Megan Saunders, Winter 2015

K-Stater Magazine, ‘Point of Pride’ , K-State Communications and Marketing, Spring 2015

Halftime Magazine, ‘Direct From..’ by Mitchell King, March/April 2015

K-Stater Magazine, ‘Carnegie Hall’, June 2015

Interview with Pat Sheridan, Banddirector.Com, October, 2015

Manhattan Mercury Article, ‘Tuning Up’, by Lea Skene, Oct. 25, 2015

Mentioned in numerous Sudler Trophy articles and press releases, Jan - Sep. 2015

Helped organize and raise funds for Marching Pride Scholars Golf Tournament, June, 2015

Trumpet Soloist, Manhattan Municipal Band, June 2015

Regular guest trumpet artist, First United Methodist Church, Manhattan, KS