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Cat Band

"Playing in the CatBand has been an extremely rewarding experience. Not only do I get to "rock out" to some great tunes, but we have the opportunity to watch some of the best college basketball the NCAA has to offer."
Michael Sturd
Music Education

The "CatBand" is a group that plays during men's and women's basketball games, as well as other events in the community to energize the Wildcat Nation!!  

The CatBand is under the direction of Mr. Don Linn.

Cat Band Auditions:

2016/2017 Cat Band Auditions

Basketball Season is just right around the corner and so are Cat Band Auditions! The Cat Band Basketball Band plays for Men's and Women's Home Basketball Games. It is a great experience and a very fun group to be a part of. With this year's projected basketball success there is also a very real possibility of NCAA Tournament Travel. We will also be playing tournaments in Wichita, Kansas City, the Men's Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City, and the Big 12 Women's Tournament in Oklahoma City! The Rehearsals are just two short mini-camps in October and the band is divided into two bands of equal strength.

Cat Band Mini Camp Dates:

Thurs, Oct. 20th, 8:00pm - 9:30pm (All Faiths Chapel)

Mon, Oct. 24th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm (All Faiths Chapel)

First Games: 

Woodwind and Brass Auditions: (Auditions held in Mr. Linn's Office - McCain 226. Sign up for a time slot at McCain 226 Bulletin Board)

Tues, Oct. 4th, 8:30am - Noon, 1pm - 2:30pm, 8pm - 9:30pm

Wed, Oct. 5th, 9:30am - 1pm, 7pm - 9pm

Thurs, Oct. 6th, 10:30am - Noon, 1pm - 2:30pm

Wind and Brass Audition Requirements:

Wildcat Victory (please prepare your desired part - does not need to be memorized)


Clarinet 1,  2

Alto Sax

Tenor Sax

Trumpet 1 ,  2,  3


Trombone 1,  2

Baritone TC,  BC


Drum and Bass Auditions will be held (you must attend all dates.Sign up for a Oct. 10th time slot at McCain 226 Bulletin Board):


PRELIM Round - Monday, 10/10/16 - All Drum and Bass Players must attend. 7:30 - 9:30pm in McCain 204 (Kirmser Hall) Sign up for a time out side of 201

Round 1 - Thurs, Oct. 20th, 8:00pm - 9:30pm (All Faiths Chapel)

Round 2 - Mon, Oct. 24th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm (All Faiths Chapel)

Drum Set Audition Requirements:

1. Prepare from recording: Wildcat Victory (Fight Song) - Soft and Strong Version

2. Billie Jean (please prepare and perform your own drum set part) - Recording - Score

Bass Audition Requirements:

1. Prepare: Wildcat Victory (Fight Song) - from tuba part (read up one octave)

2. Jungle Love: Find Tuba part and prepare (read up one octave)


Cat Band Seating Chart (Section 25 - South Bramlage)