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Kansas State Concert Band

The Concert Band, directed by graduate staff, performs some of the finest literature written for concert bands. Students are exposed to traditional "core" literature and some of the finest new music for concert band. Concert Band provides an excellent experience for many music majors and non-majors as well as a valuable podium time for graduate teaching assistants in the Music Education/Wind Conducting Masters Degree program.

Auditions for the 2016-2017 Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Concert Band, Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble

More Detailed Information and Excerpts Coming Soon.

Music Will be posted August 1st

Required: Prepare Piece, Scales as Requested, Sight Reading

Required Meeting: Aug. 22nd, Monday - 3:30pm meeting in McCain 201 for all students auditioning

Fall 2016 Audition Schedule

Monday, Aug. 22nd

3:30 pm - Meeting in 201

Dr. Tracz's Office:

4pm - Flutes
6pm - Oboes
7pm - Bassoons

Mr. Linn's Office:

4pm - Trumpets
6pm - Horns

Tuesday, Aug. 23rd

Dr. Tracz's Office:

6:30pm - Saxophones
8pm - Clarinets

Mr. Linn's Office:

6:30pm - Trombones
8pm - Tubas
9pm - Euphoniums

Kansas State University Concert Band

2016/2017

Instrumentation – Total: 51

1       Picc

5       Flutes

2       Oboes

2       Bassoons

9       Bb Clarinets

2       Bass Clarinets

2       Alto Saxophone

1       Tenor Saxophone

1       Baritone Saxophone

4       Horns

6       Trumpets

4       Trombones

2       Euphoniums

3       Tuba

7       Percussion

2016-2017 Concert Schedule

October 11, 2016
AFC
7:30 pm

TBA

December 7, 2016
AFC
7:30 pm

TBA

 

March 6, 2017
AFC
7:30 pm

TBA

April 30, 2017
AFC
7:30 pm
TBA

Side by Side Concerts

Each Spring semester, the K-State Wind Ensemble & Concert Band host a middle school and/or high school band to pair up for a concert in McCain Auditorium. This unique opportunity allows these young students a performance opportunity in a professional setting and to observe one of the top two concert ensembles on the K-State campus.

Participants have included:

Salina South High School, Jared Rawlings 
Manhattan Middle School, Scott Freeby
Manhattan High School, Rod Mangus
Maize High School, Jerry Stone
Buhler High School, Eric Stambaugh
St. Marys School, Warren Sikel
Highand Park High School, Luke Chaffee
Louisburg High School, John Cissitti
Riley County Schools, Joel Nagley
Marion High School, Mike Connell
Junction City High School, T.J. Taylor
Cowley College, Gary Gackstetter
Lansing High School, Luke Johnson (with Symphony Band) 
Smokey Valley High School, Shawn Knopp (with Concert Band) 
Manhattan Catholic Schools, Kim Thomas (with Symphony Band)
McPherson High School, Kyle Hopkins (with Concert Band)
Goessel High School, Mike Connell, director (with Symphony Band) 
Arkansas City High School, Chris VanGilder, director (with Concert Band)
Goddard High School Marla Webber, director (with Symphony Band)
Clay Center High School, Matt Bradford (with Concert Band)
Rock Creek High School, Scott Bradley (with Concert Band)
Washburn-Rural High School, Luke Chaffe (with Wind Ensemble)
Haven High School (with Wind Ensemble)