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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.

2015-2016 Concert Schedule

October 18, 2015
McCain Auditorium

Fanfare for a Festival - Frank Erickson
Baron Piquant on Pointe - Donald Grantham
Echoes - Sam Hazo
Gerona pasodoble - Santiago Lope
Dances of Innocence - Jan Van der Roost

November 30, 2015
McCain Auditorium
7:30 pm

Blue Lake Overture - John Barnes Chance (Master's Report Piece)
Momentum - Brian Hogg
Air for Band - Frank Erickson
Marching Song - Gustav Holst
Concert Variations - Claude T. Smith (Master's Report Piece)


March 7, 2016
McCain Auditorium

Among the Clouds - Brian Balmages
Undertow - John Mackey
Australian Upcountry Tune - Percy Grainger
Prairie Songs - Pierre LaPlante
Symphonic Dance No. 2 "The Maskers" - Clifton Williams

May 2, 2016
McCain Auditorium



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)