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 Spring 2015 Wind Symphony and Concert Band

*Current Fall 2014 Concert Band and Wind Symphony members will audition on their current music after the concert

For NEW members looking to join the concert ensembles for the Spring of 2014 - 

Welcome! We hope to add your talents to the Concert Bands in the spring. Membership is open to all majors.  There are 3 different auditioned bands to fit different skill levels and needs. Call us at 785-532-3816 if you have any questions!

For Both Current and New Members Auditions will be held:

Friday, December 5th - 12:30pm - 1:20 pm in McCain 226 (Woodwinds)

Monday, December 8th - 12:30 pm - 1:20pm, 3:30 pm - 5:20 pm in McCain 226 (Woodwinds)

Wednesday, December 10th - 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm, 3:30 pm- 5:20 pm in McCain 226 (Woodwinds or Brass)

Friday, December 12th - 12:30 pm -1:20 pm, 3:30pm - 5:20pm in McCain 226 (Brass)

Monday, December 15th – 1:30pm – 5pm in McCain 226 (this date and time is for people who cannot make any of these auditions before finals)

Audition Sign ups will be posted on the bulletin board outside of McCain 226 after Thanksgiving Break

If you cannot make any of theses times, please contact Mr. Linn at dplinn@ksu.edu to schedule an appointment:

Auditions Requirements -

1. Sign up for an Audition on the bulletin board outside of McCain 226. Percussion - email Mr. Linn at dplinn@ksu.edu if interested.

2. Major Scales

3. Sight Reading

4. Prepared Pieces (prepare entire part - you will be asked to perform certain measures/phrases in the auditions):





Bass Clarinet

Alto Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

Baritone Saxophone




Euphonium BC

Euphonium TC


String Bass

2014-2015 Concert Schedule

October 12, 2014
McCain Auditorium

  • American Barndance - Richard Saucedo
  • Novo Lenio - Samuel Hazo
  • Acrostic Song - trans. Mark Spede
  • Night on Fire - John Mackey
  • Little English Suite - Clare Grundman

December 4, 2014
McCain Auditorium

  • Instinctive Travels - Michael Markowski 
  • Serenade for Clarinet - Alfred Reed
  • Canarios Fantasia - Douglas Akey
  • Hands of Mercy - Julie Giroux
  • Sun Dance - Frank Ticheli 
  • British Eighth - Zo Elliot

March 12, 2015
McCain Auditorium

  • Gravity Wave - Brian Balmages
  • Down A Country Lane - Aaron Copland/arr. Patterson
  • Scottish Rhapsody - Clare Grundman
  • Emperata Overture - Claude T. Smith
  • Three Songs from Sussex - Hugh Stuart
  • Sea Songs - Ralph Vaughn Williams

May 4, 2015
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)