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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/PhD Degree program.


2017 - 2018 Concert Schedule

October 10, 2017
McCain Auditorium
7:30 pm

City of Lights - Andrew Watkin

Polly Oliver - Thomas Root

Millennium: A Reflection - John Higgins

Ruckus - Randall Standridge

December 6, 2017
7:30 pm

Emparata Overture - Claude T. Smith

Songs of Old Kentucky - Brant Karrick

Song for Lyndsay - Andrew Boysen Jr.

Sub-Saharan Rhythm - David Gillingham

March 7, 2018
McCain Auditorium 
7:30 pm

Fire! - Gary Gilroy

Loch Lomond - Frank Tichelli

The Tango Disappearing - Timothy Broege

Kentucky 1800 - Clare Grundman

April 26, 2018
All Faiths Chapel
7:30 pm

Quad City Stomp - Michael Sweeney

Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo - Malcom Arnold/arr. Paynter

Pacem - Spittal

Beethoven Machine - Colgrass

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)