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2017 All Star Marching Band

1st Annual K-State ALL STAR Marching Band

Saturday, September 9, 2017 (time TBA)

Charlotte Vs. K-State @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium

Special Halftime featuring:

The Pride of Wildcat Land KSUMB

The K-State Alumni Band

K-State ALL STAR Marching Band

(composed of 151 of the state’s best high school musicians)

Updated Final Information Packet
*PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DROP-OFF LOCATION AT THE STONE HOUSE CURB ON COLLEGE AVE.

The drill charts and your assigned numbers have been posted! Please use your All Star Marching Band login information to access this information.
All Star Band Login Page

Music and Drill: All ASMB members must provide their own copies for rehearsal purposes.

This event will replace the “Band Day” event that has been scheduled every fall for many years. Keeping this event going has been a major challenge in light of scheduling, security, costs, etc… and needed to be adjusted to reflect the times.

The new “All Star Marching Band” event will be a tremendous opportunity for your students to experience the thrill of a K-State game day as only the band can.  Additionally, it will allow them to achieve greater success in a more educational and musically rewarding format.

We are asking band directors from around the state to nominate their top students, the best of the best in their band program. All nominated students need to understand they are required to attend a Friday evening rehearsal AND the day-long event on Saturday.  Please do not nominate students who are unable to make the commitment to both days.

Participating students will receive a t-shirt, hat, and entry to the game. Each All-Star Band member will get two additional tickets for their parents or guardian accompanying them.

The K-State All Star Marching Band will perform the first selection at halftime (music and drill) solo.  Then they will be joined by the KSUMB for a selection together (music and drill).  And finally, the K-State Alumni Band will join the over 500 musicians already on the field for three standstill musical selections.

More information is provided below.

Music and Drill: All ASMB members must provide their own copies for rehearsal purposes.

Instruments: All-Star Band(ASB) members are responsible for providing all of their own instruments including accessories like reeds, valve oil, slide grease, mallets, sticks, etc…

Uniform: ASMB members will receive a special t-shirt and ball cap for the event at registration on Friday. These are provided free to ASMB members by the KSUMB. Please wear the t-shirt and cap as the "uniform of the day" along with khaki shorts, white socks, and tennis shoes to rehearsal  at the stadium on Saturday.

Registration: Will take place Friday evening September 8, 2017, prior to rehearsal from 6:00-6:45pm in 201 McCain Auditorium.

Rehearsals: Friday September 8, 2017, 7-10pm Memorial Stadium, and Saturday September 9, 2017, 6 hours prior to kick off (exact time for the Saturday rehearsal to be announced as soon as kickoff has been announced). A final version of the schedule will be emailed and posted online, as soon kickoff for the game has been set.

Tickets: ASB members will receive a total of 3 tickets for the game: 1 for themselves, and 2 additional tickets for parent/guardian. Band members will be sitting in section 28 next to The Pride.  The location of parent/guardian tickets is not known at this time.

Parking: This will be at the expense of the ASB member his/her family.

Meals: ASB band members will receive a pizza party Friday night after rehearsal, and lunch on Saturday between the rehearsal and game. ALL other meals are the responsibility of the ASB member and his/her family.

Lodging: This is the responsibility of the ASB member his/her family.  A block of rooms is set up under K-State Bands at the Hampton Inn in Junction City if you need Friday night lodging.  The rate is $99.00 plus tax; please call 785-579-6950 to make your reservation. This special rate and block of rooms will only be available until August 1, 2017.

Alternates: Two students for each instrument will be selected as an alternate.  If selected for this role, please keep open availability for these two dates to fill-in if the need arises.

Questions???  Please call 785-532-3816 or email: cljensen@ksu.edu or jpkoupal@ksu.edu

K-State All Star Marching Band
Instrumentation
Flute/Piccolo    12
Clarinet           16
Alto Sax           8
Tenor Sax        8
Trumpets        24
Mellophone     12
Trombone       20
Baritone         12
Sousaphone    12
Snare Drum     6
Tenors             4
Bass Drum       8
Cymbals          6
Drum Majors    3