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2018 All Star Marching Band

2nd Annual K-State ALL STAR Marching Band

Saturday, September 1, 2018 (6:10pm Kick-Off)

The University of South Dakota vs. K-State @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium

Special Halftime featuring:

The Pride of Wildcat Land KSUMB
K-State ALL STAR Marching Band

Congratulations to the 2018 All-Star Marching Band! Click HERE to see the roster!


Dear Band Director,

We are excited to announce that the nomination process for the 2nd Annual All-Star Marching Band event is now open. This year’s event will take place on August 31st and September 1st.

The “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 South Dakota Band will join the over 500 musicians already on the field for three standstill musical selections.

More information is provided below.

Music and Drill: The music and drill will be posted online (ksu.edu/bands) by July 1, 2018.  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 wear the All-Star Marching Band t-shirt, along with khaki shorts, white socks, tennis shoes, and ball cap. The t-shirt and ball cap are provided free to ASB members by the KSUMB.

Registration: Will take place Friday evening August 31, 2018, prior to rehearsal from 5:00-6:00pm at Memorial Stadium.

Rehearsals: Friday, August 31, 2018 7-10pm Memorial Stadium, and Saturday September 9, 2018 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 two tickets for their parent or guardian accompanying them. The parent or guardian will be responsible for ordering these tickets and will be given information on how to do this. Three additional tickets will be available per member at a discounted price. The location of parent/guardian tickets is not known at this time. Band members will be sitting in section 28 next to The Pride.

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

Meals: ASB band members will receive a light meal 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, 2018.

If you have students you would like to nominate for this amazing opportunity and are aware they are fully able to participate in the weekend events please nominate them using the online registration link below. If you have any questions please contact Courtney Grecu in the band office at cljensen@ksu.edu or 785-532-3816.

Thank you for your interest in the All Star Marching Band
K-State All Star Marching Band
Instrumentation (tentative) 
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
Color Guard     8
Drum Majors    3