The K-State Drumline

The K-State Drumline provides the rhythm section for the Kansas State University, Pride of Wildcatland, Marching Band. The Marching band is under the direction of Dr. Frank Tracz.

The Drumline is comprised of approximately 45 students with majors ranging from engineering to communications to physics to music.

Dan Haddad is currently serving as Percussion Arranger/Instructor with the Kansas State Marching Band

 

Congratulations to the 2014 - 2015 KSU Drumline!

We would like to thank all who auditioned for the drumline.  This year proved to be one of the most competitive years so far.  The KSUMB Drumline is in for another great year!  

2014-2015 Kansas State University Drumline
(In Alphabetical Order)

Cymbals
Bridget Jarvis *
Jenna Alton
Dylan Combes
Alejandro Coria
Bailey Eisenbraun
Daniel Greenhalgh
Rebecca Malanchuck
Justin Pate
Jeremy Reynolds
Will Rogers
Brandon Taylor
Katherine Ventura
Kirsten Votaw
Trace Woods
Snares
Tim O’Connor *
Greg Bagley
Alyssa Belford
Jackson Bever
Trevor Broz
Bret Brunner
Brett Butler
Jakob Dunlap
Ellen Harley
Brandon Hulet
Kai Jundt
Christian Martinez
Merideth Neuer
Korachai Silapavitan
Tenors
Ethan Wagoner *
Dylan Crawford
Brady Matthews
Garrett Rollins
Matthew Roth
Hunter Sprong
Jacob Wrobel
Basses
Brent Weaver *
Natalie Davis
Lauren Erickson
Michael Frampton
Rachel Gastmann
Lucas Gorentz
Justin Reilly
Autumn Snesrud
Emily Stolfus
Ryan Strunk
Courtney Turner

Jeff Moore comes to K-State for annual Drumline Mini Camp! - May 3rd

Our recent K-State Drumline Mini-Camp was a huge success!  We would like to thank Jeff Moore for his amazing clinic as well as for all the teaching he did throughout the day.  Another special thanks goes the parents, band directors, and students for taking the time out of their busy schedules to come to the camp.  See you again next year!

K-State Drumline Mini Camp 1K-State Drumline Mini Camp 2

 

Chop Chapel 

Chop Chapel

Feb 1st marked the first meeting of the Spring Chop Chapel and we were pleased to have over 30 attendees.  Chop Chapel is a chance for members and prospective members of KSU drumline to come and drum with one another to maintain their "chops" through the spring.  The group meets most Saturdays and is open to any prospective drumline member.  We encourage all to come and have fun while working on their technique and chops.  Contact Tim O'Connor (timjoco@ksu.edu) for more information.  

 

 

 

 

 News

 

KSUMB 2013 DrumlineCongratulations to the members of the KSUMB drumline for a very successful 2013 season!  Their hard work, dedication, and perseverance contributed greatly to the success of the section and to the band as a whole.  Keep checking the website for more information on auditions for the 2014 season.  

 

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        We are proud to announce that the K-State drumline will be getting an entirely new drumline for the 2013 season!  Special thanks goes to both Yamaha and to Midwest Music for their support.  Old drums will be on sale through Midwest Music to students, alumni, and local high schools.  Contact Ben Yancey at BPYancey@K-State.edu for information on purchasing old drums.  

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July 13th camp has record numbers!


Our annual summer mini-camp was a huge success this year with a record number of students attending!  Thank you all for taking the time to come out.  We are in for a great year!

 

KSU Drumline Mini Camp 2013


Michael McIntosh of the Cavaliers comes to K-State for Drumline Mini Camp!

 

Our recent K-State Drumline Mini-Camp was a huge success!  We would like to thank Michael McIntosh for his amazing clinic as well as for all the teaching he did throughout the day.  Another special thanks goes the parents, band directors, and students for taking the time out of their busy schedules to come to the camp.  See you again next year!

Drumline Mini Camp 2013

 

 

 

PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS!

Our audition day will be on August 20th for the entire day. Please be prepared with the handbook and any cadences that were handed out at the camp.

Camps

I would like to point your attention to the camps we offer over the summer her at Kansas State. These camps are WONDERFUL opportunities to continue with music over the summer to really give you an edge once the school year hits.

Music Camp June 8-12, 2014

The five-day camp exposes students to a variety of ensemble and rehearsal settings, includin concert band, small ensembles, and jazz ensembles. 
More info... 

Leadership and Auxiliary Camp: July 13-16, 2013.

Drum Majors/Section Leaders/General Leadership Training:

  • develop conducting skills with a live ensemble
  • obtain instant feedback through the use of video critique
  • conflict/resolution training to maximize your role as a leader
  • develop leadership skills through hands-on experiences
  • network with students in the Midwest region in similar positions within their band program

Section Leaders/Leadership Candidates:

  • develop leadership skills through hands-on experiences
  • network with students in the Midwest region in similar positions within their band program
  • obtain instant feedback
  • conflict/resolution training to maximize your role as a leader

Percussion Camp:

  • develop percussion techniques that will maximize your output for the upcoming year
  • refine fundamental techniques that will assist in your everyday playing
  • perform on a variety of battery and/or melodic percussion for a well-rounded percussion experience
  • network with students in the Midwest region in similar positions within their band program
  • obtain instant feedback
  • understand the role of a percussionist to assist with team building within your program

More info...

 
 
Drumline
Instructor/Arranger
 
Dan Haddad
Haddad@ksu.edu
 
 Section Leaders
 
Snare
 
Tim O'Connor
timjoco@k-state.edu
 
Tenors
 
Ethan Wagoner
eewagon@k-state.edu
 
Bass Drum
 
Brent Weaver
bweaver2@k-state.edu
 
Cymbal
 
Bridget Jarvis
bljarvis@k-state.edu
 
 
 
 
 
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