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

2015 Drumline Audition Info:

Date: Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Here's a letter explaining the audition process: 2015 Drumline Letter

Here is the music you'll need for the auditions: The Mutt, 2015-16 K-State Drumline Handbook

Registration: CLICK HERE!!!

Info: Please bring your own sticks and mallets.  We will provide instruments for you to audition on.  Please make sure you bring a pad and appropriate clothing for both indoors and outdoors.

Schedule:
8:30am - Registration (outside of Kirmser Hall)
9:00am - Meeting in Kirmser Hall
9:30am - 1:30pm - Individual auditions (lunch on your own) (104)
2:00pm - 5:00pm - Group audition / placement (outside, near the WWII memorial if weather permits, otherwise, Kirmser Hall)
6:00pm - 2015-16 K-State drumline roster posted (TENTATIVE, subject to change)

Drumline Mini-Camp:

Over 80 people showed up for this years K-State Drumline Mini Camp with clinician, Michael McIntosh.  Everybody learned a ton and had a great time!  We hope you can join us next year!

Prospective Member Form
If you have not completed our Prospective Member Form, please CLICK HERE!!!


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

 

 

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Camps

I would like to bring 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 14-18, 2015

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

Leadership and Auxiliary Camp: July 12-15, 2015

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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