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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 48 students with majors ranging from engineering to communications to physics to music.

Jack Donovan is currently serving as Percussion Arranger/Instructor with the Kansas State Marching Band 

K-State Drumline Handbook

The handbook is where you can find all of the exercises that the K-State Drumline plays, as well as information about the technique that we use. Click here for the K-State Drumline Handbook (Updated 3/8/2016)

2016 K-State Drumline Auditions

Auditions for the 2016-2017 K-State Drumline will be held on June 4th from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm in McCain Auditorium. The Audition will consist of playing exercises from the K-State Drumline Handbook both individually and in a group setting. 

If you cannot attend the drumline audition, video auditions will be accepted. Please email Jack Donovan (donovanjm@ksu.edu) about setting up a video audition. 

To register for drumline auditions, click here.

If you have any questions, email Jack Donovan: donovanjm@ksu.edu

2016 K-State Drumline Mini Camp

The 2016 K-State Drumline Mini Camp was a huge success! Thank you to all who attended, the members of the K-State Drumline, our guest clinician Dr. Jeff Crowell, the K-State Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society, and Kappa Kappa Psi for all of your help making this event one to remember!

Mini Camp Group Shot



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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 12-16, 2016

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 10-13, 2016

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...


Jack Donovan
 Section Leaders
Brett Butler
Christian Martinez - ASL
Hunter Sprong
Michael Frampton
Lauren Erickson - ASL
Kirsten Votaw
Katherine Ventura - ASL
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