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Welcome to K-State Bands! If you are a prospective band member and would like more information complete our online prospective member form found on the left side of this page, call us at 785-532-3816, or schedule a campus visit! 

Auditions Excerpts and Requirements are now posted for the Fall 2016 Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Concert Band, Brass Ensemble, and Woodwind Ensemble. Auditions will be held in Room 226 on Monday, August 22nd, and Tuesday, August 23rd. Percussion Auditions will be held on Monday, August 22nd in McCain 201.

Please sign up for an audition time slot on the bulletin board outside of McCain 226.

There will be a meeting for all people interested in auditioning on Monday, August 22nd in McCain 201 at 3:30pm.

Please Click here for more information, audition requirements, audition time slot information, and pdf excerpts. 

Check out the article College Marching Bands posted about the BRAND NEW seating for the KSUMB in Bill Snyder Family Stadium!

K-State Shows off New Seats & POWER

Check out the article ESPN posted highlighting the greatest pregame traditions in college football... You just might find the band we all know and love featured prominently!

Best Pregame Traditions in College Football

Frank Tracz inducted into the Conn-Selmer Institute Hall of Fame

Dr. Frank Tracz, Director of Bands and professor of music, was inducted into the Conn-Selmer Institute Hall of Fame this past Tuesday. The Conn-Selmer Institute is a three and a half day professional development conference for college students, directors, and music program leaders held every June on the beautiful campus of Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana. CSI equips current and future music educators with practical skills and relevant strategies addressing current trends in music education. The curriculum is comprised of inspiring workshops led by world-class clinicians.

Dr. Tracz has been on the faculty at the Conn-Selmer Institute every summer since 2006. He remains active as a conductor, clinician, and educator for Conn-Selmer throughout the year. Several K-State graduate and undergraduate students attended this past week’s institute where they collaborated with music educators and music professionals from all across the country.

Conn-Selmer is the leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur, and professional use. They are currently the largest American musical instrument manufacturer. Their education division seeks to support band directors and students all over the world improve their classrooms, refine their musicianship, and inspire passionate teaching.

Come play with "The Pride at the K-State Marching Band Tuba/Euphonium Day on October 8th!  Register HERE!

All high school Tuba/Euphonium players are welcome to spend a day with the KSUMB. Live the life of a K-State Horn as you experience Gameday with the K-State Marching Band! Interact with the KSUMB, take part in the traditions, attend a special clinic, and perform at halftime for over 50,000 fans.  A free ball cap and t-shirt will be provided to each participant. A certain amount of discount tickets will be available to parents. This even is FREE for all participants.  A TENTATIVE schedule can be found HERE.

Important Dates for Fall 2016

Band Director Day - September 17th

Band Day - September 24th

Tuba/Euphonium Day - October 8th

Central States Marching Festival Featuring the Boston Brass - October 15th

Keeping checking our website for details, information, and registration.