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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! 

KSU Concert Bands 2015 - (Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Concert Band, Brass Ensemble)

Instrumental Ensemble Auditions - August 24th - August 26th, See audition schedule below.

Please sign up for an audition time at the McCain 226 Bulletin Board.

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Tracz at ftracz@ksu.edu or call 785-532-3816

Auditions in McCain 226. If you are receiving a scholarship from the K-State Bands, you must make either Wind Ensemble or Wind Symphony to retain that scholarship. Good luck with your practicing!

Audition Requirements: Please find, print, and prepare your instrument's part on the corresponding PDFs online at: 


Please prepare the requested measure range for each work. Major Scales and Sight Reading will also be asked. Percussionists - please email Dr. Gartner (kgartner@ksu.edu) for percussion audition music and audition information.

Monday, August 24

12:30 - 2:00pm Oboes + Bassoons

3:30 - 6:00pm - Percussion - (See Dr. Gartner - McCain 130)

3:30 - 5:00pm - Flute/Piccolo

5:00 - 7:00pm - Clarinets/Bass Clarinet

7:00 - 7:30pm : Break

7:30 - 9:30pm - Saxophones

Tuesday, August 25

6:00 - 7:15pm - Low Brass (Tuba/Euphonium)

7:15 - 7:45 : Break

7:45 - 9:00pm -Horns

Wednesday, August 26

12:30 - 1:50pm - Trombones

3:30 - 6:00pm - Trumpets


Dear 2015/2016 Wind Ensemble/Marching Band Scholarship Award Recipients,

Scholarship money will be credited to your account after fall auditions. This is to make sure that you can fulfill your scholarship contract by performing in the appropriate ensemble. Audition excerpts for Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Concert Band, and Brass Ensemble will be posted soon. Auditions will be Aug. 24 - Aug. 26.

Dear 2015  Alumni Band,
      I welcome you all back to the “Band Family Reunion” on Saturday, September 19th!    What a great day this will be.  
I truly appreciate you all making the time and effort to come back to YOIUR school and YOUR band to celebrate the SUDLER TROPHY!!!  
You will bone receiving information as we get closer to this day.  but here are some things to know now:

1.  The schedule will be posted in detail, shortly.  However, the registration time is 8 am, rehearsal time is 10 am.  THERE IS NO PARADE……   Kick - off is 2 pm.

2.  The 10 am rehearsal is for ACTIVE BAND MEMBERS ONLY.  No families, friends, etc. will be allowed in the stadium.  Remember, this is also BAND DAY so the cast of characters is literally “thousands”.     Your ticket in to the stadium at GATE X will be you wearing your Sudler T-shirt and ball cap.  You will pick these up at the registration at 8 to 9:30 am at the indoor football facility.

3.  PARKING:   on your own as there is no special lot for us to use. Plan ahead…..  

4.  It is also “Ahearn Steak Fry” day.  so there will be an additional 5,000 people in the area.

5.  INSTRUMENTS, etc.  needed will be issued that morning as well and returned their after the game.

We are looking forward to having you all back with us and we promise you not only a great day, and another Wildcat Victory, but tons of kodak moments as well!!!

See you soon, Go Cats, Go Band,   Don’t go to class, come to BAND!!!!


Dear “Pride Alumni”,

   We are currently  (as of July 15th) above 150 returning for the September 19th “SUDLER DAY”!!!!  BRAVO!!!!  I still have about 100 tickets left and I am committed to get those seats filled with band Alums!!!   I WANT YOU BACK!!!   This will be a day to remember for all with lots of opportunities for you to visit with old friends, be a college kid again and play in the band, tailgate, reminisce, cheer like a college kid again, and enjoy the presentation of the SUDLER TROPHY that YOU have earned!!!   Your registration fee provides you a membership ion the Alumni Band Association, gets you a ticket to the game to sit as a band, lunch, t-shirt, cap, AND a large SUDLER poster!!!   Not to mention one heck of a great time!   Still making memories…

    Please click on http://ksualumniband.org and sign up - TODAY!!  We are working very hard to make this a day to remember and celebrate YOUR Sudler Trophy ward winning marching band!!!

GO CATS!   GO BAND!!!    See you on September 19th.

“GO TO WORK”……..


Questions? Call me at 785-532-3816 or e-mail at ftracz@ksu.edu

Important Message from The Pride:

If you did not receive the necessary forms to confirm your spot in the 2015 K-State Marching band or have not ordered secondary uniforms please click the links below.

You will need to print off the appropriate PDFs, fill them out, attach a check, and mail them to the band office.

You may also do an online confirmation HERE.




2015 K-State Marching Band - New Members and Vets: Confirm your membership in the 2015 Pride of Wildcat Land

Congratulations to the KSUMB 2015 Leadership Team

2015 K-State Marching Band - New Members and Vets: Confirm your membership in the 2015 Pride of Wildcat Land

Updated Secondary Wind Pants Cost: $20.00

Updated Secondary Shirt Cost: $30.00 for EACH SHIRT
*Price adjustment due to electronic printing material and new high-tech fabric.

The Phillip W. Hewett Marching Band Alumni Scholarship
GOAL: $75,000 to endow the three drum major positions
HOW TO DONATE: Please give generously by check, gift, stock transfer, or pledge:
KSU Foundation    http://www.found.ksu.edu    1-800-432-1578
Designate your contribution: ‘Hewett Scholarship’ / Fund Number: Q 69198

Click on the Give Online link found in the left column, or by mail:
2323 Anderson Ave, Suite 500, Manhattan, KS 66502.
And remember to check with your employer to see if your place of business has a matching gift program.