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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!   

Concert Ensemble Auditions

Our concert ensemble audition excerpts are available now. To find the excerpts, go to the ensembles tab on the left. The excerpts are available on all of the concert ensemble pages. You will also find instructions for our blind audition process. Remember to sign-up outside of the band office for an audition time! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to audition.

Golf Tournament 

Thank you for your financial support of the 9th Annual Kansas State University Marching Pride Scholars Golf Tournament! The day was very warm but a great Wildcat success - we raised over $32,000 for members of the Marching Band! Your support of this tournament provides scholarships for all Juniors and Seniors in the Marching Band.  

I know how many of these tournaments there are now, and I want you to know we appreciate your support of our efforts to scholarship these band students. These kids dedicate so much time, energy, and care to THEIR school, and they are certainly deserving of this scholarship help. I know they truly appreciate the financial help, and I truly appreciate you and your support! The K-State Band is an outstanding band made up of outstanding students, and we are grateful for your donation. We will let you know the date for next year’s tournament and hope you will once again help us help students!

Looking forward to seeing you all this fall when the Wildcats and the Pride take the field at Bill Snyder Family Stadium!!!

Thank you, Go Cats, Go Band!!!

Frank Tracz

Winners from the Tournament

1st Place Flight 1: Larry Hlad, Adam Hlad, Robert chilies, Laurie Chilies
1st Place Flight 2: Steve Marshall, Bill Heller, Russell Kelley, Barry Knight
2nd Place Flight 1: Lee Modesitt, Keith Wright, Mike Klein, Kathy Klein, Alan McComas
2nd Place Flight 2: Carly Tracz, Blake Moris, Steve Moris, Heidi Fergel

Closest to Pin (M): Russell Kelley           Closest to Pin (W): Carly Tracz
Longest Drive (M): Dakota Soderlund     Longest Drive (W): Cassie Binns
Longest Putt (M): Trey Schultz               Longest Putt (W): Kelli Irvin  

 

New Clinic Day!

The K-State Band Program is pleased to announce the first annual “Rehearsal Technique” clinic day! This clinic will feature renowned composer/clinician RICHARD SAUCEDO in a day long event of great tips and techniques to rehearse your elementary through high school band with purpose, energy, and efficiency producing better results quicker!  

WHEN: June 20, 2019, Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
WHERE:  McCain Auditorium, Kansas State University, room 201.
WHO:  YOU!!  ALL elementary through high school directors are invited.   Bring your instrument (we will have tubas and percussion here for you to use). 
COST:  $75 for the day and that includes lunch with Richard Saucedo.
REGISTRATION: Click HERE.  A confirmation e-mail will be sent confirming your spot.
Only 25 spots are available for this great opportunity so sign up today!
Richard Saucedo appearance is courtesy of Conn Selmer and KSU Bands.

 

2019 Summer Newsletter 

2019 Confirmation Form: Scan the QR code on page 15 on the Spring Newsletter above or click HERE!

Midwest Student Exchange Program

Out-of-state students, check out the MSEP that is available to incoming Fall 2019 students! The program serves to reduce student tuition by a significant amount!!! To apply for the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) at Kansas State University, students must submit the application for admission/scholarships at: apply.ksu.edu

Click the link below to learn more!!!

https://msep.mhec.org/institution/kansas-state-university

Wildcat fans, Music Educators, Band Directors, and Band parents present and future: The following videos were filmed this past fall in partnership with REW Music in Kansas City along with Bob and Megan Woeppel. This video series was filmed and produced by a professional company out of LA and the result is fantastic. These videos will be used by band directors and music educators across the nation to get students excited about joining band and choosing an instrument to play in school. The KSUMB is proud to be associated with such a terrific project. Thanks to REW Music and music educators everywhere. The videos below will get kids excited about band, will let students learn about a few of the different instruments in the band, examine a day in the life of a college band student, and talk to the parents about the value of music education.
Where Are They Now?What will you play
Starting LineupDay in the Life
For The Parents