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2022 Audition Information
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The K-State Color Guard is a performance squad that performs with the Pride of Wildcat Land. Members will have the chance to perform at Pre-Game and half time of K-State Football games, travel to bowl games, and perform at a variety of pep rallies and special events. New and returning members will be required to attend multiple camps throughout the summer prior to the start of the band season.

2022 KSUMBCG SCHEDULE:

  • Pre-Game Camp: TBD
  • Technique Camp: TBD
  • Band Camp:  (All members) August 14th - 21st
  • Sep 3 South Dakota
  • Sep 9 Purple Power Play
  • Sep 10  Purple Power Play 
  • Sep 10 Missouri
  • Sep 17 Tulane
  • Oct 1 Texas Tech
  • Oct 22 Central States Marching Festival
  • Oct 28  Homecoming Parade 
  • Oct 29 Oklahoma State
  • Nov 6 Texas
  • Nov 26 Kansas
  • Nov 27  Marching Band Concert
  • Dec  2 Holiday Parade
  • Dec  2-5 Big XII Championship
  • Dec 11  Marching Band Banquet
  • TBD Bowl Game/Trip

ATTENDANCE:

All Color Guard members will attend all summer camps, regular rehearsals, performances and parades. New members will be required to attend a weekend clinic during the summer to learn pre-game routines. As members of the band, the Color Guard will perform at all marching band functions unless determined otherwise by the Director of Bands and Color Guard Coordinator.

WEEKLY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:

Monday (sectionals) 6pm-9:00pm

Tuesday (full band rehearsal) 3:30pm-5:20pm

Wednesday No Rehearsal

Thursday (full band rehearsal; sectionals) 3:30-5:20pm; 5:30-6:30pm

Friday (tentative rehearsal--performance weeks only) 3:30pm-5:20pm

Saturday (performance) Average call time ranges from 6-8 hours prior to kick-off; determined by Director of Bands.

Please plan your fall class schedule around this rehearsal schedule!

UNIFORMS:

The K-State Marching Band will provide Color Guard primary performance uniforms.

Color Guard members must purchase: Secondary uniforms to include but not limited to:shoes, shorts, t-shirt, long-sleeved cold weather top, wind pants, wind jacket, winter jacket, short black socks, long black socks, hair accessories, performance makeup. (An order form will be sent out after auditions and additional items will be specified. First year member’s secondary uniform cost is approximately $350 based on last season.)

Social Media:

Follow Us on Facebook @K-State Color Guard and on Snapchat (ksumbcg)!

Thank you for your interest in the Kansas State University Pride of Wildcat Land!

Questions? Need more information?

Contact Dr. Tracz at ftracz@ksu.edu

or call the Band Office 785-532-3816