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Color Guard

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.


_____ Pre-Game Camp: June 26-27 (First-year members)

_____ Technique Camp: July 17 (All members)

_____ Band Camp:  (All members) August 15th - 22nd

____ Sep 3-5 Stanford(travel to Arlington, TX)

____ Sep 10 Purple Power Play

____ Sep 11  Purple Power Play 

____ Sep 11 Southern Illinois

____ Sep 18 Nevada 

____ Oct 2 Oklahoma

____ Oct 16 Iowa State

____ Oct 23 Central States Marching Festival

____ Oct 29  Homecoming Parade 

____ Oct 30 TCU

____ Nov 6 Kansas(travel to Lawrence, KS)

____ Nov 13 West Virginia

____ Nov 20 Baylor

____ Nov 21  Marching Band Concert

____ Dec  3 Holiday Parade

____ Dec  3-5 Big XII Championship (travel to Arlington, TX)

____ Dec 12  Marching Band Banquet

____ TBD Bowl Game/Trip


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.


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!


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.)

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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