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Kansas State Concert Band

The Concert Band, directed by graduate staff, performs some of the finest literature written for concert bands. Students are exposed to traditional "core" literature and some of the finest new music for concert band. Concert Band provides an excellent experience for many music majors and non-majors as well as a valuable podium time for graduate teaching assistants in the Music Education/Wind Conducting Masters/PhD Degree program.

2018-2019 Concert Band Graduate Student Conductors:
Jay Koupal - 3rd year PhD Student
Allegra Fisher - 1st year PhD Student
Eddie Shaw - 2nd year Masters Student

2018 - 2019 Concert Schedule

October 18, 2018
McCain Auditorium
7:30 pm


Legacy Fanfare  - Ryan Nowlin
Sarcophagus - Leslie Gilreath
Yorkshire Ballad - James Barnes
Tangents Angular - Roland Barrett

December 5, 2018
McCain Auditorium
7:30 pm


Suite Divertimento - Jay Gilbert
On a Hymnsong of Phillip Bliss - David Holsinger
Folk Song Suite - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Amparito Roco - Jaime Texidor

February 26, 2019
Chapman Theatre 
7:30 pm


Albanian Dance - Shelley Hanson
Balladair - Frank Erickson
Fortress - Frank Ticheli

May 2, 2019
McCain Auditorium
7:30 pm


Anthem for Winds & Percussion - Claude T. Smith
Undertow - John Mackey
Alleluia - Samuel Hazo
march TBA

Side by Side Concerts

Each Spring semester, the K-State Wind Ensemble & Concert Band host a middle school and/or high school band to pair up for a concert in McCain Auditorium. This unique opportunity allows these young students a performance opportunity in a professional setting and to observe one of the top two concert ensembles on the K-State campus.

Participants have included:

Salina South High School, Jared Rawlings 
Manhattan Middle School, Scott Freeby
Manhattan High School, Rod Mangus
Maize High School, Jerry Stone
Buhler High School, Eric Stambaugh
St. Marys School, Warren Sikel
Highand Park High School, Luke Chaffee
Louisburg High School, John Cissitti
Riley County Schools, Joel Nagley
Marion High School, Mike Connell
Junction City High School, T.J. Taylor
Cowley College, Gary Gackstetter
Lansing High School, Luke Johnson (with Symphony Band) 
Smokey Valley High School, Shawn Knopp (with Concert Band) 
Manhattan Catholic Schools, Kim Thomas (with Symphony Band)
McPherson High School, Kyle Hopkins (with Concert Band)
Goessel High School, Mike Connell, director (with Symphony Band) 
Arkansas City High School, Chris VanGilder, director (with Concert Band)
Goddard High School Marla Webber, director (with Symphony Band)
Clay Center High School, Matt Bradford (with Concert Band)
Rock Creek High School, Scott Bradley (with Concert Band)
Washburn-Rural High School, Luke Chaffe (with Wind Ensemble)
Haven High School (with Wind Ensemble)