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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.

2021-2022 Concert Band Graduate Student Conductors:

Cally Bitterlin - 2nd year PhD Student
Olivia Bazanos - 1st year Masters Student
Jack Johnson - 1st year Masters Student
Preston Thomas - 1st year Masters Student
Travis Turner - 1st year Masters Student

Fall 2021 Concert Ensemble Audition Information

Please sign up for an audition time on the bulletin board outside the Band Office (McCain 226) ONLY USING YOUR WID NUMBER. Auditions will take place Monday, August 23rd from 3:30-5:30pm.  Please arrive early to your audition with everything you need prior to your audition (warmed-up, instrument assembled, audition music in hand, etc.)

Audition results will be posted by 3:30pm on Wednesday, August 25th outside of the Band Office. Folders can be picked up at that time and ensemble rehearsals will begin on Monday, August 30th.

Fall 2021 KSU Audition Packet

Concert Ensemble Audition Schedule | Monday, August 23, 2021






McCain 132-Dr. White’s Office




McCain 017-Dr. Morris’ Office


McCain 310-Dr. Guffey’s Office


McCain 126-Dr. Maxwell’s Office


McCain 131-Dr. Wytko’s Office


McCain 223-Dr. Kilgore’s Office


McCain 018-Conference Room


McCain 124-Dr. Hunt’s Office


McCain 005-Dr. Maxwell’s Office

*Percussion – Contact Dr. Gartner about auditions on Sunday, August 22, 2021

2021 Concert Schedule 

March 9th, 2021 - McCain Auditorium Concert Band/University Band Concert Performance

Call Time: TBA

March 10th, 2021 - McCain Auditorium Wind Ensemble/Wind Symphony Concert Performance

Call Time: TBA

April 25th, 2021 - McCain Auditorium Wind Ensemble/Wind Symphony Concert Performance

 Call Time: TBA

April 26th, 2021 - McCain Auditorium Concert Band/University Band Concert Performance

Call Time: TBA 

April 28th, 2021- McCain Auditorium Chamber Ensembles Concert Performance

Call Time: TBA