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Tracz Family Band Hall Open House

Manhattan Municipal Band Concert Update

The June 4th, 2024 Concert for the MMB at the Larry Norvell Band Shell has been CANCELLED due to incoming weather. We look forward to seeing you next week for the June 11th concert featuring our Summer Music Camp!!!

A Note From Dr. Frank Tracz!

Dear returning members as well as new members, Due to many changes in the university system, we are starting regeistration and enrollment for the 2024 K-State Marching Band earlier than expected! The QR Code below is what you need to complete as soon as possible to register for the 2024 Pride of Wildcat Land! Please read carefully, and complete the ENTIRE Google Form and submit. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Frank Tracz at ftracz@ksu.edu.


Registration 2024
2024 Summer Newsletter

Below is a digital print of the 2024 K-State Bands Summer Newsletter!

Click HERE to open the newsletter in a new page!

2024 Summer Instrument Delivery 

In addition, we are once again giving you the opportunity to rent an instrument for the summer and it be delivered to you within the state of Kansas. We will deliver instruments on Friday, June 21st. A reminder, you MUST be registered for the 2024 K-State Marching Band in order to receive an instrument on the summer instrument delivery route.


Route Schedule:
Manhattan: 7:30 - 8:00 am
Salina: 9:45 - 10:00 am
Wichita: 12:00 - 12:15 pm
Emporia: 2:30 - 2:45 pm
Kansas City: 5:00 - 5:15 pm
Topeka: 6:45 - 7:00 pm

We will deliver a clean, high quality instrument to you to prepare for auditions into the 2024 Pride of Wildcat Land! Once again, if you have any questions, please contact Dr. Frank Tracz at ftracz@ksu.edu.

Looking forward to meeting you all very soon and working together to create another great edition of the K-State Marching Band!

Band Camp:

Attendance at all Band Camp activites is required by all members.

For a more detailed band camp schedule, please click this link!

August 9-10Leadership Team Camp
August 11New Members Report
August 12Veteran Members Report
August 13-18Band Camp Continues with All Members

2024 Fall Events

Save the date for our upcoming 2024 Fall Events! More information will be communicated soon via this website and on our social media pages!

August 9-10KSUMB Leadership Team Camp
August 11-18KSUMB Band Camp
August 30Purple Power Play
August 31 vs. UT Martin  
September 13 vs. Arizona (Friday)Harley Day
September 15Wabash on the Prairie
September 28 vs. Oklahoma StateAll-Star Marching Band Day
October 5Stout Center Pep Band
October 12Central States Marching Festival
October 25Homecoming Parade
October 26 vs. KUHomecoming
November 16 vs. Arizona StateFort Riley Day
November 23 vs. CincinnatiSenior Day
November 24KSUMB Concert
December 1KSUMB Banquet
December 6Holiday Parade
December 7Big 12 Championship Game
December-JanuaryBowl Game (TBD)

Course Override Information

Course Enrollment Information:

All marching band members must be enrolled (listings below) for "zero" or "one" credit by Monday, August 19.

  • MUSIC 115 (freshman) 
  • MUSIC 411 (upperclassman)
  • MUSIC 846 (graduate student)

2024 Drumline and Auxiliary Audition Information

The Kansas State University Marching Band is excited to announce audition information for its 2024 Drumline, Colorguard, Classy Cats, and Twirlers! Audition information for each unit can be found by clicking the links below. 

CLICK HERE for DRUMLINE Audition Information!
CLICK HERE for COLORGUARD Audition Information!
CLICK HERE for CLASSY CAT Audition Information!
CLICK HERE for TWIRLER Audition Information!

PRIDE 2024 Is Coming!!!

It's almost Spring Break in "Manhappiness" and we can't help but get excited about this upcoming 2024 season! Check out this awesome video from the 2023 season! We're working hard at the TFBH to prepare for a fantastic Fall 2024 - GO CATS and GO BAND!!

2024 Concert Band Clinic Success!

Dear CBC XXXI Directors and Students,

Thank you so much for coming to K-State and attending our Band Clinic. This event has grown tremendously over three decades and is now coming back to the numbers we had before the pandemic shut things down. I hope you enjoyed being on our campus, had a great time, and learned a lot. Special congrats and thanks to the school Band Directors for investing an entire weekend of their precious time and energies for the benefit of band students - you teachers/musicians are the best and I truly appreciate you all!  And all the administrators, bus drivers, and parent chaperones - you folks are number one in my book!!!

The students were amazing - well behaved, attentive, and so very energetic in rehearsals and the performance. I hope you students took some great ideas, techniques, and memories home and will incorporate them into your bands.  

Special gratitude and respect for the K-State band staff and students. These folks make it all happen and are the unsung heroes of a great band weekend!  Bravo and thank you!!

If we can be of any service to you, the students and band directors, please contact me and we are here for you.

Please don't forget about our Summer Music Camp (June 9-13) and Summer Leadership/Auxiliary Camp (July 14-17).  We’d love to have you back on our campus!

Be safe, keep playing, and GO BAND!

Dr. Frank Tracz

Band 'Cats Pantry Opens at the Tracz Family Band Hall

The mission of the Band 'Cats Pantry is to provide temporary, supplemental food, personal hygiene, and paper products to KSUMB members at not cost to them. 

The Band Cats Pantry aspires to eliminate food insecurity for KSUMB students by providing readily available supplemental food before and after rehearsals, performances, and any other time that students need it. This will help ensure tat no student in our band program goes hungry because of a lack of income of access to food. 

Noresident Tuition Discounts and Awards

Live out of state and want to join the K-State Band Program? Click here to learn more about the Wildcat Nonresident Award!

Come join the K-State Band Family!