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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!

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

Tracz Family Band Hall OPENS

As you walk through the front entryway of the brand new K-State Tracz Family Band Hall, you’ll immediately get a feel for what sort of place this is and just how much it’s going to mean to the students who will soon occupy it. 

“We’re ready,” says Frank Tracz, professor of music and director of bands at K-State. “It’s a pretty amazing place. It’s beyond description.”

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Band 'Cats Pantry Opens at the Tracz Family Band Hall

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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. 

If you would like to donate to the Bad 'Cats Pantry, please consider using our Amazon Wishlist! As always, if you prefer to donate items in person for the Band 'Cats Pantry, you can deliver them to the Tracz Family Band Hall!

CLICK HERE to access the Band 'Cats Pantry Amazon Wishlist!

Tracz Family Brick Paver Sales NOW OPEN!

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Back by popular demand, we've opened up the sales of brick pavers once again! These commemorative bricks are a great way to add your very own piece of history to the Tracz Family Band Hall! With your purchase, one brick will go in the brick walkway outside of the Tracz Family Band Hall, and you also get a replica brick to keep! To read more about this great opportunity and information on how to order your brick paver, click HERE!

Fall 2023 K-State Marching Band Information

Welcome to the K-State Band Family! We are excited and proud to have you join one or more of our great ensembles this coming Fall. If you have completed the “Prospective Member” form online you will be receiving a FEBRUARY SPRING NEWSLETTER which outlines what you need to be aware of for the next 6 months before Fall semester.

If you have NOT completed the “Prospective Members” form, CLICK HERE to complete it!

Click here to view the 2023 Februrary Tri-Fold Newsletter!

Click here to view the 2023 March Alumni Newsletter!

Click HERE to view the 2023 Summer Newsletter! This includes information about KSUMB leadership, the 2023 Fall Schedule, Secondary Uniform information and more!

Click HERE to register for the 2023 KSUMB!

2023 Important Dates

We have secured these dates for our annual Central States Marching Festival and Concert Band Clinic!

Central States Marching Festival - October 14th, 2023

Concert Band Clinic XXXI - January 19-21, 2024

Alumni Band Day/Band Director Day - September 9th, 2023

OFFICIAL TFBH GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY - September 8th, 2023 at 3:30pm

Engineering Students Have Rhythm

"The Kansas State University Marching Band, known as the Pride of Wildcat Land, has always seen its fair share of students from the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering among its ranks. This year, a pair of engineering seniors are helping lead the band."

Click here for the full article featuring two of our drum majors, Gillian Falcon and Ben Murdock.

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!