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Fifth Annual All-Star Marching Band

We are excited to announce that the nomination process for the fifth annual All-Star Marching Band event is now open. This year’s event will take place on Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th.

The “All Star Marching Band” event will be a tremendous opportunity for your students to experience the thrill of a K-State game day as only the band can.  Additionally, it will allow them to achieve even greater success in a more educational and musically rewarding format.

We are asking band directors from around the state to nominate their top students, the best of the best in their band program. All nominated students need to understand they are required to attend a Friday evening rehearsal AND the day-long event on Saturday.  Please do not nominate students who are unable to make the commitment to both days.

Participating students will receive a t-shirt, hat, and entry to the game. The K-State All Star Marching Band will perform the first selection at halftime (music and drill) solo.  Then they will be joined by the KSUMB for a selection together (music and drill). 

More information is provided below.

Nominations open Tuesday, March 8, 2022 and close Thursday, April 18, 2022.

Accepted students will be notified by email to their band director on Monday, April 25, 2022. Click HERE for a roster of accepted students.

Music and Drill: The music and drill will be posted online (ksu.edu/bands) by July 1, 2022.

All ASMB members must provide their own copies for rehearsal purposes.

Instruments: All-Star Band members are responsible for providing all their own instruments including accessories like reeds, valve oil, slide grease, mallets, sticks, etc.…

Uniform: ASMB members will wear the All-Star Marching Band t-shirt, along with khaki shorts, white socks, tennis shoes, and ball cap. The t-shirt and ball cap are provided free to ASB members by the KSUMB.

Registration: Will take place Friday evening September 9th, 2022, prior to rehearsal from 5:00-6:00pm at Memorial Stadium.

Rehearsals: Friday, September 9, 2022, from 7:00-10:00 pm at Memorial Stadium, and Saturday, September 10, 2022, six hours prior to kick off (exact time for the Saturday rehearsal to be announced as soon as kickoff has been announced). A final version of the schedule will be emailed and posted online, as soon kickoff for the game has been set.

Tickets: There is no ticket purchase required for the student. Parent tickets will be available for purchase at a reduced cost. More information will be provided later.

Parking: This will be at the expense of the ASMB member or his or her family.

Meals: ASMB band members will receive a light meal Friday night after rehearsal, and lunch on Saturday between the rehearsal and game. ALL other meals are the responsibility of the ASB member and his/her family.

Lodging: This is the responsibility of the ASMB member his/her family.  A block of rooms is set up under K-State Bands at the Hampton Inn in Junction City if you need Friday night lodging.  The rate is $99.00 plus tax; please call 785-579-6950 to make your reservation. This special rate and block of rooms will only be available until August 1, 2022.

If you have students, you would like to nominate for this amazing opportunity and are aware they are fully able to participate in the weekend events please nominate them using the online registration link below. If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Grecu in the band office at cljensen@ksu.edu or 785-532-3816.

K-State All Star Marching Band

Instrumentation (tentative) 
Flute/Piccolo               12
Clarinet                       16
Alto Sax                      8
Tenor Sax                   8
Trumpets                     24
Mellophone                 12
Trombone                   20
Baritone                      12
Sousaphone                 12
Snare Drum                 6
Tenors                         4
Bass Drum                  8
Cymbals                      6
Drum Majors              2