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K-State All Star Marching Band Day 2020 Information

2020 All-Star Band and Band Director Day Update

July 21, 2020

Due to the present COVID-19 pandemic, we are officially announcing the cancellation of our 2020 All-Star Marching Band Day and Band Director Day (originally scheduled for Saturday, September 12). We feel this is the best decision seeing the uncertainty of this coming season, as well as for the safety of all involved. We will be in touch regarding the 2021 season events. We wish you, your students, and communities good health and safety as the fall semester begins.

Dr. Frank Tracz
Director of Bands
Kansas State University

2020 All-Star Band Information

Congratulations to the 4th Annual All-Star Marching Band members! An individual email was sent to all selected members and their directors.

We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will keep you updated on any changes, cancellations, delays, etc… that may occur. We will send periodic updates to keep you informed as we progress through the summer. 

We cannot wait to have you on campus and to be joining us for the spectacular event September 11-12, 2020!

Click HERE for participant selections

LODGING: A room block is set up under K-State Bands at the Hampton Inn in Junction City if you need lodging for Friday night. The rate is $99.00 plus tax; please call 785-579-6950 to make you reservation. This rate and room block will only be available until September 1, 2020.

TICKETS: All-Star Band participants will enter the stadium with the band and sit in section (TBD). Two tickets in section (TBD) will also be provided at no cost to each student for parents or guardians accompanying the student to the event. You will receive an email from the K-State ticket office on how to register for these tickets at a later date. 

UNIFORM: Students will receive the “uniform of the day” t-shirt and hat at registration on Friday. Please wear these two items and khaki shorts, white socks, and tennis shoes to the stadium on Saturday.

PARKING: Parking for the student, parent or guardian at the stadium is on your own.

MUSIC/DRILL: The music and drill will be available on August 1, 2020 on our band web site www.k-state.edu/band and will be accessible with a user name and password we will provide for you on or before August 1, 2020.

INSTRUMENTS: Students must bring their own instruments/equipment including drums, sticks/mallets, along with the music and drill we will be sending you.

REGISTRATION: Registration for the event will be on Friday, September 11, 2020 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Field.

FRIDAY REHEARSAL:  Rehearsal will be on Friday, September 11, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Memorial Field. Rehearsal is REQUIRED for all, All-Star Band Participants. A light meal will be provided to all participants after rehearsal.

GAME DAY REHEARSAL: Rehearsal will be on Saturday, September12, 2020 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.

Congratulations again on being selected for this wonderful new event! Please be aware that we expect your full participation in preparing and attendance at the event. If you have any questions please email Courtney Grecu at cljensen@ksu.edu. We look forward to seeing you on for an amazing All-Star Band Day! We will be sending a detailed schedule and more information very soon.