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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 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!

2024 Important Information

Course Enrollment Information:

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

  • MUSIC 115 (freshmen)
  • MUSIC 411 (upperclassmen)
  • MUSIC 846 (graduate student)

Band Camp:

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

Below is a composite schedule of band camp. A detailed schedule will be posted at a later date!

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. ArizonaHarley 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)

Kansas State University Marching Band

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in the Pride of Wildcat Land. Located at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, the 400+ member "Pride" performs at K-State Wildcat football games in the fall and represents Kansas State University at many other events.  These events include bowl games and pep rallies as well as administrative, Alumni, and Foundation functions.

The K-State Marching Band is under the direction of Dr. Frank Tracz, Director of Bands, Dr. Alex Wimmer, Associate Director of Bands, and Dr. Zack Deininger, Assistant Director of Bands.

If you are a prospective student and are interested in obtaining more information about our band program and scholarship information, please click on the "Sign up Now" button to the left, to complete a Prospective Form. This form does not obligate you to K-State nor our program. From this form we are able to send you important information to help you make an informed decision.

Please explore the links to the left to learn more about our history, songs, traditions, personnel, organizations, and other resources of the Kansas State University Marching Band. If you are prospective band member and would like more information complete our online prospective member form, call us at 785-532-3816, or schedule a campus visit!