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Cat Band

"Playing in the Cat Band has been an extremely rewarding experience. Not only do I get to "rock out" to some great tunes, but we have the opportunity to watch some of the best college basketball the NCAA has to offer."
Michael Sturd
Music Education

The Cat Band is a group that plays during men's and women's basketball games, as well as other events in the community to energize the Wildcat Nation!!  

The Cat Band is under the direction of Dr. Alex Wimmer.

2022-2023 Cat Band Auditions:

Basketball Season is just right around the corner and so are Cat Band Auditions! The Cat Band plays for all K-State Men's and Women's Home Basketball Games. It is a great experience and a very fun group to be a part of. With this year's projected basketball success there is also a very real possibility of NCAA Tournament Travel. We will also be playing tournaments in Kansas City (Women's/Men's Big 12 Tournament and other select games)!

Everyone must complete this Google Form before submitting a video audition.

Auditions will be 100% online via a video submission! Use this link to upload your video audition by 6:00pm on Friday, September 30!

2022-2023 Woodwind-Brass Audition Requirements:

State your name, your instrument/part auditioning on, and announce each piece of music you will perform. Everyone will be performing the below for their audition video:

1. 2-Octave, Concert F or B-Flat Major Scale (slurred up, tongued down).

  • You select the scale that best showcases your tone quality and range.

2. Wildcat Victory (please download and prepare your desired part memorized).

  • You will be evaluated on: tone quality, range, rhythmic accuracy, note accuracy, style/articulation, and dynamics will be taken into consideration.
  • This audition will determine your band placement and possibly place you on a Fall 2022 Tournament Bands in December.

Please upload ONE video (titled using the below format) to the appropriate folder using the link above:

  • firstname_lastname_instrument-part_audition
  • Example: frank_tracz_trumpet-1_audition

2022 Drumset-Electric Bass Audition Requirements:

2022 Cat Band Drumset and Electric Bass auditions will be live! Auditions will be on Monday, October 3 from 7:30-8:30pm (7:00pm setup) in All-Faiths Chapel. Those auditioning will be peforming the below material:

  1. Prepare using the following recording: Wildcat Victory (Fight Song) - Soft and Strong Version
  2. Prepare using the following recording: Wabash Cannonball
  3. The Hold on I'm Comin' and Fire! (please prepare and perform your own drumset part):

More informaiton will posted at the beginning of October.

2022 Cat Band Mini-Camp Dates (attendance is mandatory for all members):

All 2022-2023 Cat Band members must attend three mini-camps (these are the only rehearsals for the season)! Please secure the dates/times below in your calanders.


October 10

All-Faiths Chapel

7:30pm Setup/
8:00-10:00pm RH

October 17 

All-Faiths Chapel

7:30pm Setup/
8:00-10:00pm RH

October 24

Bramlage Coliseum
*Parking Info TBA

7:30pm Setup/
8:00-10:00pm RH

2022-2023 Additional Materials:

2022-2023 Cat Band Pink Sheet Google Form

2022-2023 Cat Band Syllabus

2022-2023 Cat Band Roster: Purple-Silver Split 1.9.23

2022-2023 Schedule 1.9.23

2022-2023 Break Band Sign-Up

Spring 2023 Tournament Band Availability Google Form