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2019 Color Guard Audition Registration

Dear Prospective Kansas State Color Guard Member,

You are invited to audition for the Pride of Wildcat Land; Kansas State University Color Guard. Auditions will be held: Saturday, April 27th at Ahearn Field House from 11:30-5pm.

A $10.00 audition fee will be required as you check in. Registration for the auditions is listed above.

Click HERE  for the audition information. Prior to auditions, all members will need to fill out a Letter of Intent. Please click HERE  to find the instructions for the letter of intent.

At auditions, all prospective members will be required to sign a contract. The contract is included HERE  to look over before auditions. 

CLINIC INFORMATION: The purpose of these clinics is to teach fundamental techniques as utilized at Kansas State so that you will be better prepared for the audition process.

We will hold pre-audition clinics on:

Saturday February 23rd, 2019 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Saturday March 30th, 2019 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

*You are also invited to join the K-State band cheer on the cats at the Spring game on April 13

(These clinics are NOT mandatory to the audition process.)


To sign up for a clinic, please contact:

Spencer Smith

KSU Color Guard Coordinator






The K-State Marching Band will provide Color Guard primary performance uniforms.

Color Guard members must purchase: Secondary uniforms to include but not limited to:shoes, shorts, t-shirt, long-sleeved cold weather top, wind pants, wind jacket, winter jacket, short black socks, long black socks, hair accessories, performance makeup. (An order form will be sent out after auditions and additional items will be specified. First year member’s secondary uniform cost is approximately $350 based on last season.)


All Color Guard members will attend all summer camps, regular rehearsals, performances and parades. New members will be required to attend a weekend clinic during the summer to learn pre-game routines. As members of the band, the Color Guard will perform at all marching band functions unless determined otherwise by the Director of Bands and Color Guard Coordinator.


SCHEDULE (Required Events):

April 27th, 2019 Audition for 2019 team 11:30am-5pm

July 13 Rookie Camp 12:00pm - 8:00pm

July 14 Rookie Camp 8:00am - 3:00pm

August 17 Team Camp 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Week of August 20, 2019 Band Camp 9:00am every day

Aug 29-Sept 30, 2019 Purple Power Play TBA (evening)

September 1 vs. Nicholls State (Band Director Day, All-Star Marching Band, Alumni Day)

September 7 vs. Bowling Green

September 28 Central States Marching Festival

October 5 vs. Baylor 

October 19 vs. TCU

October 26 vs. Oklahoma 

November 2 travel to Lawrence, KS for KU game

November 16 vs. West Virginia

November 30 vs. Iowa State

December 1 Marching Band Concert

December 15 Band Banquet

TBA Homecoming Parade

TBA Holiday Parade

TBA Bowl Game 



Monday (sectionals) 6pm-9:00pm

Tuesday (full band rehearsal) 3:30pm-5:20pm

Wednesday No Rehearsal

Thursday (full band rehearsal; sectionals) 3:30-5:20pm; 5:30-6:30pm

Friday (tentative rehearsal--performance weeks only) 3:30pm-5:20pm

Saturday (performance) Average call time ranges from 6-8 hours prior to kick-off; determined by Director of Bands.


Please plan your fall class schedule around this rehearsal schedule!

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Thank you for your interest in the Kansas State University Pride of Wildcat Land!


Questions? Need more information?

Contact Dr. Tracz at ftracz@ksu.edu

or call the Band Office 785-532-3816