The K-State Drumline
The K-State Drumline provides the rhythm section for the Kansas State University, Pride of Wildcatland, Marching Band. The Marching band is under the direction of Dr. Frank Tracz.
The Drumline is comprised of approximately 48 students with majors ranging from engineering to communications to physics to music.
Brandon Adams is currently serving as Percussion Arranger/Instructor with the Kansas State Marching Band.
The handbook is where you can find all of the exercises that the K-State Drumline plays, as well as information about the technique that we use. Click here for the K-State Drumline Handbook (Updated 1/30/2017).
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Drumline Mini Camp
Drumline Mini Camp will take place on May 11th from 8-5.
Introducing our clinician: Benjamin Yancey
Benjamin Yancey received his Doctorate in Percussion Performance and Pedagogy with a secondary area of Ethnomusicology from the University of Iowa in the summer of 2018. Currently based in the Iowa City area, he serves as adjunct instructor of percussion at the University of Iowa, Iowa Wesleyan University, Monmouth College, and Kirkwood Community College. Yancey also serves as the drumline technician at Liberty High School and as percussion arranger for the Rock Bridge High School marching band.
An active performer and clinician, Yancey has performed with such groups as Orchestra Iowa, Flori Mezzo, the PANdalerium steel band, and the PASIC 2017 All Star Steel Band. He has served as clinician and adjudicator at such events as the NAFME New Ideas in Music Education Conference, Pleasant Valley Solo Festival, the St. Ambrose University Honor Band Festival, Central States Marching Festival and the Bonner Springs Marching Festival. In the fall of 2018, he served as co-producer of the University of Iowa Steel Band album Jungle Music, which featured steel pan virtuoso Andy Narell as guest soloist.
Yancey received his Master’s in Music from Kansas State University, where he studied with Dr. Kurt Gartner and Neil Dunn and served as arranger and instructor for the Kansas State Drumline. He earned his Bachelor’s of Music degree from the University of Central Florida under the direction of Jeff Moore, Kirk Gay and Dr. Thad Anderson. During his undergraduate collegiate years, he also studied with Florida Orchestra’s principle percussionist John Shaw and Washburn University professor Dr. Tom Morgan.
Here are some future dates to have on your radar for the KSU Drumline.
- March 2nd, 2019 - KSU Drumline Audition Prep
- If you have a conflict with the audition date please email Brandon Adams at email@example.com. We have some alternatives to still audition for the drumline.
- May 4th, 2019 - KSU Drumline Auditions
- May 11th, 2019 - KSU Drumline Mini Camp
- June 9th - 13th - KSU Summer Music Camp
- July 14th - 18th - KSU Leadership and Auxiliary Camp
Yamaha Sponsors K-State Drumline!