2023-24 Staff and Leadership
2023 Important Information
Course Enrollment Information:
All marching band members must be enrolled (listings below) for "zero" or "one" credit by Monday, August 22.
- MUSIC 115 (freshman)
- MUSIC 411 (upperclassman)
- MUSIC 846 (graduate student)
Attendance at all Band Camp activites is required by all members.
For a more detailed band camp schedule, please click this link!
|Leadership Team Camp
|New Members Report
|Veteran Members Report
|Band Camp Continues with All Members
2023 Fall Events
Save the date for our upcoming 2022 Fall Events! More information will be communicated soon via this website and on our social media pages!
|KSUMB Leadership Team Camp
|KSMB Band Camp
|Purple Power Play
|September 2 vs. Southeast Missouri
|TFBH Dedication (Memorial Field)
|September 9 vs. Troy
|Alumni Day/Band Director Day
|Wabash on the Prairie
|September 23 vs. UCF
|All-Star Marching Band Day
|Central States Marching Festival
|October 21 vs. TCU
|October 28 vs. Houston
|November 11 vs. Baylor
|Fort Riley Day/Trombone Day
|November 18 at KU
|Away Trip to KU
|November 25 vs. Iowa State
|Big 12 Championship Game
|Bowl 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, and Dr. Alex Wimmer, 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!
KSUMB Preparing to Move Into New Space This Fall
WIBW just recently visited the Tracz Family Band Hall and wrote a segment on the KSUMB moving into our "NEW HOME"! Click here to watch the video and read more about an incredible time to be a part of the "PRIDE"!!
KSUMB Members Awarded At End-of-Year Concert
KSUMB students were selected for two different awards during the 2022 Pride of Wildcatland Marching Band Concert in Aheard Fieldhouse. The two awards that were given out were the Rod Funk Award and the Most Inspirational Award.
KSU Classy Cats are Repeating National Champions
Congratulations to the K-State Classy Cats on their Division 1A National Championship at the College Classic National Invitational in Orlando, Florida! The Classy Cats placed first in the D1A Pom Division, bringing home a NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP – the second year the team has done so in a row! We are so very proud of this amazing group of students, as well as their coach Sara Heptig for accomplishing this incredible feat!!
Please click here to read more about this once-in-a-lifetime experience for our K-State Classy Cats in their KSNT News interview!
Twirler Competes at 71st Annual Festival of Spring
Congratulations to our K-State Twirler Kaylee Brungardt! Kaylee is one of 12 twirlers selected from across the nation to represent the United States in Peru at the renowned 71st International Festival of Springtime. She will perform in the legendary five-mile parade, as well as also at an orphanage, nursing home, and other festival events. Kaylee is thrilled to represent the Pride of Wildcat Land in South America!
Twirler to Compete at World Twirling Championship
Congrats to our very own Balie Walke, K-State Feature Twirler, for being invitied to compete in the International Baton Twirling Federation's World Baton Twirling Championship in Liverpool, England! Click here to read more about this amazing opportunity for Baliey!!
KSU Twirlers Compete at College Twirler Nationals
CONGRATULATIONS to BAILEY WALKE, our K-State Feature Twirler, and LAUREN BIRSCHBACH, our Wildcat Twirler for their impressive performances at the COLLEGE TWIRLER NATIONALS this summer! There were over 100 Universities competing with over 1900 twirlers in competition, and over 100 of them at the University level.
KSUMB Students Awarded at ConcertCongratulations to these hard working and inspirational students that were awarded at the 2022 Kansas State University Marching Band Concert in Ahearn Fieldhouse!
KSUMB Brings Purple Passion to Marysville, Kansas
During the week of band camp on August 19th, the KSUMB travelled to Marysville, Kansas and the Landoll Family Sports Complex to give an all-day clinic on all things band! The KSUMB gave a rehearsal clinic, broke down into sectionals, worked with area high school students on music, and gave a final performance later in the evening to the Marysville community! A special thank you to the Marshall County Arts Cooperative, United Bank and Trust, Blue Valley Technologies, Pony Express Catbackers, Marysville Community Foundation, USD 364 Foundation, Marysville High School, the Landoll family, and the Marysville community for giving us this great opportunity!