The Kansas State University Pride of Wildcat Land is currently the only major university marching band without a dedicated, consolidated band facility.
Kansas State University’s marching band director, Dr. Frank Tracz, hopes you forgive ‘The Pride of Wildcat Land’ if you hear a bit of ‘dischord.’
“Right now, we have 5 buildings on this campus, and 9 different rooms, that we pick up items for the marching band and athletic bands to perform at football, basketball and all these events.” Kansas State University Director of Bands, Dr. Frank Tracz says.
Currently the band holds outdoor practices on the field at Memorial Stadium, and when inclement weather happens, practices are either moved into McCain Auditorium, if available or is cancelled.
He hopes to change that tune with a new “band hall” — the project would consolidate the band facilities into one location.
“We’d be able to use this room year-round to have a place to perform, to rehearse, to practice, to…to do all the things we need to and to store equipment.” Tracz says.