The WHS Marching Band performed @ K-STATE this weekend!

The WHS Marching Band performed at K-STATE on Saturday. Here is info about the event and also pictures taken by Band Students, using a WHS Yearbook Camera – awesome pics and looks like an awesome experience for our Crusaders! Great Job!!

The K-State Bands’ Central States Marching Festival has grown into the premier marching band festival in the state of Kansas and the region. 43 of the finest high school marching bands in the area participated in the 2015 event. We are very proud to be able to bring the kind of innovative and educational concepts to our festival that make the day one of the truly enjoyable and instructional marching events in all of the participants’ year and are thankful to the Athletic Department for offering us a climate controlled indoor warmup and performance facility in the event of bad weather.

  “Coming from a small school with a small group of students, Central States Marching Festival has been an incredibly positive experience. Working with the K-State band staff during the clinic portion helped reinforce marching fundamentals and playing techniques. The performance portion of the festival allows the bands to performin an incredible atmosphere and venue with top quality judges and top quality ensembles. The video critique following the performance is very helpful so the kids can immediately see how they performed and hear from a clinician both positives and areas of needed improvement in their marching and playing.”

Jamie Rogers
Director of Bands

Mission Valley Schools

Individual “Mini-Clinics” by members of the video critique panel immediately following the band’s field performance. A videotape of the performance is used to assist in the review of the show. Emphasis will be on the positive aspects of each performance with suggestions for improvement.

Optional opportunity for an additional one-hour clinic in the morning with members of the K-State Marching Band staff.

Additional benefits include the opportunity to perform on the newly-resurfaced Wagner Field and/or Memorial Field at KSU and the chance to perform before dozens of other peer organizations. Students will also be treated to an exhibition performance by the Kansas State University Marching Band just prior to the closing ceremonies.

WHS BAND GEAR AVAILABLE  / Thank you for supporting our awesome marching band at WHS!

COURTESY PICS from EVENT 

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