K-State bands proud to be part of our Wildcat family

By Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

We at the K-State bands would like to thank all of you for the incredible hospitality and response you showed us and the Iowa State Marching Band during last weekend’s Fort Riley Day football game and performance. We had the incredible opportunity to share the day with both the Iowa State band and the First Infantry Division Band to make a special performance for the Wildcat Nation and the Big Red One.

The kindness that you showed our guests of the Iowa State band was beyond compare.

As fans and excellent hosts, you gave them a warm greeting in the stadium lot, a standing ovation at our joint halftime and even food from your tailgates! Our friends at Iowa State were blown away by the experience of the entire day and were particularly impressed with how our community welcomes guests and how appreciative you were of the halftime performance. 

We would also like to thank facility management, events management and the entire staff at K-State Athletics for helping to make this collaboration smooth and memorable. Special thanks go out to Chief Warrant Officer Jeff Price and the 1st Infantry Division Band. All of our uniformed men and women serving this country are incredible for the sacrifices they make every day. We would be remiss if we did not also thank Coach Bill Snyder, his staff and his wonderful student-athletes.

The word and concept that get linked again and again with the K-State way of life is “family.” We believe this word carries a deeper meaning than “com-munity” ever can.  Family is who we are — it is an identity that has been established and embraced by Coach Snyder, the university, the town of Man-hattan and Wildcats every-where. As a family, we welcomed guests into our home and showed them the highest level of respect and hospitality. Our ability to come together and show these qualities are what make K-State and Manhattan an amazing place to call home.

Thank you, and Go Cats!
Frank Tracz, Don Linn
And the K-State Marching Band
226 McCain Auditorium

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