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Baker University 1A-4A Marching Festival
Baldwin City, Kansas

(Wednesday) October 17, 2012

Baker University and the Baker University Bands will host the thirteenth annual Baker University 1,2,3,4A Marching Festival on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Liston Stadium on the campus of Baker University.

Bands, color guards, and drum lines may participate for ratings or for comments only in this KSHSAA and MSHSAA approved event. Audio comments of each judge, a performance DVD, and an award plaque will be presented each band, drum line, and color guard entrant. A Grand Champion Trophy will be awarded the highest scoring band of the festival.

The festival will run on a 15-minute schedule. Bands, color guard units, and drum lines will be accepted and scheduled based on earliest postmark and paid entry fees until all time slots are filled.

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Performance Schedule

School Class Perform
Cass Midway Vikings 2A 2:30
Prairie View Marching Buffaloes 4A 2:45
Spring Hill Marching Broncos 4A 3:00
Pride of Paola Panthers 4A 3:15
Perry-Lecompton HS 4A 3:30
Baldwin Marching Bulldogs 4A 4:00
Ottawa Marching Cyclones 4A 4:15
Clay Center Community HS 4A 4:30
Saint Thomas Aquinas 5A 4:45
Afternoon Session  AWARDS   5:00
Tonganoxie Chieftain Drum Line 4A 6:00
De Soto Wildcat Drum Line 4A 6:10
Platte County Drum Line 4A 6:20
Louisburg Wildcat Drum Line 4A 6:30
De Soto Dazzlers Color Guard 4A 6:40
Platte County Color Guard 4A 6:50
Louisburg Jazzy Cats Color Guard 4A 7:00
Tonganoxie Marching Chieftains 4A 7:30
Atchison Marching Redmen 4A 7:45
Louisburg Marching Wildcats 4A 8:00
Platte County Pirate Pride 4A 8:15
De Soto Marching Wildcats 4A 8:30
Evening Session AWARDS   9:00



Color Guard Score Rating
De Soto Dazzlers   I
Platte County   I
Louisburg   I
Tonganoxie 68 II
De Soto 83 I
Platte County 91.44 I
Louisburg 67.88 II
Cass Midway 72.60 II
Prairie View 70.48 II
Spring Hill 79.50 II
Pride of Paola 76.90 II
Perry-Lecompton 73.27 II
Baldwin 84.12 II
Ottawa 74.82 II
Clay Center Community 70.07 II
Saint Thomas Aquinas 81.63 II
Tonganoxie 59.37 III
Atchison 65.03 III
Louisburg 89.73 I
Platte County 94.13 I
De Soto 87.37 I

Judging Panel

John Kieffer, - John Kieffer received his B.S. Ed & M.A.(Music) degrees from the University of Missouri. He then taught in Omaha, NE for 16 yrs., the final 7 yrs. of which were as Director of Bands at Omaha Benson H.S. He also served as oboist/english hornist with the Omaha Symphony. In 1981, he became Director of Bands at the newly opened Olathe South High School. In 1982, he was elected President of the East Kansas Band Directors’ Assoc. & in 1983, was named Coordinator of Music for Olathe Schools. During his 22 yr. tenure at Olathe South, his bands received a total of 251 1st Place Awards or Division “1” Ratings. In 1985, the Olathe South Band was invited to perform on opening day for the Kansas City Royals, & then invited back to perform for the 7th game of the 1985 World Series. The Olathe South Band also performed at halftime for the Kansas City Chiefs. In 1993, Mr. Kieffer was named by “Bands of America” as “Band Director of the Year”. Since his retirement in 2003, Mr. Kieffer has remained active as both a clinician & adjudicator throughout the Midwest

Brad Shores – Brad Shores is currently in his 12th year as Director of Bands at Haven High School. He is responsible for teaching the elementary and middle school bands as well as pep band, jazz ensemble, marching and concert bands and steel drum classes at the high school. Prior to his current position, he taught at Nickerson High School from 1989 to 2000 and, previous to that, in Phoenix, Arizona. As a composer, Brad has written for all types of percussion ensembles and steel drum groups and is a well-known clinician and adjudicator throughout the State of Kansas. He and his wife Linda, also a music educator, have three children and frequently perform as the steel drum band called "Tropical Shores".

Eric Stambaugh – Director of Buhler High School Bands, is in his 13th year of teaching and 9th year directing Buhler Bands. His teaching duties include: Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Pep Bands, Jazz Band, and 5th and 6th grade bands at Obee and Prosperity Elementary. Under his direction, Buhler Bands have received numerous awards and state recognition. In 2006 and 2009 the Buhler Wind Ensemble was chosen to perform at the State KMEA Convention. In the marching forum, the Buhler Marching Band has won numerous 4A Class titles, Drumline/Colorguard, and Grand Champion Awards at KU Heart of America, Neewollah, and Valley Center Marching Competition. Mr. Stambaugh is a graduate of Kansas State University where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education and Wind Conducting. He began his teaching at Liberal High School where he was the director of bands for three years. Prior to his arrival at Liberal he was an assistant band director for the Salina Public Schools, teaching 5th – 12th grade instrumental. His professional memberships include: Kansas Bandmasters Association, Kansas Music Educators Association, MENC, and was Vice President of the Kansas State University Alumni Marching Band. He currently lives in Hutchinson with his wife, Amanda, and his 8 year-old son, Ethan and his 6 year-old daughter, Haven.

Jerry Stone – Recently retired as Director of Bands at Maize High School, Jerry Stone served as a band director in Kansas’ schools for 38 years. Throughout his career Jerry’s bands consistently received superior ratings in both marching and concert performance. Over the years Jerry served music education in the State of Kansas in many capacities, most notably as President of the Kansas Music Educators District 6, Kansas State Jazz Chairman, and President of Phi Beta Mu. In 2000, the Kansas Bandmasters Association awarded Jerry the Kansas Outstanding Band Director Award. He is also a past recipient of the Kansas Outstanding Teacher Award from Kansas State News Network. Jerry is a much sought-after band adjudicator and clinician throughout Kansas and Oklahoma.

Host Website & Contact Information

Information Letter
Entry Forms: Band | Color Guard | Drumline

Ray James - Director of Bands, Baker University
Phone Number: (785) 594-4579


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