Celebrating Students, Music and the Shrine Bowl
Since 1984, The Kansas Masonic All-State High School Marching Band has been a continuous and positive presence at the annual Kansas Shrine Bowl. The concept of this band, and its related camp, were designed to fill a void at the summer Shrine Bowl, when most high school bands weren’t available.
The band camp is held in late July at the Bowl. Annually, a total of 180 to 250 of Kansas’ best high school musicians are showcased, which includes pre-game and halftime performances. The band also performs before the Shrine Bowl Banquet on the Friday night prior to the game, and at a downtown parade the following morning.
Camp fees are sponsored by various Masonic Organizations throughout the state. All proceeds are used to support the Shriners Hospitals for Children. In addition, every year the Kansas Masonic Foundation also offers The Outstanding Musician Award ($1,500 Scholarship), The Jeff Atherly Inspirational Award ($1,000 Scholarship) and The Masonic Pride Award ($500 Scholarship) to a band camp student.