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Omaha After-Hours

Thursday, 02 October | 5:30PM 7:30PM

after-hoursJoin fellow Baker alums at this networking and social gathering. We're excited to visit with Wildcats in the Omaha area and share what's happening on campus.

Hors d'oeuvres and soft drinks are provided by the Baker University Alumni Association. Please RSVP by September 29 by contacting the Alumni Relations Office at 888.781.2586 or


Baker Bands in Concert

Sunday, 05 October | 3:30PM 4:30PM

The Baker University Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Mr. Frank Perez, and the Baker University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. JD Parr, will present a joint concert in Rice Auditorium at 3:30 pm.  Please join us!


NAIA Gridiron Challenge Pep Rally

Saturday, 11 October | 6:00PM 


Before the Wildcats kick off against the Ravens at 7 p.m., join fellow Wildcat fans at Arrowhead Stadium for a pep rally. Baker and Benedictine were two of the four teams who shared the 2013 Heart of America Athletic Conference championship. Both finished with a record of 8-1 in league play last season, while each team qualified for the 2013 NAIA Football Championship Series.

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Baker University 1A-5A Marching Festival

Wednesday, 15 October | 1:00PM 9:30PM

Baker University and the Baker University Bands will host the 16th annual Baker University 1A-5A Marching Festival at Liston Stadium on the Baker University campus. The Baker University Band Department and Meyer Music sponsor this year’s festival.

Marching bands, color guards and drum lines are invited to participate in this KSHSAA- and MSHSAA-approved event. Each ensemble will receive a rating and comments (written & audio) from each judge. In addition, each group will receive a participation plaque and a DVD of their performance. The Jeremy Frye Grand Championship Trophy will be awarded to the highest scoring band in the festival. Ensembles may choose to participate for “comments only” and no rating.

The festival will consist of two sessions. Afternoon Session 1pm-5pm & Evening Session 6pm-9: 30pm

Entry Deadline: September 22, 2014

Each director will receive an official Marching Band Festival packet (schedule, map, etc.) during 1-2 weeks prior to festival.

Entry Fees: Marching Band $100; Color Guard $50; Drum line $50

Entry fees are not refundable entry deadline date.

*NEW* Please e-mail a photo of your ensemble(s) for inclusion in the Marching Festival program to:

We will have a registration form online soon!

Performance Schedule

    • 1pm-9pm (full schedule & lineup will be available here 2 weeks prior to festival)

Admission Price

Free to all spectators – bring a friend!

Map //


Frank Perez, Festival Director & Director of Bands

785.594.4579 |


Alumni & Admissions Booth at Maple Leaf

Saturday, 18 October | 8:00AM 5:00PM


Stop by and see us while you enjoy the Maple Leaf Festival.


Guest Clarinet Recital

Sunday, 19 October | 7:30PM 

Guest Clarinet Recital with Christopher Nichols, Professor of Clarinet at the University of Delaware and Ellen Bottorff, pianist. Please join us for this free event!


Jim Funkhouser Retrospective Concert

Tuesday, 21 October | 7:30PM 


Fall Choral Concert

Friday, 24 October | 7:30PM 

Join us as we present our Fall Choral Concert, "Wanderers Upon This Moment", directed by Cathy Crispino.  The concert is free and open to the public.


Kevin Mahogany Concert

Sunday, 26 October | 7:00PM 

Join us for a wonderful night of Jazz!


Inaugural Celebration

Thursday, 30 October |  

leafYou are invited to join us in October on the Baldwin City campus as we celebrate our rich history at the inauguration of Baker University's 29th president, Dr. Lynne Murray


Black Out Liston Tailgate

Saturday, 01 November | 11:00AM 

mealBefore the game against Culver-Stockton kicks off at 1 p.m., you and your family are welcome to join other Baker alumni and friends at the free tailgate luncheon across from Liston Stadium. All former football players are encouraged to join us as we honor the teams of 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009 during halftime.

For more information, contact the Alumni Relations Office at 888.781.2586 or


Bailey Stines Clarinet Senior Recital

Sunday, 02 November | 3:30PM 

Bailey Stines invites you to join her as she presents her senior clarinet recital!


Ellen Lind & Lisa Jackson Faculty String Recital

Sunday, 09 November | 7:30PM 

Ellen Lind, cello instructor, and Lisa Jackson, violin/viola instructor, will be joined by Kyle Naig as they present their string faculty recital. Please join us for this free event!


A Mark Twain Storybook by Tom Poole

Thursday, 13 November | 7:30PM 

Join us for our theatre production of A Mark Twain Storybook by Tom Poole, in Rice Auditorium, on the Baldwin City campus.

Performances times: November 13-15 at 7:30pm and November 16 at 2pm


Senior Day Tailgate

Saturday, 15 November | 11:00AM 

mealBefore the game against Missouri Valley kicks off at 1 p.m., you and your family are welcome to join other Baker alumni and friends at the free tailgate lunch across from Liston Stadium.

For more information, contact the Alumni Relations Office at 888.781.2586 or