Kansas gained a second state march when “Here’s Kansas” was adopted on July 1, 1992. (The first official state march is "The Kansas March.") Lyrics and music were by Bill Post; the song was arranged by Kenneth Judd.
Post of Geuda Spring is an accomplished song writer and lyricist who also wrote “Where in the World but Kansas?” He was listed in Ripley’s Believe It or Not when 6,000 high school band members played “Here’s Kansas” during halftime at a University of Kansas football game in 1993.
By Bill Post
Kansas is the state for me,
Beautiful and plain to see miles around,
With hills and plains and furrowed ground;
Kansas has a heart display,
The heart of the plains toward the future
With her eyes upon the future
She will trust in God from day to day;
As she rings the bell of freedom
She will not forget the freedom
That will bind her close in ev'ry way.
The one with the plow,
With the crowded street,
All walks of life with aims to meet
Will agree to be as one for liberty.
Kansas is alive today,
Going forth in full array,
All the way and we, the people of ev'ry county,
Love Kansas more each day.
This recording of Here's Kansas was made by Marshall's Band of Topeka.
CHAPTER 73. SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND PATRIOTIC EMBLEMS
ARTICLE 8. STATE MARCHES
73-802. Kansas March.The march, "Here's Kansas" composed by Bill Post, is hereby established as an official march of Kansas. Such march is as follows:
History: L. 1992, ch. 187, § 1; July 1.
Entry: Here's Kansas
Author: Kansas Historical Society
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Date Created: January 2015
Date Modified: December 2015
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