Hello! My name is Morgan and I am a junior here at ESU. I graduated from Mill Valley high school in 2012 and was incredibly eager to start college in the fall as a music education major. I had high intentions of getting involved on campus and among the thousands of ways to do so here at ESU, I found my niche on campus in the Emporia Marching Hornets. I am currently the head drum major serving my second year on the podium, but my first year with the marching band, I marched the sousaphone. Primarily, I play clarinet in wind ensemble and clarinet choir, but I also enjoy playing tenor saxophone in one of the many sax quartets. (The music department alone has a thousand ways to get involved!)
My favorite part about Emporia Marching Hornets is the people I have met and will get to call my friends for the rest of my life. I absolutely love the closeness of the group and actually consider the band my home away from home. We are one of the most active groups on campus participating in every home football game, 3 parades, the homecoming bonefire (last year we were crowned most enthusiastic student organization J), making it impossible not to have fun, get involved, and meet new people.
We are known for our enthusiasm on and off the field but our own ambition to entertain keeps thriving. Where is one of the weirdest places to hold woodwind sectional on game day? The Welch Stadium girls’ bathroom! It doesn’t matter when, where, or what time it is…the Marching Hornets are always causing’ a scene! The Marching Hornets are a pack of dedicated, spontaneous musicians I couldn’t live without!