EMH Staff


     

Dr. William Woodworth

Director of Athletic Bands

Dr. William Woodworth is the newly appointed Director of Athletic Bands and Low Brass Instructor at Emporia State University.  He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree with an emphasis in Wind Conducting in 2009 from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He also earned a Masters of Music degree in 2005 from UNLV, and graduated with his Bachelors of Arts in Music Education from the University of Wyoming in 2001.  Over the course of his education, Dr. Woodworth has studied conducting with Takayoshi "Tad" Suzuki, Tom Leslie, Dr. Robert Belser, and Dr. Michael Griffith.  He also studied low brass performance with Jim Gray.

 Prior to ESU, Dr. Woodworth had been the Director of Bands at Las Vegas High School in Las Vegas, Nevada from 2010 to 2015, and the Director of Bands at Durango High School, also in Las Vegas, from 2005 to 2010.  During the last 10 years of teaching high school band in the Clark County School District he had achieved great success and growth with his band programs. He is also a drill writer, music arranger, and has adjudicated for several groups and events across the United States.

 Dr. Woodworth worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the UNLV Bands from 2003 to 2005 with focus on the UNLV Star of Nevada Marching Band, and the Runnin' Rebel Pep Band. He also served as the drill writer for the UNLV Star of Nevada Marching Band from 2003 to 2008.  Prior to his work as a graduate assistant, he was the Assistant Director of Bands at Washington High School, in Sioux Falls, SD and started his teaching career in 2001 as an Elementary Music Education teacher in Fort Collins, Colorado.

 In addition to his education and teaching experience, Dr. Woodworth is an accomplished performer on both Tuba and the Electric Bass. He also marched Contra Bass (Tuba) with the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps in 1995.

 Website Address: http://www.woodworth4.com

 David Constantine

David Constantine

dpercussion@gmail.com

Percussion Instructor and Battery Percussion Arranger

The Percussion Instructor is the caption head for all percussion. Duties and responsibilities include arranging, instructing, recruiting, auditioning, equipment maintenance, equipment storage and inventory, and facilitating all rehearsals and performances.

 
                

Breanna Williams

beasquircle@gmail.com

Color Guard Instructor and Choreographer

The Color Guard Instructor and Choreographer is the caption head for all guard. Duties and responsibilities include choreography, instructing, recruiting, auditioning, equipment maintenance, silk and equipment storage and inventory, and facilitating all rehearsals and performances.

Richard Hellinger 

Richard Hellinger, Anthony Foust

Graduate Teaching Assistants

Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Band Program at Emporia State University The Band GTA positions change yearly. GTA's work with all aspects of the Marching Band, Basketball Band, And Wind Ensemble. Duties and responsibilities include general overall assistance, rehearsals, performances, music arranging, equipment inventory, and administrative assistance.

 

 

Morgan Ottesen

Drum Majors

The ESU Drum Majors are the student conductors of the marching band. They collectively have the highest amount of responsibility and leadership in the ESU Marching Band. Duties and responsibilities include promoting good attitude, leading by example, mastering all tasks assigned, anticipating tasks to be completed, prepare scores and conduct the half-time shows as per director, prepare scores and conduct in the stands as per director, assist with teaching of marching fundamentals, and facilitate all rehearsal and performance logistical and facility needs.

 

 

Morgan Ottesen

mottesen@g.emporia.edu

ESU Bands Administrative Coordinator

The ESU Bands Administrative Coordinator is the chief administrator of the athletic band department. Duties and responsibilities include general overall administrative tasks, accounting and financial reports, database management, inventory, travel coordination, publications, recruitment and mailings, fund-raising, office staff and athletic bands student staff supervisor, and summer camps.