EMH Staff

Mr. Nate Gay     

Dr. Nathan Gay

ngay@emporia.edu

Director of Athletic Bands and Low Brass Studies

The Director oversees all aspects of the marching band and athletic bands. Duties and responsibilities include all musical and visual aspects of design, rehearsals, performances, logistics, quality of performance and design, staff administration, department administration, and student leadership.

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 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

williamscolorguard@yahoo.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

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.

 

 

Marquis Scott (head), Christine Tompkins, 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.

 

 

Christine Tompkins

ctompkin@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.