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Marching Hornets and Stingers Dance Team

Learn more about the ESU Marching Hornets and Stingers Dance Team


To register for the Emporia State Marching Hornets complete the Google Form below and make sure to officially enroll in MU245 with the Office of the Registrar.

Pre-registration form for the 2020-2021 Emporia State Marching Hornets

**Stingers and Colorguard Members, please fill out the above form AFTER completing the audition process**

See videos of our 2018 Stingers Dance Team, Color Guard & Drumline:

Marching Hornets Band Camp

At this time we anticipate a return to a normal fall semester. Please check this link for more information about the coming band camp: 2021 Band Camp Information.

DORM RESIDENTS need to coordinate with student housing to confirm specific dorm arrival date and time when all other students move into the dorms. Students will be forwarded any information that is received by our department. Also, check for emails and mailings from Residential Life. For more information, visit the residential life website.

Please pre-register in the link above and check out our 2021 Band Camp Information.

For questions, please contact Dr. William Woodworth at

Emporia State Marching Festival

Each year a marching festival is held on campus. Dates will be announced here.

Marching Band, MU 245

Marching Band class meeting times and required performances:

Course number: MU245A Marching Band

For the first eight weeks of the fall semester, the band meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:00-5:00 pm. For the second eight weeks of the fall semester, the band meets Monday and Wednesday from 4:00-5:00 pm and Friday from 3:00-5:00 pm.

For the entire semester: ALL Saturday Home Football Games & Thursday Home Football Games, a weekly sectional, three parades and possible additional performances (playoffs, honor band performance, community performances, etc.) are course requirements.

Athletic Band Stipend Distribution Information

The Athletic Band Stipend will be distributed as follows:

Fall Stipend Awards:

All members of the Marching Hornets and Stingers Dance Team will each receive a $500 stipend. Auditioned Student Leadership will get an additional $150 stipend.

Spring Stipend Awards:

All registered Hornet Revue and Stingers Dance Team members will receive a $300 stipend. Members of the ESU Winter Guard will receive a $200 stipend.

**All groups will be limited in membership and selected by audition**