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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 2019 Stingers Dance Team, Color Guard & Drumline:

Marching Hornets Band Camp

The MIAA has announced that all fall athletic seasons will officially be delayed. Because of this, the ESU Residential Life has decided to cancel early dorm arrivals for all sports and activities. As we will no longer have access to an early move-in time, we will not be able to have a full band camp this season. As the official move-in schedule becomes clearer, I will let you all know if and when we will try to have a mini-camp before school begins on August 17. This may not be possible, and we may have to start when school begins. However, I will keep you all posted as I learn more. Any meetings before school begins would also have to take place after all students have moved onto campus.

DORM RESIDENTS, I have been told that you will now have to coordinate with student housing to confirm your specific dorm arrival date and time when all other students move-in to the dorms. I will forward any information that they send me, but be on the lookout for emails and mailings from Residential Life regarding your student housing. For more information, check out the residential life website

Please pre-register in the link above and check out our 2020 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**

ESMH Student Leadership positions

  • Up to 3 Drum Majors
  • 1 Horn Sergeant
  • 1 Piccolo Section Leader
  • 1 Clarinet Section Leader
  • 1 Alto Sax Section Leader
  • 1 Tenor Sax Section Leader
  • 1 Trumpet Section Leader
  • 1 Mellophone Section Leader
  • 1 Trombone Section Leader
  • 1 Baritone Section Leader
  • 1 Sousaphone Section Leader
  • 1 Drumline Captain
  • 1 Front Ensemble Section Leader
  • 1-2 Colorguard Captain(s)
  • 1-2 Stingers Captain(s)

*** Any selected assistants for any individual sections may not receive the additional stipend**

For more information, please contact Dr. Woodworth at