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Emporia State University has many outstanding programs to offer. As a member of one of the most outstanding performance groups on campus, you will be carrying on many ESU traditions of high standards, excellence, and pride. The Emporia State Marching Hornets consists of students from virtually every department on campus. With this unique diversity and campus-wide enthusiasm, we can achieve incredible levels of success. The environment at Emporia State University and in the ESMH will challenge you to reach beyond your potential. Although your peers can tell you better than I, these experiences can positively impact your life forever.

Our common goal is to provide you with an incredibly fun-filled, productive, efficient, and exciting atmosphere. In the ESMH, you will be asked to consistently strive for excellence, achieve high standards, while having so much fun you may never recover. It will be your hard work and dedication to the high standards that enable the ESMH to maintain successes of the past and achieve new levels of success in the upcoming season. As a member of this organization, your individual efforts will determine what we can achieve as a whole.

The ESMH have many different types of students participating. Over half of the band majors in some other degree besides music. The ESMH is great opportunity to meet people, to continue playing your instrument, develop leadership skills, and be a part of a long standing tradition at Emporia State University.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Marching band camp starts a week before classes begin. Colorguard and drumline will have a 3 day pre-camp prior to the full band camp.
  • Class time for the first eight weeks is Monday – Wednesday – Friday from 3:00 to 5:00.
  • Class time for the second eight weeks is Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:00 and Friday 3:00 to 5:00.
  • There will be five-six home games that the ESMH will perform. These games happen on various Saturdays in the fall term.
  • The shows will consist of a pre-game sequence and a half-time sequence.
  • The ESMH will provide entertainment for the fans in the stands during the game.
  • The ESMH will perform theme based shows in a corps style and entertainment, show band style.
  • The following are the scholarships available through the marching band 
    • $500 per student
  • For more information on the schedule, please consult Dr. Woodworth or visit the EMH Calendar.

    Contact Information

    Athletic Band Director: Dr. William Woodworth

    Color Guard Instructor and Choreographer: Jennifer Woodworth


    2018 Emporia State Marching Hornets Schedule

    Game and Performance Schedule 2018




    Thursday, September 6 7:00 p.m.

    Pittsburg State University

    Saturday, September 22 2:00 p.m.

    Lindenwood University 

    Saturday, October 6 2:00 p.m.

    Fort Hays State University 

    Saturday, October 20 2:00 p.m.

    Missouri Western State University

    Saturday, November 3 2:00 p.m. 

    Missouri Southern State University

    Saturday, November 11

    9:00 a.m.

    Emporia Veterans Parade

    Tuesday, November 27

    7:00 p.m.

    Emporia Christmas Parade

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