Hornet Revue - About Us

The Emporia State Hornet Revue is a select band of 20-25 musicians that has developed into the most versatile, high-energy, well-known musical group on campus. Student leadership and active student group involvement have made this group truly exceptional.

Student Outcomes:

  1. Students will gain a broad range of experience playing music in popular styles, Ie: Jazz, 80's Rock, 70's Funk, Latin, Hip-hop, 90's Rock, Pop, Disco, Metal to name a few.
  2. Students will learn performance aspects of playing a variety of popular styles; this includes section balance techniques, articulation distinction and phrasing. This will be addressed in each piece they perform.
  3. Students will learn to adapt their playing for the different venues in which they will be performing: Performing without amplification, Performing with amplification in a large arena, Performing with amplification in a smaller intimate setting, and a non amplified studio recording sound.
  4. Students will learn to work together as a team to facilitate setup and tear down of the band, including setting up the sound amplification system.
  5. Student will learn the proper ways to maintain and care for the equipment.
  6. Students will perform in a variety of settings including; outdoor concerts, arena performances, stage band settings, and professional style recording sessions.
  7. Students will gain leadership skills and organizational skills by performing the necessary duties within the ensemble.
  8. Students are expected to demonstrate the professional standards of learning individual parts, ensemble participation, accountability, and a collegial work ethic.


The Hornet Revue instrumentation is:

  • Alto Sax 1
  • Alto Sax 2
  • Tenor Sax
  • Bari Sax
  • Trumpet 1
  • Trumpet 2
  • Trumpet 3
  • Horn or Mellophone
  • Lead Trombone
  • Bass Trombone
  • Guitar
  • Keyboards
  • Electric Bass
  • Drums