Music Ensembles - Bands


Wind Ensemble

Wind ensemble photo

Dr. Gary Ziek, Director

The Emporia State University Wind Ensemble is a 80 member group, consisting of the university’s premiere wind players and percussionists. The group has recently performed the music of composers such as Vincent Persichetti, Dmitri Shostakovich, William Schumann and Eric Whitacre. The Wind Ensemble has released two compact discs, Rituals of Fire and Racing With the Sun, featuring the music of ESU composers.

Seating auditions take place in September of the Fall semester. Information will be posted on the band bulletin board in Beach Music Hall. 

Course: Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Course Number: MU 316 A
Rehearsals: Fall MTWR; 3 - 3:50 pm (beginning 9th week of semester)
Spring MTWR; 3 - 3:50 pm

Room Number: Beach Hall 134

The ESU Wind Ensemble will be holding seating auditions in September.  Rehearsals will begin in rotation with Marching Band after auditions are held.  More information and specific dates will be posted after the semester starts and marching band gets underway.

Wind Ensemble will run in conjunction with marching band.  There will never be a schedule conflict between the two ensembles!

I’m anticipating another stellar year from the group. 

Tentative repertoire for the Fall and Spring 2018/2019 to be posted at a later date.

 See links below for live performances!

Jubilateo – Samuel Hazo

The Stormchasers – Robert Sheldon

Juggernaut – Gary D. Ziek

Hymn to Loved Ones Lost – Richard Saucedo

El Camino Real – Alfred Reed






Bb Clarinet

Bass Clarinet

Alto Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

Baritone Saxophone








If you have any questions, please contact me at 341-6673 or at

 Dr. Ziek



Marching Band

Emporia State Marching Hornets

Dr. William Woodworth, Director of Athletic Bands

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 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 EMH will challenge you to reach beyond your potential.

Our common goal is to provide you with an incredibly fun-filled, productive, efficient, and exciting atmosphere. In the EMH, you will be asked to consistently strive for excellence and 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 EMH 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 EMH is a 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. In addition, there are scholarships for EMH participants that increase in amount eEmporia Marching Hornets in action!ach year of participation.

Marching Band Camp starts a week before classes begin.  The Band rehearses on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3 to 5 throughout the football season (refer to schedule below). The EMH doesn't require an audition, but during the pre-camp, members will be listened to and watched for placement in sections.

Course: Marching Band
Course Number: MU 245 A / MU 645 A
Rehearsals: MWF; 3 - 5 pm (first eight weeks of Fall semester)
M 4 - 5 pm, W 4 - 5 pm, F 3 - 5 pm (second eight weeks of Fall Semester. Until conclusion of season)
Room Number: Beach Hall 134



Hornet Revue

Dr. William Woodworth, Director

The Emporia State Hornet Revue is a select band of 13-15 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.

Students in Hornet Revue will gain a broad range of experience playing music in popular styles: Jazz, 80's Rock, 70's Funk, Latin, Hip-hop, 90's Rock, Pop, Disco, and Metal to name a few.  They will also learn to adapt their playing style to different venues: outdoor concerts, arena performances, stage band settings, and professional style recording sessions.

Hornet Revue website

Course: Hornet Revue
Course Number:MU 244 PA
Rehearsals: W; 7 - 8:50 pm
Room Number: Beach Hall 134



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