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Marching Hornets and Stingers Dance Team

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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 & Thursday Home Football Games, a weekly sectional, three parades, and additional possible performances (playoffs, honor band performance, community performances, etc.) are course requirements.


All Emporia State Marching Hornets, Colorguard and Stingers dorm residents will have one opportunity to move in early. Dorm Move-In will be on August 13th. Visit the Residential Life page for more information on move-in.

Athletic Band Stipend Distribution Information

The Athletic Band Stipend will be distributed as follows:

Fall Stipend Awards:

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

All groups will be limited in membership and selected by audition


For questions, please contact Dr. William Woodworth at

Emporia State marching band students performing


For more information on band camp, colorguard tryouts and stingers tryouts, visit this page: Emporia State University Marching Hornets & Stingers Dance Team.

Emporia State University Marching Festival

Each year a marching festival is held on campus. The anticipated date of the 2022 Festival is Wednesday, October 5.