Dr. Mary K. Schneider, Director of Bands
Dr. Amy Knopps, Associate Director of Bands, EMU Marching Band Director
Prof. John Dorsey, Professor of Percussion
Jason Ihnat, Drumline Instructor
Kristen Benton, Color Guard Instructor
Brian Gorski, Administrative Assistant University Bands
Erica Suetterlin, Band Assistant
Maria Eloff, Uniforms and Athletic Bands Librarian
Sean Coleman, Equipment Staff
Ray Wheeler, Equipment Staff
Matt Balmer, Graduate Assistant
Eric Bottorff, Graduate Assistant
Prof. Harry Bowen, Announcer
Dr. Amy Knopps, conductor
The EMU Marching Band has a long tradition of musical and entertainment excellence. Comprised of nearly 200 students, the EMU Marching Band represents nearly every major on campus. The band has a rich 119-year history of serving EMU at athletic functions, parades, and events. The Marching Band performs for all home football games; participates in Homecoming, Band Night, and Family Day activities; performs exhibitions at area and national marching band festivals and competitions; and travels to one or two away games each year. Membership is open to any student in the university by audition and field try-out at the annual pre-season Band Camp, held in August prior to the Fall Semester.
Email the band office leaving your most current contact information, instrument of choice and any questions you may have about the EMU MB. We will reply with information about Pre-Camp, Band Camp, place you on the prospective membership list for the fall, and mail you our summer info packet. We are currently finalizing enrollment prior to the start of Band Camp on Sunday, August 25th. Do not miss out on your opportunity to become a member of the EMU Marching Band!