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Marching Colonels

the Marching Colonels pose outside in full uniforms with instruments

The Pride of Kentucky has a long and distinguished tradition as one of the finest marching bands in the Commonwealth. All students at EKU, regardless of major, are welcome to join.


Benefits of Participating in the Marching Colonels

  • $500 Fall scholarship award for participation
  • Priority registration for Spring and Fall registration (This is really important!)
  • Clothing for games that the student gets to keep
  • Food during game days
  • Free early move-in (the week before classes start)
  • Free meals during band camp (the week before classes start)
  • Built-in friendships and camaraderie
  • Perform with 100+ friends in the largest venues on campus to thousands
  • Learn 30+ pieces of music, including five separate shows.
  • Positive and FUN rehearsal and performance environment
  • Support to navigate your first year (academic, emotional, personal, and health)
  • Access to a student leadership program that develops communication, leadership and support skills
  • Additional spring scholarship for participation in the Maroon Machine (pep band)

For more information, contact Dr. Timothy Wiggins, Director of Athletic Bands.

Top 10 Reasons to Join the Marching Colonels

10. Traditions! The Marching Colonels are one of the oldest and time-honored groups on campus.
9. Half the rehearsals, twice the fun
8. Beat the rush. Early dorm move-in
7. Pregame Tailgate Performances
6. Earn $2,000 in scholarships to watch four years of football
5. Great music, great shows
4. Crazy Colonel spirit
3. No fundraising, ever!
2. 100 new friends before classes start
1. One word: Byawww!

School of Music

521 Lancaster Avenue
Foster 101
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-3161

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