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. Below are some of the 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 $500 spring scholarship for participation in the Maroon Machine (pep band)
• Course credit as a designated ensemble in the School of Music
For more information, contact Director of Athletic Bands, Dr. Timothy Wiggins