200 W. Cruger Avenue, Eureka, IL 61530  (309) 467-5727

Todd Stalter, Director of Bands

Ben Wyland, Marching Asst. Katie Donovan, Music Booster President



On Saturday, February 10, follow their results, as well as results of our awesome EHS Dance Team that has a lot of Band members in it, at: https://www.idta.org/contestresults

Winter Guard Champs in all categories @ Villa Grove!

On Saturday, February 3, the EHS Winter Guard won 1st Place in Tall Flag , Winter Guard, Lyrical Flag, and Hope Chapman also won 1st Place for her solo! And, Capt. Hannah Worthen was given an extremely rare SECOND Rising Star award this season! Way to go!!

ISMBC Class 1A Champions!

On October 21st the Band competed at the Illinois State Marching Band Championships in Session A, and earned class awards for High Achievement in Music and Effect, and 1st Place in Class 1A, receiving an automatic bid into the evening Finals competition. In Finals, the Band placed 15th. Congratulations to everyone on a great day!

THANK YOU Parents and Volunteers!

Your support at home football games and competitions is vital to our success, and we appreciate your help SO MUCH! Thank you for continuing to stand behind the EHS Band and helping us achieve the level of performance we strive for.

2023 Marching Band Season recap...

Congratulations to the members of the EHS Band on outstanding performances and Class Championships at the Washington Invitational (Group D), the Normal Invitational at Illinois Wesleyan University (Class 4A), the Metamora Invitational (Class 5A), the Lincoln-Way Marching Band Invitational (Class 1A), and the Illinois State Marching Band Championships (Class 1A).

Be a Hornet Music Booster!

The Marching Band requires a lot of helping hands at performances, both at home and on the road. Please consider helping out and experiencing some unforgettable moments with your student. Come to our meetings on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 pm in the EHS Library, or contact President Katie Donovan by using the email link above. You'll be glad you did!

Connect with us on Facebook!

EHS Band Facebook Page

Music Boosters Facebook Page

Color Guard Facebook Page


For ourselves and others…RESPECT.  For the work we do…PRIDE. For those who came before…HONOR.  For those yet to come…EXCELLENCE.  WE ARE HORNETS!


The Eureka High School Band is a 15-time Class 1-A champion of the State of Illinois Invitational High School Marching Band Championships, the 2008 Governor's Trophy winner, and has been voted the Division III "Band of the Year" by Illinois Marching Online in 2008, '09, '10, and '13.  The band has performed at the 2002 Cotton Bowl, the 1997 Liberty Bowl, Walt Disney World, a "Circle of Honor" Festival concert at Orchestra Hall in Chicago, and for several IHSA state basketball and volleyball tournament finals.  Earning consistent Division I "Superior" ratings at IHSA Organizational Contests, the Eureka High School Band is one of the premiere small-school band programs in the state of Illinois.

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