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The Empire Marching Elite

The Empire Marching Elite is a full community marching band that presents traditional HBCU style marching arts in the Big Apple! Our rehearsals take place at Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts located at 101 Park Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205. We offer horns, percussion, majorette dance, and flag corps. There is no tuition or registration fees to join our program. Simply click Register here!

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Wil Hylton

Director of Performing Arts

Frankie Dascola

Woodwind Instructor

Altonio Stewart, Jr.

Percussion Instructor

Christian Mortensen 

Media Team

Bantu Bemoam

Band Director

Chinkey McFarlane

Horn Section Leader

Sarena Noel

Majorette Coach

Joshua John

Media Team

Nasiyah Wallace

Director of Auxiliary

Kevin Stewart

Percussion Composer

Legend Parker

Director of Percussion

Samantha Umpthery

Cymbals Instructor

Aliyah Charles

Majorette Instructor

Kizzy Regis

Percussion Section Leader

Xavier Carter

Costume Designer