Alabama State University

Mighty Marching Hornets

Band Bio

The Mighty Marching Hornets continue to gain national recognition. This recognition comes as a result of their consistent outstanding performances, including: January 2017 ‘Bama State Style’ reality show, which aired on Lifetime and Aspire Networks, is the only reality show featuring a marching band. November 2016 The Mighty Marching Hornets appeared as the featured band in the movie “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”, a Sonys Pictures, Tri-Star film directed by Oscar Award winner Ang Lee. Five appearances at the Honda Battle of the Bands in Atlanta, Georgia in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, and 2017.  2007 The band appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres talk show.

The Mighty Marching Hornets Band motto: “THE PRICE OF GLORY IS HIGH”

Flags (Ladies of Distinction)

The flag corps made debuted in 1975. They were the first flag unit in the band. Angela McQueen is the current instructor.


The Stingettes is the name of the Alabama State University’s dance line. Their name is derived from the stinger of the Hornet mascot. They made their debut in 1977. The Stingettes have been voted Best HBCU Dance Line. In 2015 the Stingettes were featured in a Robin Thicke/Miley Cyrus video. Brigette Williams is the current instructor.

Honey Beez

The Honey Beez is the name of Alabama State University’s plus-size dance line. They made their debut in 2004. The Honey Bees was featured on the Steve Harvey Show, ESPN Unite, and in 2017 they were participants on “America’s Got Talent”. Ruth Williams is the current instructor.