Hinds Community College
The Hinds Community College Band is one of the oldest and most popular student organizations on the Raymond Campus. With concert groups beginning in the 1930's and marching units being formed in the 1940's, the tradition and history of Hinds bands is based in quality and excellence. The band department at Hinds is constantly growing and moving forward. We have many ensembles you may choose to be a part of: Marching band, Concert Band or Wind Ensemble, Brass, Woodwind or Percussion Ensembles, Steel Band, Jazz Band or Rock Band.
All students in band receive generous scholarships that may be applied toward tuition and/or room and board costs. Our scholarships are stackable and can be combined with other forms of financial aid to form a great package. Most students receive other sources of financial support and are able to use the band scholarship to cover the cost of books and other fees.
The Hinds Community College Bands are under the direction of Shane Sprayberry and Randy Mapes. We have many other faculty members that are directly involved with the band program. The Hinds jazz band is under the direction of Bob Cheesman.
Auditions for the upcoming fall semester are generally held from January – May of that year. Special appointments for summer auditions are available if you are applying late. Click on auditions to the left to view requirements. Please be sure to fill out an online band application and contact us if you have any questions.
BAND CONCERTS and OTHER EVENTS
Hinds Wind Ensemble and Stage Band Concert
December 9, 2013
7 pm - Band Hall
Hinds Wind Ensemble Concert
February 27, 2014
7 pm - Cain-Cochran Hall
Mississippi and the Arts Week
March 24-28, 2014
Various Locations and Times
Mississippi Day of Percussion
April 4-5, 2014
Hinds Wind Ensemble and Concert Band Concert
April 24, 2014
7 pm - Cain-Cochran Hall
Wind Ensemble and Concert Band Auditions - November 18-21, 2013
Drum Major Auditions - April 12, 2014
Drum Line Auditions - April 12, 2014 and May 10, 2014
Color Guard Clinic - April 12, 2014
Color Guard Auditions - April 26, 2014 and May 13, 2014
Hi-Stepper Danceline Clinics - March 29, April 3 and 4, 2014
Hi-Stepper Danceline Auditions - April 5, 2014
The Vashti Underwood Muse Band Hall (pictured above) is one of the finest rehearsal facilities in the state. This 16,000 square foot building houses 5 faculty studios, 3 large rehearsal halls with state-of-the-art acoustic treatment, and practice rooms for all students. The large 5,800 square foot rehearsal hall is used for marching band and guard reahearsals along with concert band and other instrumental ensembles.