Auditions

 
Auditions for the upcoming fall semester are typically held from January-May of that year. Special summer appointments are available upon request. All band scholarships are based on your experience as a high school band member and a quick audition with the Hinds Band Department. Wind players who participated in the Mississippi All-State Lion’s Band or Drum Corps are exempt from the audition process. Percussion, Guard and Danceline students must attend audition dates listed below. All students are encouraged to audition early in the semester as funds may not be available in the summer months. Please see below for audition requirements.

Once you are ready, please fill out an online band application and call or email the band director to set up an appointment - 601-857-3273.

Music Majors should contact the Music Department at 601-857-3271 or click on Music Home to the left for more information. Audition requirements for instrumental music majors are the same as band scholarship auditions.

2014 AUDITION DATES
 
 
Drum Line Auditions - June 19, 2014  - 1-5 pm
Color Guard Clinic  and Auditions - June 19, 2014 - 1-5 pm



Seth Hall     Jonathan Davis

Winds & Mallets
All Major Scales
Chromatic Scale: full range of the instrument
Prepared Piece: solo of your choice
Sight Reading




Kevin West

Percussion
Rudiments: Flam, Paradiddle, Single Ratamacue, Lesson 25
Rolls: 5 stroke, 9 stroke, long, buzz
Prepared Piece: solo of your choice
Sight Reading

See audition dates above. Please call 601.857.3273 to reserve a seat – space is limited.

Percussion Auditions for the drumline are held as a group. Students wanting to play snare, tenors or bass drum should plan to attend both audition dates listed above. Students who do not make the drum line will be placed in the front ensemble. Mallets: please see Winds and Mallets requirements above.


Kayla Mullen

Colorguard
The Eagle Marching Band Color Guard Captains will review guard fundamentals, marching and basic dance moves then teach a short routine during the clinic. Students will then return on the audition dates listed above and tryout in groups of 4-6. You will be notified through mail if you have been chosen as a guard member or if you need to return again for a second audition.

Audition dates are listed above. Please call 601.857.3273 to reserve a seat – space is limited. 







Mason Barnes       Sarah Beth Edwards

Sophomore and Freshmen Drum Major
To audition for the position of drum major students must meet the following criteria: Served as a high school drum major or be a returning HCC band member, participated in a drum major camp (exception for Hinds Community College sophomores), admitted to Hinds Community College.


Audition requirements include: Conducting fundamentals (4/4 time, etc), Drum Major conducting routine, Marching fundamentals, and interview.


See audition dates listed above and fill out an online band application. Call or email Shane Sprayberry for an audition packet.