Eagle Marching Band
The Eagle Marching Band meets during the fall semester on the Raymond Campus. Hinds is exceedingly proud of its marching band, and rightfully so. Week after week the band dazzles audiences with its halftime shows, featuring the finest precision corps-style marching, playing, choreography and color guard work. A tradition of quality and excellence in performance is fueled by the intense personal pride of Eagle Band members, who not only share group honors, but individual successes as well. Many Eagle musicians have participated in such acclaimed organizations as the Mississippi Lions All-State Band, The USA Honor Band, The All-South Honor Band, as well as internationally known drum corps such as Phantom Regiment, Spirit of Atlanta, Blue Devils, Skyryders, Blue Coats, Cavaliers, Carolina Crown, Troopers and many others.
The Eagle Band has appeared in parades and halftime exhibitions in cities such as New Orleans, St. Louis, Buffalo, Colorado Springs and Pasadena. Honor trips have been made to the Sugar Bowl, Gator Bowl, Hall of Fame Bowl and the Bands of America Regional Competition among others. The band's reputation as a powerhouse among community college bands is also apparent locally, where it performs regularly in area parades and in exhibition at high school marching festivals.
Rehearsal time for the Eagle Marching Band is kept to a minimum, as most members are not music majors and many have jobs. The Eagle Band rehearses from 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Football games are usually on Thursday nights, with an occasional Saturday game and exhibition. The Colorguard and Percussion sections rehearse about an hour once a week until midterm.
To become a member of the Eagle Marching Band or Concert Band, please fill out an online band application. You may also contact Director of Bands, Shane Sprayberry at 601.857.3273 or Assistant Director, Randy Mapes at 601.857.3639.
For more information on audition requirements, please click on Auditions to the left of this page.
Fall Band Calendars
Band Calendar Fall 2014
Band Camp Schedule Fall 2014
Football Schedule 2014
Hinds CC Eagle Band Information Fall 2014
Scholarship Changes Effective Fall 2013