Hinds CC Band

Over 80 Years of Tradition

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 1930s and marching units being formed in the 1940s, 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.

The Hinds Community College Bands are under the direction of Shane Sprayberry. We have many other faculty members that are directly involved with the band program.

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.


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.


State-of-the-art technology and spacious facilities give our students an environment that makes learning and practicing a real pleasure.

Band Alumni

Did you enjoy your time in the Hinds Band? No matter how much time has passed it feels like only yesterday that we were part of the Eagle Band. We’re actively building the band chapter in the Hinds CC Alumni Foundation. Take time to register with the foundation. The cost is minimal and you’ll receive information about Hinds CC Alumni events.

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Joseph Earp, DME
Director of Bands
Annie Cook
Performing Arts Secretary
Mailing Address
Hinds Community College
Music Department
PO Box 1100
Raymond, MS 39154
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