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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 Dance line 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 for more information. Audition requirements for instrumental music majors are the same as band scholarship auditions.

Jonathan DavisWinds & Mallets

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

Auditions for wind and mallet players are held on a daily basis. Fill out a band application then call or email the band director to set an appointment. 601-857-3273


Drum Line auditions are held as a group. Students wanting to play snare, tenors, or bass drum in the Eagle Marching band should plan to attend the group audition. Mallets and auxiliary percussion - see requirements above.

Please call 601.857.3273 to reserve a seat – space is limited.


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. 

Please call 601.857.3273 to reserve a seat – space is limited.

hinds-band-sarah-beth-edwards-drum-major.jpgSophomore 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. Contact the band office for audition dates 601-857-3273.

Contact the band office for audition dates 601-857-3273.

Contact the band director if you have any questions about auditions. 601-857-3273 or jssprayberry@hindscc.edu