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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

Sclaes: 5 Major sclaes of your choice (Music Majors should be prepared to play all major scales.)
Chromatic Scale: full range of the instrument
Prepared Piece: solo or etude your choice
Sight Reading provided by the director

Audition Dates

Thursday, February 28 | 3 - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19 | 3 - 6 p.m.
Thursday, April 25 | 1 - 4 p.m.

Auditions for wind and mallet players are held on a daily basis. Special appointments available upon request. Please fill out a band application and contact the band office at 601-857-3273 or jssprayberry@hindscc.edu to reserve a date and time to audition.


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. Click here to download Drum Line Audition Information.

Drum Line Audition Dates

Saturday, April 27 | 1-4 p.m.
Tuesday, May 7 | 4-6 p.m.

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

C:\fakepath\Guard FL18.jpgColor Guard

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. Click here to download Guard Audition Information.

Color Guard Audition Dates

Monday, March 4 | 3 - 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 | 1 - 4 p.m.
Thursday, May 16 | 3 - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, July 9 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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

hinds-band-sarah-beth-edwards-drum-major.jpgSophomore and Freshmen Drum Major

Eagle Band Drum Majors are the highest ranking members on the Eagle Band leadership team. We are seeing highly motivated students who want to impact their peer’s lives while continuing to develop their leadership skills. Download the audition packet here.

Drum Major Audition Dates

Monday, March 25 | 3-6 p.m.

Please contact the band office at 601-857-3273 or jssprayberry@hindscc.edu to reserve a time to audition.