Ole Miss Band – The Pride of the South

University of Mississippi

Mid-South Honor Band

Ford Center


The 39th Annual Mid-South Honor Band will be held on the beautiful Ole Miss campus February 16-18, 2017.  We are excited to host high school band students from across the region to take part in some wonderful events at the University of Mississippi.



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The 2017 MSHB Clinicians are Mark Camphouse and Mohamad Schuman.  Band directors may nominate students for consideration to attend the clinic through our website (see below).




Mark.jpgComposer-conductor Mark Camphouse is Professor of Music and Director of Concert Bands at George Mason University where he conducts the wind symphony and teaches courses in composition and conducting.  He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in music from Northwestern University.  His 30 published works for wind band have received widespread critical acclaim and are performed frequently in the U.S. and abroad.  He has served as guest conductor, lecturer, and clinician in 43 states, Canada, Europe, and China.  Camphouse has served as coordinator of the National Band Association Young Composer Mentor Project since 2000 and has co-authored and edited 5 books with GIA Publications.

In addition to recent awards from Kappa Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Mu, Professor Camphouse is a recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Faculty Award by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia – the Commonwealth’s highest honor for demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and public service.





Mohamad Schuman is Director of Bands for the Ocean Springs School District in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.  Prior to this appointment, he was a tenured Associate Professor of Music and Associate Director of Bands at The University of Southern Mississippi.  Under his leadership, the Southern Miss Symphonic Winds served as the official university-performing ensemble at the 2013 Mississippi Bandmasters Association Convention.  During his tenure at Southern Miss, Dr. Schuman additionally taught courses in Conducting, Instrumental Methods and Administration, and graduate Wind Band Literature.  He served as Director of The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band during their acceptance and subsequent appearance in the 2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Dr. Schuman was also a member of the instructional staff for the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.  Prior to his university position, he successfully taught in the public schools of Mississippi for more than sixteen years.

Dr. Schuman holds both the Bachelor and Master of Music Education Degrees from The University of Southern Mississippi where he studied with Dr. Thomas V. Fraschillo and the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Conducting from the University of South Carolina where he studied with Professor James K. Copenhaver.  Dr. Schuman is a contributing writer for thee editions of Teaching Music through Performance in Band (Volume 9, Volume 10, and the Middle School edition).  He enjoys numerous clinic and judging invitations and has made four lecture appearances at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago.  He is a member of various professional organizations and is an elected member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association.


2017 Mid-South Honor Band Information

2017 Mid-South Honor Band Schedule

2017 Mid-South Honor Band Student Nomination Form


For questions, please contact us at 662-915-7390 or email umband@olemiss.edu