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Ole Miss Band – The Pride of the South
University of Mississippi

Marching Percussion

The Ole Miss Drumline is a very special part of the Pride of the South.  We have some of the best drummers from Mississippi and across the country.  On most afternoons in the fall semester, the drumline can be seen outdoors around the music building (and heard across campus) working on their grooves.  Our drummers are very dedicated to their work, and they take their role with the Pride of the South very seriously.  They are typically the first people to begin and the last people to leave band practice.  They are featured at each Ole Miss home football game on the grove stage right before the Pride of the South grove pep rally.  The Ole Miss Drumline has been featured on the ESPN’s COLLEGE GAMEDAY and SEC Network’s game-day tv program SEC NATION.  The Ole Miss Drumline is sponsored by Pearl Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, and Remo Drum Heads.  For information about percussion auditions at Ole Miss, email


Spring Clinics
These clinics are optional, free, and open to all students, regardless of grade or intent to audition for the
2024-2025 season. Students should bring a copy of the audition packet, appropriate sticks/mallets, and a practice pad. If you have your own drum(s)/cymbals, please bring them. Dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, February 13 | 6:30-8:30p | Ole Miss Band Hall
  • Tuesday, March 19 | 6:30-8:30p | Ole Miss Band Hall
  • Thursday, April 11 | 6:30-8:30p | Ole Miss Band Hall

We encourage all who are interested in auditioning for the Ole Miss Drumline to attend, especially high school seniors and community college students. The goals of these include revisiting the basics, developing technique & overall approach, and preparing for auditions. Notes from each clinic will also be made available on this webpage for those who are unable to attend.

Preliminary Audition Video
Students must submit their registration information and audition video no later than 11:59:59p CST on Sunday April 28, 2024 to the following Google form (button below). Full instructions for these audition videos can be found on pages 4-6.


Callback Auditions
Callbacks will be available on an invitation-only basis following staff’s review of audition videos. Attendance is mandatory to be offered a roster spot for the 2024-2025 season.

  • Saturday, May 18th | 9:00a-6:00p | Ole Miss Band Hall

Dates beyond the callback audition are available in the information packets below.

Audition Packets