Ole Miss Band – The Pride of the South

University of Mississippi

Mid-South Honor Band

Ford Center

The 42nd Annual Mid-South Honor Band will be held on the beautiful Ole Miss Campus, February 20-22, 2020.  We are thrilled to host high school band students here at the University of Mississippi for a few wonderful days of music and fellowship.  We are very pleased to announce our clinicians for the 2020 Mid-South Honor Band Richard Saucedo and Brenon Eaton.

Registration will begin at 2:00 P.M. with auditions beginning at 3:30 PM on Thursday, February 20 followed by evening rehearsals. After a full schedule of rehearsals and related activities on Friday, the Mid-South Honor Band Clinic will conclude with a Grand Concert at on Saturday, February 22.

The Clinic will consist of two honor bands directed by two distinguished conductors, Mr. Richard Saucedo, Director of Bands, Emeritus from Carmel, IN and Brenon Eaton, from Oxford High School. A special feature of the Clinic will be a Friday evening concert presented by the UM Wind Ensemble.

Each high school is encouraged to nominate a maximum of eight 9th through 12th grade students for the Mid-South Honor Band Clinic, and the clinic will be limited to an instrumentation of approximately 180 students. Membership will be determined on the basis of high school band directors’ recommendation and instrumentation needed. For the clinic to be a positive event for all involved, please nominate those that are at a level musically to participate in a clinic environment and are good citizens. The registration fee for each student is $55.00, which covers medals for each participating student, and all other administrative expenses with the exceptions of meals and housing. We are asking that each individual band director take care of the housing of his/her own band students during the honor band clinic. Please do not submit the registration fee until notification of acceptance is received.

To nominate your students for the 2020 MSHB, please click the link below to submit their names and information online.  The deadline to nominate students is Friday, December 13, 2019. Nominations received after the deadline date will only be considered according to availability of space. Results of the nomination process will be posted on our website no later than January 10, 2020. The 42nd Annual Ole Miss Mid-South Honor Band Clinic on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford will provide your outstanding students with a rewarding and educational experience. You have our best wishes for a successful academic year. Please contact us if we at Ole Miss can ever be of service to you.

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