Band of Gold


All Color Guard, Percussion, and Out-of-State Students will need to audition for full admittance into the Band.
**In-State Brass and Woodwinds do not have to audition.**

Color Guard:
  • Submit the MGCCC Color Guard Auditions form choosing one of the two audition dates on April 15 or 22 from 9am – 3pm (lunch will be on your own).
  • You will receive further information on requirements from Ms. Latimer.
  • Please contact Ms. Latimer for any questions,


  • Percussions will need to attend both dates on April 15 and 22 from 9am – 3pm (lunch will be on your own).
  • Music will be sent to you by the email address provided in your Scholarship Application.
  • Please contact Mr. Richmond for any questions,
  • You will need to bring sticks and/or mallets.

Out-of-State Wind Players:

  • Must audition and send a letter of recommendation from their band director to be considered for an Out-of-State scholarship.
  • Auditions must be completed by Friday, April 28. You can schedule an appointment on campus or submit a video to
  • Auditions shall include:
    • 1 minute of an Etude or Solo
    • 3 major scales
    • Chromatic scale
  • Your director may email the recommendation letter to

Drum Majors:

  • Submit the MGCCC Band of Gold Drum Major Auditions form.
  • Drum Major auditions will be Saturday, April 22 at 10 am.
  • Auditions shall include:
    • Salute
    • Conduct a routine to a marching band piece of your choice, not to exceed 2 min
    • Demonstrate 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 patterns (metronome set to Quarter Note = 120)
    • Short interview with Band Directors

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Dr. Standland – 601-928-6352,
Mrs. McDonald – 601-528-8407,
Mr. Richmond – 601-528-8988,

The Band of Gold is an exciting group made up of musicians from all curricula in the college (80-90% non-music majors). Students in the marching band can receive a full-tuition scholarship for participation. The Band of Gold annually performs at all MGCCC home football games and most away games, as well as parades and marching festivals. The highlight of each Band of Gold season is hosting the Gold Medal Classic Marching Festival and Competition.

Band of Gold Leadership

James Standland
Director of Bands
(601) 928-6352

Adrienne Cocco
Assistant Director of Bands
(601) 528-8407

Haley Latimer
Color Guard Coordinator

Will Richmond
Assistant Director of Bands 
(601) 928-8988

Britney Patten
Perkette Dance Team Coach
(601) 928-6979

Kenny Myrick
Music Instructor, Woodwinds

Band of Gold Frequently Asked Questions

Is college marching band for music majors only?