Band of Gold

2021 BAND OF GOLD AUDITION INFORMATION

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:

Percussion:

  • Percussions will need to attend both dates on April 10 and 17, 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, wil.richmond@mgccc.edu.
  • 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 30. You can schedule an appointment on campus or submit a video to james.standland@mgccc.edu.
  • Auditions shall include:
    • 1 minute of an Etude or Solo
    • 3 major scales
    • Chromatic scale
  • Your director may email the recommendation letter to james.standland@mgccc.edu.

Drum Majors:

  • Submit the 2021 MGCCC Band of Gold Drum Major Auditions form.
  • 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, james.standland@mgccc.edu
Mrs. McDonald – 601-528-8407, heather.mcdonald@mgccc.edu
Mr. Richmond – 601-528-8988, wil.richmond@mgccc.edu

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

Heather McDonald
Assistant Director of Bands
601-528-8407
heather.mcdonald@mgccc.edu

Will Richmond
Assistant Director of Bands 

Britney Kuehn
Perkette Coordinator
601-928-6979
britney.kuehn@mgccc.edu

Band of Gold Frequently Asked Questions

Is college marching band for music majors only?