HBCU Band Combine to be held in NOLA this weekend

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The New Orleans Legacy Association of Bands will host their inaugural HBCU Band Combine tomorrow at McMain Secondary School from 9am-3pm.

The purpose of the combine is to give area student musicians and student dancers the opportunity to earn scholarships by showcasing their talents before Directors of Historically Black Colleges and University bands.  

Each student will enter a room to audition before a panel of Historically Black College & University Band Directors.  Each director will evaluate students by their collegiate standard.  

The combine is open to all high school students across the state.

Participating colleges include:

  • Southern University at Baton Rouge
  • Southern University  at New Orleans
  • Alabama A&M University
  • Central State University
  • Grambling State University
  • Hampton University
  • Jackson State University
  • Langston University
  • Miles College
  • Stillman College
  • Talladega College

Officials from Southern University spoke to us about the importance of knowing what your options are.

“Although we won’t be auditioning this weekend , Southern University will definitely be in attendance. As for our participation, it is imperative that students know that they have options when it comes to their education. We are there to show them that Southern University IS an option. The university has so much more to offer than just band and we will have a representative there who will be answering questions. When given the opportunity, we will represent the university at any event that secured the future of not only future students but the university as a whole.” says Asst. Band Director, Brian Simmons.

Requirements and registration at nolalegacybands.org/auditions.

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