Band classes are directed by Dr. Cliff Taylor.  Parents of all new students are required to contact Dr. Taylor at cliftontaylor@colled.msstate.edu before registering.

The cost will be $135 per student for the Semester.  Students enrolling in both band and choir will receive a discount on choir tuition. Please see the registration form for details.

Beginning Band

Beginning Band is offered on a two year rotating basis with Intermediate Band.  Students without experience who wish to participate in band should begin with our Beginning Band program.  A new Beginning Band class will be offered for the Fall 2022 Semester.

The Beginning Band will meet from 12:00PM – 1:00PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Grace Presbyterian Church.

The age range for Beginning Band students is 10 and up.  Elementary and Middle School students will receive performance feedback/grades on an informal basis, primarily through their use of SmartMusic.

Advanced Band

Advanced Band will meet from 1:00PM2:00PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Mississippi State University Band and Choral Facility (Band Hall).  Toward the end of the semester, students may be required to come early a few times for additional ensemble practice.

The age range for Advanced Band is experience-based.  Students will be involved in full band and ensemble work.

At the conclusion of the semester, parents of High-School-aged students will receive a transcript of their child’s activities and a semester grade.  Parents wishing to include this information on a transcript for college admissions may do so.  Instructional time in the band class will yield 1/4 Carnegie Units.  Thus, students participating for four years can earn 2 Fine Arts units through Band activities.