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Honor Band and Scholarship Festival

The Coastal Carolina University Honor Band and Scholarship Festival will be held January 18-20, 2017.

Deadline to apply is Friday, December 9, 2016

Festival activity includes:

 Master class with wind/percussion faculty from Coastal Carolina University
Performance with some of the finest high school musicians in the Southeast
Festival Finale Concert in the beautiful Wheelwright Auditorium
Work with nationally renowned wind band conductors


  • Festival is open to all high school instrumentalist grades 9-12 with a minimum of two years experience.

  • All applicants must complete the online registration form.

  • Participants must be in good standing with their band/music program and must be recommended by their band director for participation. Directors will be contacted after an online registration has been successfully submitted by the student.

  • Students will receive an email confirming selection to the honor band by December 16, 2016. In addition, results will be posted on the CCU Honor Band and Festival webpage. Accepted students will be required to submit the following forms during registration. Once accepted, please print, fill out, and bring to registration in January.


  • All students participating in the honor band must pay a $50.00 non-refundable participation fee. Payment for the festival will be collected during registration (January 18, 2017).

  • We accept checks or money order only for payment. Checks/money orders should be payable to "Coastal Carolina University Bands" with the memo reading student's name and Honor Band Festival.

  • In addition to the $50.00 non-refundable participation fee, students requiring housing will be charged an additional $60.00 (non refundable) fee for housing arrangements at the Comfort Suites at the University. Please note that housing arrangements will be secured for participants by the CCU Band department. There is no need for participants to secure housing. For more information on the hotel used during the festival, please see the link below.


  • All students will perform a chair placement audition on the first day of the honor band festival. Click on your instrument below to obtain access to your audition music. In addition, students will be asked to perform the following as part of the seating audition:
    • Chromatic scale (full range of the instrument)
    • Major scales
  • CCU Chair Placement Audition Material
    • Flute (PDF coming soon)
    • Oboe (PDF coming soon)
    • Clarinet/bass clarinet (PDF coming soon)
    • Bassoon (PDF coming soon)
    • Saxophone (PDF coming soon)
    • Horn (PDF coming soon)
    • Trumpet (PDF coming soon)
    • Trombone (PDF coming soon)
    • Euphonium (PDF coming soon)
    • Tuba (PDF coming soon)
    • Percussion (PDF coming soon)


Interested in attending Coastal Carolina University and joining our department of music as a music major in 2017? The Coastal Carolina University Honor Band and Scholarship Festival is one of three opportunities for students to audition for music scholarships. Interested applicants should visit the following webpage for more information:

For further information on scholarships and auditions please contact:
Jesse Willis, Director of Percussion Studies
(843) 349-2776

For additional information on the honor band festival please contact:
Barbara Sheffield, CCU Bands Administrative Specialist
(843) 349-6480 (office)


T. André Feagin
Festival Honor Band Conductor

T. André Feagin currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music at Coastal Carolina University. At CCU his job duties include serving as Director of Athletic Bands where he oversees the musical direction, administration, and presentations of the Chanticleer Regiment and Chanticleer Basketball Pep Band. In addition, he teaches applied clarinet and courses in commercial music.

Don T. Haynes
Coastal Honor Band Conductor

Don T. Haynes, Jr, served as Director of Bands at LBJ High school of Austin, Texas for 39 years. He began his music career at the age of six, tutored by his father, who was band director at Solomon Coles High School in Corpus Christi, and his mother, who studied voice at both the Julliard School in New York and The University of Texas.