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Band Clinic

Each February hundreds of talented high school band students from throughout the nation converge on the USC campus to participate in a weekend of music-making and learning. Founded in 1976 by James K. Copenhaver, the UofSC Band Clinic is among the nation's longest-running and most prestigious honor band events.

2019 UofSC Band Clinic

February 14–17, 2019

How to Register

Band directors who submitted nominations for the 2019 USC Band Clinic will have received a list of invited students. Students invited will have also received an invitation via their parent’s email address supplied with their nomination. The invitation includes a link to register for the clinic. Registration is only accepted online and is due on January 25, 2019. Payment is due in full and must be submitted online or postmarked by January 25, 2019.

Note that those submitting registrations should receive an email confirming their registration has been received. If you do not receive this confirmation email, please contact us at 803-777-4278 or

Band Clinic Schedule

Those participating in the UofSC Band Clinic can find a schedule here.
*Note: Students electing to participate must be present at all events throughout the weekend. Students with conflicts during the weekend should not register.

Audition Repertoire

The audition consists of major scales, a chromatic scale (played the full range of your instrument), sight reading and the 2019 Band Clinic Prepared Excerpts.

*Note: All percussion participants are required to audition on all applicable percussion instruments.


Students have the option to stay at home and commute to the clinic or can be housed and chaperoned by USC. Housing is at the Hilton Columbia Center at 924 Senate Street – just a block from the USC School of Music and Koger Center for the Arts. Students are housed in rooms of four and overseen by a team of middle school and high school band directors hired by USC to serve as chaperones for the event.


Registration Fee: $100 per student
Housing Fee: $130 per student

Guest Clinicians

Cormac Cannon, University of South Carolina
Jeff Harper, Lassiter High School (GA)
David Roth, Kell High School (GA)
Bill Tiberio, Fairport High School (NY)

Guest Ensembles

Stephenson High School Wind Ensemble (GA); Quentin Goins, conductor
Stratford High School Wind Orchestra (SC); Todd Smith, conductor

*Note: Additional information will be sent out via email on February 11, 2019.

For more information or questions, contact the USC Band office at 803-777-4278 or