The Midlands Home School Band (MHSB) is a music program offered to home school and private school students in the Midlands of South Carolina. MHSB provides an excellent group band instruction from beginner to experienced levels in a nurturing environment. We strive to develop the student’s musical skill and appreciation as a means to glorify God.

Take a look around our site to see who we are and how we offer students the opportunity to grow through the development of technical skills and an appreciation for the aesthetic, cultural and historical aspects of music.


Auditions are set for September 1st at the Ben Lippen band room (map marker is placed right on the band room, zoom in to see details). Sign up now to get the time slot you want! You can find the appointment instructions and calendar HERE in the members area (if you don’t have an account yet, you can create one at the time you set an audition appointment).

Band Camp for Beginners

August 31 – September 2, 9:00 – 12:00

MHSB is offering a late Summer Band Camp for Beginner Students again before the upcoming school year. Come find out about the band, different instruments, and important aspects of becoming a musician. The camp runs August 31 – September 2 from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon and the cost is $30. The camp will be held at Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6952 Saint Andrews Rd in Columbia. Please feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions about camp.

The 2015-2016 School Year

Gear up For Band!

Band auditions for the new year will be September 1. Rehearsals will begin the following week, Tuesday September 8, beginners and developing students from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm and Concert Band from 4:30 pm to 6:15 pm. Beginners will also meet on Thursdays for more individual instruction as well as ensembles (depending on location availability and student interest). More details and dates will be provided in the notification emails we send out, please use our contact for to request inclusion to the notification email list if you do not already receive them.


We strive to provide students with the best in musical instruction resulting in a high degree of excellence and recognition for their achievements. This year we had 10 of our students seating in Region Band, All-State Band and All-State Orchestra. Two of the students making All-State Band also qualified for participation in All-State Orchestra through their strong auditions. Congratulations! to our band students who made Region Band, All-State Band and All-State Orchestra this year!

Region Band: Eric McDade (Tuba), Emily Nagelvoort (Clarinet), Frank Nagelvoort (Euphonium), Lindsey Ogburn (Bass Clarinet).

All-State Band: Sam Hay (French Horn)

All-State Orchestra: Sam Hay (French Horn), Teddy Nagelvoort (Trombone).


Midlands Home School Band is a non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible. MHSB thanks all who support the band and gratefully acknowledges the donations made by our supporters:

Dr. Richard E. Boyd
Columbia, SC

Wolfe Mechanical and Equipment, Inc.
423 Highway 601 S
Lugoff, SC

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P.O. Box 3251
Irmo, SC 29063