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Students interested in playing in Band, Percussion, Drum Line, Guitar, and Strings please Click Here for us to contact you.

To join an ensemble, audition for scholarships or find out more about Louisburg College music, Contact Hal Sargent at hsargent@louisburg.edu

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>Placement and Scholarship Auditions

We can find a place for you in music at Louisburg College. If you don't play we offer beginning percussion (drums and mallets) and guitar classes.

If you do already play you can audition for Music Merit Scholarships to play with the PepBand, Percussion Ensemble, Drum Line and Chorus.

We will find a place for you to play and have a great musical experience at Louisburg College!

We are not looking for music majors, just good players

Merit Music Scholarship Auditions

Instrumentalist Auditions

Wind Instruments: Should include playing a piece, and doing scales.

Percussion: Prepare a piece, play rudiments including 9 stroke roll, flams.

Percussion Mallets: Prepared piece and scales

Piano: Prepared piece and scales

Bass Electric: Prepared piece and one octave Scale

Upright Bass: Prepared piece and one octave Scale

Guitar: Prepared piece and one octave Scale

Chorale Auditions

Scales and a prepared piece

Audition Dates

Saturday, December 17, 2016
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Contact Admissions and Mr. Sargent to set up an appointment. You must have filled out an Admission Application in order to Audition for Music Merit Scholarships.

>Hurricane Thunder Drum Line


The Louisburg College Hurricane Thunder Drum Line plays with the LC Pep Band and as a solo group at various school, community and athletic events. This Fall, we are planning to expand to 20 members, making us the largest drum line at any two-year college in North Carolina.

The Drum LIne is directed by Hal Sargent and includes snares, tenors, bass line and cymbals. Mallet players are eligible to audition for our concert percussion ensemble. The Drum line is open to all students regardless of major.


Open auditions for placement and scholarships for the Fall 2017 Line will be held Dec. 17, 2016 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM, January 21, 2017 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Other times by appointment. You must register to attend these audition dates.

To set up a personal audition time and receive audition material for positions and scholarships contact Mr. Sargent at: hsargent@louisburg.edu.

>Honors Percussion Ensemble - January 28, 2017


Clinic 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Performance 6:30 PM - Jones Performing Arts Center
Clinician: Hal Sargent, Percussion Instructor, Louisburg College

The clinic includes an all day percussion master class and concert at 6:30pm. This is a unique opportunity to work with percussionists from many high schools and have a great musical experience on the Louisburg College Campus. Students need their band directors' recommendation. The cost is $80 per student (includes lunch and dinner on campus). Sponsors: Louisburg College, VIC FIRTH and 2112 Percussion.

Mr. Sargent has taught percussion for over 25 years and studied with instructors and Ensemble Directors Cort McClaren of UNC-Greensboro, Mark Ford of University of North Texas, Jon Metzger of Elon University, and Chris Moore of Georgia Tech.

For Registration Information Contact Hal Sargent at: hsargent@louisburg.edu

>Hal Sargent


Hal Sargent is the Director of Band and Percussion at Louisburg College. He has taught, composed and been a clinician for over 25 years. He earned a BA in Music with Business from UNC-Pembroke and a Master of Music in Percussion Performance from UNC-Greensboro and has done further studies at East Carolina University.

As a Director, Mr. Sargent has directed Percussion Ensembles, Wind Ensembles, Orchestras, and Pep-Bands. He has helped put together award-winning Drum Lines and marching bands throughout North Carolina and Virginia. His Ensembles have performed at the Percussive Arts International Convention in Indianapolis IN, North Carolina PAS Days of Percussion and the Biltmore Estate. Hal has also hosted a NC Day of Percussion. At Cardinal Gibbons High School he started the percussion program that has 45 plus students annually in five percussion classes.

He will be presenting Percussion: the 21st Century Music Class at the National Association of Music Educator’s National In-Service Conference Oct. 27, 2015 in Nashville TN. Mr. Sargent will also be presenting this fall at the North Carolina Independent School Association “Percussion Class and Band: A Match made in Heaven”.

Mr. Sargent’s past teachers include Dr. Cort McClaren (UNC-Greensboro, retired), Yon Metzger (Elon University), Eugenie Burkett (University of Nevada Las Vegas), Chris Moore (Georgia Tech University), and Dr. Larry Arnold (University of North Carolina at Pembroke). He is a member of NAfME, PAS, the Vic Firth Education Team and is an endorser of SABIAN Cymbals. He lives in Wendell, North Carolina with his wife Kathy and their children Cameron and Madison.

Mr. Sargent can be reached at hsargent@louisburg.edu

>Angela Adkins

Mrs. Angela Adkins is the Director of the Louisburg College Chorus and also teaches Music Appreciation and both clarinet and saxophone private lessons. Angela’s greatest desire for her students is for them to realize the power that music has to inspire us and enhance our lives, no matter what our level of experience or skill. She believes that few experiences are more magical than raising one’s voice with a chorus of friends.

Mrs. Angela Adkins is a native of Lawrence County, Kentucky, and she has been singing, playing and teaching professionally for nearly twenty years. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Music Performance (clarinet) from Marshall University. She studied both clarinet and voice at Marshall where she was a member of the rigorous Academic Society of Yeager Scholars. She held a graduate assistantship at Ohio University, where she earned a Master of Music Degree in clarinet performance as a student of Rebecca Rischin. A graduate assistantship at Wesleyan University followed, where Mrs. Adkins studied ethnomusicology with Mark Slobin and improvisation with Anthony Braxton. In 2011, she arrived at Louisburg College where she began the revival of the Music Department. As a music educator and researcher, she has interests including the history and culture of gospel music, genre formation in country and rock music, and the history of jazz.

Angela may be frequently seen and heard throughout the area as a clarinet and vocal soloist. Her performance experiences have included everything from symphony orchestra and wind ensemble to church choirs and musical theater. She currently sings with the Louisburg United Methodist Church chancel choir and the Northeast Piedmont Chorale. She and her husband Damon live in Franklin County with four cats.

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