Delta Music Institute

DMI Bands

Commercial Music Bands

The DMI Entertainment Industry Studies program is the home of three popular bands, each of which performs a diverse repertoire of music from the genres of blues, soul, funk, and rock. These bands are available for bookings at festivals, conferences, schools, corporate and private events. The high energy performance of these bands and their dedication to the original recordings is sure to entertain audiences of all ages.

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Ol’ Skool Revue, a musical group of students and faculty from the DMI Entertainment Industry program at Delta State University, is an area favorite to music lovers of the ol’ skool sound. Ol’ Skool Revue has an extensive repertoire that includes hits from the Blues, R&B, Soul, and Funk genres. Band members have become students of the history of the songs and the session musicians that made the songs hits, such as the Funk Brothers from Motown, the Stax session players from Memphis, and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section from north Alabama.

Students may enroll in OSR for one credit hour per semester. DMI 361 auditions are required at the beginning of each semester to determine skill level and placement within the band. Scholarship funds are available. See the Scholarships section for information and a scholarship application. In addition to local and regional events, Ol’ Skool Revue has performed at Hal & Mal’s (Jackson), Douglas Corner Cafe (Nashville), The International Blues Challenge (Memphis), and The Chicago Blues Festival.


DeltaRox, a musical group of students and faculty from the DMI Entertainment Industry program at Delta State University, is an area favorite to music lovers of the classic rock sound. DeltaRoX’s set list includes hits from the 70’s and 80’s in the Classic rock genre of American music. Barry Bays, EIS instructor noted that, “this DMI ensemble works hard to present a wide range of songs that have grown out of various styles of roots music to become American classics.” The band has performed at DSU Pig Pickin’, DSU Homecoming, MAC Conference, Crosstie Arts & Jazz Festival, Octoberfest, Tootsie’s, Douglas Corner Cafe`, Airport Grocery, and more.

Students may enroll in DeltaRox for one credit hour per semester.  See the Scholarships section for information and a scholarship application. DMI 362 auditions are required at the beginning of each semester to determine skill level and placement within the band. Scholarship funds are available.


B2Y4K, DMI’s newest commercial ensemble, is made up of students who study and perform hits from the 90s and early 00s. DMI 363 auditions are required at the beginning of each semester to determine skill level and placement within the band. Students passing the audition may enroll in B4Y2K for one credit hour per semester.  See the Scholarships section for information and a scholarship application. Scholarship funds are available.