Basketball Pep Band

The Cardinal Basketball Pep Band is a select ensemble that provides additional performance opportunities for Lamar's advanced wind and rhythm section players at Lamar University.

Directed by Dr. Eric Shannon, the pep band performs at all of the Lamar men’s and women’s home basketball games, as well as Conference and NCAA tournament games.

The band's instrumentation includes trumpets, trombones, saxophones, tubas, drums, electric bass guitar, and electric guitar. Members earn monetary compensation for participation. 

Basketball Pep Band
Baskeball Pep Band
Baskeball Pep Band

2023-2024 Audition Information

Audition Videos are due by 5:00pm October 27 (a Friday). The season starts November 6 with the first game.

Follow all steps below:

Step 1:  Complete Audition Sign-Up Form.

Step 2:  Download the Audition Music.

Step 3:  Upload your Audition Video to YouTube. Send the link to

Step 4:  Download 2023-2024 Season Schedule Version 1 (subject to change).


Dr. Eric C. Shannon
Associate Professor
Director of Athletic Bands