The Showcase of Southeast Texas

Marching Band

  • John Ellis, 2017 Head Drum Major
  • Field Shot TAM
  • Flute and Percusion - Texans Halftime 2016
  • Patriotic Flags - Oct. 15, 2016
  • Two Trumpets
  • Georgie Jacobs - Ls Up singing Alma Matter
  • Locked Arms 2015
  • Pink Ribbon
  • 2015 Snares
  • Randall Pointing
The Showcase of Southeast Texas Brands

The Lamar University marching band, titled The Showcase of Southeast Texas, performs at all home football games and select away games. Directed by Dr. Eric Shannon, the LU Marching Band performs for thousands of fans and alumni each year at football games and major exhibition performances. For more information, including how to join, please view our frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Interested? Sign Up to Receive Information

2018 LU Marching Band Commitment Form

2018 Military to Corps Marching Workshop 

 

Fall Band Camp:
August 20-25, 2018
Winds Move-in: Aug. 20 at 8:00 a.m.
 
Percussion, Guard and Twirler Camp, Aug. 16-18, plus Aug. 20-25
For these sections: Dorm Move-in: Aug. 16 at 8:00 a.m.
 

 

About the Showcase of Southeast Texas

After a twenty year hiatus, marching band returned to Lamar University in 2010. The band, formerly known as "The Grandest Band in the Land," was given a new name, "The Showcase of Southeast Texas." 

The Showcase is open to all Lamar University students. It is comprised of music majors and non-music majors alike. In fact, there are more than 45 majors or specific fields of study represented in the band, which is made up of students from 84 high schools nationwide. The band primarily marches contemporary corps style, but does incorporate elements from the military tradition. The Showcase, which is comprised of woodwind and brass members, drum line, color guard, and twirlers, often performs alongside Lamar University’s Dance Team. All new members receive a $500 scholarship at the completion of their first season. That amount increases incrementally the longer a student participates in the band.

Recent Major Performances:

  • 2018 - UPCOMING: Bands of America San Antonio Super Regional Exhibition
  • 2018 - UPCOMING: 6A Area F Exhibition Performance
  • 2017 - State UIL Marching Contest in San Antonio
  • 2017 - Region 10 Marching Contest
  • 2016 - Houston Texans Halftime Performance
  • 2016 - McNeese State Away Game
  • 2016 - University of Houston Away Game
  • 2015 - The University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio Halftime
  • 2015 - UIL Region 10 Marching Contest
  • 2014 - UIL Area F Marching Contest
  • 2014 - UIL Region 10 Marching Contest
  • 2014 - Texas A&M Halftime Performance
  • 2013 - Louisiana Tech Away Game
  • 2012 - UIL Region 10 Marching Contest
  • 2011 - UIL Region 10 Marching Contest
  • 2010 - Marching Band Reestablished

LU Color Guard

2018 Tryout Information:
Clinic Dates: April 14 and 28, from 8:00am–12:00 noon.
Choreography Audition Dates: May 12 and 26, from 8:00am–3:00pm.
All events take place in the HHPA Gym, just south of the C-3 Parking Lot on Google Maps.

E-Mail Andrew Kier to sign up! awkier@gmail.com

Download - 2018 Color Guard Tryout Flyer


The LU Color Guard is an integral part of The Showcase of Southeast Texas that enhance the band's performances with color and visual excitement. The squad is comprised of diligent and motivated individuals who love to dance and spin with a combination of poised body movements and precisely executed equipment routines. Color Guard members are selected through competitive audition. All new members receive a $500 scholarship at the completion of their first season. That amount increases incrementally the longer a student participates in the band. The Guard is instructed by Andrew Kier.

 

LU "Cardinalettes" Twirling Line

2018 Line is set. Thanks to all who auditioned!

E-Mail Dina Bordelon if you are interested in joining: dinabordelon@gmail.com

Download - 2018 Cardinalette Tryout Flyer


The LU "Cardinalettes" Twirling Line is responsible for providing the Showcase with a dynamic visual flair, all the while cultivating friendship among the amazing young people who comprise the squad. As a member of the Cardinalettes, you will meet new people, perform at a high level, travel to new places, and have the experience of a lifetime! Cardinalettes are selected each year though competitive audition. All new members receive a $500 scholarship at the completion of their first season. That amount increases incrementally the longer a student participates in the band. The Cardinalettes are instructed by Dina Bordelon.


Percussion: Drumline and Front Ensemble

TO AUDITION FOR 2018:

1. Fill out the LU Marching Band Commitment Form. This gives your information to the directors.

2. (Over the Summer) Enroll in Marching Band: MULB 1175.

3. Attend LU Fall Audition/Drum Camp - August 16-18, 2018  
If you will live in the Dorms: Move-in at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 16. E-Mail Dr. Shannon if you wish to live in the Band block of dorms (Monroe Hall). Include your L#, and your preferred roommate and their L#. 

4. Attend LU Fall Marching Band Camp - August 20-25

Download your audition packet:

2018 Marching Percussion Audition Packet

Questions? E-Mail: Dr. Francisco Perez.


Winners of the PASIC 2015 Drumline standstill division, Lamar University boasts one of the nation's finest collegiate drumlines. Consisting of more than 40 enthusiastic and hardworking students, the Drumline and Front Ensemble are integral parts of the LU Marching Band. All new members receive a $500 scholarship at the completion of their first season. That amount increases incrementally the longer a student participates in the band. Instrument placement is earned by audition. The 2018 auditions will take place beginning August 16.



2017 Lamar Marching Band Recruitment Spot

2016 Texans Halftime Experience and Performance