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 exhibition performances in Texas and Louisiana. For more information, including how to join, please view our frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

2017 LU Marching Band Commitment Form

 


 

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 78 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 members receive a $400 scholarship at the completion of their first season. That amount increases incrementally the longer a student participates in the band.

Recent Major Performances:

  • 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

The Fall 2017 Guard is now set. Thank you to all who auditioned!


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 members receive a $400 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

The Fall 2017 line is now set. Thank you to all who auditioned!


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 members receive a $400 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 2017:

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

2. Enroll in Marching Band: MULB 1175.

3. Attend LU Fall Audition/Drum Camp - August 17-19, 2017  
If you will live in the Dorms: Move-in at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 17. 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 21-26

Download your audition packet:
2017 LU Percussion Packet - DRUMLINE
2017 LU Percussion Packet - FRONT ENSEMBLE

Videos of the exercises can be found at our YouTube channel.

Questions? E-Mail: Dr. Eric Shannon.


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 members receive a $400 scholarship at the completion of their first season. That amount increases incrementally the longer a student participates in the band. Membership and placement is earned by audition. The 2017 auditions will take place beginning August 17.



2017 Lamar Marching Band Recruitment Spot

2016 Texans Halftime Experience and Performance