Symphonic Band

Dr. Eric Shannon directing the LU Concert Band

The Symphonic Band, directed by Dr. Eric Shannon, performs two concerts each semester.  Rehearsals are twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays afternoons.

The wind and percussion programs at Lamar University are among the most active programs on campus. Scholarships are available to students of all majors based on talent and departmental need upon successful completion of a scholarship audition.


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

Recent Concert Performances

Red Rock Mountain by Rossano Galante
Symphonic Band Concert – Julie Rogers Theatre – April 16, 2024
  • Ride by Samuel Hazo
  • Awakenings by Kimberly Archer
  • Haunted Objects by John Mackey


Participation in the Lamar University Symphonic Band is determined based upon a relaxed audition process. All students, regardless of major, are encouraged to schedule an audition.