Lamar University Bands

The band program at Lamar University is one of the most active in the state of Texas, with over 220 students involved in one or more of five ensembles:  Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Cardinal Jazz Orchestra, Cardinal Basketball Pep Band, and "The Showcase of Southeast Texas", the Lamar University Marching Band.

Our ensembles participate in a wide variety of performances which include athletic events, formal concerts, informal concerts, parades, gatherings and more. The bands at Lamar University are open to all students, regardless of major, and scholarships are available to qualified students.

LU Band Ensembles

With over 220 students involved in one or more of five ensembles, we have a place for you!  Get more information about our athletic and concert bands.

More About Ensembles →

LU Band Auditions

All students who have experience performing in marching band, wind ensemble, symphonic band, concert band, or jazz band in high school/college, regardless of major, are encouraged to join us

How to Join  →

LU Band Scholarships

Whether you want to major in music, minor in music, or simply audition for a music scholarship, there are several ways to earn scholarship money to participate in Music Department activities.

Scholarship Opportunities →

Meet Our Directors

Andrew McMahanDr. Andrew McMahan
Director of Bands
Associate Professor
Eric Shannon 2023Dr. Eric Shannon
Director of Athletic Bands
Associate Professor
Rick ConditRick Condit
Director of Jazz Studies
Francisco PerezDr. Francisco Perez
Director of Percussion
Assistant Professor