Concert Band

Dr. Eric Shannon directing the LU Concert Band

The Concert Band, directed by Dr. Eric Shannon, performs two concerts each semester. Participation is welcomed from all university students regardless of major. No audition is required for membership in this ensemble.

As of Fall 2016, the band is comprised of 79 members. Rehearsals are twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour and twenty minutes.

Rehearsal time is 2:20 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

The wind and percussion programs at Lamar University are among the most active programs on campus.

There are five performing ensembles: Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Cardinal Basketball Pep Band, Jazz Band, and “The Showcase of Southeast Texas,” Lamar University’s marching band.

These bands are open to all students regardless of major. Partial tuition and housing waiver scholarships are available to students based on talent and departmental need upon successful completion of a scholarship audition.