The Showcase of Southeast Texas

Marching Band

  • Texas Set, LU Band Pre-Game Show
  • 2017 Trumpets, UIL State Marching Contest Exhibition
  • Georgie Jacobs - Ls Up singing Alma Matter
  • Flute and Percussion - Texans Halftime 2016
  • Patriotic Flags - Oct. 15, 2016
  • Locked Arms 2015
  • Pink Ribbon
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

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2019 LU Marching Band Commitment Form

2019 Military to Corps Marching Workshop

 

Fall 2019 Marching Band Camp:
August 18-24, 2019
Winds Move-in: Sunday, Aug. 18 at 2:00 p.m.
 
Percussion, Aug. 15-17, plus Aug. 18-24
Dorm Move-in: Thursday, Aug. 15 at 8:00 a.m.
 

 

About the Showcase

The Showcase of Southeast Texas 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. First-year 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 - Bands of America San Antonio Super Regional Exhibition
  • 2018 - 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

2019 Tryout Information:
Clinic Dates: April 13 and 27, from 8:00am–12:00 noon.
Choreography Audition Dates: May 11 and 25, 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

2019 Audition Flier


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

 2019 Audition Information

The 2019 line is set.

E-Mail Eric Shannon if you are interested in joining for 2020: eshannon@lamar.edu

 


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 an interview, a one-on-one audition with the Captains, and an invitation. 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.


Percussion: Drumline and Front Ensemble

TO AUDITION FOR 2019:

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 15-17, 2019.  
If you will live in the Dorms: Move-in at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 15. 

4. Attend LU Fall Marching Band Camp - August 19-24

Download your audition packet:

2019 Audition Packet (Drumline and Front Ensemble)

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 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. Membership and placement is earned by audition. The 2019 auditions will take place beginning August 15.



2017 State UIL Exhibition Performance

2017 Season Recap Video