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The Department of Bands is a storied component of the LSU School of Music, tracing its origins to the military traditions of the “Old War Skule” over a century ago. The Department encompasses five distinct performing groups and hosts a wide array of outreach events, camps, and workshops dedicated to the advancement of the performing arts.

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Department News

LSU alumna Julie Giroux is a three-time Emmy Award-winning composer who continues to make waves in the world of music composition. As she returns to Baton Rouge for a Spring 2023 residency with the Department of Bands, we caught up with Giroux for a quick interview!

With a new season just around the corner, it's time to meet the next generation of student leadership in the award-winning Golden Band From Tigerland. Join us in welcoming Trent McKinney, our drum major for 2023-2024!

Recent School of Music graduate Mikeila McQueston, from the studios of Mara Gibson and Lori Bade, has been named a semi-finalist in the 2023 American Prize in Composition for vocal chamber music, for her work "The Minotaur."


Upcoming Events

Looking for more events? Browse the full Department of Bands calendar here.