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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.
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."