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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.
The 2024 edition of the Stately Oaks Music Festival – a multi-day immersive camp for middle and high school musicians – set an attendance record, with nearly 400 students participating. New for this year, the Festival welcomed string musicians and presented two orchestral ensembles.
LSU is excited to welcome Weston Lewis back to LSU as Visiting Assistant Director of Bands for the upcoming year.
Graduate conducting students Emmanuel Rodriguez (Department of Bands) and Francis Ku (Orchestral Studies) have been selected as conducting fellows for the Reynolds Conducting Institute at the 2023 Midwest Clinic in Chicago.