Welcome to the LSU Bands



Discover Our Programs

The LSU 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. We strive to present high quality performances and experiences while fostering a strong sense of camaraderie and diversity through music, supporting the growth of students, the experience of audience members, the community, and the overall support of the university.


Department News

LSU is pleased to welcome Kendra Wheeler as Assistant Professor of Saxophone, beginning in August 2024.

LSU's Paula G. Manship Professor and Director of Bands Damon Talley was elected to membership in the prestigious American Bandmasters Association (ABA), considered one of the highest honors in the nation for a wind band conductor.

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.


Upcoming Events

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