Bengal Brass | LSU Department of Bands

Bengal Brass

The LSU Bengal Brass Basketball Band is comprised of 72 brass, woodwind, and percussion players selected from the ranks of the Tiger Band. Members are chosen through an audition at the beginning of the semester and perform for men’s and women’s basketball games, women’s volleyball matches, and gymnastic meets.

To be eligible to participate in Bengal Brass, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current Tiger Band member, or have completed 1 full year of Tiger Band membership previously.
  • Be a full-time LSU student in good standing with the university.
  • Have a flexible evening schedule to attend athletics events.

Each member of the Bengal Brass receives an exclusive uniform jacket from LSU Athletics and financial compensation for each performance throughout the season. The group rehearses at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters only, with mid-season rehearsals scheduled as-needed. The group also travels across the country to SEC and NCAA basketball tournaments in the post-season, all-expenses paid. Prior trips have visited Tampa, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Nashville, Washington D.C., and many more.

The Bengal Brass Basketball Band is led by the Interim Assistant Director of Bands, Dr. Cliff Croomes.