Drumline | LSU Department of Bands


The LSU Tiger Band Drumline is comprised of approximately 30 members which include the following instruments:

  • 8-10 snare drums
  • 4-6 tenors
  • 6 bass drums
  • 8-10 cymbals.

Drumline auditions are held in mid-August, two days before the start of the preseason Tiger Band Camp. This camp is generally held one week before the beginning of the fall semester. Returning members must re-audition each year for the line. In addition to rehearsing with the Tiger Band, the Drumline rehearses on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings of game days.

The 2019 Tiger Band Drumline will offer (non-mandatory) clinics for interested students over the summer. These free events will be held in the Tiger Band Hall on Aster Street.

2019 Workshop & Audition Dates

June 29: 1pm - 4pm

July 13: 1pm - 4pm

July 27: 1pm - 4pm

August 10: 1pm - 4pm

Drumline Auditions: Friday, August 16, 2019 


Unlike wind players who are interested in Tiger Band, percussionists do not need to participate in Round One of auditions. We ask all interested Drumline applicants register for Round Two, the Tiger Band Camp, no later than July 1st. Those selected for the LSU Drumline at the August auditions will then immediately proceed into the Tiger Band Camp.

A 2019 - 2020 LSU Drumline Handbook of audition music and exercises will be available online by July 1st. For more information, please contact section leaders Austin Daigle and/or Abe Zelenyak.