The LSU Wind Ensemble is the premiere concert organization of the LSU Department of Bands and is comprised of the finest music major and non-major wind, brass, and percussion students. Through the performance of a wide range of repertoire, the LSU Wind Ensemble provides an opportunity for our students to develop and refine their individual musicianship. The LSU Wind Ensemble enjoys a rich history of collaborating with faculty soloists, composers, and guest artists from around the world, including a recent collaboration with GRAMMY-winning composer Michael Daugherty for a world premiere performance at the prestigious College Band Directors National Association Conference in 2019.
In addition to their regular series of six on-campus concerts, the Wind Ensemble has toured and performed at both regional and national music conventions. The LSU Wind Ensemble performs repertoire including original band works, chamber works, and selected transcriptions. The Wind Ensemble averages 50 musicians each year and rehearses Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:30-2:20. Auditions are open to all interested students. The course number for the ensemble is MUS 4251.
The LSU Wind Ensemble are under the direction of Dr. Damon Talley, Manship Director of Bands.