The LSU Department of Bands is pleased to present numerous concert performances each academic year across three major symphonic ensembles and a chamber ensemble. Unless otherwise noted in the descriptions, all performances are held in the LSU Union Theater and are ticketed events.

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LSU Wind Ensemble

Fuse - Nicholas Omiccioli (5’30”)

Colonial Song – Percy Grainger (6’30”)

Concerto for Bassoon – Ellen Taafe Zwilich (trans. Hill) (18’00”)
Darrel Hale, faculty soloist

– Intermission –

Farewell to Gray – Donald Grantham (6’00”)
Nick Doshier, graduate conductor

Starry Crown – Donald Grantham (10’00”)

This concert is given in the School of Music Recital Hall and is a non-ticketed (free) event.

Fanfare for the Common Man - Aaron Copland 
Nick Doshier, graduate conductor

Seascape Op. 53 - Ruth Gipps
Weston Lewis, graduate conductor

Suite française d’après Claude Gervaise – Francis Poulenc
Gabriela Gomez-Estevez, graduate conductor

Blue Glacier Decoy - Jennifer Jolley
Lisa Tatum, graduate conductor

Winds of Nagual - Michael Colgrass

– Intermission –

Grand Pianola Music - John Adams

Lisa Tatum, graduate conductor

Octet in Eb, Op. 103 - Ludwig van Beethoven

– Intermission –

Pictures at an Exhibition - Modest Mussorgsky (trans. Lavender)

Emma Catherine - Omar Thomas


Canzon Primi Toni - Giovanni Gabrielli

Cathedrals - Kathryn Salfelder
Weston Lewis, graduate conductor

Gabriela Gomez-Estevez, graduate conductor

– Intermission –

Rondo Roto - Miguel del Augila
Johanna Pennington, faculty soloist

Church Windows - Ottorino Respighi (trans. Schyns)

LSU Symphonic Winds

The Awakening Hour - Joseph Schwantner

Don't You See - Donald Grantham

Second Suite in F - Gustav Holst

Folk Dances - Dmitri Shostakovich/ Reynolds
Weston Lewis, graduate conductor

Rondo in E-flat major, K.371 - W. A. Mozart
Seth Orgel, faculty horn soloist

Give Us This Day - David Maslanka

LSU Tiger Triumph - Karl King

Secret Sky: one hundred veils to fall - Mara Gibson

Chester - William Schuman

Sept Danses - Jean Françaix

Tannhauser - Richard Wagner/ Sousa

Fantastic Polka - Arthur Pryor

Shenandoah - Omar Thomas
Gabriela Gomez-Estevez, graduate conductor

Dance Bacchanale - Camille Saint-Saëns/ Steiger

American Guernica - Adolphus Hailstork

Of Our New Day Begun - Omar Thomas

Strange Humors  - John Mackey

Old Wine in New Bottles - Gordon Jacob
Nick Doshier, graduate conductor

Flor do Tremembe - Camargo Guarnieri

Lincolnshire Posy - Percy Grainger

LSU Symphonic Band

Rocketship! - Kevin Day

Old Churches - Michael Colgrass

A Glimpse of the Eternal - Aaron Perrine

– Intermission –

Jinx - Ryan George
Gabriela Gomez-Estevez, graduate conductor

Dream Machine   Jose Game - Katherine Bergman

Suite Provençale - Jan Van der Roost

A Mother of A Revolution! - Omar Tomas

Diamond Tide - Viet Cuoung

Spoon River - Percy Grainger

– Intermission –

Serenity - Ola Gjielo (arr. J. Eric Wilson)
Weston Lewis, graduate conductor

Until the Scars - John Mackey

This Cruel Moon - John Mackey

Khan - Julie Giroux

Tico Tico - José Gamez Abreu (arr. Naohiro Iwai)

Star Ship - Yukiko Nishimura
Lisa Tatum, graduate conductor


– Intermission –

Street Tango - Astor Piazzolla (arr. Robert Longfield)
Nick Doshier, graduate conductor

Summerland - William Grant Still

English Dances, Set 1, Op. 27 - Malcom Arnold