Kara Duplantier serves as Business Manager for the LSU Department of Bands and has
been with the organization since 2016. She takes care of back office operations for
Tiger Band, Bengal Brass, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, and Symphonic Band, and
she handles all business operations for the department. Kara served on the steering
committee for The Four Notes Club and works closely with the Board of Directors in
their operations. In 2019, Kara was inducted as an honorary member of Kappa Kappa
Psi, Beta Gamma, and she currently serves as financial advisor for Sigma Alpha Iota
- Sigma Phil Chapter.
As a former Tiger Band (1993-1996) and Symphonic Band member, Kara understands the
needs of the exciting world of LSU music. She served as piccolo section leader during
her fourth year and even married her Tiger Band sweetheart. Kara still lives for the
roar of the crowd on Saturday nights in Death Valley. She attends all home football
games and is known to plan family vacations around LSU away games.
Kara holds a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Biology Education and has served in various
teaching and support roles within the West Feliciana and Zachary school systems.
In her spare time, Kara serves as a CASA volunteer and loves to travel. With a background
in customer service and management, Kara is using her skills and knowledge to serve
an organization she loves so much.