Southeastern Bands

Spirit of the Southland 

Dynamic Music Making

In 2009, the Southeastern Louisiana University band program celebrated its 75th year of musical excellence. A long tradition of commitment to its students and community have made the bands at Southeastern among the finest performing ensembles in the region. Southeastern graduates are some of the best performers and teachers in their respective fields. Recent performances with internationally known artists including Ivan Rutherford (Broadway), Eric Ruske (horn), John Bruce Yeh (clarinet), Scott Hartman (trombone), Eugene Rousseau (saxophone),and Philip Smith (trumpet) offer band members world class performing and educational opportunities. There has never been a better time to become a part of the long-standing tradition of excellence that are the Southeastern Bands. 

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2024 Spirit of the Southland Audition Information

Come join the Sprit of the Southland! Now scheduling auditions for Fall 2024. We are unique and host one audition day in April. This means you know 100% if you made the matching band or not! Many schools will not confirm this until classes start! Also, all students in the marching band receive a $700 scholarship.

Our audition day is Saturday, April 13. Please fill out the application below and we will be in touch about auditions. If you can't make our audition day please fill out the form and someone will be in touch about scheduling something that works for your schedule.

NOTE: If you want to major or minor in music please see the Music Department Audition Page


Spirit of the Southland Audition Application


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