Bengal Brass band performing at an LSU basketball game

Bengal Brass


The LSU Bengal Brass Basketball Band is comprised of 72 brass, woodwind, and percussion students from across campus. Members are chosen through an audition at the beginning of the semester and perform for men’s and women’s basketball games, women’s volleyball matches, and gymnastic meets.

To be eligible to participate in Bengal Brass, you must:

  • Be a full-time LSU student in good standing with the university.
  • Minimum 2.0 LSU GPA.
  • Have a flexible evening schedule to attend athletics events.

Each member of the Bengal Brass receives an exclusive uniform jacket from LSU Athletics and financial compensation for each performance throughout the season. The group rehearses at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters only, with mid-season rehearsals scheduled as-needed. The group also travels across the country to SEC and NCAA basketball tournaments in the post-season, all-expenses paid. Prior trips have visited Tampa, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Nashville, Washington D.C., and many more.

2022-23 Audition Information

Instrumentalists interested in auditioning for Bengal Brass are required to submit one uncut video of them playing the following music.

  • Hey Fightin' Tigers (beginning - drum break)
  • LSU Alma Mater (1 verse only)

Drumset players must audition in person at Tiger Band Hall on Tuesday, September 6, at 6:00 p.m.

The deadline for wind players to submit an audition video is Sunday, September 4, at 6:00 p.m.

Submit 2022 - 2023 Audition Video

Payment Disbursement

Access the online payment form for new members and subs at the link below.

Online Payment Form

Go Deeper

Check out the links below to learn more about our audition processes and other auxiliary units of the Tiger Band.