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Lumberjack Marching Band Auditions

Lumberjack Marching Band

Did you know that more than half of our 300+ member Lumberjack Marching Band are non-music majors? More than 50 majors are represented! The LMB, known as the "boldest sound in the oldest town", is the largest and most spirited student organization on campus - are you ready to join?

2024 season audition information

Auditions are required for twirlers, color guard members, percussionists and all wind players who aren't music majors. Wind players already accepted to SFA and the School of Music don't need to audition for LMB.

Auditions dates:

  • Feb. 24 and 25 - twirler auditions
  • March 23 - wind player auditions
  • April 27 - wind player auditions

Audition sign up

Percussion and color guard auditions are held in August, prior to full band camp. Audition requirements and materials will be posted in the spring.


To be considered for an LMB scholarship, you should prepare an additional, contrasting piece for your audition (e.g., a Texas Music Educators Association or Association of Texas Small School Bands étude).

Season overview - what to expect

Early move-in to residence hall

The 2024 schedule for LMB member move in:

  • Aug. 13 - Percussion and color guard all members
  • Aug. 17 - Wind and brass new members
  • Aug. 18 - Twirl-O-Jacks and full band

Additional details applicable to your position will be communicated through your mySFA email account.

Course credit

All LMB members are enrolled in a music course that follows their plan of study and receive two credit hours for participating in the band. Transfer students may be eligible for upper-level credit. If you have questions, contact the band office or your advisor.


In addition to the course cost, wind and percussion members of LMB should expect to spend approximately $150 for all necessary accessories, including gloves, polo shirt, etc. All travel expenses, including meals, are paid by the School of Music.

Renting an instrument

We are able to supply some instruments, including sousaphone, marching baritone, mellophone and piccolo. Other instruments may be available in limited quantities and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. The instrument rental fee is $50.

Rehearsals and performances

Rehearsals are held 4-6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and on Saturday mornings of home games. The color guard rehearses one additional evening during the week.

Additional performances include the Homecoming parade in downtown Nacogdoches and a performance during the annual Homecoming bonfire pep rally.


If you have questions about auditions or the upcoming season, email Dr. Haddad at


Band Office
Wright Music Building, Room 120