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Marching Band Auditions & Requirements

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Auditions for Music Majors

If you are planning on becoming a music major your audition to be accepted into your program can count as your audition to enter the Pride of Acadiana.

When you submit your School of Music Audition/Scholarship Application Form, be sure to check Marching Band in the Ensemble Interest section.

To find out about specific requirements for your instruments view the audition requirements for music majors.

Auditions for Non-Music Majors

UL Lafayette Pride of Acadiana members at a home football game

Anyone is welcome to be a member of the Pride of Acadiana Marching Band, regardless of their major. To audition as a non-major, you will need to fill out the Pride of Acadiana Scholarship Application.

To set up your audition, please call the band department at 337-482-5157.

The audition requirements are the same as for music majors, except that you can bring your scale sheet to the audition.

Auditions for the Ragin' Cajun Drumline 

Auditions for the 2024-2025 edition of the Ragin' Cajun Drumline are now OPEN!  The Drumline Audition Day is Saturday, May 4, from 9am-4pm.  A more detailed schedule of the day will be sent out to all registered students approximately 2 weeks before the audition. 

Interested students should download our audition packet HERE and register for the audition day.  For questions, please email Dr. Brett Landry at

Auditions for Color Guard

Auditions for the 2023-2024 Color Guard are currently closed for the season.  Auditions for next season will likely be held in early May 2024.  Please contact the Band Department at for more information.

View the Audition Requirements for Color Guard and Feature Twirler.

Rehearsals, Classes & Other Requirements

All Pride of Acadiana members are required to attend band camp before the semester officially begins in August.

After the semester begins, rehearsals take place on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:15-2:15 pm in the fall semester only.

Woodwind section of the Pride of Acadiana

Following the first Monday class meeting (August 17th), each regular Monday class meeting (12:15-2:15pm) will become a sectional rehearsal.  Colorguard and Percussion will meet every Monday, while Brass and Woodwinds will alternate each week.  Unlike previous seasons, there will be no evening sectionals.

If you are in the Pride of Acadiana, you earn course credit. If this is your first or second year in the band, you will register for AMUS 152. If you've been in band for more than 2 years, you will register for AMUS 352.

Game Days

For football home game days, you'll need to reserve the full day for Pride of Acadiana activities. That includes rehearsal in the stadium, followed by time to clean up, eat, and change before the game. Game day schedules are set when final kick-off times are announced.

Pep Bands

The Pride of Acadiana appears at many events outside of pre-game and halftime performances. To make sure we can make all outside appearances, the wind and percussion sections are divided into three pep bands that perform on a rotating basis. Assignments to pep bands are made during band camp. One pep band performs at Cajun Walk before each home football game.