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Special Events

UL Lafayette Bands hosts a number of annual events which attract thousands of people to campus and Cajun Field. In addition to our annual events, we also have dozens of student performances, ensemble concerts, and guest artist performances every semester. Click here to view all of our upcoming events.


UL Lafayette Spring Football Game - April 13, 2019

We'd like to invite all high school juniors and seniors to participate with the Pride of Acadiana for UL's Vermilion vs. White Spring Game on Saturday, April 13!

Call time: 11:00 am at Gate E of Cajun Field

Parking: Free at Cajun Field

Instruments: Bring your own.

Water: Provided, but please eat lunch before you arrive.

Attire: Wear a red shirt (preferably UL) and khaki shorts, socks, and sneakers.

Music: Accessible here (you can use your phone or print it and use your own flip folder)--   

Warm-Ups and Traditionals      Stand Tunes


Drums Across Cajun Field - July 22, 2019

Drums Across Cajun Field, held every year in late July, is part of the Drum Corps International Summer Music Games Tour. The event brings some of the world’s most elite marching ensembles to the UL Lafayette campus.

This year's edition will be held Monday, July 22, at Cajun Field.  General admission tickets are sold through the CAJUNDOME box office and online via Ticketmaster.  Group rates are available.  Tickets will go on sale soon - check back often for updates!



SLDBA District III Marching Assessment - TBA 

Featuring high school marching bands from Lafayette, Vermilion, and Iberia parishes, as well as an exhibition by the "Pride of Acadiana" Marching Band,  the District III Marching Assessment is held annually at Cajun Field in late October.  This event is sponsored by the Southwest Louisiana Band Directors Association, and admission is $7 (children under 5 admitted free).


Louisiana Showcase of Marching Bands State Championship - TBA

Every year, more than 30 high school bands from across Louisiana come to Cajun Field to compete in the Louisiana Showcase of Marching Bands. Co-sponsored by Lafayette Music and the Pride of Acadiana Marching Band, Showcase provides a great opportunity for bands to perform for large crowds and earn recognition and awards. The Pride of Acadiana is featured in exhibition each year right before the awards ceremony.

Showcase is special among marching band contests as there is no entrance fee for the bands. The profits are returned to the participating bands or donated to UL for use in scholarships designated for future band directors.

More information, including event date and performance times, will be available as the event gets closer. For questions or to purchase t-shirts and patches, contact Lafayette Music at 337-984-3700 or visit To order videos, contact Lafayette Music or go to