McNeese Band Auditions Move Online

McNeese State University’s W.A. and Dorothy Hannah Department of Performing Arts has moved entrance and scholarship auditions for University Bands online.

Originally scheduled to be held March 20 and 21, the auditions have been moved to the online format as a precautionary measure for those auditioning, according to associate professor of music Dr. Lonny Benoit.

Now, students who want to try out can simply go to and follow directions to upload a YouTube video of themselves demonstrating their instrumental or vocal skills, as well as fill out the Scholarship and Service Award application.

All prospective music majors and those wishing to participate in the music ensembles in the department must complete an audition. The new priority deadline for scholarship applications is April 13, but online auditions submitted after this date will still be considered.

For students who are unable to complete an online application, traditional face-to-face auditions are still available by appointment. Contact the department at 337-475-5004 or visit for more details. 

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