Stately Oaks & Junior Oaks Band Festival

February 1 - 3, 2024 // LSU Baton Rouge Campus

Stately Oaks and Junior Oaks are multi-day camps designed for high school (grades 9 – 12) and middle school (grades 7 and 8) band students. Students will participate in full band rehearsals, receive a group masterclass on their instrument, and have the exciting opportunity to engage with one of the LSU concert ensembles in an interactive rehearsal. Camp participants will also attend the LSU Collage Concert, which features students and faculty of the LSU Department of Bands and LSU School of Music, and perform in a final concert of their own on Saturday afternoon, which will be free and open to the public.

Meet Our Guest Clinicians

Verena Moesenbichler-Bryant


Associate Professor, Duke University

steven bryant

Steven Bryant


James Thompson

James Thompson

Lassiter High School, Georgia


Registration & Cost

The cost for the festival is $75, which includes:

  • All rehearsals and classes
  • Concert performance in the state-of-the-art LSU Union Theater
  • Masterclass sessions or group lessons on your specific instrument
  • Attend the LSU Collage Concert
  • Some meals are included – please refer to official event schedule for more details
  • Official Stately Oaks letterman patch for high school students

An optional LSU visitor parking pass can be purchased for $15. This pass will be valid for the gravel lot at Tiger Band Hall. If you are dropping off or picking up participants only, a parking pass is not needed.

If you are unable to eat the meals provided, please plan to bring a packed meal. No special meals will be provided.

Audition Materials

At the start of the camp, students will perform audition excerpts for our faculty, allowing us to assess tone quality, rhythm, style, technique, and musical expressiveness. This information will be used to place students in the appropriate chair position within our band(s).

Download the audition materials using the buttons below. Be sure to select the appropriate excerpts for your current school grade.



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Registration fees for this event are non-refundable. Any event discount offered by Active is part of a subscription service and is not being offered through the LSU Department of Bands. Please review terms carefully. Event insurance offered through Active is not in conjunction with the LSU Department of Bands.