The bands at McNeese offer very substantial scholarships to participating students.

Scholarships for Music Majors

For music education and music performance majors, the department of performing arts offers music-major-only scholarships.  These scholarships vary in amount.  The amount awarded is competitive and based on the student entrance audition.  

Scholarships/Awards for All Students

For students of any academic major, there are "service awards" available for participating in our major ensembles, which include: 

Marching Band / Wind Symphony / Symphonic Band / Jazz Band

Specific amounts vary year-to-year, and semester-to-semester.  The marching band award increases with each year of participation, and seniors are currently receiving $1000.  Leadership positions (section leaders, captains, etc.) pay an additional 35%.  Please email us to inquire about specific ensemble awards.  

Out-of-State Fee Waivers: Available to all students who qualify academically (2.5 high school GPA and 21 or above on the ACT/equivalent SAT math/verbal score)