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)