GSU Tiger Marching Band

Band Directory

Name:  Dr. Larry Pannell
Title/Position: Marching/
Instrument: Woodwinds
Phone: (318) 274-2682 or 274-6257
Email Address: 
Member Profile

Name:  Mr. Charles Lacy
Title/Position:  Assistant Director/Symphonic Band Director
Instrument:  Lower Brass
Phone: (318) 274-2164
Email Address: 
Member Profile

Name:  Dr. Edwin Thomas
Title/Position: Assistant Director 
Instrument: Percussion
Phone: (318) 274-3769 or (318) 863-0227
Email Address: 
Member Profile


Name: Mr. Ye Tao
Title/Position: Orchestra Director
Instrument: Strings
Phone: 274-2168
Email Address:

Larry Pannell

Professional activities

  • Louisiana Music Educators Association
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • Music Education National Conference
  • National Clarinet Society
  • National Saxophone Society
  • SWAC Band Director’s Association
  • Music Education National Association
  • Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity
  • Phi Mu alpha Professional Music Fraternity
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.


  • 1999-present Grambling State University, Department Head
  • 1992-present Grambling State University, Assistant Professor
  • 1984-1992 Caddo Parish School Board, Band Instructor
  • 1975-1978 Caddo Parish School Board, Band Instructor
  • 1974-1975 Los Angeles Unified School District, Band Instructor
  • 1973-1974 Bakersfield Unified School District, Band Instructor


  • Annual Spring Musical, March 2002
  • 2 Classical recitals, Chicago, IL
  • 1 Classical recital, Grambling, LA
  • 1 Chamber recital, Chicago, IL
  • 1 lecture recital, Chicago, IL
  • 1 composition recital, Grambling, LA


  • Calama Publishing Company  ASCAP
  • "D.J’s Jam"
  • “Dance, Dance” 
  • “Blow Your Horns Brothers”
  • “Story Book Love” 
  • "Never Play Fair"
  • “Send My Baby Home” 
  • “Lord you did not Say”
  • “Is this the Country?”


  • Who’s Who Among American Teachers, 2000, 2002
  • Golden King National Honor Society, 1998
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Trailblazer Award, 2001
  • Delta Sigma Theta Outstanding African American Male Award, 1998
  • The College Fund/UNCF-Dedicated Outstanding Service, 1999
  • Faculty Appreciation Wee, 2002

Charles Lacy

Professional Activities

  • District One Band Directors Association
  • Louisiana Association of Educators
  • Louisiana Music Educators Association
  • Music Educators National Conference
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.


  • Grambling State University, instructor, August 1997-present
  • Quachita Parish School Board, 
  • Quachita Jr. High and Jack Hayes Elementary, 1987


  • Euphonium Recital, American Conservatory of Music
  • Guest performances for local churches
  • Guest performances for local civic clubs
  • GSU Faculty Brass Ensemble
  • Guest Performance in Recital (Dr. Larry Pannell)