Category Archives: band

First Woman Band Director Appointed at Grambling State

IG-SHARE-ROEBUCK-HeadshotDr. Nikole Roebuck to Lead as Director of Bands and Chair of the Department of Music

GRAMBLING, LA – May 31, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University announced Dr. Nikole Roebuck will lead as the University’s new Chair of the Department of Music and its first woman Director of Bands. Dr. Roebuck’s work will include overseeing operations for the World-Famed Tiger Marching Band which was recognized globally in April 2019 after performing for Beyoncé and Adidas. Continue reading

Grambling State Searches for Director of Bands and Music Department Lead

band jaqualanApplications Close March 13 for New “World-Famed” Marching Band and Music Leaders

GRAMBLING, LA – March 1, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University announced applications will close March 13, 2019 for submissions to fill its vacancies for a permanent Director of Bands and a permanent Head of the University’s Music Department. Continue reading

Grambling State Marching Band Welcomes Rival to NFL Halftime Performance Thanksgiving Day

band jaqualanSouthern University to join Grambling State for its 14th NFL Halftime Performance

GRAMBLING, LA – Oct. 22, 2018 – Today, the Grambling State University World-Famed Tiger Marching Band announced its 14th NFL halftime performance has been scheduled for one of the League’s highest-rated games, Thanksgiving Day 2018.

During the November 22 face-off between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons, Grambling State will welcome its long-time Bayou Classic Rival, Southern University, to take the field at halftime.

“It’s always great to get a call from the NFL. Every one of these performances is an honor,” says Dr. Edwin Thomas, Interim Band Director of the World-Famed Tiger Marching Band. “It was an NFL performance that helped recruit me to Grambling years ago. It’s a privilege to be able to share that opportunity with our students and one of our sister schools.” Continue reading