The Lion's Roar

Band members perform on their way to Strawberry Stadium as the Lions football team faces off against Northwestern State.

COVID-19 reshapes the freshmen band experience

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021

The freshmen experience for many college students this year has been unique compared to the past experiences to COVID-19.  With COVID-19 restrictions and procedures in place, newly joined band members...

A band’s shift in musicians creates a new sound

A band’s shift in musicians creates a new sound

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter April 9, 2019

A change in members redefined the name of a local band. “Voice of the Enemy” consists of Hayden Kimball, lead guitarist and vocalist, Tyler Laiche, rhythm guitarist, Stefanie Campbell, drummer, and...

A metal band grows in the local scene

A metal band grows in the local scene

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor March 26, 2019

After its founding in 2018, Swamp Stank, a metal band based in Baton Rouge, looks forward to continued growth and camaraderie. Tyler Rockforte, lead guitarist, and Devin Thibodeaux, drummer, originally...

Better left with a Hammond memory

Better left with a Hammond memory

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter March 19, 2019

Hammond native Todd O’Neill made strides in the country music industry with his self-named band. The journey to starting the Todd O’Neill Band began with O’Neill as a roadie for the Big Cat Daddy...

Baton Rouge-based band Ventruss released their self-titled extended play in February.

Local band aspires to greatness

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter March 11, 2019

Ventruss, a band based in Baton Rouge, has been entertaining southeast Louisiana since early 2012. Debuting with the single “Locust,” the metal and hard rock group recently released a self-titled...

Seth Guerra and Nathaniel Bauerle perform during “Hot August Night.” Guerra and Bauerle belong to the band Kevin.

The business of starting a band

Erica Welter , Staff Reporter February 12, 2019

For a band to achieve even a moderate level of success, vision and dedication is required. Bag of Donuts, a New Orleans party band, plays at various venues including festivals and clubs. The band released...

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