Lourdes Music Ensembles
Lourdes offers students the opportunity to participate in instrumental and vocal music ensembles to supplement a liberal arts education and increase student involvement on campus.
LOURDES UNIVERSITY CHORALE (LUC)
The student-based Lourdes University Chorale is comprised of mixed voices that serves as the base for other vocal ensembles on campus. The LUC performs a variety of repertoire—traditional classical, jazz, popular, and world music—with a goal of enhancing students’ cultural and historical understanding through music and adding vibrancy to the Lourdes Community. Performance opportunities include formal and informal concerts throughout the university and community.
LOURDES A CAPPELLA
Lourdes A Cappella is a small, advanced vocal ensemble specializing in jazz and pop genres. A Cappella will perform in most performances with LUC, with a few additional performance opportunities. Members of this ensemble are required to participate in LUC and must be in LUC for at least one semester before being considered for A Cappella, unless with the permission of the director.
LOURDES UNIVERSITY PEP BAND
The Lourdes University Pep Band is an extracurricular instrumental ensemble that aims to increase school spirit through the Franciscan Values of Lourdes University. By embodying a community of learning, reverence and service, our band students gain the chance to become more involved on campus through performance opportunities. The pep band will perform a variety of musical genres at basketball and volleyball games as well as various University functions throughout the school year.
Song of Lourdes
Sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Francis
Lourdes University Fight Song
In the fall of 2010 the Lourdes community chose a fight song, Gray Wolf Spirit:
We are the Gray Wolves, come hear us howl We strive for vict’ry, we’re on the prowl
Out on the court or out in the field Gray Wolves fight and never yield
Gray Wolves are brave and Gray Wolves are bold Our loyalty will never grow old
Gray Wolves with fearless stride march forward with fearless pride
Fighting on for victory!