Dear LHAB Members          
            The past 10 years have simply flown by for me and, as always, I am extremely proud to be a part of an organization that means so much to so many people.  This sense of pride does not stop with the current iteration of the Longhorn Band, but extends to the thousands of alumni who have paved the way for our current and future members.
            I would like to express my sincere thanks to all of you who continue to support the endeavors of LHAB by participating in pep band performances around our state, contributing to our scholarship fund and/or by venturing to campus each fall to take part in our annual Alumni Band Day. 
            While LHB and LHAB are entities unto themselves and serve as icons for our great university, it is you – the individual – who make these groups what they are.  It is extremely important to me that you know how much I value your individual contributions for the good of the order.  In large organizations such as LHAB and LHB It is easy to think that individual efforts go unnoticed or are somehow insignificant.  Nothing could be further from the truth – we need you and your involvement to maintain the excellence of the past and propel us to an even brighter future.
            I sincerely hope your plans allow for a return visit to the 40 acres on the weekend of September 8, 2012 for Alumni Band Day, but if not, I hope you can find another way to contribute to the efforts of LHAB in the coming year.
THANK YOU and Hook ‘Em,

Robert Carnochan, D.M.A.
Director, Longhorn Band