Former Lord Mayor of the City of Westminster, Duncan Sandys, Winston Churchill’s great grandson issued the invitation at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday August 31st at Denius Field on the University Campus. If you missed the presentation after combined rehearsal visit: http://www.keyetv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/ut-marching-band-invited-londons-new-years-parade-12259.shtml
Participation is by invitation only with the invitation coming to the program from H. M.’s Lord Lieutenant for Greater London. A music program must be nominated to the Selection Committee by a previous participant or one of the Regional Directors of Music. One cannot “apply” and no “audition tape” need be sent. The University of Texas Longhorn Alumni Band with its many accomplishments has been recommended to The Committee by Paula Crider, a former director of Longhorn Band, and now a Professor Emeritus, in the School of Music. What an awesome opportunity!
We would like to have at least 300 Longhorn Alumni Members marching in the London’s New Year’s Day Parade. Personally, I’d like to break their record of 419 marchers with LHAB holding the title record. Can you think of any other Alumni Band that has the honor in playing for the Queen?
Hook ‘Em Horns,
President of LHAB