Dear LHAB Members,
A huge hello from the band hall to the greatest alumni band in the world! I am honored and excited to have been named the Director of the Longhorn Band, and am looking forward to continuing our great collaborations, and strengthening the bonds between current and former band members! We are all one big burnt orange family!
We have a wonderful lineup of performances this fall, starting with a pep band trip to South Bend, Indiana where we will support our Longhorns in the first game of the season! The following weekend we will open our home performances with the Robinson Block/Wall-to-Wall Band and Shotgun Texas, and a little surprise for everyone at the end!
For Band Day, we look forward to a wonderful time together and a leisurely late morning start to LHAB rehearsal courtesy of an evening kickoff time! The Longhorn Band will present a show celebrating the inauguration of President Greg Fenves, followed by the always amazing Longhorn Alumni Band! We will then combine forces to honor President Fenves and begin his first fall semester as president in style!
Other performances this year will include: The Final Frontier, featuring music from Star Trek: Into Darkness and Star Wars; LHBack to the Future, honoring the 30th anniversary of that wonderful movie (some of us remember seeing it in the theater!); Script Texas; and The Best of Austin, a tribute to the music and musicians of our town!
I am grateful for the steadfast support of our alumni, and am particularly grateful for the professional and enthusiastic manner in which the LHAB undertakes all of its activities. We are all going to have great fun together!
Best to all of you, and please come to Band Day on September 19!
Hook ‘Em Horns, and Long Live LHB!
Director, Longhorn Band