As we embark upon 2018 and the Normandy trip, there will be regular updates to you throughout this next year and a half as we approach the June 2019 departure. There isn’t much going on right now and the steering committee will convene very soon to discuss the next phase of planning and trip preparation.
By now, you should already be receiving your first invoice for pre-payment after your initial deposit. These invoices will be sent monthly until the balance is paid in full. Please monitor your email accounts for these invoices and promptly pay the balance due.
We’re honored the organizers of the 75th D-Day celebrations requested the UT Longhorn Alumni Band be responsible for the National Anthems of France, Great Britain, Canada and the USA. We will also be responsible for performing “Amazing Grace” during the wreath laying portion of the ceremonies at the two cemeteries and will be leading the playing of the “Longest Day March” in Sainte-Mere-Eglise during the opening ceremonies of the International Salute to Liberation. Earl Hurrey, our trip representative, informs us the Longhorn Alumni Band will be the largest and most anticipated band EVER in the D-Day Memorial Parade. Music will be provided by later this spring and Dr. Scott Hanna will be our musical director for this historic occasion.
If you have any questions we haven’t addressed, please email and we will answer your concern or question as soon as we can.