LHAB Archives – Vest In Space

The recent landing of a spacecraft on Mars brings our attention again to the exploration of space. The famous, or in some circles infamous, polyester vest of the LHAB can claim a link to space exploration. First how did this little vest become a part of the LHAB uniform anyway? In the first years of…Continue Reading LHAB Archives – Vest In Space

LHAB Archives – Texas Taps

Texas Fight is the iconic fight song of the University of Texas at Austin. Most sources note that it was written by Walter Hunnicutt, but that is not the full story of this special piece of UT and Longhorn Band history. In the fall of 1923, Walter “Red” Hunnicutt wrote the first version of Texas Taps….Continue Reading LHAB Archives – Texas Taps

LHAB Archives – The Drum Minor

View a PDF version of this story here. Anyone participating in a marching band is familiar with the role of the Drum Major but have you heard of the “Drum Minor”??  If not then look to the history of the University of Texas Longhorn Band to understand this concept. Burnett (Blondie) Pharr was the director…Continue Reading LHAB Archives – The Drum Minor