• 40 For Forty: A Letter From LHBSA
    Hello! My name is Molly Mathis, and I am the current LHBSA president. I am sending this message on behalf of LHBSA, KKY and TBS. This spring, our organizations are once again participating in UT’s 40 for Forty fundraiser. This fundraiser provides a platform for groups on campus to raise money and win additional funds through challenges and fund…Continue Reading 40 For Forty: A Letter From LHBSA
  • Big Bertha — The First Eighty Seven Years
    By Moton H. Crockett, JR. In 1922, Mr. Carl D. Greenleaf, an alum of the University of Chicago and president of C.G. Conn, Ltd., gave 100 instruments plus Big Bertha to the University of Chicago, where his son Leland, played in the band. After obtaining the largest animal hides they could find at the Chicago stockyards, the drum division…Continue Reading Big Bertha — The First Eighty Seven Years
  • October 15th is ‘Big Bertha Day’
    At this weekend’s annual Band Day, we celebrate the 100th birthday of our beloved Big Bertha. In honor of Bertha’s history and traditions, the City of Austin, State of Texas, Texas House of Representatives, and Texas State Senate, have all officially declared October 15, 2022, as Big Bertha Day. We appreciate the recognition and proudly share the official proclamations…Continue Reading October 15th is ‘Big Bertha Day’
  • The Blast: September 2022
    This Blast contains the following news and announcements. 2022 Band Day Registration NOW OPEN Big Bertha Commemorative Items: T-Shirt now available! Reminder: Vote for your 2022-2023 Leadership Team and Honorary Members Save the Date: 3rd Annual Horns Up Golf Classic (3/6/2023) 2022 BAND DAY REGISTRATION NOW OPEN The time has come: registration for Band Day on October 15th is…Continue Reading The Blast: September 2022
  • The Blast: August 2022
    BAND DAY CELEBRATES BERTHA’S CENTENNIAL The date is set for Alumni Band Day on 10/15/22 during the Texas vs. Iowa State Cyclones game! The time has yet to be announced by UT Athletics. Plans are in the works for an exciting LHAB and LHB joint half-time show performance where we will retire Big Bertha and introduce a new Bertha…Continue Reading The Blast: August 2022
  • New LHAB Membership Levels and Recurring Dues
    Recurring LHAB Membership As announced in September 2021, LHAB is instituting recurring membership dues which will achieve a few things: Better fund LHAB activities, Align LHAB dues payments with the LHAB fiscal year, and Provide additional member benefits to those who select them. LHAB member dues cover things like: Administrative costs, such as tax return preparation  Costs associated with…Continue Reading New LHAB Membership Levels and Recurring Dues
  • The Blast: July 2022
    Band Day 2022 – Alert The Media Text, telegraph, telephone, tell a friend or ten, about Band Day 2022!   As you receive this Blast, please post updates to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Reddit, etc. Create a YouTube or TikTok video. Be sure to ‘like’ the items posted by LHAB. We want everyone to know that Bertha is…Continue Reading The Blast: July 2022
  • The Blast: June 2022
    Congratulations To Recent Graduates For 2022 graduates, please invite your graduate friends to register with Longhorn Alumni Band. Your first year of membership in LHAB is free. Hope to see you and your friends at Band Day on 10/15/22. If you have not already joined the Longhorn Alumni Band, please do so here. Band Day 2022 – Get A…Continue Reading The Blast: June 2022
  • Time for the May Blast 2022
    If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Answer to the above riddle – May flowers bring Pilgrims. Bertha Unveiled If you thought you knew Bertha, like I knew Bertha, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. If you are unaware, Bertha turns 100 this year.  As you can imagine, anyone turning 100 begins to show their age. …Continue Reading Time for the May Blast 2022
  • LHB Archives – The First Uniforms
    The cowboy hat. The bolo tie. The fringe. When the Longhorn Band comes marching in, there is no mistaking it for any other group. Whether you like your fringe long or short, or pine for the Colonel Sanders tie over the modern bolo, most everyone can agree that the Longhorn Band certainly has style. However, that style looked very…Continue Reading LHB Archives – The First Uniforms