The Longhorn Alumni Band is without equal in pride, size, quality, and spirit.  We are, without a question, a band family of absolutely amazing and dedicated supporters.  Over the years, you have heard LHAB leadership talk about raising money to support LHB, and every time we’ve asked, you’ve stepped up to support the band we love so much. Thank … Read moreContinue Reading LHB NEEDS US
  • 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 … Read moreContinue 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 … Read moreContinue 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 … Read moreContinue 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 … Read moreContinue 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 … Read moreContinue 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: LHAB member dues cover things like: The Problem We’re Trying to Solve: Historically, LHAB has collected annual member dues while registering for Band Day. The problem is that typically only those who attend Band Day pay member dues for that … Read moreContinue 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 … Read moreContinue 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 … Read moreContinue 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.  … Read moreContinue Reading Time for the May Blast 2022