Get an awesome new LHAB mask when you make a scholarship donation!



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The first 500 (and maybe more, depending on responses) people who renew their membership and make a donation to the LHAB Scholarships will receive a special gift:


Renew and donate $30 or more:   Receive one of the two masks pictured (we choose based upon availability)

Renew and donate $50 or more:   Receive one of EACH mask pictured



These high-quality reusable/washable masks are made with multiple-layer cotton and microfiber, with integrated metal nose piece, adjustable straps, a soft waffle-weave interior liner with filter pocket, and your favorite alumni band’s logo printedon it.


They really are nice, and if you wear them to a UT football game, you’ll have the best looking mask in the stands, or you can wear it at home, yell at the TV when the other team scores, and scare the dog (or your kids).  There are no mouthpiece holes, but they look awesome and really show your pride in your school and the Blast From the Past. 


Most important of all, you’ll have made a gift to help the Longhorn Band at a time when they need our support more than ever before.  This year is truly a time for all of us to step up and show our commitment to support The Showband of the Southwest, and these masks are our way of thanking you for giving.   Please, give generously and help us support LHB!

Band Day 2020

SAVE THE DATE – NOVEMBER 21, 2020! While this year may be a little different, we will still a fun event, which will include our yearly business meeting and much more!  More details to follow in the coming weeks!

Kay Bailey Hutchison Hall of Fame event with McComb’s School of Business

Kay Bailey Hutchison Hall of Fame event with McComb’s School of Business

On November 7, 2019, the Longhorn Alumni Band performed for Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison at the McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin Hall of Fame Dinner. The LHAB performed before a packed house in the Zlotnik Ballroom as Ambassador Hutchison became indoctrinated into the McCombs School of Business “Hall of Honor”.
Following the event, Kay Bailey Hutchinson visited with members of the LHAB and a photo-op. She was very appreciative of our performance in Normandy and vividly recalled our representation of the University at this worldwide celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Allied Invasion in Normandy in June 1944. Congratulations to Ambassador Hutchinson.
Thank you to all LHAB performers who attended and supported this event. #Hookem
Photos courtesy of McComb’s School of Business (photographer Charles Quinn)

Band Day 2019

Hello LHAB

We are looking forward to seeing everyone back on the Forty Acres this weekend for the 56th Annual Longhorn Alumni Band Day Reunion.  For those of you who will be attending (over 600+ registered), we are excited to see you again on campus!

As your outgoing LHAB President for 2018-19, I am honored and excited to have served in this position. THANK YOU to all of our LHAB Officers, Board of Directors, field operations, section leaders, volunteers and LHB/KKY/TBS students who are working extremely hard to make a successful Alumni Band Day.  Without their dedication and commitment, we couldn’t pull off the weekend’s events and create an enjoyable and memorable experience for our members.

On behalf of LHAB, I want to say thank you to Dr. Scott Hanna, Professor Jerry Junkin, and the entire Longhorn Band faculty and staff, as they are huge supporters and advocates of LHAB.  They provide immense support in manpower, supplies and financial support when needed and they are committed to our success and growth.  We are one large family and we’re very grateful for everyone connected with LHB.

If you’re unable to make Band Day, we’ll post the Band Day Program on the website for you to read.  And please don’t forget to signup again and submit your membership dues to remain in ‘good standing’ with LHAB.  Your participation and support help to keep this organization running.  You can download Mail-in dues form here:   PDF Registration form

The LHAB/LHB Family:

As Dr. Hanna and I like to say “We’re all one big family – the only difference is there are some who are enrolled students, and the rest are graduated”.  Therefore, I also highly encourage everyone to spend some time meeting the younger new members and introducing them to other section members.  Please greet and introduce yourselves to the Longhorn Band student musicians, too.  By these simple acts, we can maintain our continuity and fellowship among banders.

Each band day, we have a huge opportunity in recruiting for LHAB.  We have a large block of new LHAB members over the past several years, and as seasoned alumni band day members, I encourage you to enthusiastically welcome these new members on board and get to know them better.  Let’s ALL give them an exciting experience and encourage them to return to future LHAB events.  These new members are the future leaders and the legacy of LHAB.   

Speaking of a very important LHB/LHAB legacy family member, we mourn the passing of Moton Crockett, Jr.  Each of us owes a debt of gratitude to Mr. Crockett for his stewardship and support of the Longhorn Band throughout his life. A memorial service for Mr. Crockett will take place on Sunday, October 20 at Central Presbyterian Church beginning at 2:00 p.m. I hope many of you are able to attend that event.

We’ll have some special recognitions in our program for him.  If you would like to send his family a message, please send to Elane Crockett:

If you would like to make an honorary contribution to the endowment he created for Big Bertha –

What happened in 2018-19?

WOW – what an incredible year! Here are some highlights of our accomplishments over the past year:

• LHAB attended the historical 75th Anniversary of D-Day landing in Normandy with 535 travelers, 300 of which were LHAB performers who played 4 musical events in France over 7 days. (A recap is provided in the band day program) 

• Global press coverage of 85 media segments from the Normandy trip garnered over 1.5 Million viewers of broadcast video segments; 8.0 Million in global website audience impressions; 40,000+ in radio audience listeners; $550,000 in publicity media value.

• Attended the National Association of Alumni Bands (NAoAB) Symposium hosted by the University of Washington Husky Band with the formal creation of NAoAB chartering and documents.

• Relocated all LHAB owned equipment and instruments from the off-site storage unit to a new site in the LHB band hall basement.  This included a major move and cleaning/repair of all the sousaphones, baritones and other items. 

• Presented LHB members with a token from LHAB, “Longhorn Band” dri-fit t-shirts to supplement the student official uniform.  An annual tradition from LHAB to LHB.

• Created the first LHAB Football Tailgate event near the LHB band hall with 4 vendor sponsorships as a fundraiser for donor dollars for scholarships, fellowship, and festivities prior to home games.

• Creation of several new committees to aid in the operations of the LHAB organization:  Events Committee, Section & Decade representatives, Communications Committee, and Historical Archives Project Committee.

• Held the 4th LHAB Scholarship Awards Event where LHAB/BOT distributed a record $250,760 in scholarships to 127 recipients.

LHAB was started in 1964 by young passionate and energetic alumni who had a love for the Longhorn Band and wanted to have annual band reunions with purposeful intentions in sustaining the Longhorn Band through scholarship campaigns.  WOW – did we hit the mark this year.  THANK YOU to all the donors!

Where do LHAB members live in the U.S.?
This is just a representation of our membership by instrumentation currently in our LHAB database.  We have additional members to make contact with to update our records.

Band Day Survey coming soon!

Right after the weekend events, we’ll send out the 2019 Band Day Survey and we would appreciate it if you would complete the survey and provide us with important feedback.  We want to hear from you!!!

This organization is made up of all of YOU and each person has a part in LHAB. 
Thank you and Hook ‘em Horns!

Geof Sloan
LHAB President 2018-19

Reminders for Band Day 2019

Reminders for Band Day 2019
Good morning LHAB,

If you are planning to attend Band Day this weekend but have not registered yet, please use this link to do so by 5:00pm today! This is the deadline to register if you would like to have a guaranteed marching spot.  Below are a few others reminders as you prepare for the weekend.


We are sold out of guest football tickets.  The online ticket ordering deadline was on September 30.  Should there be any cancellations, we will fulfill requests on a first come first serve basis.  However, we hope this hasn’t discouraged you from registering and attending Band Day this year.  Anyone who ordered tickets in waiting and paid in advance, if unable to be fulfilled, you will receive a refund on the ticket purchases.


Please remember that the official uniform for LHAB includes the following:
1. Solid black socks and solid black shoes (tennis shoes are fine as long as they are completely black)
2. Solid black pants (slacks preferred)
3. White collared shirt (either long-sleeved or short-sleeved depending on the weather and your comfort)

White collared polo shirts will be available to first-year members of LHAB free of charge. Others may purchase for a small fee.  Stop by the LHAB Swag sales on Friday night (5-7pm and 8:30-9:30pm) or Saturday (8-9am and 1-3pm) in the Music Building Hallway to pick yours up.

All LHAB members will be provided with a burnt orange vest at Band Day. You must be in full uniform to check one out (black shoes/socks/pants and white collared shirt). Please remember to return your vest before you leave campus.

If you are making plans to attend the Sunday memorial service for Moton Crockett, Jr., you are allowed to keep your LHAB vest checked out until after the service.  Please turn in your vest on Sunday after the reception.  You will be asked to note this on the uniform check-out form and will be responsible for returning the vest on Sunday.  We’re requesting those who wish to participate in the joint Eye’s rendition with LHB to wear the LHAB uniform of black pants/white shirt.  But it won’t prevent anyone from joining.  It was a request for solidarity with LHB in their uniforms.  Thank you!


Please remember that Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium has a “Clear Bag Policy” in place that regulates the size and type of bag that may be carried into the stadium. 
Bags that are permitted include:
  • Bags that are clear plastic and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags
  • Small clutch bags or purses do not have to be clear but cannot exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″
Bags not permitted include:
  • Backpacks, printed pattern plastic bags, fanny packs, purses, reusable grocery totes, mesh or straw bags, duffle bags, large totes, camera or binocular cases.
  • Diaper bags are not allowed. Items normally carried in a diaper bag must be put into a clear plastic bag for venue entry. 
Additionally, common items not permitted are video cameras, professional detachable lens cameras, electronic equipment cases, strollers, tripods, umbrellas, or artificial noisemakers. For more information, visit .


If you are bringing family members to Band Day, please remember that LHAB must adhere to the following due to liability issues and UT Athletics policy:
  • Children are not allowed on the field in the Bubble during rehearsal or at any time in the stadium.  During rehearsals, children should be supervised by an adult or guardian on the sidelines or in the endzone and away from rehearsal as to not interrupt activities.
  • Children are not allowed in the band formation while marching to the stadium or returning to the Band Hall.
Thank you so much for understanding and adhering to these policies.


Special note for Tubas/Sousaphone players: please bring your own mouthpieces! We want to make sure that you have a great playing experience. Horns/mello players are encouraged to bring your own mouthpieces as well.

Looking forward to seeing y’all this weekend!

Hook ‘Em,