2018 Alumni Band Day Schedule of Events

LHAB Business Meeting/Rehearsal

Friday, November 16, 2018

Longhorn Band Hall – Music Building
5:30 p.m.    Check-in and late registration;
                   Rental instrument pick up;  Spirit item order pick up
7:00 p.m.    Business Meeting / Rehearsal

Alumni Band Day Schedule

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Longhorn Band Hall – The Bubble – DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium

9:30 a.m.   LHAB Pick up name tags, instruments, BBQ tickets, spirit items

9:30 a.m.   LHAB Section leader meeting (Byrd Room or Bubble)
9:30 a.m.    Texas Drums Alumni cadence run-thru  (Bubble practice field)
10:00 a.m.   LHAB Walk or shuttle to Bubble
10:30 a.m.  LHAB Playing and marching rehearsal (Bubble)
12:30 p.m.  Combined rehearsal of LHAB/LHB (Bubble)
1:00 p.m.     LHB Rehearsal (Bubble)
1:15 p.m.     LHAB BBQ (Breezeway between BSOM and TPA)
2:30 p.m.     LHB rehearsal ends
2:45 p.m.     LHB Pre-game meal (Bands 5 and 6 eat first)
3:40 p.m.    Band 6 departs for BEVO Boulevard
4:00 p.m.     BEVO Boulevard
4:30 p.m.     LHAB pick up vests (Room 2.016)
4:35 p.m.    Band 5 departs for Stadium Stampede
4:45 p.m.     Stadium Stampede
5:45 p.m.     Percussion on the Green (Texas Drums Alumni invited)
5:45 p.m.     LHB Inspection
5:30 p.m.    LHAB line up for march into stadium
5:50 p.m.     LHAB step off for stadium
6:30 p.m.     LHB step off for stadium
7:00 p.m.     Kickoff (#BTHOOIS)

Schedule in PDF format

Band Day Social Media Hashtags:   #LHAB2018  #ThisIsTexas
Facebook:  @LonghornAlumniBand
Twitter:  @LHAB     Instagram:  @UTLHAB

Deadline to register online is Monday, November 12th at 5:00 pm. LATE registration will only available on Friday, Nov. 16th at the business meeting and late registrants will incur a late fee.

We cannot guarantee a marching position for any late registrants, so don’t delay– register today! For more detailed information about the weekend, check out the Blast Blog. http://www.lhab.org/band-day

See you at Band Day!
Hook ‘em,

Band Day Updates – 1 week to go

Longhorn Alumni Band Day is almost upon us!  Please remember that the deadline to register online is Monday, November 12th at 5:00pm. Walk-up registration is only available on Friday, Nov. 16th at the business meeting and will incur a late fee.  We also cannot guarantee a marching position for any late registrants, so don’t delay– register today! For more detailed information about the weekend, check out the Blast Blog. http://www.lhab.org/the-blast-blog/tag/BandDay2018

Guest Seating Update

GREAT NEWS!  UT Athletics has heard your voices!  All guest seating for the Alumni game will now be adjacent to LHAB in the South End Zone.  If you were hesitant to register for Band Day due to guests being seated in the North End Zone, we have arranged for an additional allotment of 25-30 guest tickets adjacent to LHAB.  These tickets will be distributed on a 1st come, 1st serve basis.  Please register online and pay ASAP.  After registration is confirmed, email http://www.lhab.org/contact-us and identify the number of guest tickets required. A separate credit card charge will be made if guest tickets are available.


Please download your music before arriving at rehearsal on Friday, Nov. 16th.  To access the music, you will need to login to the LHAB Member Area of the website and click on the Music tab.  Music is categorized by Halftime, Traditionals/Stands – Parade, and Normandy.  Reminder, for Normandy participants there is a rehearsal on Sunday, November 18th from 1:00-2:30pm at the Longhorn Band Hall.


The Band Day uniform for all LHAB members is black pants (no jeans), a white collared shirt, and black shoes and black socks.  A burnt orange vest will be provided.  Per LHAB Bylaws, members who are marching are required to be in the appropriate uniform.

Spirit Items

Now is the perfect time to show off your LHAB pride by purchasing spirit items!  You won’t want to miss out on the great bargains.  Order online by Monday, November 12th and your items will be ready for pick up at the Friday night Band Day check in at the Band Hall. http://shop.lhab.org/

Please be aware that if you are planning to purchase spirit items in person during Alumni Band Weekend, the only time you may do so will be on Friday night.

Hope to see you next weekend!
Hook ‘em,


LHB Legacy Request

If you are a legacy member of the Longhorn Band, (i.e. your spouse, parent(s) and/or sibling(s) were also in LHB we want to know!

Who are the legacy LHAB members? Inquiring minds wanna know. Did your parent, grandparent, child or grandchildren (great grandchildren?) march in LHB? Do you have a current family member playing? Let us know – names, dates in LHB, and instrument?

Here’s a great example from the Dove Family:

Kerry Dove
Trumpet, 1986-1988
Sister: Keely Lewis-Dove
Piccolo, 1989-1993
Brother: Kevin Dove
Drumline; 1996-2000
Mother: Betty Dove
Clarinet, 1957-1961
*Co-Founder of LHAB
Father: Richard Dove
Trumpet, 1957-1961
*Co-Founder of LHAB
Uncle: Robert Burnett

Baritone, 1958-1962

What to do?

Please fill out this Google Form or email Mary McKenna with the family names, relationship, sections, and years in LHB.

Normandy 75th D-Day LHAB update – 01/2018

Happy New Year to our LHAB Normandy participants:

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. 

Chris Meeker, Earl’s colleague, confirmed that our band is the largest entry in the history of the D-Day memorial celebrations. There are 30 groups scheduled to attend from the U.S., representing 20 different states. Flight schedules to be published later this summer, and we will be sending you a separate memo regarding flight information and schedules. Our steering committee will make every attempt to create a uniform to well represent the LHAB, the University of Texas, the State of Texas and the U.S.

LHAB participants by the numbers:

To all those registered making the June 2019 D-Day trip to Normandy, France in support and honor of those sacrificed so much defending our freedoms we all have today – Thank You!

If you have any questions we haven’t addressed, please email lhabnormandy@gmail.com and we will answer your concern or question as soon as we can.

Hook em’,