LHAB Charitable Fund Report

Thanks to the efforts of our members, and the good advice of our financial management group, our Scholarship Endowment Fund has passed the $1,000,000 level!

We have come a long way from the first scholarships paid from cash donated when President Dunnegan’s hat.  We still pass that hat at Band Day.  Our fund really began to grow as many of you participated in our defined donation programs,  including our named scholarship efforts. Each named scholarship was created by a donation of at least $30,000. The generosity of those donors, and the longtime support of our efforts of our members created the foundation that allowed us to build this success.

Where to now?  Long term, we would like to grow this fund so every member would get financial help.  To do that requires about $10,000,000 in the fund, so we have a ways to go. I challenge all members to remember our LHB experience, and give to our fund so that we can help new members continue to have the same experience.  Every dollar helps.  So does creative thinking.  You may have a small insurance policy as part of an association membership.  Why not make us the beneficiary?  It takes $30,000 for a named scholarship, but it can be funded by a group.  Each section could fund one if each member gave a few hundred dollars. Just a gift of $100 per year from each of our thousands of members would greatly help us.

Reaching $1,000,000 is an important and happy milestone. Thank you to all of you who have helped us make this possible.

Scott Harmon
LHAB Charitable Fund

LHB/LHAB Social – Saturday, April 5th

Join us for the LHB/LHAB “Social” at Posse East on April 5th from 12-2pm!

All members are invited to come be social, network, and welcome graduating seniors to Longhorn Alumni Band!

Free chips, salsa and queso. Drink specials are at Happy Hour prices. Just mention Alumni Band!

Posse East is located at 2900 Duval St, where San Jacinto St. and Duval St. split. 

We look forward to seeing you there,
LHAB officers

Letter from the President – Spring 2014

Happy Spring LHABers!

We’ve have been busy as bees behind the scenes getting ready for Band Day and the London’s New Year’s Day Parade 2015. I’m extremely appreciative of all the diligence and energy our officers have. Next time you seen an officer, please congratulate them for all they do.  At this point in time we’ve accomplished:

  • Tower Band- Playing & Singing Christmas Carols on the deck.
  • Cleaning out and organizing the outside and inside storage units.
  • Repairing 30 brass instruments. Percussion repairs scheduled June 14th.
  • Planned a joint Spring Social Event- Apr. 5th @ Posse East noon-2pm.
  • UT Athletics has invited LHAB to play & welcome Charlie Strong on his “Texas Comin’ on Strong Tour” in DFW area, San Antonio, and Houston in April.
  • 180+ Marchers traveling to London for our first LHAB international parade!

Spring is upon us and I encourage you to mark your calendars with the dates listed on the site. Athletics has been so gracious to us over the years and LHAB would like to continue our relationship with our new athletic director and coach. Please sign-up to play at the area event in your city to show our support. Catering will be provided for those playing. We anticipate a huge showing of Longhorn fans.  Let’s come early and play loud with pride!

Hook ‘Em,
Nefertiti Williams, LHAB President

    Texas Comin’ on Strong Tour

    Dear LHAB,

    We have been invited by UT Athletics to be a part of the Texas Comin’ On Strong event, a statewide tour from April 21-28 to introduce new head football coach Charlie Strong! Please plan to come out and perform with LHAB for the event in your city!  Food will be provided. All tours are from 6-8 p.m.

    The performances are listed below, and a more detailed itinerary will be available in the next few weeks. RSVP with your area rep no later than Thursday, Apr. 16th at 10:00 a.m. for the event so we may get a head count for the catering. 

    DFW- Scott Harmon: siharmon@aol.com 
    Houston- Tom Staton: tomstaton1@hotmail.com
    San Antonio- Casey Magneson: caseymag@gmail.com

    Come and support Coach Strong as we begin a new era of Texas Football!  Hook ‘Em Horns!

    Monday, April 21st 
    The Texas Comin’ on Strong Tour @ Ft. Worth
    Joe T Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant 
    2201 North Commerce Street

    Ft. Worth, Tx 76164

    Tuesday, April 22nd
    The Texas Comin’ on Strong Tour @ Dallas
    Union Station
    400 S. Houston Street
    Dallas, Tx 75202

    Wednesday, April 23rd
    The Texas Comin’ on Strong Tour @ Houston
    Reliant Stadium
    Reliant Pkway.
    Houston, Tx 77054

    Monday, April 28th
    The Texas Comin’ on Strong Tour @ San Antonio
    Sunset Station
    1174 E. Commerce Street
    San Antonio, Tx 78205
    Visit TexasStrongTour.com


    In Memoriam

    It is with great sadness that we share the news of the deaths of two longtime LHAB colleagues.  

    Van Evers Kirkpatrick, 95, passed away on February 27, 2014.  Kirkpatrick entered UT and the LHB in 1936, a talented trumpet player and was charter member and first president of the UT chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi.  He served in the army during WWII and had a career as a high school band director at several schools in Texas and managed Kelly Music in Corpus Christi.  His daughter, Karen, son-in-law, Max Werkenthin III, and grandson, Max Werkenthin IV are LHB alumni as well. 

    Wally Pryor, 86, was the longtime “Voice of the Longhorns” and of the Longhorn Band halftime shows during the Darrell Royal and continued until 2000.  In 1977, Pryor was named to the Longhorn Hall of Honor for his announcing work, his time as a 1949 All-American swimmer on the university’s water polo team, his two years of participation on the conference championship swim teams, and his promotional work as an emcee at numerous university charity events.  

    Our condolences go to the families and friends of these men, whose contributions will be remembered for ages to come. 

    Percussion Repair Day

    Heeeeyyyy Percussionists!

    You know how it works, how to beat, and even how to shake it!  Now we need your expertise to repair it. Please bring a friend or two on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 9-11 a.m. to our storage facility. We will repair what we can and you can make recommendations on what needs to head to the shop. LHAB provide bottled water and we may grab a bite to eat afterwards if you choose to attend. Please feel free to pass this announcement along.

    LHAB Storage
    10301 N. IH-35
    Austin, Tx 78753

    Thank you,
    Jamie Luna: jaime_r_luna@yahoo.com
    Ross Salge: r1salge@yahoo.com
    VPs of Equipment