Coach Strong Preseason Luncheon

Updated 8/6/14

Hello all,
Coach Strong, his staff, and the team are hosting a preseason luncheon on Thursday, August 14, at the Erwin Center. This will be the only event football hosts before the season starts, so it will be a very high-profile. Currently we have about 15-20 members, but would like to have 10-15 more attend to fulfill 30 seats. UT Athletics is graciously providing free lunch & parking.

Here’s the final schedule:
11:00 a.m. Park for free at the Trinity Garage lower level entrance. Notify the guard you’re with Alumni Band.
11:15-11:30 a.m. Warm Up @ Rooms 1.90-1.912
11:40 line up & wait
11:55 March Grandioso
12:07 Store instruments for luncheon & eat
1:00 Retrieve instruments during speech; return to line up
1:15-1:25 Be ready to play Eyes of Texas. May play other Traditionals if Coach Strong’s speech is brief.

If you’re new and attending we wear solid black pants, socks, shoes, and a collard white shirt. Alumni vests will be provided.
Please contact George Moxley if you are available.

Revamping LHAB Showcases

Travels of the Past 
 As you should be aware the Longhorn Alumni Band is going to London this New Years, but in years past the Longhorn Band has traveled and preformed at many other location; Presidential Inaugurations, The Super Bowl, Rosebowl Parade and bowl game. 
For one of the Alumni Band showcases at the Music Building I’m planning on covering this topic.  I’m looking for any photos, stories and information on past trips.  If you could let me (Jerry Hayes) know about these I’ll be working on the case.  I’m able to scan any hard copy you might have and I’ll be using a wide-format printer to reproduce in the case so you’ll get your originals back.  But if you are able to send me  high-res scans that would be great too. 
I’ve heard stories that the old “circle drills” were developed because the band did a show in a bull ring.  This might just be folklore but if true there’s a story.  I also know of many tales of KKY guys driving Big Bertha to away bowl games.  I’m sure there’s a story in there too. 
Any help would be great.  Send electronic files to or email me with any information.


Yvonne Powell’s Fire Recovery

Yvonne Powell was one of the original women in LHB and she comes to band day every year.  She has white hair, small and thin frame, and usually carries the banner with the others.  She taught school for many years.  She has two daughters and one is deaf. Her husband passed away in Feb. of 2014.

Unfortunately on May 2, 2014 she suffered from a devastating house fire and lost everything. Her neighbors have kindly contacted  UT Public affairs, the Band Office and myself in hopes of helping her. We have validated the story and our now asking the LHAB community for support. She’s living with her daughter. There is a Giving Forward Fund set up for Yvonne and the monies will be compiled and given directly to her. Click here to be directed.

We wish you all the best as you begin to rebuild after the fire,
Nefertiti, LHAB President

Letter from The President – Summer 2014

Dear Alumni,

It’s Official…Summer is Here! Fortunately, we’ve had a very mild spring here in Austin, TX. March-June were jammed packed with events. Click the links below for the scoop:

On another note, Alumni Band has been requested to play at some popular events this Fall. First, make sure you’re current email is in our system or like our official Facebook page to receive the latest updates. Second, grab your horn and a buddy and attend these playing events. Usually the events take about an hour of your time and normally we are fed food and adult beverages. Donations are made to our general scholarship fund. It’s a great deal and all you have to donate is your time to help an organization which you love! Save the Dates for these upcoming events:

  • Links & Lyrics, Friday, Sept. 5th benefiting the DKR Alzheimer’s Research Support & Care in Texas. Call to time & details TBD.
  • Every Friday before a UT Home Football game, we play at the UT Club. Parking is normally validated, free appetizers, drinks or 1/2 price buffet. We tip generously.
  • Coach Strong Preason Luncheon Thursday, Aug. 14th
  • Longhorns in London deadline is Aug. 15th. This is the last day you may register to attend this once in a lifetime event. The 2014 itinerary will be posted in Aug. with the exact details. Big Bertha is also making the trek!
  • Revamping LHAB Showcases
  • Alumni Band Day 2014- Oct. 18th vs. Iowa State
  • LHB Caroling for LHAB Dec. 2014. Details TBD
  • LHAB Tower Band and Caroling-Dec weather permitting

Enjoy your summer. Travel safely and expect our Band Day newsletter at the end of August.
Hook ‘Em,
Nefertiti Williams
LHAB President

Officer Nominations: 2014-2015 Alumni Year

It’s that time again!  We are now taking officer nominations for the 2014-2015 Alumni Year. 

Right now, we have openings for the positions of President Elect, Treasurer, and VP of Archives.  The President Elect position is a 3 year term (President Elect, President, Past President) and the nomination will be approved by the LHAB Board of Directors.  

Please see the job descriptions below if you are interested in any of these leadership roles. Contact Nefertiti if you’re interested/ with questions.

President Elect

In the absence of the president or in the event of the inability or refusal of the president to act, the president-elect shall perform the duties of the president, and when so acting, shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restriction on the president.
The President-Elect is Chair of the LHAB Scholarship Committee and performs all of the duties required to identify the scholarship recipients.
Attends monthly Officers’ meetings.
Performs such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the president or by the board of directors  and prepares for subsequent service as president.
Fundamental competency in utilizing the Internet to send and receive email.



 Performs all the duties incident to the office of treasurer.
 The treasurer shall be bounded for the faithful discharge of his or her duties in such sum and with such surety or sureties as the board of directors shall determine.
The treasurer shall have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities of the corporation; receive and give receipts for money due and payable to the corporation from any source whatsoever, and deposit all such monies in the name of the corporation in such banks, trust companies, or other depositories as shall be selected by the board of directors, and, in general, perform all the duties incident to the office of treasurer.

The treasurer shall attend monthly Officers’ meetings.

The treasurer shall coordinate with the CPA firm engaged by LHAB to ensure that appropriate financial reports are made available to the board on a timely basis.

 The treasure may perform other duties as from time to time as assigned by the president or by the board of directors. 
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) strongly preferred.

Working knowledge of basic accounting practices.  Experience in and knowledge of non-profit accounting is preferred.

Experience in using computer systems to support accounting functions.  Experience with Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel) and small accounting packages (e.g. QuickBooks, Peachtree, etc.) is strongly preferred.

Ability to work with the President, other officers, and the CPA firm engaged by LHAB  to ensure that appropriate financial reports are made available to the board on a timely basis.

Ability and commitment to meet deadlines.
VP of Archives

 Preserves information and items of LHB and LHAB for history
Designs and maintains the show cases in the Longhorn Band Hall
Works with UT Archives to encourage them to preserve LHB related items they posses     

Solicits, collects and archives LHB and LHAB objects and media (audio, video, and photos) 

Determines a central location for storing archival material 
Solicits and maintains an oral/written history of LHB and LHAB from older members 
(Long-term) Compile and publish a LHB history book

 Attends monthly Officers’ meetings.
Performs other functions as necessary or as assigned.
Fundamental competency in utilizing the Internet to send and receive email.


Welcome Graduating Seniors & New Alumni!

Thank you to all of the graduating seniors who have already registered to be a part of the Longhorn Alumni Band!  We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming Band Day on October 18 versus Iowa State….and many more Band Days and LHAB Events in the years to come!

If you are a newly graduated senior and you have NOT registered for LHAB yet, please visit and get started today!

1) Click on Membership (under “About”) 
2) Scroll to the bottom of the page
3) Get registered!