Photos courtesy of Sloan Breeden and Dave Wilson
The Longhorn Band has been the soundtrack of The University of Texas at Austin for more than a century. Thousands of students and alumni — from every corner of the state and every college, school and major at UT — have played in the band, entertaining and inspiring millions of fans as the embodiment of Longhorn spirit and pride.
It’s the support and generosity of Longhorn Nation that keeps the band marching on. Gifts to the Longhorn Band Legacy Fund can cover the cost of uniforms, support travel to away games, and even provide stipends to recognize the long hours and Longhorn dedication of the band’s 400+ members for generations to come.
Every member of Longhorn Nation can help the Longhorn Band keep its place as the country’s best marching band as it enters its 125th year in 2025.
Created a scholarship to support members of the Longhorn Band
I grew up on a little farm. We started band in fifth grade, and the band director did not really know how to play flute. He showed us how to put the flute together and said ‘Blow!’ and that was honestly it. I’d like kids to know you don’t have to be an all-state player to be part of the Longhorn Band — it’s a stronger ensemble when you have folks from all across the state. A lot of small-town kids are a little leery of UT because it’s so big. Well, it’s not when you’re in the band.
Being able to help students out makes me feel wonderful.”
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