Submit a preliminary audition video, or audition live during Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest (TSSEC) at the University of Texas in May. Video auditions submissions are due by July 28.
Percussion Clinics | July 1 & July 22 | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. | Band Hall
Guard Clinics | July 8 and July 29 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Band Hall
DFW | June 3, 10:00 a.m.-noon | Carroll HS, 800 N. White Chapel Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092
Austin | July 1, 10:00 a.m.-noon | Hendrickson HS, 19201 Colorado Sand Dr, Pflugerville, TX 78660
Houston | July 8, 10:00 a.m.-noon | Klein HS, 16715 Stuebner Airline Rd, Klein, TX 77379
San Antonio | July 15, 10:00 a.m.-noon | Earl Warren HS, 9411 Military Drive W, San Antonio, TX 78251
Austin | August 22, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. | UT Austin Indoor Practice Facility, 2501 Red River St., Austin, TX 78712
Chances of making LHB
Each year the Longhorn Band is comprised of approximately 380 band members. Both returning and prospective new band members must audition for the band every year, so your chances of becoming a member of the Longhorn Band are in large measure decided by your positive attitude and your willingness to work hard!
During the fall semester, the Longhorn Band rehearses three times each week: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6:30-8:30 PM for a total of six hours, and and meets five hours on Saturday before kickoff. During the spring semester, band members perform in either a concert band or a jazz ensemble that meets twice a week for a total of three hours. Most members find that the time commitment is not nearly as demanding as their high school marching band!
The Longhorn Band is a 2 credit hour ensemble course in the Butler School of Music. Register during orientation or the first week of classes.
Cost of membership
Minimal! We are fortunate to receive generous support from The University that covers all of our major expenses during the season. Band members are provided with uniforms, large instruments, and music. Through the band, members will purchase a set of Nike travel and rehearsal attire that is theirs to keep.