Step 1: Register Online

 

Meet & Greet

During the month of June, each section will be holding 1 – 2 sessions via Zoom. These sessions are meant to allow prospective members to get to know Section Leaders and returning LHB members, ask questions about LHB and the audition process, and get a general feeling for the section they are auditioning for! These are casual events that will begin promptly at the start time, with no clear ending time. Links to access events can be found in the LHB Perspectives Facebook Group or by emailing lhbnewmember@gmail.com .

To join the Zoom session, attendees must login in with a Utexas email account. If unable, address lhbnewmember@gmail.com for assistance. Any questions can also be sent to this address or asked in the Prospectives Facebook Group!

Piccolo – June 10th @ 3PM

Clarinet – June 14th @ 3PM
Saxophone – June 7th @ 4PM
Trumpet – June 9th @ 6PM
Mellophone – June 13th @ 4PM ; June 18th @ 4PM
Trombone – June 10th @ 6PM ; June 20th @ 6PM
Baritone – June 10th @ 6PM
TUBA! – June 12th @ 4PM ; June 19th @ 4PM
Big Flags – June 7th @ 5PM
Silks – June 13th @ 4PM ; June 14th @ 4PM
Drums – June 13th @ 3PM

Step 2: Preliminary Audition

Step 3: Marching Clinic

We are monitoring the situation regarding Covid-19 as it relates to location and availability for our upcoming summer marching, color guard, and percussion clinics.  If in person clinics are not available, we will communicate with you about virtual opportunities for all of our prospective students.

Please make sure you’ve filled out the Prospective Member Audition Form in step 1 to receive future updates.

Step 4: Final Audition

If you successfully complete steps 1-3, you will be invited to join us for Band Week, where you will prepare and complete your final audition!

Any Questions?

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!

Time Commitment

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!

Academic Credit

The Longhorn Band is a 2 credit course in the fall and a 1 credit hour ensemble course in the Spring. 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.

Scholarships

Beginning in your second year in the Longhorn Band, you will be eligible to apply for more than $150,000 in scholarship funds offered annually by the Longhorn Alumni Band, the Butler School of Music, and the Texas Exes. Incoming students who plan to major in music are also encouraged to audition for a Butler School of Music scholarship.

Travel

The entire Longhorn Band travels to in-state football games and sends a smaller travel band to most out-of-state games. When the football team is selected for post-season bowl participation, the Longhorn Band will also travel to that bowl!

If you have questions, contact us at lhbnewmember@gmail.com