Marching Clinics

RGV Clinic:
Saturday, June 27th
McAllen High School
2021 La Vista Ave, McAllen, TX 78501

Austin Clinic:
Saturday, July 11th
Westwood High School
12400 Mellow Meadow Dr, Austin, TX 78750

Houston Clinic:
Saturday, July 25th
Klein High School
2021 La Vista Ave, McAllen, TX 78501

San Antonio Clinic:
Saturday, July 18th
CT Johnson High School
23203 Bulverde Rd, San Antonio, TX 78259

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 immediate questions, contact us at lhbinfo@utexas.edu.