Monday, August 15, 2016

Obituary for Timothy Ann Hardy Sloan DiNino

Obituary of Timothy Ann Hardy Sloan DiNino

A native resident of Bay City, Texas and prominent retired lawyer, Timothy Ann Hardy Sloan DiNino died peacefully in her home on July 31, 2016 at the age of 79, surrounded by her five sons, siblings and close friends. Born on July 22, 1937 to Susie Lou Cunningham Hardy and retired State District Judge G.P. Hardy, Jr., she is preceded in death by her husband Vincent R. DiNino, Director Emeritus of Bands at the University of Texas at Austin, and Director Emeritus of the UT Longhorn Band and sister Patricia Sue Townsend.  She is survived by her five sons, David Michael Sloan, wife Dena Guisti, of Baytown, Texas; George Todd Sloan, wife Elizabeth, of Austin, Texas; Timothy Patrick Sloan, of Houston, Texas; Richard Geoffrey Sloan, Sr., wife Marianne Gordey, of Austin, Texas; and Matthew Hardy Sloan, and wife Crystal  Len, of Bay City.  She is also survived by her step-children, Dinah DiNino Rieves and husband, Mike, of Alaska; Carmen DiNino Alspach and husband Rick, of Hutto; step-grandson, Charlie Ward.  In addition, she is survived by her brother G.P. Hardy, III, wife Sandra McKenzie Hardy, of Victoria, Texas, sister Susie Lou Hardy Long, husband Robert Long, of Bay City, and sister Melinda Hardy Horn, of Stafford, Texas. She is also survived by 8 loving grandchildren, their spouses, and 5 great grandchildren, numerous cousins and other relatives who reside across the United States and extended family around the world.  She was married three times, first to David Walter Sloan, the father of her five sons, then Earl Vandorn Keene, and finally to Vincent R. DiNino.

Timothy was the oldest of five siblings and possessed a unique feature - one blue eye and one brown eye.  She graduated from Bay City High School with the Class of 1955 and her love of music and learning sustained and filled her heart.  Timothy attended the University of Texas at Austin where she began studying biology and chemistry, as well, she played clarinet in the UT Symphonic Band.  She received a bachelor's degree, cum laude, in Biology, English and Education from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, and later taught biology at Fulmore Junior High school in Austin Texas.  Beginning law school at the University of Texas School of Law, she transferred to the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law and received a JD in 1971, as she was one of only six women in the graduating class.

Timothy obtained her Texas State law license while working with attorney Warren Burnet from Odessa, Texas, and worked with him in the representation of Caesar Chavez, Texas Farm Workers Union.  After  partnering with Richard C. Abalos of Odessa, Texas, she was employed with the Midland County District Attorney’s Office, and later served as the Administrative Assistant District Attorney in Fort Bend County, Texas. Desiring to return to her hometown of Bay City, she opened a law office with her brother and retired father.  She retired in 2013 after her son took over the law practice.

With 40+ years of professional legal experience, she attributed her early success as a trial lawyer to having a man's first name at a time when very few women were trial lawyers. She experienced great joy in helping her clients.  Timothy was a member of numerous legal Who's Who affiliations for dedication, leadership and excellence in legal services, was a member of the Matagorda County Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, The Missouri Bar, the American Bar Association and disputed cases in both the Texas Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of the United States.  She also served to provide expert legal consultation to scholars and litigators of several foreign countries.  A highlight of her career was working with a team of criminal defense lawyers in 1981 in defending a prison inmate in a death penalty case involving the killing of a Texas prison warden and deputy and various violations of prisoners’ civil rights which led to the reform of the Texas prison system by the legislature.

During her life in Bay City, she was involved in many causes: Matagorda County Jazz Festival; Palacios Beautification and Pavilion Project;  Matagorda County Women’s Crisis Center and Matagorda County Episcopal Health Outreach Program (MEHOP).  She sponsored exchange students throughout her life including students from China, India, and Norway.

Timothy’s life was fulfilled with love in her twilight years with the marriage of Vincent R. DiNino.  Her “darling boy” as she described him, was a charming and marvelous Italian gentleman.  Their courtship brought two people together who shared the love of the arts, music and a quest for companionship.  Vince often said how lucky he was to share his love with Timothy. In her honor, he created The Timothy Ann Sloan Scholarship for the Clarinet Section Leader for the UT Longhorn Band.

Timothy Ann rarely minced her words, she loved her family and never met a stranger.  She was a classic beautiful Texas lady with true grit and championed her causes to the end. She loved to travel the world, as she made friends everywhere she went. She loved her pets, and rarely was without a purring cat to cuddle with.  She will be remembered for her words of encouragement, and her open arms and willingness to help anyone.

A “Celebration of Life” memorial service will be held on August 20, 2016 at 11:00am at the Matagorda County Multi-Purpose Building located at the Matagorda County Fairgounds facilities.
Address: 4511 FM2668, Bay City, TX 77414.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Matagorda County Women’s Crisis Center in Bay City Texas.
P.O. Box 1820 Bay City, Texas 77404
Phone: (979) 245-9109  
Fax: (979) 245-3426  

or The Longhorn Alumni Band Charitable Fund  P.O. Box 163326  
Austin TX 78716-3326

Friday, August 5, 2016

New T-Shirts, Dri-fit Shirts, and Spirit Items!

We have 6 different shirts to offer!

 These will be available to order through the new website during Band Day 2016 registration!  
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Script LHAB encircled with "LHAB - The Blast from the Past"




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Dri-Fit Polos in Men's and Women's Sizes
(Uniform Acceptable!)

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A Crowd Favorite: "Still Swingin'"
 


Script LHAB (in orange & white)


 Watch for other *NEW* spirit items to be added soon!

CALL TO: Officers, BOD, & Committee Members Needed!

Are you interested in becoming more involved in LHAB?

Here's your opportunity!


We are looking for volunteers to serve in a variety of ways for the 2016-17 Alumni Band Year.  The following positions are needed:



LHAB Officers:
  • President-Elect (must have been an officer now or in the past)
  • Vice President 
  • Assistant Vice-President: Archivist
  • Assistant Vice-President: Music Librarian
  • Assistant Vice President: Area Representative for Dallas/Fort Worth
Board of Directors (must have experience as an officer of LHAB or LHB):
  • 1 Person for a one-year term (2016-17)
Committees:
  • Nominating Committee for 2017-18 (Chaired by
    the Past President.  Other members to be elected at our annual business meeting at Band Day)
  • Code of Ethics Committee (Appointed by the Officers. Committee meets only if there is a conduct or ethics issue to be addressed.)
  • Properties Committee (Chaired by Asst. VP for Properties. Member appointed by the Officers.)
  • Logo, Emblem, and Seal Committee (Deals with issues concerning the use of our logo)
The full list of LHAB Officers, Board of Directors, and Committee Positions are found on our website ("Documents" section, "Bylaws").  Please note that some job descriptions are still being updated by the Board of Directors.  Updated policies will be posted by mid-August.
If you are interested in serving as an elected Officer, a member of next year’s Nominating Committee, or on one of the LHAB committees, please contact any member of the nominating committee.

Nominating Committee Members:
Joe Dahlstrom, chair (joe.dahlstrom@utexas.edu)
Kyle Walker (kylelwalker90@gmail.com)

Heather Wright (hewright@yahoo.com)

New or Changed for 2016 Band Day

New or Changed for 2016 Band Day
  • The Friday night rehearsal and business meeting will be held in Scholz's Saengerrunde Halle on the south end of Scholz's Garten (inside with air conditioning!)
  • Our seats in DKR Memorial Stadium have been moved from the upper deck BACK DOWN to field level in Section 32!  Section 32 is located at the southeast end of the stadium.  We express our most sincere thanks to LHB Director Scott Hanna and Athletic Director Mike Perrin for making this move possible!
  • We will have guest tickets available for purchase for the Band Day game.  Guest tickets will be located next to ours in the stadium.
  • This Fall, we will make the announcement of the recipients of our LHAB scholarships on September 22 at a special event on campus.  All of LHB will be in attendance and all LHAB members are invited.  Watch for an announcement of time and place as the date grows closer!

New Website Launch -- August 5th!

Our website is moving to a new platform!  As of Friday, August 5, 2016, www.LHAB.org will be sporting a sleeker look and easier, clear navigation.


The new site will include the capability to pay dues, order spirit items, and make scholarship donations at any time.  In addition, there will be a designated place to upload and share photos and videos. The url (www.LHAB.org) will stay the same!

Upcoming Band Day 2016 registration will take place on the new interface, so check it out!

Monday, May 23, 2016

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! July 29, 1:00 pm

LHAB members,

This past year has been a tremendous year for UT, the LHAB, Butler School of Music and most importantly for the LHB. The LHB and LHAB today enjoy more support than ever and the creation of the LHB Legacy Fund will help continue the remarkable legacy of the LHB for generations to come.

One of our newest friends and supporters instrumental in the formation of the LHB Legacy Fund, Mr. John Massey of Dallas, will be installed as the next President of the Texas Exes on Friday July 29 at 1 pm in the Alumni Center.

We have an opportunity to show our appreciation and support for Mr. Massey and the Exes by playing "The Eyes" and "Texas Fight" along with other traditional tunes for 10-15 minutes. Lunch will be provided.

We realize this is lunch time on a work day, but encourage any and all who are able to join us.

Please RSVP BELOW as soon as possible (by July 15) so that we can give the Exes a good number estimate for lunch.

Hook’em,
Jo Lyn Peters
President, LHAB

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Introducing the Longhorn Band Legacy Fund



To ALL Longhorn Alumni Band Members and Friends:

Greetings from the Forty Acres! It was great to see nearly 600 members of the Longhorn Alumni Band on campus for the Cal game back in September. We always enjoy seeing so many friends and family members.

During the business meeting and rehearsal on Friday evening, September 18th, Bill Phillips (Trumpet ’76) announced the establishment of the Longhorn Band Legacy Fund (LHBLF), which is a permanent endowment at UT-Austin to sustain the Showband of the Southwest for future generations. Thanks to Bill’s leadership along with several members of the Longhorn Band Legacy Fund Advisory Council, our endowment effort is already off to a great start.

Why do we need to raise these funds? Sustainable and reliable long-term funding is vital to ensuring that the Longhorn Band continues to prosper and provide a world-class experience for patrons and its student-performers. To do so, we have embarked on a multi-million dollar campaign over the next two to five years to support the Longhorn Band and its activities.  Please click here for answers to many frequently asked questions regarding the LHB Legacy Fund.

Most of you are aware of the long-standing fund raising efforts of the Longhorn Alumni Band thorough the LHAB Charitable Fund. The Longhorn Alumni Band Charitable Fund is designed exclusively to provide scholarships to Longhorn Band students only after they have participated in the band for one year. The new Longhorn Band Legacy Fund is designed to support operating budgetary needs of the Longhorn Band and to provide recruiting scholarships for incoming students. The two entities are in no way in competition, but are complimentary in providing support for individual Longhorn Band members and the Longhorn Band as the largest student organization at The University.

Please contact Whitney Kirk, wkirk@austin.utexas.edu, or Andrew West (TUBA! ’07), awest@austin.utexas.edu if you have questions. If you would like to make your gift now, you can do so by clicking here, and selecting Longhorn Band in the “sub department” category.

We will be in touch on a regular basis to update you on our progress and to encourage your participation. With your support, the future is bright for Longhorn Band.

We are grateful for your dedication to the Showband of the Southwest!

Hook ‘Em Horns!






Jo Lyn Tillerson Peters
President, Longhorn Alumni Band






Scott Hanna
Director, Longhorn Band

 






Jerry Junkin
Director of University Bands

Monday, November 23, 2015

FINAL UT CLUB: Wednesday, November 25

We are up to our final UT Club pep rally for this season on Wednesday, November 25th.

We need to be there by 6:15pm so we can be ready to play at 6:30pm.  

If you still don't know where the UT Club is, it is located inside the stadium and the entrance is on the East side of the Stadium.  Take the elevator to the 7th floor.  They provide us with appetizers and drinks.   

There is parking available in the garage across from the stadium beside the soccer field.  If there is an attendant tell them you are going to the UT Club.  The price last year for the UT Club was $3.00.  If there is no attendant get a ticket and the UT Club has been validating them.

Please contact George Moxley (utband1@gmail.com) if you can help with this event!

Board of Trustees Fall Report


The LHAB Board of Trustees job is to manage your generous donations and give out scholarships.  In other words, "take it in, hand it out, don't lose any." 


We meet quarterly at Moton Crockett's office to review our investments with Morgan Stanley and we work closely with LHB staff and LHAB officers. Our big goal this year is to streamline the scholarship application process and to find ways to showcase our wonderful student scholarship winners. 

Your BOT is Kent Kostka, Donna Beth McCormick, Suzan Nyfeler, Bryan Penn, and Cathy Sorsby.
Hook 'Em!

Suzan Nyfeler
LHAB BOT President

Fall Update: Letter from the President

Howdy LHAB Friends and Fellows!

It has been a quick two months since we met here in Austin for our 2015 Alumni Band Day weekend.  Your officers have been enthusiastically working on ideas and improvements for 2016, while continuing to support local activities and fostering an even greater connection with the current student members of LHB.  Dr. Hanna has reached out to us and is demonstrating his desire to help us become more personally connected to the current students in LHB.  

Your officers are looking forward to a complete re-vamp of our website that will include new enhancements.  In addition, we have heard your requests for new t-shirts and other items, and are taking steps now to have some new merchandise ready before next Band Day.  We are interested in ideas for new shirts, caps, or other merchandise, so feel free to contact me with your suggestions or desires.  

The Longhorn Band continues to perform creative and exciting halftime shows and represents the University with nothing but class.  

Most exciting is the news that the Longhorn Band Legacy Fund (LHBLF) is now launched. You will be receiving more detailed information about the LHBLF in the near future.  I ask you to think about supporting this fund at whatever level you are able.  You will be helping the LHB to continue to be the BEST college band that it has always been and to provide future students with the same awesome experiences that we all enjoyed in our years as students in the LHB.

Your officers are very interested in your ideas.  Please contact us with any thoughts that may positively affect our already great organization.

I wish each of you a Blessed & Happy Thanksgiving,
A Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year 2016!

Cheers and Hook ‘Em!
Jo Lyn Peters
LHAB President
2015-2016