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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Andrew West (TUBA! ’07), email@example.com 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
Director, Longhorn Band
Director of University Bands