About The Longhorn Band

About The Longhorn Band

Organization

The Longhorn Band Directors are responsible for all aspects of the band program, charting of pre-game and half-time shows, recruiting of new members, coordination of faculty and staff, and supervision of student organizations. In addition to these administrative tasks, the directors teach/conduct the following courses: Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, Chamber Winds, Concert Bands, Basketball Band, Volleyball Band, conducting courses, and Marching Band Techniques.

The Administrative Associates handle all office administrative duties for the University Bands program, which includes in excess of 700 students in over 10 ensembles.

The Band Council is composed of eight elected officers, five ex-officio officers, and if so desired by the President, one appointed officer. The elected members are the President, Social Vice-President, Sports Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Historian, and the two Freshman Advisors. The five ex-officio members are the Drum Major, the President of Tau Beta Sigma, the President of Kappa Kappa Psi, and the two New Member Representatives. The optional appointed member is the Parliamentarian. All council officers are voting members. Council members’ responsibilities include planning social events, determining lettering awards, and handling individual responsilibities of their respective offices. The Council meets regularly and is always open to Longhorn Band members.

Student staff positions include those in the music library staff, the equipment staff, the uniform staff, and the office staff. Student staff are supervised by the Administrative Associates and the directors.

The Longhorn Band also has two very active and helpful honorary fraternal organizations, the Alpha Tau chapter of the national honorary band fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi, and the Beta Gamma chapter of the national honorary band sorority Tau Beta Sigma, whose purpose is to build a better band through service whenever and wherever needed.