By Emma Peterman
On Saturday, September 22, Texas faced the TCU Horned Frogs on our home turf in DKR stadium. Under cloudy skies and breezy weather, Texas was fired up and ready to take the field, as were the members of the Longhorn Band.
The sisters of Tau Beta Sigma continued their amazing service by taping the field prior to morning rehearsal, helping ensure the band’s marching forms looked perfect! The sisters also continued hall sales, which raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation and provide LHB members and their families with awesome band merchandise. During the game, TBS provided water to keep everyone hydrated, and carried medkits in case of an emergency. Overall, TBS had a very successful game day filled with service and fun!
LHB cheered the team onto victory in the stands, and also performed a traditional halftime show featuring Wall to Wall Band and Script Texas, which got the fans and team even more hyped for the second half of the game! Script Texas was first performed in 1957, making the Saturday performance its 61st anniversary.
Texas ended the game by winning 31 – 16 as our very own sisters Jessica Martinez and Jasmine Lelauti lead LHB in playing Taps in One, a version of Texas Fight that is played every time the team wins a football game!
We look forward to sending a travel band to Kansas State this upcoming Saturday and attending the next full band game in Dallas against OU on October 6 for the annual Red River Showdown!
By Valerie Mercado
On September 15th, Texas faced USC in a riveting rivalry that would settle past games before, such as the National Championship game in 2006 and the Double OT game at USC in 2017.
Sisters of the Beta Gamma Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma prepared by taping down the indoor stadium field before the Longhorn Band rehearsal. Later, sisters sold merchandise for Hall Sales to families, friends and alumni that came to watch the game.
Although the weather was murky and gray, the skies eventually cleared up as LHB prepared to march down to DKR. With over 103,507 fans waiting in the stadium, everyone was hyped for what was to come!
Beta Gamma came prepared with water and medkits to combat the fierce humidity and our own active, Rachel Bruenig, lead in the new “Waste Free LHB” campaign with the new powdered Gatorade.
At half time, we honored Longhorn Champions by playing music arranged by our very own members of LHB and brothers of the Alpha Tau Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, Levi Downing and Cameron Weber.
With the fourth quarter being led by our very own, Jessica Martinez, the rivalry then ended with Texas’s 900th win 37-14! We look forward to watching Texas take on TCU next week and what’s to come!
By Mary Bolf
On Saturday, the Longhorn Band had their first home game of the season, and Texas BTHO Tulsa! This game was a particularly special one because our very own TBS active, Jessica Martinez, experienced her first home game as LHB drum major. Her uniform was designed by a TBS alum, Evelyn Brady, and all three of the former LHB female drum majors attended the game to cheer her on.
We performed the new pregame show for the first time yesterday, which featured a new song called “Texas Thunder,” but kept traditionals alive such as “Deep in the Heart of Texas” and “March Grandioso.”
Our halftime show, “Viva!” paid tribute to latinx musicians. The show included “Como La Flor,” by Selena Quintanilla, “Smooth,” by Carlos Santana, and “Hips don’t lie/Whenever, Wherever” by Shakira.
The sisters of TBS made sure everybody in LHB stayed hydrated and healthy by providing water, Gatorade and medkits for the game.
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