By Valerie Mercado
Bright and early on Saturday morning, the Longhorn Band departed for Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Beta Gamma sisters brought medkits onto the buses in preparation for the seven-hour bus ride ahead of us. Many sisters took this time to either sleep, catch up on homework during midterm season, or enjoy the company of our fellow section members.
Upon our arrival at Oklahoma State University's stadium, Boone Pickens Stadium, the Longhorn Band entered the stands and the sisters of TBS helped distribute water bottles to everyone in the band. At halftime, we performed this year's iteration of the Austin City Limits show and watched OSU’s band perform their homecoming show, “The Greatest Showman.”
Despite Texas’s vigorous effort to catch up to OSU, we unfortunately came up short 38-35. Post game, the Beta Gamma chapter met up with OSU’s Alpha chapter and sang traditional tunes.
We look forward to the home game this Saturday against West Virginia!
By Mary Bolf
On Saturday morning, the Longhorn Band started out game day with our families for LHB family weekend! (Shout out to many of our awesome family members for driving a long way to come spend the day with us) We taught our family members how to march and they watched us rehearse our pregame show and halftime show in the Bubble.
For this especially hot and sunny game, with high temperatures in the 90’s, the Beta Gamma sisters provided the much-needed water, Gatorade and medkits.
The Longhorn Band performed their pregame show with a new entrance that the crowd seemed to love, featuring a drum cadence to get into position. For halftime, we performed our ACL show, featuring music by Metallica, Paul McCartney and Shawn Mendes. Before the halftime show, many of the LHB members got to stand very close to Longhorn alumnus and crowd-favorite Matthew McConaughey as he hung out on the sidelines with the football team. Alright, Alright, Alright.
After an eventful game, Texas BTHI Baylor, became first in the Big XII, and is bowl eligible! The Beta Gamma sisters had a great time showing their families what LHB is all about. Thanks again to all of our awesome families for the support!
We look forward to having a bye week and relaxing before traveling to Stillwater, Oklahoma as the Horns take on Oklahoma State.
By Anna Lassmann
In a game that will become an instant classic for the 118-year-old rivalry between UT and OU, the Longhorns held on for a 3-point nail-biting victory, which was secured by true freshman kicker Cameron Dicker.
During the OU game this past weekend, the Beta Gamma sisters joined arms with OU's Tau Beta Sigma prior to kick-off to sing the "Affirmation Song" and mingle. The BG chapter also assisted with water and providing medkits, stocked with sunscreen for the brutal heat.
The Longhorn Band performed the classic Wall-to-Wall Band into Shotgun Texas for pregame. At halftime, LHB performed their ACL-themed show featuring music by Metallica, Shawn Mendes, and Paul McCartney.
Coming off the 48-45 win over the Sooners, the Longhorns are preparing for a match-up at home this weekend against Baylor. This Saturday will be full of excitement as the Longhorn Band invites families to join in on our rehearsal and game day experience for our annual Family Weekend!
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