By Valerie Mercado
On November 24th, the Beta Gamma chapter embarked on our last home game of the season. Although many of us were in high spirits because it was Game Day, we were also a bit somber to see our seniors take on their final home game in DKR.
With the letters out, sisters took selfies and group photos. We had our final hall sales, raising more money to help send Annabelle, our Wish kid, to Disney World to meet Elsa. Finally, we marched into DKR for the last time this season.
There were lots of emotions soaring amongst the sisters as we saw our seniors go into the “Senior T” and get recognized on the big screen. Such heartfelt smiles and laughter filled the air as we joked about how old the seniors are or how the times have changed since they were freshmen entering DKR for the first time.
As they say, time flies by when you’re having fun. We sisters, are more than grateful for what the seniors have done for our chapter and how they’ve enabled us to be where we are today. Thank you, seniors, for the memories and the smiles.
By Anna Lassmann
The "Blast from the Past," Longhorn Alumni Band, returned home to the University of Texas this past weekend to take part in the annual Longhorn Alumni Band Day.
Festivities for Alumni Band weekend, kicked off on Friday at Scholz Garten, where the sisters of Tau Beta Sigma, along with prospective members, helped set-up and check-in alumni participating in the Alumni Band weekend.
On Saturday morning, the TBS executive council served donuts to alumni members and the alumni check-in process continued. Following check-in, over 700 alumni joined together in the Bubble to learn their portion of the halftime show for the UT vs. Kansas game. At the end of their rehearsal, the current members of the Longhorn Band joined their rehearsal to practice the joint performance of Stars and Stripes Forever.
At the game, following the performance of March Grandioso and March of the Longhorns by the Longhorn Alumni Band at halftime, the Longhorn Band performed their halftime show which included the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. After LHB performed, LHB and LHAB joined together, with over 1,100 people on the field, to pay tribute to veterans through the mass performance of Stars and Stripes Forever.
Alumni weekend concluded with a 42-27 Texas Football victory over Kansas and a combined parade block with LHB and LHAB back to the band hall. We look forward to watching Texas take on West Virginia next week from the comfort of our homes.
By Catherine Marfin
These past four weekends, our BGs kept busy traveling with the football team and cheering on the horns as they took on the University of Oklahoma in Dallas, Texas, Oklahoma State University here in Austin, Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. At all the games, our chapter had the opportunity to meet members of the chapters of Tau Beta Sigma at the respective schools.
At the annual Red River Rivalry in Dallas, our chapter joined together with the Delta Chapter of OU to sing the Affirmation Song with the TBS members from OU. The next weekend when our team was back at our home stadium, our chapter's Executive Council met with council members from the Alpha Chapter of OSU and shared gifts and stories of our sorority.
In Waco, our Executive Council met members of the Iota Chapter of Baylor University and shared stories of service and sisterhood from our experiences in TBS. Last weekend in Forth Worth, our entire chapter had the opportunity to meet with TCU’s chapter of TBS, the Beta Delta Chapter. Even though it was a tough loss against TCU and the end of long day of travel, our chapter enjoyed coming together to sing the Loyalty Song as sisters. It’s always fun for our sisters to meet members of other chapters and share stories of sisterhood and service, and share a love for band together!
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