The University of Texas Longhorn Band (LHB) is also known as the Showband of the Southwest…. which is the marching band of The University of Texas at Austin…..and was founded in 1900 by distinguished professor of chemistry, Dr. Eugene P. Schoch. The band is currently under the direction of Dr. Scott Hanna. The band performs at all in-state football games….as seen in this video herewith…..plus for various Texas Longhorn Athletics teams,,,,,and at special pep rallies and parades throughout the year. The band includes about 375 students, all of whom must register for a year-round course offered by the Butler School of Music.
Tom C. Rhodes served as director of the band from 1975 to 1980….then Glenn A. Richter, an alumnus of the University of Texas, returned to his alma mater as director of the Longhorn Band from 1980 to 1995…. and was conducting the Showband of the Southwest in this halftime performance during this 1983 SWC (Southwest Conference) game between TCU Horned Frogs verrses Texas Longhorns at Darrell K. Royal Stadium in Austin, Texas.