Longhorn Marching Band Figurines
The University of Texas Longhorn Band, otherwise known as the Showband of the Southwest, was founded in 1900. Envisioning marching bands as an inspiring addition to the turn of the century football season, the first director recruited 16 students and purchased $150 worth of instruments at a local pawn shop in downtown Austin. Today the band is the largest organization on campus and is generally regarded as the backbone of school spirit on campus.
One of the signature features of the band includes Big Bertha. Big Bertha, the largest bass drum in the world, became the "Sweetheart of the Longhorn Band" in 1955. At eight feet in diameter and 54 inches wide, she stands tall, booms loud and proudly exhibits a storied history as the world's largest marching band drum. Numerous performance traditions that the band is known for include Script Texas, Wall to Wall Band and the Block T. However, one of the coolest traditions involves the drum major's belt buckle which is passed down to each new drum major every spring with the name of all previsous drum majors engraved on the back of the buckle dating back to 1969.
This 13 piece set includes one drum major, one piccolo musician, one clarinet musician, one saxophone musician, one trumpet musician, one mellophone musician, one trombone musician, one marching baritone musician, one sousaphone musician, one snare drum musician, one bass drum musician, one tenor drum musician and one cymbal musician.
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