Hardin-Simmons University’s Cowboy Band and Six White Horse
team were invited to be a part of the Governor Elect Greg Abbott’s inaugural
parade on January 20, 2015, in Austin.
Debra Jones, Director of the Six White Horses Program, expressed
gratitude towards the invitation. “It’s a part of our heritage. It’s an honor
to be invited,” said Jones.
HSU has been involved in the parade
more than nine times since 1927.
Junior music and composition major and Cowboy Band member,
Caleb Wardle from Pilot Point, expressed his excitement for the parade. “I got
really excited when I heard about it. I think it’s cool that people still love
our spirit that we would be invited to show off our Cowboy Band Pride,” said
Hardin-Simmons was one of only four bands in Texas
invited to attend the Inaugural parade.
Dr. Wayne Dorothy, Director of Bands and Professor of Music, spoke with confidence
about the bands participation, “We do special events like this frequently. We
just hope to continue to build reputation and excellence of the band,” said Dorothy.
Each year the Cowboy Band and the Six White Horses team perform at events
all over the state. For more information on the band or the Six White Horses,
visit the Cowboy Band or the Six White Horses.