Hailing from Austin, Texas, Garrett is a sophomore Physics major pursuing a Natural Science UTeach certificate and a Spring 2017 NUGI. He serves as our Logistics Officer this year and has already been hard at work to ensure our show goes off without a hitch. We're so lucky to have you, Garrett!
Who are your biggest musical influences?
One of my biggest musical influences would have to be Billy Joel. I am listening to his music constantly and learning to play his songs on the piano whenever I can. I love his creativity and various musical styles that can be found in his work.
What is your favorite personal Longhorn Singers memory?
My favorite LHS memory would be the first time I found out who was in my LHS family my NUGI semester. That night some of us got together and watched The Last 5 Years and it was such a special night to feel so accepted into this new family!
Do you have any hidden talents?
I can juggle. When I was about 12 I taught myself to juggle and have been learning new tricks ever since.
Sofia is a sophomore Vocal Performance major from Kingwood, Texas and Fall 2016 NUGI. Outside of LHS, she is a member of Chamber Singers. She was recently elected Historian and is already shining in her new position! We love you, Sofia!
Do you have a favorite performance or role?
My favorite role I have ever played would have to be Billy Bendix in my high school's production of Nice Work If You Can Get It because a.) I love Gershwin and b.) it made me want to pursue Musical Theatre.
What is your favorite Longhorn Singers event or tradition?
My favorite LHS tradition is definitely OU Weekend as a whole because we get to perform nonstop and have a great time doing it.
What's the strangest thing you've ever eaten?
I read my kindergarten diary and I wrote about eating a cricket but I don't actually remember doing it? Apparently they taste like salt and vinegar chips?
What is it that you are most proud of right now?
My siblings - they are having to go to a different high school because of Hurricane Harvey, but they are making the most of it. They always see the best in people and in hard situations.
Meet the newest members of the 2017-2018 Longhorn Singers ensemble!
Hometown: Austin, TX
Major: B.A. Psychology and Advertising, Liberal Arts Honors
Other Involvements: Lifeguard at Gregory Gymnasium, UT Choirs
Current Guilty Pleasure: Cheese (specifically Brie)
Nick Cage or Nickelback? Nick Cage because at least he makes funny faces and is the focal point of some quality memes
Fun Fact/Embarrassing Story: I have an issue with staring at people for no reason. Sometimes I don't stop staring, even when they notice. It's not because I want to keep staring; I just do it for some reason anyways. Once I was sitting on the floor in Butler waiting for a class and someone walked down the hall. (I was eating Starburst at the time. Starburst produce a lot of saliva in my mouth.) Naturally I began staring at this individual. Unfortunately I could not stop staring and they noticed. I proceeded to drool due to the excess saliva in my mouth and stained my shirt pink, all while continuing to stare. The person saw all of this. I never sat in that hallway again. The end.
Hometown: Amarillo, TX
Other Involvements: Younglife, Ignite Texas
Current Guilty Pleasures: Analyzing Taylor Swift's "look what you made me do" (I am unashamed) and all of the new Harry Styles album (still unashamed, 1D forever)
Nick Cage or Nickleback? Nickelback because they invented rock and also the look at this graph vine (RIP vine) gets me every time
Fun Fact: One time in the 8th grade I bought 1000 followers on Instagram for like 10 dollars and told no one
Hometown: Arlington, Texas
Majors: Plan II Honors and English
Other Involvements: Chamber Singers, Poetry Intern at Bat City Review, Poetry Editor of The Nocturnal Literary Review
Current Guilty Pleasure: Putting off my thesis and MFA applications
Nick Cage or Nickelback? Nickelback because of that one vine (you know the one)
Fun Fact: I'm a published writer in three countries
Hometown: Katy, TX
Major: UTEACH Music
Year: Senior (Year 1 of 2)
Outside Involvements: Chamber Singers, Delta Gamma
Current Guilty Pleasure: Cheesy fries (only NACHO cheese), also Reign on Netflix- angsty teens in a historical fiction?? YES!
Nick Cage or Nickelback? Nick Cage bc Nickelback makes me feel neaseous
Fun Fact: I competitively barrel race
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Other Involvements: Concert Chorale, YoungLife
Current Guilty Pleasure: Dr. Pepper
Nick Cage or Nickelback? Nick Cage because the gifs of him make me laugh
Secret Talent: I can say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious backwards
Randy points II
Hometown: Wylie, TX
Major: Arts and Entertainment Technologies
Other Involvements: Concert Chorale, Longhorn Chi Alpha
Current Guilty Pleasure: "Hit or Miss" by Jacob Sartorius.
Nick Cage or Nickelback? Nick Cage over Nickelback because I really like the movie National Treasure
Secret Talent: I can make myself look pregnant and I can clap with one hand
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Majors: Plan II and International Relations
Outside Involvements: Volleyball, Studying!!!!
Current Guilty Pleasure: Watching Trisha Paytas' mukbangs on YouTube
Nick Cage or Nickelback? Nick Cage because National Treasure was where it was at when I was a kid
Fun Fact: I really love twerking!
mary grace scales
Hometown: Wichita Falls, TX ("Where is that?" -everyone)
Other Involvements: Ignite, UT YoungLife... planning on getting involved in other things
Current Guilty Pleasure: Gilmore Girls
Nick Cage or Nickelback? Nick Cage because obviously
Fun Fact: One of my thumbs is significantly shorter and fatter than the other because it's clubbed
Hometown: Flower Mound, TX
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Other Involvements: The Biomedical Engineering Society, Indian Cultural Association
Current Guilty Pleasure: "Feels" by Calvin Harris
Nick Cage or Nickelback? Not sure about the Nick Cage vs Nickelback
Fun Fact: I traveled alone on a plane for the first time when I was 10!
Welcome to the official Longhorn Singers blog! Here, you can get to know the Singers better, as well as find more information about what we're doing in rehearsals, how the show is coming along, when we are selling tickets, and details about performances each semester! Updates will occur periodically throughout the year, so stay tuned!