The 2012 Torchlight Parade and Rally set for Wednesday, Oct. 10
Oct. 8, 2012
Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at 8 p.m. for the annual Torchlight Parade and Rally put on by the Texas Exes Spirit and Traditions Council! The parade begins at the corner of 25th Street and Whitis Ave., marches down Guadalupe Street, and ends at the steps of the UT Tower where the rally takes place. Coach Brown has been thrilled with the fans' energy surrounding Texas Football this year. Come be a part of what the team hopes to be the biggest and best Torchlight Parade and Rally ever! You can help cheer on the Longhorns before they make the journey to Dallas to face Oklahoma in the 2012 AT&T Red River Rivalry!
About the Torchlight Parade
The first Torchlight Parade began in 1916 before the Thanksgiving Texas vs. A&M game. In keeping with the time, men and women marched separately to Old Main. Texas won the game, and the parade became a spirit staple until the late 1960s. After a 20-year hiatus, the Texas Exes restored the Torchlight Parade tradition in 1987. Today, this popular student event is held every year before the AT&T Red River Rivalry when Texas faces Oklahoma. The Torchlight Parade is run by the Texas Exes Spirit and Traditions Council.
Each year, Longhorn students gather with torchlights in hand and form a parade that leads them to the Main Mall in front of the Tower where the crowd of students, faculty, alumni and fans hear from the Longhorn Football coaches and players. Texas Football traditions such as Cheer, Pom, the Longhorn Band, Smokey the Cannon, APO, and many other UT student organizations will be part of the festivities.
The Texas Exes Spirit and Traditions Council extends an invitation to the entire student body and Austin community to attend the parade and rally and support their football team in a bid for victory against Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl!