AUSTIN – The 'woke' band students who are refusing to play the University of Texas fight song the 'Eyes of Texas' will have to wait another year to join the Show band of the Southwest.
It was announced during the wake of the culture war of 2020 that the school is looking to move on from the song after many claimed that the song had racist undertones. However they would not just cancel the song. Instead they would have a separate band that would consist of those who refused to play the song.
This band was expected to go this fall but the University failed to hire a band director to lead this 'woke' band. “We hope to have a new director for the Butler School of Music in place for next fall," said a UT spokesperson to KXAN. “We expect to have an update about the potential new band once the search for a new director is complete.”
UT is promoting the band with incentives to get students to join. All students that join will get a $1,000 scholarship. Section leaders will get an additional $2,500 on top of that.