Woke University of Texas Band Students Will Have to Wait Another Year to Skip the 'Eyes of Texas'

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.


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Hmmmm, Wed, 09/21/2022 - 11:43

I think this is the correct use of that term. Lazy is calling anything and everything racist to get your way. 

I agree on the second part i find the use of the word woke to be the exact same thing. 

Hmmmm, Wed, 09/21/2022 - 13:53

It’s very over used, but I don’t think In this situation. This is the exact type of thing it came from. 

yes someone on the right dosent agree with something so they call it woke, if it were reversed it wouldb be called racism.  

Hmmmm, Wed, 09/21/2022 - 14:43

In this situation the the song in question isn’t racist and the people that want it removed are all guaranteed to be the same people that posted things like “get woke” on Twitter 3 years ago before the term became uncool. So I say it’s not a far off label

Blame the demo libs they’re the ones who came up with the term “woke” ;)

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