While we’re busy preparing to launch our new website, please visit the Butler School of Music for more information about the Longhorn Band. Members of the University of Texas Longhorn band are refusing to play the university's alma mater because of the song's history of being performed at racist minstrel shows. The Longhorn Band will not play “The Eyes of Texas” at this Saturday’s football game between the University of Texas at Austin and Baylor University after a survey of members revealed several students are unwilling to play the traditional alma mater song, according to The Daily Texan.. The University of Texas will not have its band performing against Baylor on Saturday. The Texas Longhorns will continue to play "The Eyes of Texas" after football games throughout the season, even without the band present for Saturday's matchup with Baylor, a … The University of Texas Longhorn band will not be performing at Saturday’s football game against Baylor. "The Eyes of Texas" is the school spirit song of the University of Texas at Austin.It is set to the tune of "I've Been Working on the Railroad. The dispute over “The Eyes of Texas” song looms large for the Longhorns, and now members of the band are refusing to play. The band hasn’t performed yet this season and will not on Saturday due to a lack of "necessary instrumentation" thanks to the controversy surrounding "The Eyes of Texas." "Students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the University sing the song at Longhorn sports games, before the fireworks and other events. Without particular band members playing certain instruments though, the … (“The Eyes of Texas” is UT’s official alma mater tune and an unofficial fight song; the school’s official fight song is “Texas Fight”). “The Eyes of Texas,” once sung at minstrel shows, plays at football games and other sports events at the University of Texas at Austin. The song the Longhorn band usually plays, Eyes OF Texas, has racist roots that are fracturing the campus. The Longhorn Band will be expected to play “The Eyes of Texas” when it performs, according to a Thursday letter addressed to the band’s directors from Douglas Dempster, the College of Fine Arts dean.. Texas football players are requesting changes to names of campus buildings and the removal of "The Eyes of Texas" as the school song in an effort to … The band performs at all in-state football games, for various Texas Longhorn … University Of Texas Students Demand School Donate Funds To Black Lives Matter, Band Refuses To Play ‘The Eyes Of Texas’ Tom Gantert October 24, 2020 Austin, TX – The University of Texas band will not participate in the Baylor football game Oct. 24 over a dispute about whether to play a traditional song that has social justice issues. Members of the University of Texas marching band, also known as the "Showband of the Southwest," can't come to a mutual agreement about playing "The Eyes of Texas." According to Andrew Zhang with The Daily Texan, an internal survey was conducted to see if band members would participate in the longstanding tradition. The University of Texas Longhorn Band will be expected to perform "The Eyes of Texas" as usual the next time it is able to take the field. You can also connect with us directly through our social media channels, or send us an email. On Sunday morning, May 20, 1928 – only a few days after the 25th anniversary of The Eyes of Texas, which made its debut on May 12, 1903 – members of the Longhorn Band and University Men’s Chorus boarded a train for San Antonio, and at a downtown hotel performed two songs that were released on a Victor Victrola record. This comes after several members are reportedly refusing to play the school’s alma mater song ‘The Eyes of Texas.’ The game would’ve been the first time the Longhorn Band performed live at a UT football game this season. The University of Texas band plans to boycott today's football game against Baylor. Visit our audition information page for details! The band is reportedly "fairly evenly divided in opinion" when it comes to "The Eyes of Texas." Update as of 10/21 at 8:05 p.m.: In a message Wednesday evening, University President Jay Hartzell said the Longhorn Band was never expected to play at the game this weekend.He said “The Eyes of Texas” has been played at previous games in the season and will continue to … Listen to Texas Fight by University of Texas Longhorn Band. Join Napster and play your favorite music offline. The Longhorn Band marches during the Bevo Parade prior to a college football game between the University of Texas and Louisiana State University in 2019. AUSTIN — “The Eyes of Texas” will be played Saturday at Royal-Memorial Stadium — just not by the Longhorn Band. Interested in being the Longhorn Band’s next Feature Twirler? The University of Texas Longhorn Band (LHB), also known as the Showband of the Southwest, is the marching band of The University of Texas at Austin.The Longhorn Band was founded in 1900 by distinguished professor of chemistry, Dr. Eugene P. Schoch.The band is currently under the direction of Dr. Scott Hanna.