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UT-Austin says Longhorn Band members must play "The Eyes of Texas" or else join new, separate band

The university is starting a separate student marching band that will not perform at major university events or have a required repertoire of songs.

The Longhorn Band at Texas' football game against Louisiana Tech University on Aug. 31, 2019.
An illustration of an email sent to UT-Austin obtained in a public records request.

"It is disgraceful to see the lack of unity and our fiercest competitor Sam E[h]linger standing nearly alone. It is symbolic of the disarray of this football program which you inherited. The critical race theory garbage that has been embraced by the football program and the University is doing massive irreparable damage to our glorious institution and to the country. It has got to stop."
An illustration of an email sent to UT-Austin obtained in a public records request.

"UT needs rich donors who love The Eyes of Texas more than they need one crop of irresponsible and uninformed students or faculty who won’t do what they are paid to do."

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