Longhorn Band will not perform at final UT football games over 'Eyes of Texas' controversy

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 3: Fans sing "The Eyes of Texas" before the start of the NCAA game between the Texas Longhorns and the Rice Owls on September 3, 2011 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

The Longhorn Band will not perform at the final two University of Texas home football games due to controversy over the school song, "The Eyes of Texas."

UT has previously stated that the band would not perform at the games until "disagreements" over the song have been resolved.

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Doug Dempster, dean of the College of Fine Arts, released the following statement:

Longhorn Band members continue to discuss the issue of “The Eyes of Texas” among themselves and with university leaders, and these discussions remain unresolved. There has been no change of status, and the university's alma mater will continue to be played from loudspeakers at the game, not by the band. In-person instruction concludes on Nov. 25, after which UT students are expected to be off campus. The band will also not perform at the final home football game the day after Thanksgiving on Nov. 27.

Last month, UT System Board of Regents Chairman Kevin P. Eltife said "the UT System Board of Regents stands unequivocally and unanimously in support of President Hartzell’s announcement that The Eyes of Texas is, and will remain, the official school song."