'Eyes of Texas' 🏈
Texas band members will be required to play 'Eyes of Texas' 🏈
As Texas wrangles with controversy around its school song, "The Eyes of Texas," the university announced Wednesday that all members of the Longhorn Band and Longhorn Pep Band will be required to play it. As part of the release, Texas also announced the formation of a University Band beginning in fall 2022 that would allow students to perform in a marching band for academic credit, while not requiring them to play the university alma mater or fight song. Texas said the Longhorn Band will perform at official university and sporting events, while the University Band "will have opportunities" to perform at similar events and other venues.