Jay Hartzell, University of Texas president: ‘The Eyes of Texas’ to be played after Longhorns games

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 statement from university president Jay Hartzell said Wednesday evening.

The Daily Texas reported Wednesday that an internal band survey asking whether or not they would play the song led to a lack of “necessary instrumentation.” However, Hartzell said in his statement that “while we would love the band to be with our fans at all our games, we never planned for them to perform live this Saturday.”

“We knew this summer that, as we make our campus a more welcoming place, we would face many hard conversations,” Hartzell’s statement continued. “I remain truly optimistic that we will find ways to join together around our song, which has been so positive for so many Longhorns over the past 120 years.”

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