Despite never doing so previously, the Texas athletic department has decided to charge the members of Texas Tech’s band admission to the game that will take place in Austin in November.
While this practice is not unheard of, it does raise a few eyebrows as Texas will charge Tech $100 dollars a head to get into the stadium to play at the game.
Here are more details from Sports Illustrated:
The University of Texas will charge the Texas Tech marching band, known as the Goin’ Band, for the price of admission when the Red Raiders visit the Longhorns on Nov. 26, reports Aaron Dickens of RedRaiderSports.com.
The Texas Tech band will have to pay $100 per member. This game marks the first time that the Texas athletic department has charged the Goin’ Band.
Though the annual game between Texas and Texas Tech has never included a fee to put a band in the rival stands, the practice is not completely unheard of. The Red Raider band has been charged up to $60 per member for game attendance in the past, Dickens reports.
With all the other things going on in Austin these days, you would think something like this would go unnoticed, but it didn’t. This is just another thing to add to the list of interesting moves made by Texas athletic director Steve Patterson ever since he took over in Austin.
If you have been following along, this is right in line with his type of decision making.