High School Band Spells Out Racial Slur During Halftime Show

Style Magazine Newswire | 11/9/2018, 8:32 a.m.
The halftime show at a Nov. 2 Georgia high school football game caught spectators by surprise when one of the ...

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The halftime show at a Nov. 2 Georgia high school football game caught spectators by surprise when one of the schools bands spelled out the word “coon.” According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, some Brookwood High band members assembled themselves to spell out the racial term using instrument covers that are normally used to spell “broncos,” the school mascot. In a letter to students, parents and the community Brookwood Principal William Bo Ford Jr. apologized for the “completely unacceptable, racial term.” With that in mind, when the sousaphone players took the field, they did not follow band rules and normal practice, and instead, they left the covers on their instruments.” In the apology, Ford said, the event is under investigation there will be “disciplinary action with the students involved.”