The band, from the Brookwood High School located in Gwinnett County, spelled out the word “co*n” with their instrument covers. They are supposed to spell out the word “Broncos.”
The bold show of racism sparked outrage. In a bid to calm the social media frenzy, the school’s principal sent an email to parents stating that the students involved would face disciplinary actions.
“For those of you who have attended our games, you may have noticed that the sousaphones (a brass instrument similar to a tuba) wear covers in the stands to show school spirit,” Principal William Bo Ford Jr. wrote in a letter to students and parents. “The covers spell out BRONCOS and some of them feature our Bronco mascot.
“Not only was the appearance of this term during our halftime show hurtful and disrespectful to audience members, but it also was disappointing, as it does not reflect the standards and beliefs of our school and community,” he wrote.
According to FOX 5 news, the band director was not on the field when band members were ready to perform, and they did not follow proper brand rules. He said there would be a review of procedures for future halftime shows, and members would be disciplined.
The news of the marching band’s foolery has already gone viral. The band were even given ‘Donkey of the Day’ by The Breakfast Club host, Charlamagne Tha God.