When the Factor spoke with a group of angry parents this week they made it clear there would be a united protest Saturday night at a local football game.

Apparently, that notice of solidarity did not make it in the memo to all the band members at Jack Yates High School.

Parents and some band members said students at the Houston school would not play their instruments Saturday night at the Yates vs. Wheatley football game because of old and aging band uniforms.

Uniforms the parents say have been used by the school since 2005.

As a result of that dissatisfaction students said they would wear all black and not perform at the game.


Factor Contributor Torrey Walker

Factor contributor Torrey Walker attended the game and said the band played and only about five students put down their instruments and wore all black.

Not sure if this is the message some parents and students wanted to send to the principal at the school.

A principal they say has broken a promise to buy new uniforms this year.

HISD sent Fox 26 a statement saying the principal opted to use $30,000 from the school’s budget to buy and repair old instruments.

A spokesperson also said the band members were given temporary uniforms.