Student senate votes to decrease funding for Oregon band

Student senate votes to decrease funding for Oregon band

EUGENE, Ore. - The student senate voted Thursday to decrease funding for the University of Oregon band that performs at football games and other events.

The Associated Students of the University of Oregon senate agreed to a 3-year decrease in funding for the band, from about $150,000 last year to $125,000 this year, said student Senator Lamar Wise.

The plan is contingent upon the band finding another source of funding to replace the revenue. If not, the measure is expected to come back to the senate for reconsideration, Wise said.

Wise said ASUO representatives plan to meet next week with the president's office and the athletic department to see if the would be willing to pick up some of the band budget.