(11-10-22) Venice (Florida) High School’s marching band will not perform this Saturday at Walt Disney World after the park told them to cover the school’s Native American mascot on their uniforms.

Senior High School Principal Zoltan Kerestely said-

“Disney has stated that they are not allowing any depiction of Native Americans to be portrayed during events.”

Sarasota County Schools provided the following statement:

We are very proud of the Venice High School Band and stand behind our decision to not participate during the Disney event. Our students deserve to be honored and celebrated without having to change their school name or alter the school logo. We will continue to look for other opportunities where our students can be accepted and acknowledged for their superior musical ability.