Stanford Marching Band’s Suspension Stirs Controversy

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From The College Fix:

Stanford University’s funky and daring yet controversial marching band has been suspended through the spring 2017 semester, prompting band members and others to denounce the sanction as unfair and a crack down on student freedoms and the institution’s longtime traditions.

Critics say administrators just want to punish and take control of the band, and have ignored band members’ recent efforts to better themselves and the organization.

The university’s suspension of the band — which has a long reputation for antics taunting rivals — came after what administrators called “constant and repeated violations” of alcohol and travel rules and a “systemic cultural problem.”