The UC Davis marching band is known for its ability to liven up the crowd, but now a legacy of fun performances and camaraderie has been shrouded by something else — reports of hazing, underage drinking and sexual harassment have tarnished the Band-Uh in recent months. Band members who spoke with The Sacramento Bee shared consistent stories of a culture of hazing, binge drinking and people taking off their clothes. When we learned of the allegations, our leadership responded with the following actions: Activities with the Cal Aggie Alumni Band were placed on hold until further notice.
David Mills told a student he was going to spank her, according to the results of an investigation by the Office of Institutional Equity. Mills denied that this comment would have any sort of sexual connotations, or that he said it to [redacted] because she was a female. Ricardo Brown, assistant professor in residence and associate director of athletic bands, confirmed this account in the report.
Dismissal of marching band director at Ohio State reflects an unwillingness to tolerate behavior that once would have been written off as tradition. Are college marching bands hotbeds of hazing? Yet in recent years marching bands have been the focus of conversations about college hazing.
Oh my. Last week, we received an email from a reader who decided to get frisky while away on a school trip. Catch what happened to her this one time, at band camp after the jump…. My high school boyfriend and I were both in marching band, and our band was taking a trip to Disney World.
I was speaking with a coworker who is a senior at my old high school about how my old classmates had snuck a microwave into the band storage closet for the kids to use. She went to check if it was still in use, and found a crockpot being used to cook a turkey. In our school the percussion section snuck a George Foreman grill in band and made pancakes and eggs since band was 1st or second period.
Ohio State University stands by the firing of Jonathan Waters, the marching band director ousted from his job after an investigation revealed a number of sexualized hazing incidents that the school faults him for not stopping. A two-month investigation by the university uncovered traditions of students applying sexual and harassing nicknames to new band members and requiring them to simulate sex acts on Waters' watch. Groping among undergraduates was also found.
In continuing to defend Jonathan Waters' July 24 termination, the university alleged that he repeatedly concealed the culture of the band from outsiders and misled university officials. Waters sued for reinstatement last month, accusing the university, President Michael Drake and a provost of discriminating against him by disciplining him differently than a female employee and denying him due process. The university seeks dismissal of the suit, including on grounds Waters was an at-will employee who could be fired for any reason.
Ohio State University fired the director of its renowned marching band on Thursday and released a report describing a culture of harassment and alcohol abuse in which students were told to mimic sex acts, march down the aisle of a bus while others tried to pull their clothes off, and march on the football field in their underwear. The practices detailed in the report had gone on for years, even decades, while Mr. Waters, 38, was the band director for less than two years, noted his lawyer, David F. Axelrod said.
Ohio State won Having long legs makes it worse — puts more stress on your body. But the strut wins the tryout.
A university in the US has apologised after its marching band accidentally made a formation that appeared to resemble a sex act. The Kansas State University Marching Band was trying to depict Star Trek's Starship Enterprise battling their school's mascot, the Jayhawk, as part of the space-themed set during the halftime show, according to People. There was absolutely no intent to display anything other than the Enterprise and the Jayhawk in battle.