My dd was band for 10 years, was in BoA, went to England with the Marching Illini for the

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My dd was band for 10 years, was in BoA, went to England with the Marching Illini for the
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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 12:26am

International Festival of Marching Bands, and NEVER experienced anything like this...

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Registered: 09-19-2006
This story is very shocking. I vaguely remember some hazing incidents in the Marching Band in Wisconsin a couple years ago, but nothing like this. My son did not experience any hazing at School of Mines, but that is a small program. I wonder if his friends in the band at Temple or Penn State experienced any hazing.
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Registered: 10-25-2006

Before this story, I'd never heard of hazing in marching bands and, like you, Sabr, believed it was just a Greek thing.

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

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Registered: 05-02-2004
I am with you. Not only disbanded, but charged as accessories to the death. As you said, people HAD to see, and I doubt it was entirely silent.
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Registered: 11-28-1999

I also find this horrifying--esp to think that the college admins, instead of taking the attitude that "we will get to the bottom of this and make sure it never happens again" are just excusing it like it's no big deal--I bet the parents of that dead boy think it's a very big deal.