The Stanford Band was recently suspended until the spring of 2017. They’ll now miss most of the basketball season, but it could have been much worse, as a university conduct board recommended that they be suspended for the whole year.
The band was suspended because they ran afoul of their probation (which they were placed on as a result of a “sexual hazing” scandal from early 2015) and committed a slew of new violations of their alcohol and travel policies. As Stanford tells it, the band was a menace that was given the opportunity to change and failed to do so. They’ll no longer be student-run, and the school will install a professional music director to oversee operations.