Stanford band appeals suspension

The Stanford University Cardinal Marching Band performs in the 127th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. (AP)

The Stanford University marching band is appealing its suspension -- and in a statement accuses administrators of wanting a lucrative brand with a well-manicured image.

On Friday the university suspended the band until June, citing alcohol use and misuse of funds. University officials say the band's non-conformist spirit sometimes spills over into embarrassing behavior.

The band ended its statement with a question we've all asked ourselves - "the funkless still need funk, and who else will bring it?"

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