Stanford band appeals suspension

PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) -- 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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