USA: High school marching band’s playlist censored

28 July 2014

A high school marching band in central Pennsylvania can’t perform hit songs by Bruno Mars and Fall Out Boy because of their suggestive lyrics.

A Lancaster County school board this week stood behind an administrative decision to remove two Top 40 hits from its high school marching band’s upcoming repertoire because of suggestive lyrics.

Garden Spot High School’s marching band had been practicing instrumental versions of Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven” and Fall Out Boy’s “Thnks for the Memories” for some time before administration decided to nix the songs as they contained inappropriate wording, according to school board members.

The Eastern Lancaster County School District School Board voted 6-3 to uphold that administrative decision.

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