Queen's marching band resumes performances following suspension over offensive material

February 3, 2012

The Queen's Bands are resuming their scheduled performances having met the conditions outlined by Queen's University and the Alma Mater Society in November. The marching band had been suspended from performing at scheduled events for the rest of the fall 2011 term after university administrators and the AMS became aware of material circulated within the band that contained offensive language demeaning to women. Over the past 2 months, the Queen's Bands executive has developed and started to implement a plan that includes human rights and inclusivity training for all members, alumni mentorship and supervision to support a culture change, and revisions to the Bands Constitution, policies, and procedures to articulate the club's values and membership expectations. Queen's News Centre