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Stop the music- SWAC reprimands two school bands for playing after huddle breaks

A War of the bands, Texas style took place last weekend. From AP-

The Southwestern Athletic Conference has reprimanded the Grambling State and Prairie View marching bands for playing at inappropriate times during a game last weekend.

Conference spokesman Duane Lewis says each band played as the other team’s offense approached the line of scrimmage in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, even though conference rules say bands must stop after the offense breaks its huddle. Lewis didn’t know which band violated the rules first.

He said each band did so at least twice, despite warnings by officials and the stadium announcer.

A second violation by either band would mean a one-game suspension

Apparently the band leaders were deaf. If a third violation occurs, a band won’t be allowed to play for the rest of 2009. Go stuff that in your tubas

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