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UMD MUSIC SCHOOL WANTS STUDENTS TO WRITE NEW LYRICS TO THE PRO-CONFEDERATE STATE SONG

The Mighty Sound of Maryland practice on Chapel Fields (File photo/The Diamondback).
Christine Condon | The Diamondback

"After the University of Maryland's marching band cut the pro-Confederate state song from its lineup, the music school is hosting a contest for students to write new lyrics to 'Maryland, My Maryland.'

"University President Wallace Loh said the lyric change could permit the marching band to reinstate the song, which was previously featured in its football pregame show. The band stopped performing the song — which has lyrics referring to Abraham Lincoln as a "despot" and the Union as "northern scum" — in August, weeks after white supremacist protests turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia"

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Photo Credit: The Mighty Sound of Maryland practice on Chapel Fields (File photo/The Diamondback).

Date of Publication: 
10/25/17