University of Maryland Band Silences Pro-Confederate State Song

The University of Maryland marching band will at least temporarily stop playing the state’s official song, which includes a reference to “Northern scum” and other pro-Confederate lyrics. 

University Spokeswoman Katie Lawson said school officials are suspending the playing of “Maryland, My Maryland” to “evaluate if it is consistent with the values” of the school. The marching band played the song during the pregame show for football games.