OSU Marching Band’s Underground Songbook Had A Song About The Holocaust

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We’ve reported on the marching band for THE Ohio State University before and how they’re almost as bad as the football team and fraternities when it comes to hazing. Information about their underground songbook is now starting to leak online and the stories are going from bad to “jesus, WTF?”

An unofficial marching band song that made fun of Holocaust victims is the type of thing Ohio State University has pledged to eradicate from the band program, the university said Thursday.

The lyrics were contained in a 2012 version of an unofficial band songbook, according to an article by The Wall Street Journal. Other versions of the songbook had circulated privately among band members over the years, including 2006 and 2010 versions.

An independent investigation of the marching band revealed the existence of the song last year but not the lyrics.

I can understand filthy songs about sex and making fun of rival schools but Holocaust victims? Is that really a fun target for a couple of tubas?

Band members claim “most songs in the Songbook were never actually sung, except for perhaps the `altered’ fight songs of rival schools.” The university described the lyrics as “shocking behavior” so naturally we want to read them. If you’ve got any tips, or have a copy of the song book, send it here.

[via USA Today]

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