Mark Mercer: Education or re-education

“Queen’s Bands” is the name of the marching band and associated cheerleaders and cavorters at Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario.

The Bands performs at campus activities and local and national events. Queen’s Bands has been noted throughout its long history more for spirit and merriment than music—which isn’t to imply that its members aren’t serious musicians in other venues.

The Bands was suspended last November after some of its in-house materials found their way to the office of a university administrator.