The Stanford band will not be out on the field at a road game this coming season. The irreverent bunch, which commonly taunts the Cardinal football team's opponents, won't have that chance during next season's road trips, as the university banned them from performing at away athletic events for the 2015-16 academic year.
In a release, Stanford wrote the band will also "be required to adopt a number of reforms," although it still will be allowed to continue playing and performing its signature voiceovers at home games.
The punishment comes as a result of a joint investigation into internal band events by Stanford's Organization Conduct Board and the Title IX Office. The investigation found that that "on several occasions, the band violated university policies regarding alcohol, controlled substances, hazing and/or sexual harassment."
The Stanford band has developed a reputation for its antics in public -- on top of their famous involvement in the 1982 Big Game at Cal, they've ruffled feathers at Notre Dame, Brigham Young, Oregon and USC with halftime-show mockery -- but their latest brushes have involved internal issues. In 2006, the band was suspended after members inflicted an estimated $50,000 in damages on their temporary home, called the Band Shak.
The band can choose to appeal this latest punishment to the Vice Provost, but in all likelihood, their quirky style and rendition of "All Right Now" -- the group's most-played song -- will be absent from away Pac-12 venues until the 2016 season.