Ohio State's band is hot water following a report of a songbook making fun of Holocaust victims.
According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, a book by the famous band includes a sendup of the Holocaust with many joking references to Nazi concentration camps, train cars, and furnaces. "Goodbye Kramer" features lines about Nazi soldiers "searching for people livin' in their neighbor's attic," and other horrible references. It was written to the tune of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin.'"
Band members are urged to keep the book a secret, and there's no word on how it leaked. Ohio State released a statement saying it is "committed to eradicating [this behavior] from its marching band program."
In 2014, the updated songbook contained another offensive tune targeted at Jewish people. The language used is much too offensive. The list goes on and on as there is a song referring to Nebraska, Michigan, and homosexuals in a negative light.
Ohio State has said the school is now trying to reform the ugly things about the band's culture. A band that was once the baddest band in all of college football is now overshadowed by off-the-field antics.