Excerpt: MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Marching Band has been staying in line — both literally and figuratively — since it was threatened by officials for rowdy behavior and hazing last year.
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News about the band has been positive since a series of embarrassing incidents came out about lewd behavior by the group led to Chancellor John Wiley’s decree to shape up.
Casey Nagy, an assistant to Wiley, said administrators have been “very pleased with their response” after band members were strongly warned about losing performance and travel privileges.
Last October, Wiley sent a letter to band director Mike Leckrone that called the behavior “boorish to patently dangerous and unlawful.”
Leckrone said the band is moving forward since last year’s problems.
A report released late on Tuesday said that Michael Lorenz engaged in “unwelcome, intimidating, and frightening” behavior after he entered the hotel room of a university employee during the early-morning hours.