Brother, can you spare a band? On what should be a happy 200th-anniversary celebration for The Marist brothers, the organization has become involved in a political controversy that neither Saint Marcellin Champagnat, founder of the Marist Brothers nor the folks at The Marist Poll could have possibly predicted.
As a former distinguished visiting professor and a faculty member there, I can say that Marist has some notable alums like Fox News' Bill O'Rielly, but not The Donald. The question which begs to be asked is why is Trump's alma matter not marching at his own inaugural?
The controversy has been covered by some of the best-known news organizations. This one is from one of the nation's oldest newspapers. Marist community reacts to band's scheduled performance http://pojonews.co/2iNvd7l via @pokjournal
Controversy over Donald Trump's inaugural parade http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/controversy-over-donald-trumps-inaugural-p...
Petition Asks Marist Band To Bow Out Of Inauguration Performance http://www.tinyurl.com/z5bhf6v
Marist faces backlash over agreeing to appear in Trump's inaugural parade http://ihenow.com/2iyNkB7
Some Marist College band members refuse to march at Donald Trump's inauguration http://s.syracuse.com/gQADDLc