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Iowa City Beer Band tradition faces criticism over lyrics

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- University of Iowa officials are denying any affiliation with a brass band facing criticism for allegedly misogynistic lyrics.

The Beer Band is a group of brass musicians who traditionally play at local bars the night before Hawkeye home football games. After a recent performance, one onlooker complained that the band performed music with sexually offensive lyrics.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that Lenore Maybaum, a faculty member at Kirkwood Community College, complained about the lyrics on social media and is pressing for a stronger institutional response after learning that band members tend to include current and former university marching band members.

University officials say the school has no direct affiliation with the unofficial tradition.

The Press Citizen couldn't reach members of the Beer Band for comment.

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