No Cutting Through the Band
Due to the potential for injury to performers or intruders, no one except emergency medical personnel may cut through the band while in formation. If someone attempts to cut through, a band member first asks them politely to go around, and if necessary, briefly explains the tradition. If necessary, appropriate security personnel will be alerted. Likewise, should a band member see another member attempting to prevent an outsider from cutting through, assistance is required. No one may cut through the band.