Annandale coach apologizes after kicking marching band off field

ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) - A northern Virginia football coach is apologizing to members of his high school's band for kicking them off the field.

The Annandale High School band, the Marching Atoms, were performing during half time on Nov. 8 when the school's football coach, Michael Scott, interrupted the program.

The student newspaper reported the band's set lasted about three minutes before Scott told his team to take the field and begin warming up. Scot then allegedly approached the band's director and told him to get the band off the field. The game was the season-ending match and the band was performing for the last time on its home field.

In a letter sent to parents Thursday the school's principal, Vincent Randazzo, apologized and said Scott will apologize to band members.