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After receiving a complaint, the Holtville High School band won’t be allowed to perform “Amazing Grace” during the upcoming football season.

In a statement to the Elmore & Autauga News, the Elmore County Board of Education said legal counsel recommended that the religious-themed song be pulled from the band’s repertoire following the complaint.

“Our Constitution prohibits us from promoting religion in our educational programs and activities,” the statement read, in part. “While we understand the feelings of the parents who are unhappy about the decision, we have an obligation to comply with the law.”

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