According to this the ban has been lifted! Hooray!
In a letter sent home with McCord students, Dawning had said that "Louie Louie" was not appropriate for Benton Harbor students to play while representing the district -- even though the marching band was not going to sing it.
But she reversed herself Thursday after consulting with parents.
"Based on them granting permission and the multiple versions of the song, the students will march in the parade and play "Louie Louie," she said in a news release.
But the best part is this, "The FBI spent two years investigating the lyrics on the Kingsmen's recording before declaring they not only were not obscene but also were "unintelligible at any speed."