Alabama superintendent lifts ban on "Amazing Grace"

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama school superintendent who banned a high school marching band from playing "Amazing Grace" is reversing his decision.

Elmore County superintendent Andre Harrison last week barred the Holtville High School marching band from playing the popular Christian hymn during its halftime show for the upcoming football season.

Harrison says he made the decision in consultation with an attorney after someone complained about the constitutionality of the band playing a religious song.

But WSFA-TV reports that Harrison has reversed himself.

Harrison posted an update on his official Facebook page Sunday saying the change came after complaints and additional advice from legal counsel.

Harrison's post says he was contacted by many parents who were upset by the decision to remove "Amazing Grace" from the show.