Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Still no decision on FAMU band
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The famed marching band of Florida A&M University may miss another year on the football field, continuing its indefinite suspension after a drum major died in a hazing ritual.
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Robert Champion died as a result of a hazing ritual, largely due to a culture that Florida A&M's administration and band leaders failed to end, writes Mike Fish. Story
FAMU interim president Larry Robinson said Wednesday there is still no timeline on when The Marching 100 will return. The band has been suspended since November 2011, soon after Robert Champion died.
Robinson says the university has to make sure it has the right people in place before the band returns. FAMU is still looking for a new band director.
Robinson said the university must decide by May whether the band will participate in football games this fall.