FAMU President Still Unsure About Future Of Band

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida A&M University may announce in the next few weeks when its famed band will return.

The Marching 100 was suspended in the aftermath of the death of drum major Robert Champion. Champion died more than a year ago following a hazing ritual.

Interim President Larry Robinson told FAMU trustees on Wednesday that he’s not yet ready to announce when the band will return.

Robinson said that the university needs to finish other steps first, including hiring a new band director before he can decide when the band will perform again.

FAMU currently has four finalists for director, including three with ties to the band.

One university trustee wanted assurances from FAMU officials that each of the candidates is asked how they would respond if hazing incidents arise again.

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