FAMU To Announce Date Of Band Return

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida A&M University is going to announce the date of the return of the Marching 100.

FAMU lifted the suspension of the famed band earlier this summer. But school officials are waiting until Thursday to announce the date of the first performance of the reconstituted band.

There are signs that the band may make its comeback at the opening football game of the season being held in Orlando. There are already advertisements promising a “Battle of the Bands” during halftime of the game between FAMU and Mississippi Valley State.

Interim President Larry Robinson lifted The Marching 100 suspension in June. The band was suspended in November 2011 following the hazing-related death of Robert Champion.

Since Champion’s death the school has enacted anti-hazing policies and put in restrictions on band membership.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

6 of the Best Ways to Spend Your Summer in Tampa BayTampa Bay is calling your name! Our beautiful area offers so much and this list is just a small segment of what Tampa Bay has in store for you this summer. Here are the best ways to spend your summer here in Tampa Bay.
Best Party Beaches Around Tampa BayIt's illegal to drink alcohol on most of Tampa Bay's beaches - unless you know about these next six locations.

Listen Live