FAMU Marching 100

via BlackAmericaWeb: Florida A&M’s Marching 100 is still in the early stages of band camp, but this year’s new edition has made history. Cori Bostic has been named the first-ever woman drum major in the band’s history. Bostic is a junior from Atlanta in the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication, and a member of Delta Sigma […]

Florida A&M University is lifting the suspension of its famous Marching 100 band following a fatal hazing incident in 2011. The band known for its marching appearances at presidential inaugurations and Super Bowls had been suspended since death of drum major Robert Champion. The hazing scandal led to the retirement of band director Julian White […]

  Florida A&M University’s famed marching band is being suspended until 2013. FAMU President James Ammons told the school’s board of trustees on Monday that he will keep The Marching 100 off the field for the upcoming school year. Eleven FAMU band members face felony hazing charges stemming from the death of drum major Robert […]

  Two Florida A&MUniversity music professors are on paid administrative leave following allegations they were present while band fraternity pledges were hazed University President James Ammons announced the action late Wednesday. It came on the heels of a Tallahassee police report saying Diron Holloway and Anthony Simons were present during the hazing at Holloway’s home […]

Four students were dismissed from a Florida university in connection with the death of a drum major last month in what officials have called a hazing-related incident, a spokeswoman for the school told CNN. Authorities have not specified what caused 26-year-old Robert Champion’s death after a performance earlier this month with the Marching 100 band […]

Students and faculty at Florida A&M University are set to gather at 6:30 p.m. today to pay tribute to the life of Robert Champion, a drum major for the FAMU Marching 100, who died following the 32nd annual Florida Classic football game on Saturday. The memorial service will be held in Lee Hall Auditorium, a […]