Florida A&M U. Lifts Suspension of Troubled Marching Band

The Marching 100 had been suspended since the 2011 hazing death of a drum major, Robert Champion. The university’s president later resigned amid the fallout from the scandal. Florida A&M hired an antihazing administrator to enact new policies and enforce old ones, and last month picked a new leader for the band. Larry Robinson, the university’s interim president, announced that the suspension had been lifted at a news conference on Thursday.

“When considering all of the measures we have put in place, I believe this constitutes us having the right conditions,” Robinson said in a prepared statement. “Our newly appointed Director of Marching and Pep Bands, Dr. Sylvester Young, will decide when the band is ready for public performances.”

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