Fla. University Head: Keep FAMU Band Suspended

Source: Gary Fineout / AP / Atlanta Journal-Constitution

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida’s top state university official is asking Florida A&M University to keep its famed band off the field.

Eleven FAMU band members have been charged with felony hazing in connection to the death of drum major Robert Champion in November.

State University System Chancellor Frank Brogan wrote a letter Thursday to FAMU’s president saying the school should not consider reinstating the Marching 100 at this time.

Brogan said the band’s long-term survival could be affected if the band started performing before ongoing investigations into the band have finished.

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