Trustees Consider Fate Of Florida A&M’s Marching Band

Source: Ed Payne / CNN

Florida A&M University’s Board of Trustees meets Monday to discuss the future of the college’s popular marching band in the aftermath of the hazing-related death of a member.

Band director Julian White, who had been with the prestigious band for 40 years, stepped down under pressure last week.

He was placed on paid administrative leave shortly after the hazing death of FAMU Marching 100 drum major Robert Champion in November.

Authorities say Champion, 26, was badly beaten during a hazing incident on a band bus following a football game in Orlando. He died within an hour of the attack.

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