FAMU's "Marching 100"

FAMU’s Marching 100 Returns

The famed band was placed on suspension after the hazing death of Robert Champion

by #teamEBONY, September 3, 2013

FAMU's "Marching 100"

FAMU's "Marching 100"

On college football's opening weekend, the Florida A&M University Rattlers faced Mississippi Valley State, and for the first time in nearly two years, their famed marching band was on the field to kick off the season.

It's been 21 months since FAMU fans have seen the Marching 100 band perform publicly; the organization was suspended after an investigation into the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion in 2011.

Before Champion's death, the band had been one of the best and biggest university bands, but after the controversy surrounding the investigation, the band has fewer members and more rigorous guidelines for participation, according to Sylvester Young, FAMU director of marching and pep bands.

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