Originally published on Thu June 27, 2013 1:50 pm
Florida A&M's interim president announced Thursday that he was lifting the suspension of the school's famed "Marching 100" band.
The band had been suspended since November 2011, following the hazing-related death of one of its drum majors.
In a statement, interim President Larry Robinson said the re-institution of the band comes after "sweeping changes" that address hazing.
Eleven people accused in the fatal beating of Florida A&M University (FAMU) drum major Robert Champion are scheduled to go on trial this Monday.
They’re facing felony charges of hazing resulting in death.
All are connected to FAMU’s famed Marching 100 band, which has been suspended indefinitely.
The hazing happened after a football game in Orlando last November.