FAMU to announce date of band return

FAMU Marching 100
Posted at 8:47 AM, Aug 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-01 14:26:58-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida A&M University is going to announce the date of the return of the Marching 100.

FAMU lifted the suspension of the famed band earlier this summer. But school officials are waiting until Thursday to announce the date of the first performance of the reconstituted band.

There are signs that the band may make its comeback at the opening football game of the season being held in Orlando. There are already advertisements promising a "Battle of the Bands" during halftime of the game between FAMU and Mississippi Valley State.

Interim President Larry Robinson lifted The Marching 100 suspension in June. The band was suspended in November 2011 following the hazing-related death of Robert Champion, who was from Decatur, Ga.

Since Champion's death the school has enacted anti-hazing policies and put in restrictions on band membership.