FAMU Band students petition university for new band director

Florida A&M FAMU Rattlers
Posted at 5:20 PM, Jan 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-15 11:53:05-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- A petition to Dr. Larry Robinson, FAMU’s Executive Staff and the Board of Trustees is underway. FAMU’s band members started the petition in support of appointing Dr. Shelby Chipman as Director of Bands at FAMU.

Interim President Larry Robinson reopened the search for a new band director Wednesday. Robinson said “FAMU’s goal is to continue the tradition that has made the Marching ‘100’ great, but to also ensure that students are able to thrive in the right environment free from outside pressure and influence.” According to the petitions website, students say Robinson will not hire Dr. Chipman because of “outside pressure and influence.” You can find the link to the petition below.