FAMU to have first female drum major in band history

Posted at 6:26 PM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 18:26:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - For the first time in the Florida A&M University Marching 100 history, a woman will now be a drum major.

During Thursday’s press conference, Cori Bostic, the first female Marching 100 drum major, and other members of the Marching 100 discussed the historic milestone.

Bostic says it's an honor to be part of the diverse history, while following in the footsteps of her parents who were also a part of the Marching 100.

"I’m proud to be a FAMU drum major. The standard is still the same and I’m expected to live up to that standard and I’m very proud that Dr. Shipman had the faith in me to uphold the FAMU tradition," said Bostic.

Other drum majors spoke about Bostic’s hard work and dedication.

Aaron Torres, is in his second year with the Marching 100. He is the first Hispanic drum major for the band.

He says his experience has shaped him into the man he is today.