FAMU Hiring New Director for Marching 100 Band

Sylvester Young to be introduced Tuesday as director of famed band

Tuesday, May 7, 2013  |  Updated 12:44 PM EDT
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13 Charged in FAMU Hazing Death

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Prosecutors File Hazing Charges in FAMU Band Member Death

There was no single blow, stomp or strike to Robert Champion's bruised and battered body that killed him as he was pummeled by fellow Florida A&M University marching band members during a hazing ritual aboard a charter bus last fall. Hear from the student's parents and law professor Tamara Lave.

13 Charged in FAMU Hazing Death

Thirteen people were charged Wednesday for their roles in the hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major, Robert Champion. Chuck Hobbs, who represents suspended band director Dr. Julian White, said "now that you have individuals who are subject to arrest, I think that it's going to show that clearly that Dr. White has no personal culpability in the events that led to Robert Champion's death."
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Florida A&M University is naming a former Ohio University music professor as the new director of its famed Marching 100 band.
 
Sylvester Young, the former director of the Ohio University marching band, will be introduced later Tuesday by FAMU. Interim president Larry Robinson confirmed the hiring.
 
The Marching 100 has been suspended since the hazing-related death of drum major Robert Champion in November 2011.

3rd Suspect in FAMU Hazing Case to Enter Plea
 
Amid the fallout from Champion's death long-time band director Julian White retired and university president James Ammons resigned.
 
The university has made sweeping changes to combat hazing, including putting in new requirements for future band members.
 
Interim President Larry Robinson has said he will decide this month whether the band will be back on the field during the 2013 football season.

12 Charged in Hazing Death of FAMU Drum Major

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