Still no decision on FAMU band reinstatement

The famed marching band of Florida A&M University may miss

another year on the football field, continuing its indefinite

suspension after a drum major died in a hazing ritual.

FAMU interim president Larry Robinson said Wednesday there is

still no timeline on when The Marching 100 will return. The band

has been suspended since November 2011, soon after Robert Champion

died.

Robinson says the university has to make sure it has the right

people in place before the band returns. FAMU is still looking for

a new band director.

Robinson said the university must decide by May whether the band

will participate in football games this fall.