FAMU to decide fate of Marching 100 band

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Members of Florida A&M University’s famed Marching 100 band may soon know when they might perform again six months after the hazing death of a drum major.

The school suspended all band activities after 26-year-old Robert Champion died in November.

FAMU President James Ammons is expected to discuss the band at a special meeting of the board of trustees on either Friday or Monday.

Eleven FAMU band members face felony hazing charges in Champion’s death. Two others face misdemeanor counts.

Champion died aboard a bus outside an Orlando hotel. His death revealed a culture of hazing within the band.