FAMU marching band returns to Orlando

Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:03:40 AM EST   Updated On: Sep 02 2013 07:16:45 AM EDT

Two years after being suspended because of hazing, the Florida A & M marching band is being allowed to perform again.


Two years after the hazing death of Robert Champion during a trip to Orlando, the Florida A & M marching band is being allowed to perform.

The FAMU Rattlers are facing off against the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils at the MEAC/SWAC Challenge at the Citrus bowl at noon on Sunday.

During the halftime performance, the marching band will be back on the field to perform.

The band was banned from playing because of the controversial hazing death of drum major Robert Champion in November 2011.

At least one former FAMU student was sentenced for Champion's death.

The hazing scandal led to the retirement of band director Julian White and contributed to the resignation of president James Ammons.

The University lifted the ban in June, allowing the Marching 100 band to perform during games again.

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